Hassy SWC/M repair or CLA

Discussion in 'Camera Building, Repairs & Modification' started by Mike Lopez, Aug 21, 2007.

  1. Mike Lopez

    Mike Lopez Member

    Messages:
    71
    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2005
    Shooter:
    Large Format
    Does anyone know how difficult and/or expensive it is to get a Hasselblad SWC/M repaired, or to get a CLA for one? I'm talking about a 1960s body, with a non-T* lens, if that helps. Are replacement parts still available, or can they be machined? Any names or shops you can recommend? Thanks.
     
  2. mcd

    mcd Member

    Messages:
    33
    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2007
    Location:
    New York
    Shooter:
    4x5 Format
    SWC/M repair

    I had my 1970's SWC/M (with the c type lens) overhauled at Hasselblad in New Jersey in 2003. At that time they told me that they had plenty of repair parts, except for outer cosmetic parts for the chrome c type lenses. Service was affordable, I think it was around 300 bucks give or take, and perfect. Good Luck.

    Isn't the SWC a great camera?
     
  3. Sirius Glass

    Sirius Glass Subscriber

    Messages:
    20,592
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2007
    Location:
    Southern California
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Samys Camera in Los Angeles California has a trained Hasselblad technician at the Fairfax store. He has done some work for me and he is very good.

    Also I suggest you contact David Odess who is a factory trained Hasselblad technician. He has been highly recommended to me and he has a site at www.david-odess.com

    Steve
     
  4. Terence

    Terence Member

    Messages:
    1,346
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2005
    Location:
    NYC
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    I'll second David Odess. He CLA'd and made some minor repairs to my SWC/M (a little newer than yours, but not by much), and an A12 back I dropped. Everything looks, feels and sounds like new, except the metal I scraped. And he was a pleasure to deal with. I'll definitely be using him again. Very fair price for the amount of work done.