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    Like I always tell my wife... If you can't put it back together with fewer parts than the person who designed it, you are no smarter than they are.

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    I have an agreement with the repairer who services my gear, he doesn't take pictures, and I don't service equipment.
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    No word from Mark Hama regarding my camera

    Tried calling and leaving messages, no reply to my emails, nothing for about a month and he hasn't cashed the check.... Delivery confirmation says someone signed for it. First, I hope he is ok. Second, I wish I could get in touch with him. Do any of you have contact with him? I heard about him from this forum.

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    Sad to say that no matter how good his CLA work is, I cannot recommend Mark Hama... TERRIBLE communication, over two months and only one email saying he got back from vacation. He cashed the check a month ago. I just want to know the status. Since I found out about him on this thread, if anyone else does the same, I suggest someone else. I hate writing things like this, but I really just want my camera back.

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    Truly sorry to hear this, Jason. My experience was the exact opposite, but that doesn't excuse your experience at all. Occasional excellence is really not excellence.

    I hope Mr. Hama reads this...

    Ken
    "They are the proof that something was there and no longer is. Like a stain. And the stillness of them is boggling. You can turn away but when you come back they’ll still be there looking at you."

    — Diane Arbus, March 15, 1971, in response to a request for a brief statement about photographs

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbwpro View Post
    Sad to say that no matter how good his CLA work is, I cannot recommend Mark Hama... TERRIBLE communication, over two months and only one email saying he got back from vacation. He cashed the check a month ago. I just want to know the status. Since I found out about him on this thread, if anyone else does the same, I suggest someone else. I hate writing things like this, but I really just want my camera back.

    jason
    See, I warned you.

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    Jason,

    PM sent...

    Ken
    "They are the proof that something was there and no longer is. Like a stain. And the stillness of them is boggling. You can turn away but when you come back they’ll still be there looking at you."

    — Diane Arbus, March 15, 1971, in response to a request for a brief statement about photographs

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    Did everyone get their stuff back? I was just looking for the best place to send my VERY used black Canonet Ql17GIII (made in Japan). I got it for a great price considering it's color and origin but it needs a good CLA from a pro, not just a tabletop lube job & tighten-up. Just wondering if Tony or Jason got their cameras back from Mr. Hama.

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    Nope, despite repeated attempts to contact him, my Fujica and $140 are gone.

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