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    Quote Originally Posted by fatso View Post
    Excellent, I just contacted Hasselblad NJ and will be sending them my camera !

    What are you going to have done? Did they give you a quote? I'm debating on a "private repair" CLA, but maybe Hasselblad, NJ. is better for the buck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Wiegerink View Post
    What are you going to have done? Did they give you a quote? I'm debating on a "private repair" CLA, but maybe Hasselblad, NJ. is better for the buck.
    They weren't able to give me a quote over the phone. I'm having the work done end of December, probably a CLA, and they are going to check for micro-scratches and repair if necessary. I'll give you all the details when I get it back !

    Paul

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    Ask if they can modify the shutter blades! (It was only one that was modified after all, if I remember correctly)

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    Thanks Paul and I'm in no big hurry since my SWC is still working pretty well. The only thing that is acting up is the self-timer. It hangs if cocked and released, but I never use it on this camera anyway. The SWC was one of my most rewarding camera purchases ever. I remember the first time I took it out for a spin and then that night in the darkroom. All I kept saying was, WOW! I could sell all my other Hasselblad cameras and lenses, but the SWC is staying. JohnW

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    Sorry John, I just now saw your question. I am in Calgary, Canada so there was considerable shipping involved. The camera had some sand in the lens barrel (Antelope Canyon) and was due for a general tune up. I don't have the bill handy but it seems to me that it was in the $500 range all in.

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    Hi Dan,
    My SWC is sitting right next to me while I peck this out. $500.00 might be a tad high for just a CLA, but if they had to dig deep to get that Antelope dung out I can sure see it running $500.00. People don't seem to understand the time involved just taking something like a SWC apart and then putting it back together again. Not even mentioning the skill involved. The nice thing about German cameras is that the Germans believed in using the best raw materials in the manufacturing process. No shortcuts like we American manufactures take now. It's absolutely disgusting how they use a well known and well respected name and put it on a P.O.S. product now. Well, so much for the good old days! Happy shooting! JohnW

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post
    Except that it is not German made. It was made in Sweden.
    Oh so right Mr. Glass and I even had the SWC right next to me. To much coffee causes "Brain-farts" I guess? The Swede's, German's and Swiss are all great at making the best. JohnW

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    The lens and shutter were made in Germany however, so your statement is still partly true. These are the vital parts of the camera anyway!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slixtiesix View Post
    The lens and shutter were made in Germany however, so your statement is still partly true. These are the vital parts of the camera anyway!
    Yes, the rest is just a light-tight box, but a very well built light tight box at least.

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    John,
    Yes, it was a bit more than just a regular CLA. Plenty of "digging" and some shutter stuff that I hadn't noticed. I appreciated their throughness and attention to detail. This is a camera that I wish to continue to use for many years to come. I compare it to a tune up on a BMW or Lexus; expect a large bill even if you say "there are no problems"

    I love the SWC and have used three different bodies since the mid seventies.

    PS: Hasselblad is made in Sweden.

    Cheers!
    DanG

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