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    I will chime in my recommendation for Gerry at Kindermann in Toronto. Though not inexpensive, the work and turn-around-times are very professional. I have used Kindermann for CLAs on both my Leica M bodies and M-mount glass.
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    I just had my lens CLA'd by Youxin and it came back badly scratched.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leicafx View Post
    I just had my lens CLA'd by Youxin and it came back badly scratched.
    There's got to be be more to that story. And did you join APUG only 8 hours ago just to share that??
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    Lens cleaning services: Youxin, DAG, Sherry, John van Stelton

    I've gotten user M3 and M2 bodies and a IIIF body from Youxin - all have worked perfectly. I also purchased from him a fully cleaned and restored old 35/3.5 Elmar from him that is pristine and beautiful and for a very reasonable price. I'd use him again in a heartbeat. That said DAG did a CLA on an old 50/1.5 Summarit for me very well done and Sherry CLA'd a Leica CL body for me and included a very informative and interesting 45 min phone call too. She's wonderful.
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    I started with Yoxin with a Leica IIIC CLA and shutter repair. It didn't work, I had to send it back. After that, I sent a Leica IID to DAG for the same type of job. It came back smooth, quiet, and in perfect condition. Then I tried DAG on a LTM lens, it was again a good experience. Then a couple harder lenses. Same. Last week I sent him a rare Cook C-mount. I expect the same.

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    Youxin did my father's IIIF RDST CLA. 90mm was a almost gonner, hardly had any sunlight through it for decades. He did the best he could, its now a nice soft focus low contrast portrait lens. The 50mm Elmar came back pristine. He also recovered the body.

    He also did my M2 CLA and recover. Great work.

    Sherry did my three M lenses, 35, 50 and 90. I did not want to buy a new element for the 50mm it has some haze, but still works well when there is no flair from the sun. It was a mess when I got it. Sherry did her best on it.

    KEH did a seperate M2, 12 years ago. They patched the broken off leather for free and did a fine job with the CLA.

    So buying iffy lenses with hope of saving them is a crap shoot. Although some clean up real well.

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    I just got back my Cooke from DAG. It had bad fungus, and I was worried about the coatings. It came back looking new. DAG even relettered the black engraving. He has never been stumped, I've used him about 6 times. He is not self-taught, he was taught in Germany by Leica, I believe. It shows.
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