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    Linhof Technica Replacement Bellow

    I have a Linhof Master Technica Classic and the bellow is aged. I would like to replace with a new one. But I learnt that the original Linhof one is easy to get aged after years of usage. I'm looking for a replacement with better durability even under very cold condition, say -30 C. Would like to hear from any good recommendations.

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    I bought one from Jim Andrekki at Midwest Photo Exchange in Columbus, OH (614-261-1264). It was very high quality, and easy to install. Call Jim and discuss it.

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    Any bellows will wear out eventually, so I wouldn't let that stop me from getting an original replacement, which I can confidently say will fold properly with the camera.

    If you don't want to order from Linhof, I believe that Camera Bellows UK is back up and running, so you might see what they have to offer by contacting them through www.camerabellows.com, since they offer Linhof replacement bellows, and may be able to make them with alternate materials, presuming they will compress sufficiently to close with the camera.
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    I don't know if ex-Camera Bellows still use the old web site, but just in case not, their new one is at: http://www.custombellows.co.uk/

    P.S. Their DIY LF cameras have their own site now too: http://www.bulldogcameras.com/

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    Thanks, Bob. I was trying to find the new website and couldn't turn it up.
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    Hi guys,

    I just had my TK45 standard bellows replaced by (what used to be Camera Bellows, but what is now) Custom Bellows in the UK.

    I cannot believe the quality, speed and price of the replacement. They are just fantastic. As you can tell, i'm a very pleased customer.

    Communication with Keith was superb and the replacements were ready before I though they would have arrived from Norway!

    Drop Keith a line at: keithlowe@custombellows.co.uk or point your Interweb browser at: http://www.custombellows.co.uk/index.html

    BTW, I have no association or affiliation with CB, other then that of a satisfied customer.

    Regards,
    Mike

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    Another vote for Camera Bellows in the UK. They took my credit card from the US and shipped me the bellows and it arrived in about a week. It fit perfectly.
    Kirk

    For up from the ashes, up from the ashes, grow the roses of success!

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    I had mine replaced by Linhof.

    Perfect fit.



 

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