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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Good to know. Thanks!
Originally Posted by benjiboy
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I only know because the guy who just recently serviced my A1 told me.
Originally Posted by januaryman
Here is a geographically organized list of places that repair film cameras:
I have found this service to be very prompt, reliable, and returns my Canons working like new.
I pay about $100 for a CLA with new light seals and mirror bumper.
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?
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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.
Right now in Spain they're holding the Running of the Bulls,
followed by the Soiling of the Pants, and the Burying of the Idiots.
Value means far more than a few pieces of paper.Many have difficulties with that.
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.
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.
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.