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    Classic Nikon SLR repair?

    Who is the Harry Fleenor of older Nikon SLR body repair and CLA? Want to have my F3 tuned up, tested and seals replaced. Would like to have it done by the best. Recommendations please?
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    It was Pete Smith up until just recently. Unfortunately he just passed away.

    I use Dave Easterwood in Michigan. He once told me he went to special classes for the Nikon F (first series).
    I use him for any mechanical cameras but never asked him about the more modern stuff with electronics but I bet he can handle it.

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    I've been very happy with both KEH Repair and Garry's Camera Repair. Not sure if they at "THE" place to go, but both have done very well by me with multiple Nikon manual cameras.

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    I had my F3 overhauled by my local Nikon Authorized repair center. There is a list of them at the Nikon web site. I was very happy with their service.

    The closest to you appears to be California Precision Serv. Inc. (Profoto) in Sacramento. 916-451-1330.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianShaw View Post
    I had my F3 overhauled by my local Nikon Authorized repair center. There is a list of them at the Nikon web site. I was very happy with their service.

    The closest to you appears to be California Precision Serv. Inc. (Profoto) in Sacramento. 916-451-1330.
    Apart from a general clean-up and perhaps seal replacement(not much to do), there's not a lot to go out of spec on an F3. Parts are getting very scarce, so hopefully nothing will need replacing. Think I'd trust a Nikon repair centre more for that kind of work as Brian suggested.

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    Maintaining these once great cameras have become a major pain for me. I have two F2's that are unusable and I may sell off for parts. I have one F3 that went in for a shutter bounce repair and came back with the same problem. Nikon doesn't even want to touch a F2 and the F3 they will look at but they told me that finding parts if needed may be time consuming. Good luck with your search and let us know if you find someone reliable.

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    Good suggestions. Thanks all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marcmarc View Post
    Maintaining these once great cameras have become a major pain for me. I have two F2's that are unusable and I may sell off for parts. I have one F3 that went in for a shutter bounce repair and came back with the same problem. Nikon doesn't even want to touch a F2 and the F3 they will look at but they told me that finding parts if needed may be time consuming. Good luck with your search and let us know if you find someone reliable.
    google Sover Wong for the F2's, his work is top notch and he warrantees all of his work

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    Quote Originally Posted by epatsellis View Post
    google Sover Wong for the F2's, his work is top notch and he warrantees all of his work
    +1 on Sover Wong - I'm very happy with the CLA/repair he did on an F2 I bought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Simpson View Post
    +1 on Sover Wong - I'm very happy with the CLA/repair he did on an F2 I bought.
    Isn't he in the UK?
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