Camera repairs in Australia?

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Alastair Moore
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Camera repairs in Australia?

Postby Alastair Moore » 07 Sep 2014, 00:09

Something I've been meaning to do for a while, my Toyo 4x5 has a slightly bent rear standard and I'm not that keen on trying to sort it out myself. It hasn't affected the images that I can see but would be good to get it sorted. Does anyone know of anywhere that does repairs to large format cameras?

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Re: Camera repairs in Australia?

Postby jamespierce » 08 Sep 2014, 04:53

Camera Clinic in Melbourne will surely do it, but may not be cheap. Perhaps talk to Scott at Mainline in Sydney ?

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Re: Camera repairs in Australia?

Postby Nathan Everett » 08 Sep 2014, 09:52

Maybe it'd be worth getting a quote for a new rail + postage from the US service rep and having a go at fixing it yourself?

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Re: Camera repairs in Australia?

Postby Alastair Moore » 08 Sep 2014, 20:55

Thanks for the suggestions guys. It's such a minor thing, I probably could/should have a go myself. I might get my old man to assist in tackling it myself, just don't want to make it any worse! I'll have a look and if I have no success with it, when I get back to Aus I'll speak to Camera Clinic.

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Re: Camera repairs in Australia?

Postby Walter Glover » 09 Sep 2014, 07:40

Alastair,

I would not stuff about with it myself.

I know from close experience that if you contact Sakai Special Camera in Japan that they will refurbish the camera perfectly. It may yake a while but it will be perfect. They have the jigs to correct any alignment issues.
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Re: Camera repairs in Australia?

Postby Geoff Roberts » 11 Sep 2014, 11:43

I've had great service by Hans at Mainline photo. He has worked on about four of my cameras, and I've always been very pleased. Reasonably priced too.


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