Leica Repair?

Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by Carol Flutot, Jan 4, 2006.

  1. Carol Flutot

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    Who would you recommend to repair a Leica M series camera?
    I want to add a link to my website.

    Thanks!
    Carol
     
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    Hi Carol! my vote is also for Pro Camera Service in Thousand Oaks California.
     
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    Carol,
    I can highly recommend 2 resources.

    Don Goldberg
    DAG Camera Repair
    2128 Vintage Drive
    Oregon, WI 53575
    608-835-3342

    Sherry Krauter
    Golden Touch Quality Camera Repair
    118 Purgatory Road
    Campbell Hall, NY 10916
    845-496-8834
    krauter@warwick.net

    I have used them both and they are the best of the best.

    Thanks for your work on the Angulon, it's great as always!
    Richard Wasserman
     
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    From experience Don A. Goldberg http://www.dagcamera.com/

    and by reputation Sherry Krauter http://www.sherrykrauter.com/

    Both have been around a long time. Sherry was Leitz tech, and Don may be factory trained as well. I think Sherry does Leica rangefinders only. Don does the SL and R series and other brands as well. Both have excellent reputations and reasonable fees.

    Lee

    edit: I see Richard beat me by a minute. :wink:
     
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    Lee, we must have been typing at the same time! Both Don and Sherry are Leitz factory trained. Don also works on Minox cameras. In addition, Don's father was Norman Goldberg who among a few other things used to review cameras for Popular Photography Magazine way back when.

    Richard Wasserman
     
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    Thanks Richard. Didn't know about the Goldberg connection. I think the last time I read Pop or Modern was in about 1971 or -72, but I do recall Norman's articles.

    Just for emphasis, both Sherry and Don have superb reputations earned over many years. It's no coincidence that we both came up with the same two names. In fact I was surprised that they hadn't been mentioned yet.

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    I used Golden Touch four five years ago, and I was pretty happy with the service I got. If it's still valid, I highly recommend it. The woman named Sherry was very nice.

    On the other hand, my experience with Leica Inc in New Jersey around the same time was just horrible. Twice in a row, they screwed up. Maybe it's just me and my poor M3, I don't know...
     
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    YES: DAG & Sherry.

    And I'll mention here how much I miss Steve Grimes.

    ( he did a sweet M3 for me back in ... well, never mind. )

    AND, if it isn't too far afield, for vintage Contax gear, Henry Scherer.

    Avoid anybody that puts his thumb on the viewfinder and says, " Gosh, I've always wanted to work on one of those ! "

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    Thanks everyone... I Really appreciate the referrals and information!

    Carol