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Leica Repair Centers for a 1930's IIIa

Old 11-16-15, 09:35 AM
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Leica Repair Centers for a 1930's IIIa

Since there are a fair number of avid vintage camera buffs here, any recommendations for repairs/restoration of an old Leica screwmount rangefinder?

It seems like the legendary camera repair folk I used to use for my Nikon F's have retired, died, etc.
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Check on the Leica rangefinder forums for recommendations. There are several. I have a IIIf from 1951.
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I'm more of a Contax II/III guy, but I'll make some inquires.
FWIW, I had a Zorki 1 (Soviet knock-off of a Leica II) repaired in the Ukraine. Don't know if I'd trust a real Leica to overseas mail, though.

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Sew-ups or clinchers?
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Check this link. There is a grid at the bottom with some recommendations.

Another recommendation.
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Go to the forums at DPReview.com and inquire there. Listed below is Leica's repair facility here in the U.S.:

Repair & Maintenance // Service & Support - Leica Camera AG


Best of luck with your "RED DOT".
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I'm watching this thread with interest. The little old man I took my IIIf to every few years to check for shutter accuracy seems to have disappeared. His shop is still in the same place but I haven't seen it open for over a year.
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Originally Posted by AZORCH View Post
I'm watching this thread with interest. The little old man I took my IIIf to every few years to check for shutter accuracy seems to have disappeared. His shop is still in the same place but I haven't seen it open for over a year.
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Haven't been around Leicas in ages, but when I was, these were some of the best names in the biz:

Sherry Krauter.com -- Home of the Golden Touch.***
Featured Products - DAG Camera Parts
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Originally Posted by leegf View Post
Haven't been around Leicas in ages, but when I was, these were some of the best names in the biz:

Sherry Krauter.com -- Home of the Golden Touch.***
Featured Products - DAG Camera Parts
YYeCAMERA

Being a Contax guy, Sherry slipped my mind.
My buddy Bern is a Leica guy, and has two or three IIIB (the last Leica available in the US prior to the war). He's had very good luck with Sherry. He also thinks well of Youxin Ye.\
But he DOES prefer LTM Zeiss lenses.

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Youxin Ye is fast and does great work. Very reasonably priced. Sherry Krauter and DAG are certified Leica techs and best of the best. Expensive. Slow. I've used Youxin Ye several times and always been pleased with his work.
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Youxin Ye is fast and does great work. Very reasonably priced. Sherry Krauter and DAG are certified Leica techs and best of the best. Expensive. Slow. I've used Youxin Ye several times and always been pleased with his work.
+1. This is pretty much what I would have suggested. Same comments, too.

I have a 1936 IIIa among my collection. I no longer use it, tho. Perhaps I should . . .
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