My thumbs up for Essex Camera Service

Discussion in 'Medium Format Cameras and Accessories' started by Mainecoonmaniac, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. Mainecoonmaniac

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    I just got my Zeiss Iktona IV and my Roleiflex Automat 4 back from Essex Camera Service. They did a great job on both cameras. The Zeiss Iktona IV was unused for a long while. The shutter wouldn't cock and the focusing knob was stiff. When I got it back it was cleaned up and serviced well. My Rolleiflex had a film advance problem and it was fixed and cleaned up too. I think they fixed both for a fair price. I think these old cameras are classic antique cars worth fixing if you can afford it.
     
  2. Ian Grant

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    What part of Essex are they located, I know there's a repairer in Colchester.

    Ian
     
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    Thanks for the tip, I have a Rollieflex also. I agree that old cameras are like classic antique cars.

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    Hi Ian,

    Not that Essex, the other " Essex ".
    Essex Camera Services.
    New Jersey, USA.
     
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    They are in the US, in New Jersey. A large and quite old camera repair service company.
     
  6. Mainecoonmaniac

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    Thanks for clearing up for me

    I'm such a dolt. Being a typical insular Yank, I wasn't considering those APUPers across the Pond. Thanks for your clarification!
     
  7. Ian Grant

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    Thanks Essex is rather a large English County with a few camera repairers :D

    People do post repairs both ways across the Atlantic as well, particularly to certain specialists.

    Ian
     
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    It's an important distinction. When you get your camera back, it will go "click" with a very different accent! :wink:
     
  9. Mainecoonmaniac

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    The Brits and their mice

    The Brits also click their mice on the wrong side of the mouse pad and spell "color" wrong :D