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    New to APUG

    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

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    Good Evening, Varna

    Welcome from southwestern Illinois.

    Konical

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

    Welcome!

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

    Welcome!
    Last edited by jacksond; 11-02-2013 at 02:05 AM. Click to view previous post history. Reason: Post is duplicated.

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    Welcome from Melbourne, Australia. You will receive a huge amount of help and advice here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacksond View Post
    Shutter Box in Camberwell provides a very reliable service in my experience.

    Welcome!
    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!

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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.

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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.

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    And welcome from The Netherlands, Europe as well.
    Bert from Holland
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    BTW please post some images made with your C3.
    "Have fun and catch that light beam!"
    Bert from Holland
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    * I'm an analogue enthusiast, trying not to fall into the digital abyss.
    * My favorite cameras: Nikon S2, Hasselblad SWC, Leica SL, Leica M7, Russian FKD 18x24, Bronica SQ-B and RF645, Rolleiflex T, Nikon F4s, Olympus Pen FT, Agfa Clack and my pinhole cameras.

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    Hello Varna and welcome to APUG.
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