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Discussion in 'Australia' started by Varna, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. Varna

    Varna Member

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    Dear Group

    I stumbled on the APUG site yesterday, while surfing for info on medium format cameras. I find it incredible that I missed APUG for so long!!

    This post is primarily to say hello to my fellow Australasian and general group members and introduce myself.

    I live in Melbourne, Australia and I am a very new enthusiastic medium format photographer, following acquisition of an old Mamiya C3! I am currently overseas, taking photographs from my C3, when I realised that the shutter is 'sticky' at lower shutter speeds and there is a reasonable amount of dust in the viewfinder (also found that if the viewfinder was a bit more brighter that would have been ideal).

    Currently I am planning to get my C3 cleaned when I get back to Melbourne. Would anyone in the group have advise regarding cleaning and refurbishing a Mamiya C3 in Melbourne? And is there a way to change/replace the focusing screen to a brighter focusing screen? Thank you for your knowledge and consideration.

    I am waiting to read the posts and participate in the forum, with my very limited experience and soak up your collective wisdom.

    Thank You

    With warmest regards

    Varna
     
  2. Konical

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    Good Evening, Varna

    Welcome from southwestern Illinois.

    Konical
     
  3. jacksond

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    Shutter Box in Camberwell provides a very reliable service in my experience.

    Welcome!
     
  4. jacksond

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    Shutter Box in Camberwell provides a very reliable service in my experience.

    Welcome!
     
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  5. Kevin Caulfield

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    Welcome from Melbourne, Australia. :wink: You will receive a huge amount of help and advice here. :smile:
     
  6. LJH

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    Welcome Varna!

    I'll second Jacksond's recommendation. That's not to say that there aren't other good ones; it's just that they're on my side of town!
     
  7. PeterB

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    Welcome Varna. Another member recently told me they used to be a camera repair man and they refurbish stuff and sell it. I'll have him reply here or pm you.
     
  8. Molli

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    Welcome Varna. I've heard good things about Shutter Box, also, although I have no personal experience with them myself. I have no doubt you'll find a lot of useful information on the boards and plenty of people more than happy to offer help and advice.
     
  9. TheToadMen

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    And welcome from The Netherlands, Europe as well.
    Bert from Holland
    http://thetoadmen.blogspot.nl

    BTW please post some images made with your C3.
     
  10. fotch

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    Hello Varna and welcome to APUG.
     
  11. Varna

    Varna Member

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    Thank You very much.

    Shutterbox seems to be on my side of the town too, thank you for the advise. Thanks a lot for a great welcome!!

    I will definitely post few from my C3.

    Warmest Regards

    Varna
     
  12. Chazzy

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    Welcome to APUG, Varna.
     
  13. Jeff Kubach

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    Hello and a warm welcome to APUG.

    Jeff
     
  14. Sirius Glass

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    Welcome to APUG
     
  15. munz6869

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    Hi Varna,

    Welcome from sunny Hawthorn!

    Marc!
     
  16. mooseontheloose

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    Hi Varna! Welcome to APUG from rainy Japan!
     
  17. Varna

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    Thank You all, I am already enjoying the posts!!

    Warmest Regards

    Varna
     
  18. agnosticnikon

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    Welcome Varna! APUG is a great sight to learn on, and have fun. The C3 is a great camera. I have one too! Yeah, that's it in my avatar pic, but the name badge was missing when I bought it, so I glued on a name plate pirated off a cheap 35mm Russian camera. (just to be confusing) I've taken some great photos with it, so get it serviced and enjoy it.