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    Rollei servicing in the UK

    I've just bought a Rolleicord Vb in very nice condition, apart from one thing. The 1sec shutter speed sticks. Being a bit of a perfectionist I plan on getting the camera serviced.
    Has anyone used Liverpool based Newton Ellis & Co to get their Rollei serviced?


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    Sorry, I don't know the place to send your Rolleicord....

    I did take a peek at your photographs on Flickr and I like your work.

    The image of "East Bench in Snow," "The Day Begins," "Red Arrows," I see a little humor with "The Optimist," the black & whites and street photography, I wish I could go to your wonderful England again. My wife & I traveled your country for our 25th anniversary, maybe again in 2012 for our 35th!

    Keep up the good work!
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    Andy, Black on White in Bristol serviced both my Rolleiflex and Yashicamat 124 two years ago, they are reasonable, quite fast and offer an excellent eservice.

    You may just need a CLA on the shutter rather than a full service.

    Ian

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    I used to handle the repairs for a group of ten camera shops Andy before I retired, and can recommend these three from personal experience http://www.hlehmann.co.uk/ and http://www.kompass.com/en/GB61058548 and http://www.sendeancameras.co.uk/. these are all long established repair firms, not cowboys, who do a good job, two of them are in London that could be in travelling distance from where you live.
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    I have not used Newton and Ellis but I have only heard good things about them.

    Another one who was recommended to me for shutter repair is John Quantick from Black on White Cameras: http://www.bonwcameras.co.uk/

    EDIT: I see Ian suggested him too!

    2nd EDIT: This reminds me that I need to get my father's Rolleiflex looked at as it has a sticky shutter.


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    Last edited by Steve Smith; 03-03-2010 at 11:16 AM. Click to view previous post history.

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    First, Bill thank you for your compliments!

    Next, I have decided to go with Newton Ellis & Co. as one of their specialisations is Compur shutters. I called them and the person I spoke to was very knowledgeable of the camera.

    Thank you to all who made suggestions. All have been bookmarked for future reference!


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    Used Newton Ellis for a RolleicordVb and a Rolleiflex 3.5f. Superb work both times. Highly recommended.

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    Ps. Here's the camera.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails RolleicordVb1.JPG   RolleicordVb2.JPG  


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    I'd recommend Newton Ellis. They did a superb job on my 3.5F last year, including removing a bad dent on the base of the camera back.
    I'm into painting with light - NOT painting by numbers!

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    You're Rolleiocord Vb looks to be in wonderful condition Andy and worth spending the cost of a service on, I had one in the same condition in the early 1970s, and took some of the best pictures of my life with it and have always regretted parting with it, I hope you have a lot of pleasure using it.
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