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    Where to get a CLA for a Praktisix

    I am about to put on ebay a Praktisix Camera body as well as 65mm Flektogon, 80mm Biometar, 120mm Biometar, 180 Olympia Sonnar (most of the lenses have the original hoods), pentaprism finder, extension tubes and adapters for bayonet to 42.5mm screw and 42.4mm screw to Konica bayonet.

    This stuff is really pretty cool -- I'll be running film through the camera tomorrow.

    My question:
    The cloth shutter fires well (as in it fires and appears to be on) at all speeds except 1/60 - 1/250. At those speeds it sticks. I don't think we will send it in for a CLA prior to putting it up, but I would like to know where to send it so the buyer will have the option.

    Thanks in advance as always....

    jdc

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    When I owned mine, I had Kelly Camera Repair in AZ do mine and they did a great job.

    www.kellycamera.com


    They also advertise in the rear of shutterbug, they have the ability to manufacture parts no longer produced.

    Dave

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    Thanks Dave. Do you have any advise or knowledge about these cameras?

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    The ones I have had, have been pretty good cameras, the biggest problem with them was the film advance gears, they were made of brass, and could be stripped if not careful, I always found the lenses to be pretty good, the 65mm I had, could flare if you were not careful, but were always good sharp and contrasty, esentually they are very simular to the Pentacon cameras, which was the staple of the industry in Germany and eastern Europe for a longtime, the current Kievs are based on this time proven design of camera, and a great many still shoot them as it is a lower cost way to get into Medium Format photography, the various acc. are very inexpensive for them, and also a great many of the lenses were made by Zeiss and sold under many different names. Like I said, they are a good camera once you find their little idiosincries out that they have, I would not hesitate to use one to this day.

    Dave



 

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