[rollei_list] OT: SM Leica Restoration (was OT:Contax II and Eddy)

  • From: "Eric Goldstein" <egoldste@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: rollei_list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2009 15:17:11 -0500

OK, who does this level of work on SM Leicas? I've got a IIIF RD/ST
I'd love to get retored to this level...


Eric Goldstein

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On Tue, Jan 6, 2009 at 2:42 PM, Thor Legvold <tlegvold@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> Apropos things Contax,
>
> I got mine back just before the holidays from Henry Scherer.
>
> It's like **brand new**. The glass glows and is flawless, he even managed to
> create a special replacement paint (baked on) that actually sticks to the
> metal (apparently the alloy Zeiss used for a few short runs was something
> paint doesn't stick to very well). The camera simply purs now, I cannot
> recommend him high enough. Truly a work of art, I basically received a brand
> new camera back. Took me over 1.5 years of waiting, but it was well worth
> it.
>
> All in all he worked his magic on a IIa Color Dial, 50/1.5 Sonnar, 85/2
> Sonnar, 135/4 Sonnar and 35/2.8 Biogon. Have run a few rolls of Kodachrome
> 64 through it and am excited waiting for the results.
>
> Cheers,
> Thor
>
>
> On 6. jan.. 2009, at 20.11, Carlos Manuel Freaza wrote:
>
>> About 35 days (including holydays and 20,000km) after to send the Contax
>> II to NYC (Brooklyn)I have it at home again.
>> Eddy Smolov did a very good work, it was necessary to change nothing about
>> internal parts, shutter and other mechanisms needed a good CLA only: "your
>> camera is very old but it's still in very good working order" wrote me Eddy.
>> The Sonnar 1.5/50 front element was polished slightly and looks like new;
>> the RF was cleaned and it`s easy to focus now. Eddy only changed the camera
>> top cover 'cause the original was bent slightly, I regret a bit the
>> replacement, the original (Eddy sent me it again)top cover black band is
>> engraved "Alemania" -Germany in Spanish- from factory, an uncommon detail;
>> anyway the new top cover looks very good. I hope to try the camera with film
>> for the next weeks, I'm very happy with the CLA results.
>> Thanks again Marc, Daniel and other members to recommend Eddy, I'm very
>> satisfied with his service, price and kind treatment.-
>>
>> Carlos
>>
>>
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