Machine parts

Discussion in 'Camera Building, Repairs & Modification' started by randy6, Feb 24, 2007.

  1. randy6

    randy6 Member

    Messages:
    147
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2006
    Location:
    Florida
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Is there anyone who could create a film advance lever for a Mamiya C33
    i noticed on ebay a lot of pat mamiya are missing levers. looks like this part can not be obtained. same with leica 41mm sunshades. Working in a machine shop when I was young I know this can't be hard. n6re@hotmail.com
     
  2. jnanian

    jnanian Advertiser Advertiser

    Messages:
    19,999
    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2003
    Location:
    local
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    hi randy

    maybe you can ask the good folks at skgrimes camera repair.
    it is a full service machine shop that caters to the needs of photographers.
    perhaps they can help you out ...
    i have a strange feeling that the first one will cost a small fortune, but
    the ones that follow will be a fraction of the innitial one's cost ..

    john

    ps they are a apug sponsor :smile:
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 24, 2007
  3. reellis67

    reellis67 Subscriber

    Messages:
    1,887
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2005
    Location:
    Central Flor
    Shooter:
    4x5 Format
    As John stated, the first custom part of any kind is the most expensive, and it is likely that no one has stepped up to the plate and ponied up the dough for that prototype. In this case though, your least cost option might be to find a beater and use it as a parts donor...

    - Randy
     
  4. randy6

    randy6 Member

    Messages:
    147
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2006
    Location:
    Florida
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    I'v contacted skgrimes camera repair (machine shop)I will let them make a c33 film advance lever for about $65 Isupose after the first the rest will be cheaper. They can also make sme a lens hood for my 50mm leica summarit for about $65.00
     
  5. barryjyoung

    barryjyoung Member

    Messages:
    411
    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2005
    Location:
    Near Seattle
    Shooter:
    ULarge Format

    Those are both excellent prices Randy. I no longer take custom work or I would have volunteered.