Who's doing repair of sl66s in the US these days? I have a body and a handful of backs that need working on. Luckily, they're all spares -- but I want to get them tended to before all the repair people die or disappear!
You can find a list of repairmen at www.sl66.com. I have no personal experience with repairers in the US, but often heard that Mr. Fleenor is highly recommended.
Best Regards, Benjamin
Thank you! I remembered that right after I posted here and forgot to come back and say never mind. I really appreciate your taking the time, Benjamin!
Harry is the Man to get backs fixed. he ain't cheap, but he's really good and pretty fast. I hade 2 backs with spacing problems and he fixed the right up.
My Sl66 seems to be dead. Dead, mind you. Horrible to even consider. She has been inthe shop for about 5 months now. The shop owner, usually a reliable Rollei guys is trying to find a part and so far has failed. Seems to be checking around with shops to no avial. Has also tried making one also to no avail, I reckon. I am now even looking on KEH to buy a body at some reasoable price, if there is such a thing as "reasonable", which I am coming to doubt. Flea-bay has a few at inflated prices. I lust after an Sl66E which are even higher, but I will NOT give up. Never. Some how I will persevere and get back in business. Lenses like mine deserve use. Harry did not revive my backs to not be used again and I want to use the SL 66. I will. Even a Used/new one to me will come some happy day for me. IF any one here has a spare they could see fir to depart with, I wolud be happy to consider helping you to help me.. I feel better dumping all this out, but I do miss the SL66. Clearly it is the camera of choice. My Hasselbald lives in the closet. I am giving it away to my nephew, an excellent, budding photographer, who vows to defect from digital and come to film and learn. I will slightly miss the 'blad, but not like I miss the sick SL66. Boo hoo.
I hope some one knowleagable once in a while looks at this group. As I have said above, my SL66 is in the shop. While looking at KEH just now they had an SL66E for sale and I jumped on it and bought it. It does not have a back. I have 3 backs and I think and hope my backs will work on the SL66E . I full well know they will not work with the meter and perhaps other feathures of the E model. If it will pull film correctly I will be pleased since I am a Zone System shooter, trained by Ansel, Cole Weston and Al Weber, so a built in meter, while nice is not one of my must have features and I will begin a search for the proper back right away, just to be sure I am doing thing right. So, the question is this: Will a just repaired (by Fleenor)SL66 back work on a SL66E? Will greatly appreciate an answer by email if it suits any of you. I would not like to damage this new SL66E. email is
email@example.com and thank you very, very much.