Minolta CLE repair in Europe
I've had my Minolta CLE for about a year and it seems to me it's dying. The exposure meter is going crazy. I just had the contacts cleaned up as I thought it might have been the issue but it just got worse. Now even the shutter speeds are inconsistent. Be it in manual or A mode. Do you think it might be still repairable? Do you know anybody in Europe who could look into it?
I've been very happy with Gerard Metrot, who was head of Leica and Rolleiflex repairs shops in France for decades. He's now retired but still doing some work.
The CLA for my Rolleiflex did not cost too much and was greatly done...
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Thank you very much. I'll try to write him and ask him if something can be done. However I don't have high hope. A lot of people don't repair these Minolta's anymore.
Probably your best bet is Runtime in Bremen.
They are the old Minolta service centre in Europe,
and,for example,about the only place in Europe to
get the Dynax 9 repaired. So,I would suspect they
are the only outfit able to fix a CLE.
Runtime Contract GmbH
Betriebsstätte Bremen, Hohweg 5, 28219 Bremen, Germany
Phone : +49(0)421/52628-0
Fax : +49(0)421/52628-111
(Note that Runtime do not ship outside Europe)
Thanks a lot. This looks really promising.
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Have a look at Arlüwa in Cologne. http://www.arluewa.de/service.html
They list the CLE as a camera they service and are known as Minolta specialist. I had a long talk with the owner about the clutch in my XD7. I'm sure they know what they are doing.
They really list Minolta CLE on their sites. That's really interesting. However they don't have an email contact on their sites. Don't you have one please? I'm a bit afraid of calling them. I don't know practically a word in german. I know I should have learnt it because it's quite useful
Sorry, i have no email either. I just went in their shop...
Maybe just an old fashioned letter? Or get german speaking support when calling them.
Or just try - maybe they speak english.
You're right. I know someone who speaks german. I'll have him call them (^_^) But first I'll make sure she knows how to say shutter and exposure meter in german (^o^)
Send them a fax.
Add an automated translation. The key words would Verschluss and Belichtungsmesser.