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Subject: [Leica] Re:Anyone used this place for CLA? and Intro of Newbie
From: ruben at (Ruben)
Date: Wed Jul 14 10:00:47 2004
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Welcome to the list John - nice info on Austin vanCampen - I am not sure
that I would be equally blessed with a repair man in Denmark - the rate
would probably be the minimum 100 usd an hour - perhaps taking a vacation to
the states for a fourtnight would be the best and cheapest way to have my
old cameras CLAd - ruben
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John Scocca" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, July 14, 2004 5:32 PM
Subject: [Leica] Re:Anyone used this place for CLA? and Intro of Newbie

> I have used him (Austin vanCampen) for CLA work three times.  His work
> has been satisfactory and his turn-around is great - about ten days at
> the longest.
> He did two Rolleis and then my elderly IIIb (which I suspect had never
> been serviced during its entire lifetime).  He also removed the haze
> from a pair of lenses for the Leica.  I have no idea as to how he would
> do with a complex repair.  I believe that he does not do electronics,
> not an issue with the M3.
> I should introduce myself, since this is my first post to this group.
> I am by budget and nature a bottom-feeding lover of fine cameras, and I
> like to use them, but I do not consider my work in the same league as
> what I see on this list.  I have been lurking for several months and
> keep learning a great deal from the posts - even about photography
> occasionally  :-).
> I'm a molecular biologist by trade, and a member of the demographic
> that coveted Leicas when they were the only cameras on the A-list.  Now
> I have two, my old IIIb and an M3, and am doing my damnedest to unstuck
> the shutter buttons (a la Cassidy)
> Cheers,
> John Scocca
> On Jul 14, 2004, at 4:08 AM, wrote:
> >
> > From: Jim Wong <>
> > Subject: Re: [Leica] Anyone used this place for CLA?
> >
> > If they do 6 M3's a week then that would work out to 300 a year.
> > Surely some
> > of those must've come from LUG members.  I'd be curious to hear if
> > anyone on
> > LUG has used him.
> >
> >
> > --- Jon <> wrote:
> >> I e mailed the man and asked if he CLA'd M3's...He answered "
> >> least
> >> 6 a week" No idea of the quality of his work.
> >>
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