Recommendation for CLA
I've had my Zeiss Ikonta IV CLA'd by Essex Camera Repair a couple of years ago. I've sent it back once because the shutter jammed and it was under warranty. Now it jammed again. Both times I've shot in the cold. Don't know if it's related. I'm trying to find a new repair facility. I've been emailing Bald Mountain and the person doesn't respond quickly. Also he hasn't responded to my last email. I don't sense enthusiasm here. Can someone recommend a good repair facility that will repair the shutter on my old gem?
I've had work done by Zack's in Providence R.I. In particular, he did a spectacular job on my Kodak Retina.
+1 on Zack's
Originally Posted by bdial
I have used this guy, he does good work.
About four years ago I inherited a prewar Zeiss Ikonta 6 x 9 in beautiful condition except the shutter was frozen from sitting in a drawer for probably 50 or more years. I sent it to Midwest Camera Repair in Wyandotte, MI:http://www.midwestcamera.com They did a nice job CLA the shutter mechanism for about $100. I hardly use the camera, but it works perfectly (used only in mild weather conditions.) I have used them successfully for other repairs over the years.
certo6.com also gets my vote, although he is the only for this type of fixing I've used. Been happy and didn't need to find another. Bill Barber
There's also Mark Hansen, Zeiss Ikon Repair in Portland OR.
He worked on my Super Ikonta. Good communication and a good job.