Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/01/25

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Subject: Re: [Leica] [Leica-off topic] country of origin
From: (David Morton)
Date: Mon, 25 Jan 1999 15:03 +0000 (GMT Standard Time)

Walt wrote:

> Ken, I don't know where you live, but it damn sure ain't 
> Dallas, WILL NOT get your F or SP or even F2
> serviced....two years ago they wouldn't take in an older 
> 300 4.5 that needed a new mount!!  a 5 minute job!! ("no 
> support for manual focus")
> I respect that Nikon Japan has this kind of reputation, but 
> I can't even order a COMMON part for my F!!! (a part shared 
> with the SP, F, F2!!!) from Nikon USA.....BTW, it's the 
> single part that will eventually be the death of ALL the 
> mechanical Nikons....I'm glad that I learned how to file the 
> old part to get another 25 years out of it!!!

I think you need to take this up with Nikon US, as it's not my experience. 

I take all my Nikon stuff to a company called 'Fixation' in South London, 
where I *believe* Nikon UK send everything that comes in to them for 

They've never turned me away yet, indeed only this morning I took my 
faithful old Nikkormat FT3 in for new light seals and a CLA, and there was 
no question of them refusing to deal with it or being unable to get 

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