Linhof Tech III bellows replacement

Discussion in 'Camera Building, Repairs & Modification' started by ronlamarsh, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. ronlamarsh

    ronlamarsh Member

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    Sorry if this is beating a dead horse but I wan't able to locate any specific threads on bellows replacement...I am search challenged.
    Anyway my Tech III's bellows are begining to show pinholes so i am casting about for the best source to get this work done. Has anyone used Turner bellows? They caliam they can do the removal and refitting for $50 which sounds like a steal to me. I could do the fitting myself but really don't want the agravation. I got a quote from Custom bellows in the UK for E90 which also sounds good but would have to do the installation myself. Thoughs anyone?
     
  2. David A. Goldfarb

    David A. Goldfarb Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    The Linhof bellows is very thin and flexible, and you can be sure the bellows from Custom Bellows is an exact replacement that will both extend the full length and will allow the camera to close properly. If you send them the camera, can't they install it? Alternately, if you don't want to do it yourself or ship to the UK, Richard Ritter could probably install it. He works on Tech IIIs.