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    Pentax 645 repair shop in Canada

    My Pentax 645 is making a whirring sound after I trip the shutter. I just put in fresh batteries and I test fire the shutter at all speeds at leat once a month to keep it loose. I contacted Pentax Canada and they don't service these cameras anymore. I would hate to give it up and I don't have enough money to get an alternative right now. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Doug

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    A replacement body, when in stock, and not an N or N II, from KEH is approx $150 plus shipping, taxes, etc. A service is going to be al least half that, maybe more.

    They also service cameras.

    One 645 user's opinion.
    Bob

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    I just contacted Pentax Canada about my 645N and they said no problem, send it in. I would imagine that it could be lack of spares for the 645. I know that revered Pentax repairman Eric Hendrickson (pentaxs.com) says he can no longer work on the 645 (only the 645N/NII).

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    Oh yeah, and I agree that a replacement body is probably the way to go. I fried my 645N and in the end just replaced it with a new camera (NII) as I couldn't imagine the repair being worth it.

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    I have used the repair service at Camtech in Hamilton for 30 years. Roger has yet to fail me. He services my Contax 645's
    http://camtechphoto.com/
    Highly recommended.
    "There are a great many things I am in doubt about at the moment, and I should consider myself favoured if you would kindly enlighten me. Signed, Doubtful, off to Canada." (BJP 1914).

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    Thanks all for your suggestions. cowanw I'll give them a call tomorrow. Do you know if they charge a fee just for looking at it?.

    Doug

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    Free to look!
    "There are a great many things I am in doubt about at the moment, and I should consider myself favoured if you would kindly enlighten me. Signed, Doubtful, off to Canada." (BJP 1914).

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    Pentax 645 repair shop in Canada

    I used camtech too, and think they are great and a fair price. They will get more business from me as I CLA my way through my collection.



 

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