[rollei_list] Re: Contax Repair was: ...now analogue versus digital

  • From: Carlos Manuel Freaza <cmfreaza@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: rollei_list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2009 11:14:41 -0800 (PST)

He was communicative and very friendly via email, I did not talk him on the 
phone; I obtained an answer within the 24 hours.
Harry Fleenor was communicative and friendly too.-

Carlos 


--- El mar 13-ene-09, Jan Decher <Jan.Decher@xxxxxxx> escribió:

> De: Jan Decher <Jan.Decher@xxxxxxx>
> Asunto: [rollei_list] Re: Contax Repair was: ...now analogue versus digital
> Para: rollei_list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Fecha: martes, 13 de enero de 2009, 3:48 pm
> Carlos,
> 
> This sounds very encouraging.  Did you talk to Eddy on the
> phone and found him communicative and friendly?
> I hate to wait another year with Henry Scherer before I can
> use my IIIa...
> Looking forward to your results with your Contax II
> 
> Jan
> 
> 
> On Jan 13, 2009, at 12:16 PM, Carlos Manuel Freaza wrote:
> > Hi Jan:
> >         Eddy worked on four main elements: 1)Shutter;
> 2)Rangefinder; 3)Sonnar 1.5/50; 4) Film transport.
> > 
> > 1)Shutter is very smooth and silent, not as quiet as a
> Rollei Compur but very good. Slow shutter speeds from 1/50
> to B sound a bit similar regarding an electronic camera
> shooting and advancing the film but quieter. Shutter speeds
> seem accurate, the self-timer works fine from 1/1250 to 1/2
> sec.
> > 
> > 2)The rangefinder-viewfinder looks very clean, you can
> distinguish both images clearly and the two different image
> colors too, you can focus using the rangefinder wheel or
> rotating the lens barrel. When the images coincide, colors
> become one and stronger. The Contax II has the right window
> very close to the right side and you need a bit of practice
> to avoid to cover the window with your finger ( I could see
> the IIa has this window closer to the lens, but it also has
> a shorter rangefinder baseline).
> > 
> > 3)The lens looks like new, the front element was
> polished slightly. I can't talk about results yet
> because I have the first film in the camera. I regret I
> still don't have a lens hood for the lens.
> > 
> > 4)Film transport works fine, it has like an
> intermediate stop that confused me initially.
> > 
> > Eddy did an excellent work IMO, it was not necessary
> to replace parts in my camera, he only replaced the top
> cover due to the original was bent slightly. BTW, I
> couldn't say my camera looks like new, it maintains a
> scratch close to the word "Contax" and it still
> has the original leather cover in very good condition but it
> does not look like new. Except for that scratch, metal
> external parts look very nice and clean. There are no
> scratches caused by Eddy.
> > Eddy price was very reasonable really and I had my
> camera at home after 30 days including holidays and
> 20,000km.-
> > 
> > Carlos
> > 
> > 
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