London Hasselblad repair shops?

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  1. film_man

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    Hello,

    Does anyone have any recommendations for a repair/service shop in London for my Hasselblads? I have a back that needs new seals and needs the side indicator realigned. I found these guys http://www.jdcamtech.com/, anyone every used them?

    Thanks.
     
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    Try this one http://www.sendeancameras.co.uk/ I used to send all the customers Hasselblad repairs there for the company I worked for, they are a good long established company who do excellent work at a reasonable price.
     
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    Thanks, I'll check them out.
     
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    IME Sendean are extremely expensive. But then I am usually skint :wink:
    I've used these guys before though for Mamiya & LF stuff rather than Hass: http://www.protechrepairs.co.uk/

    They've always been pretty cheap (eg GBP60 for RB lens CLA) & reliable.
     
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    Or you could take it to the Pro Centre on Mallow Street (near Old St tube) and they will pass it on to Hasselblad UK.

    Ian
     
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    Thanks for all the recommendations.
     
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    So you think that £85 they quote to service a Hasselblad 500 series body is expensive, what planet do you live on ?, I sent literally hundreds of repairs to Sandean over a period of seven years I worked for a particular group of photographic retail shops, and didn't find their prices expensive in the least.
     
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    So you think that £85 they quote to service a Hasselblad 500 series body is expensive, what planet do you live on ? I sent literally hundreds of repairs to Sandean over a period of seven years I worked for a particular photographic retail group, and didn't find their charges expensive , nor did our customers.
     
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    mickster, how much protechrepairs charge for a back service?

    The £85 from seandean for a repair is a pretty standard service price compared to other places like Fixation and so on. Not "cheap" given the price of used equipment nowadays, but not expensive in the grand scheme of expensive Hasselblad things. :smile:
     
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    Sandean only quote £65 to service a back, I.M.O you can't equate the cost of skilled labour by technicians with the prices you can buy things for on ebay for otherwise you might as well throw it away and buy another one which might or might not need servicing, it's a calculated risk.
     
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    I agree with that, you pay to service it and have a back that should be good to go for another 5 years.
     
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    Nope, what I thought expensive was the £190 they quoted me to remove a jammed lens from an RB67, and the £160 they quoted for a CLA of a Nikon 150mm lens (newest Copal style) with sloppy speeds at the low end. These were both in the past 12 months; maybe their pricing structures have changed a little since you were last in the trade ?
     
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    The prices I quoted were the ones on their current website which I now notice are minus V.A.T. http://www.sendeancameras.co.uk/camrepairs.htm, my company were "Trade", and paid considerably less than retail
     
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    New Hasselblad repairer

    I have just launched www.classicv.co.uk and hope to be of service to readers of this forum.