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    For the mirror foam and light seal foam, look on the 'bay for a user by the name of "interslice". Guy's name is Jon Goodman, and he's the one who does the DIY foam kits...

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    Quote Originally Posted by benjiboy View Post
    If the mirror foam needs replacing the light trap foam has probably perished too,
    januaryman - I think It's only the A series Canon FD cameras suffer from the mirror braking mechanism squeal.
    Good to know. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by januaryman View Post
    Good to know. Thanks!
    I only know because the guy who just recently serviced my A1 told me.
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    Here is a geographically organized list of places that repair film cameras:
    http://acecam.com/srindex.html

    I have found this service to be very prompt, reliable, and returns my Canons working like new.
    http://www.slr35.com/

    I pay about $100 for a CLA with new light seals and mirror bumper.

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    I searched and this looks like the best place to pose my question:

    I just got a minty looking Canon EF, but the shutter won't fire (it was cheap so I bought it anyway). Is it worth repairing? And who is the best and yet still economical repairman around now?

    Thanks,

    Garrett

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    'Worth repairing' is an individual thing. I would certainly spend the money to fix up a minty EF, others (my local repairman, for example) would say you'll never get your money out of it if you want to sell it later.
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    I am beginning to resent being referred to as 'half-fast'.
    Whatever that's supposed to mean.

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    Value means far more than a few pieces of paper.Many have difficulties with that.

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    Thanks, I'm looking at slr35.com. The "few pieces of paper" is our standard. I don't want to put say, 2 C-notes into a repair, if I could buy a mint, perfectly working alternate EF for, say, 1 C-note. Simple economics.

    But back to this one, it is very nice looking, and I think if I can get a repair for around 1 note I'll do it.

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    I'd rather toss my few pieces of paper to the semi-retired repairmen who's making his retirement easier and productive by fixing what many discard.Far more value there for me.Subjective.I have this sentimental attachment to things after some time passes.

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    Well the first repairman, slr35, won't work on EFs. Anyone know a good repair place for Canon EF SLRs?

    I'd take it to the local film repair shop in Tucson (been here decades), where I took a 100 year old Protar IV lens, but they botched it. I needed the iris unstuck, the guy decided to polish some of the splotchy brass, taking off the original varnish. I'm all about helping a local or older shop, but I want a careful professional. I'm sentimental too, and don't like seeing something butchered. This EF could work for me, but money is tight, and I don't want to do a costly restore of a common camera just to keep it out of the landfill.

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