Idle question, any idea how much force it takes to "deform" a Kiev-60 (not mangled, but enough that a repair guy would say "it's deformed, but fixable")?
I ask because I bought a used Kiev-60 (relabeled as "ARAX") not too long ago from eBay, and, caveat emptor, was told it was fully working. It had frame-spacing issues, and had the old-style prism where it's hard to fit modern batteries, so I sent it off to ARAX in the Ukraine to get fully working.
His shipping instructions were to send it the slow way to avoid taxes, etc.
I got an email today saying it arrived (about a month later), but my packing job was poor and the camera was "deformed", requiring additional repair. I'm going to go ahead with it, but it sounds an awful lot like the Ukrainian Post guys played football with it.
So, just curious if someone else has experienced this, and for future reference, what exactly do I have to pack it in to avoid these issues in the future? The Kiev-60 is a pretty heavy camera, I would think it would take some effort to do it damage like that.