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    Frank Marshman a.k.a. Camera Wiz - still in business!

    I'd earlier posted a query as to the fate of Frank Marshman's camera repair business "Camera Wiz" in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Frank has been around for decades, is known for his work on Bronicas and many other camera makes, but had recently fallen off the radar -- the listed phone numbers for his shop either went unanswered or now linked to an entirely different company.

    With the help of some address sleuthing on APUGers, I used snail mail to contact Frank at home, where he now does his repair work. He's still in business, still talking cameras and photography, and still providing excellent service at reasonable cost. I sent him by Bronica S2 for a repair last week and it's done already -- can't ask for better than that.

    I asked Frank if he agreed that I announce his contact information, and he readily agreed. So if you want to have Frank repair your gear for you, feel free to contact as follows:

    Phone: 540-867-9671

    Email: camerawiz@msn.com

    Address for shipping: Mr. Frank Marshman
    1495 Needmore Lane
    Harrisonburg, Virginia 22802

    I'm sure that we will collectively keep him repairing cameras for years to come.

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    Thanks very much for this information. He's one of the few who are willing to take on Retinas, so he's a valuable resource.

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    Yes Frank's very much in business I'm in communication with him at the moment regarding some materials he needs.

    Ian

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    Thanks for the update. I haven't sent him anything recently, but it's good to know where he is these days, just in case.
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    Good to know he does Bronica. Gotta add him to my database for future reference.

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    Has anybody had this guy work on a really unusual rare camaras like a Bell and Howell Foton? I have one, but I'm scared to have anybody work on it, it's so rare and special.

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    In addition to work on my Bronicas, he worked on a Voigtlander Vitessa-L and a Voigtlander Superb for me and did fine work. He's willing to take on things he doesn't know (and that no one really knows), and figure them out without breaking anything, and in my experience he hasn't charged me for something he can't fix, even if he's put some time into it.
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    I watched Mr. Marshman strip a Wollensak Betax No 5 lens and shutter down to its bare aperture blades clean it and reassemble it with no issues whatsoever. Its functioning a hundred percent better than before. The best part was that wasn't even what I asked him to fix! I had brought my Century 8x10 to him because I was having issues with the film back keeping tension and holding modern sheetfilm holders correctly.

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    I found this thread about a year ago and sent two Fujis to Frank. I got one back and he said he had to wait for parts on the other. That he's had it for 8 months and I've been emailing him since the beginning of November and he hasn't responded. I just tried to call and the phone was busy. Does anybody have any newer information on any of this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenjiH View Post
    I found this thread about a year ago and sent two Fujis to Frank. I got one back and he said he had to wait for parts on the other. That he's had it for 8 months and I've been emailing him since the beginning of November and he hasn't responded. I just tried to call and the phone was busy. Does anybody have any newer information on any of this?
    Sorry to hear this. Can I ask which Fuji models you're talking about here, which one in particular he needed parts for and still has?
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