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    Ive been bit by the Rollei bug...

    I have won a rolleiflex Automat fitted with a 3.5 Tessar, off of the auction site. Can someone answer a few questions for me? Does anyone still CLA these cameras? I would like to make this a keeper, the last MF camera I probably will buy unless I can somehow come up on a cheap Hassie.(kinda an oxymoron) What is a reasonable price for this service?
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    This guy is suppose to be the best!

    I have been shooting with my Rollei TLR for over 10 years now. The most dependable camera I have ever owned. And I have quite a few in all formats.
    From the research I have done on the web this guy is suppose to be the best.
    You won't be sorry about your purchase! Happy Shooting!
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    I recently got back a Rollei that Harry Fleenor CLA'd and he did a fabulous job. I highly recommend him. He's not the cheapest or the fastest, but he's worth it.

    Richard

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    I just got back my Yashica EM that I sent to our own Carol Flutot http://www.flutotscamerarepair.com/ CLA'd for me..About $70 incl return shipping. It was quite gunky and needed a few extra things too.

    About 7-10 days out and back.
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    I had Rolleiflexes for many years - very durable, as others have said. If you're sending a Rollei in for service (is your Automat a post-war model with MXV flash sync and a coated lens?), this could be the first service it's ever had, so it's worth having the film wind mechanism cleaned and lubricated as well - sometimes the grease dries out and the film winds through the camera stopping at only one or two frames.

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    Joe,

    I had one of these and sold it to buy a Mamiya RB-67. I'm now wishing I could go back to the square format. Anyway, I have some accesories you may want and I'm willing to let them go to another user for cheap. PM me if you're interested in a lens shade and quick release tripod adaptor.

    Alan.

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    I second the recommendation to use Harry Fleenor for your service work. He has done work on my Rollei SL66 and it was top notch. Nice guy, too.
    Scott Killian
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    Thanks for all the replies. Now just have to get some quotes from the repair personel and I will be set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by josephaustin
    I have won a rolleiflex Automat ...the last MF camera I probably will buy unless I can somehow come up on a cheap Hassie...Joe
    If you want a Hassie, now is the time. There were Hassies with lens, back, finder and modest warranty at the Boston show in the spring for $500. There were later models for a few hundred dollars more. In a private party sale I just blundered across the same outfit but with a 150 Sonnar and a prism finder, for $350. Not sure how you define cheap, but I think we are getting close.

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    Cheap is around the prices you are quoting!!! MAN I hope 120 stays around for awhile, I can finally afford to use it!!!!



 

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