Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 70,902   Posts: 1,555,827   Online: 764
      
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 22
  1. #1
    Ektagraphic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Southeastern Massachusetts
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    2,739
    Images
    23

    Mid-Sate vs. Zack's

    Hi Guys- I have been talking and dreaming about this for so long and I am definatly taking my Rolleiflex for repair very, very, very, soon. I am just trying to figure out Mid-State or Zacks. My problem is that when the film is advanced, the shutter fires so a complete overhaul including the film transport will definatly be needed...where to go? Price is a concern but the quality of the job is just as important.

    Thanks!

    Patrick
    Helping to save analog photography one exposure at a time

  2. #2
    erikg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    pawtucket rhode island usa
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    1,415
    Mid-State are great guys, they've done a lot of work for me. Call them to be certain they will work on your Rollei. The estimates are free, and they are quick. Prices are more than reasonable.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Live Free or Die
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    4,461
    Images
    90
    I've done well by Zack's

  4. #4
    Ektagraphic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Southeastern Massachusetts
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    2,739
    Images
    23
    Does one of these two guys do more thourogh work than the other?
    Helping to save analog photography one exposure at a time

  5. #5
    fotch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    SE WI- USA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    4,157
    If you willing to ship, I have used Harry Fleenor from Oceanside Camera Repair for my SL66. http://www.rolleirepairs.com/

    Not connected with him in anyway, just very pleased customer.
    Items for sale or trade at www.Camera35.com

  6. #6
    Ektagraphic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Southeastern Massachusetts
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    2,739
    Images
    23
    Well, I talked to oceanside and it would end up being around $400 there and if I am going to do that I am going to invest in a Rolleiflex 2.8F....What I have is an Automat(not the cheap autocord) that is worth about $550 in top shape and mine is in pretty good condition but I'll go at it a step up and hang onto this one for a while if I am going to pay that.....
    Helping to save analog photography one exposure at a time

  7. #7

    Join Date
    May 2010
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    35
    My 2 cents: Fix the Rollei you have before you buy another. You can do better than $400 for a CLA (unless your camera is in rotten shape and needs parts).

  8. #8
    Ektagraphic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Southeastern Massachusetts
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    2,739
    Images
    23
    Is a model like the 3.5F much better than what I have?
    Helping to save analog photography one exposure at a time

  9. #9
    fotch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    SE WI- USA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    4,157
    Its unfortunate that labor and parts cost does not take in value of the item to be repaired. The SL66 is an expensive camera and the one I had was mint so what ever he charged (don't remember) was worth it to me.

    The important thing in getting it repaired is the quality of the repair.

    I am sure there are others, good luck.
    Items for sale or trade at www.Camera35.com

  10. #10
    Whiteymorange's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Boston area
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    2,308
    Images
    26
    Patrick, it's understandable that you want to know which service is better, but both seem to be getting a thumbs-up. Unless someone was really displeased by the service of one shop and went to the other for similar work, it's unlikely that anyone will have comparative info on two service departments. Why not just talk to them about price and timing and try to get a feel for how they work? Both Mid-State and Zack's have good reputations.

    And I definitely concur with Elias- fix the one you have before buying another. I had one that was so non-functional that I assumed it would take a complete rebuild. A cleaning fixed it up.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast


 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Contact Us  |  Support Us!  |  Advertise  |  Site Terms  |  Archive  —   Search  |  Mobile Device Access  |  RSS  |  Facebook  |  Linkedin