Rollei repair in the UK
Hi everyone, I recently bought a Rolleiflex T and the shutter in in need of servicing (fires during wind occasionally)
Does anyone have a recommendation for a good repair tech in the UK?
I love the camera and would like to use it for real work, but I meed 100% reliability.
hope you can help
Well my Rolleiflex is at Black on White in Bristol as we speak. They have an good reputation and did a superb job repairing the shutter on my 165mm f8 Super Angulon last year.
You need to speak to John there - Black on White. He's just CLA'd the shutter on my Yashicamat and hopefully will finish the Rollei in a day or so.
I have had a Rollei T for some years now, great camera, much easier to carry around than the heavier 3,5f. Have fun with it, sorry I can't help on service - last time I got mine done was with Rollei in London.
Newton Ellis & Co. have a good reputation as both a camera repairer and I believe that they specialise in Rollieflex repairs. Their web site is:
Brian Mickleboro is the guy - he is factory trained and has 30-40 years of experience in servicing Rollei cameras.
His contact details are...
tel. 01279 755862
I've had a couple of Rollei TLR's serviced by him and he does an excellent job.
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I've contacted Mr Mickleboro, and he's given a good quote.
I'm going to have the work done, I really like the camera although I only got 1 and a half rolls though before shutter problems occurred.
The Tessar lens is lovely.
Newton Ellis have done 2 x Rollei* for me. Excellent work. Highly recommended.