Weston Master V repair?

Discussion in 'Exposure Discussion' started by Paul Jones, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. Paul Jones

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    Is there anyone repairing Weston Master V meters? I have other meters in good working order, this is sentimental.
     
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    Quality Light Metric in Hollywood, CA

    7095 Hollywood Blvd
    Hollywood, CA 90028
    323-467-2265

    I just had them service a Weston Ranger. They did the work in two days, it works perfectly now.
     
  3. Ian Grant

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    There's a similar & current thread here.

    Out of interest how much do Quality Light Metric charge ?

    Ian
     
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    QLM fixed my Master V earlier this year. Quick and good. Cost of repair depends on whether they need to replace the cell or not. Give them a call and they will tell you. I'm pretty sure it's over $100 with the cell.
     
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    The repair on my Ranger was $100 US and included shipping, an incident dome, conversion to current battery type and the battery, calibration, new hairspring, balancing the movement, and internal cleaning.
    I'm pleased with the results, and the price was about what I expected.
     
  6. Ian Grant

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    Thanks, so a bit cheaper than Megatron in the UK.

    Ian
     
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    Quality Light metric for sure. My Master V repair was replacement of cell and calibration. Cost aout seventy US. That was last year. Do it: I know the value of sentiment when dealing with the Master V.
     
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    In the UK, try Megatron: http://www.megatron.co.uk/homepage.html

    Our experienced exposure meter specialists also recommend a wide range of repairs and servicing to all Weston Master & Euromaster exposure meters: Calibration check - £22; Recalibration, servicing and minor adjustments - £36; New photocell fitted, recalibration & servicing - £42; New movement fitted, recalibration & servicing - £55; New photocell & new movement fitted, recalibration & servicing - £66. All prices include UK carriage and VAT.


    Steve.
     
  9. Paul Jones

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    Thanks everyone. I'm eagerly looking forward to reliving my misspent photo youth.
     
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    I'll have to add anther vote for Quality Light Metrics. The work is great, and the price was pretty reasonable, about $70-80/each for new cells and adjustment/calibration as I recall, some time in late 2007. There's no website for them, but the email address is georgepmilton@worldnet.att.net. His English is very good, since he's been in California for decades, but if you talk to him on the phone he still has a strong eastern European accent. It took me, a farm boy from the deep south, a few minutes to figure out what he was saying.

    I sent two Weston Master IIIs, and one came back with a 'new' non-bent calculator ring at no extra charge. The replacement calculator wheel was more than I had been counting on. I'm sure they are recycling the mechanical parts from old meters, since clearly Weston isn't making repair parts, but who cares so long as it comes back better than it left. The cells, I think, are brand new. I would *NOT* try to save the cost of the cell even it your cell seems to work; just buy a new one from them and get a known item instead of who knows what kind of shape your cell is in.

    The calibration, BTW, was spot on. The two Weston meters I got serviced match my Soligor and the viewfinder meters in my Contax RTS and my 167MT to +/- 1/3 stop across the ranges. (Now I can carry a Weston and a folder loaded with EFKE or ADOX film and get shots just like the fifties!)

    MB
     
  11. Joe VanCleave

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    $78us

    I received my Gossen Luna Pro F from Quality Light Metric this last week; turnaround time was less than 10 days. The total charge was $78us for repair to the circuit board and calibration.

    I will definitely be using their services again should the need arise.

    ~Joe
     
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    Quality Light metric gets my vote too, they did my Weston Master V.

    John
     
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    Also in the UK: Ian Partridge

    I am a quite satisfied customer and Mr Partridge is a pleasure to deal with. Prices are comparable to other listed above.