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Anyone recommend a good film camera repair place/person?

I have a Sears TLS (m42 mount camera) and a Kalimar K-90 (Kmount camera) that I would like to get CLA'ed, and was wondering if anybody here could recommend a place to send them to?

Perferably in the U.S. (mainly due to covid still going on, shipping is still messed up for everybody).
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Ps: no, I dont want to "just get another camera", with the prices that film cameras are going for right now, might as well just get the ones I have cla'ed/repaired. Plus, the Sears TLS has sentimental value to me, plus I have the MR-9 adapter for it.


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Have a look at this thread and scroll down to the USA section: Pentax Repair Facilities (Wordwide listing) - PentaxForums.com
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I would recommend you give a call to

Phototronic

119 NE US Highway 24
Topeka KS 66608

785 233 0231

Camera Repair - phototronic.biz


to see if he thinks he could be of help

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Another vote for Mike at Phototronic.

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Any reputable camera repair should be able to service either of those cameras. The Sears TLS models that I am familiar with are a re-label of the Ricoh Singlex TLS. I have had mine apart and it should provide few surprises to an experienced technician. The Kalimar K-90 (not a K-mart brand) is reputed to have been made by Cosina should also not present any particular challenge for a standard CLA.


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Thanks y'all. I messaged Gary's Camera yesterday and they said they wouldn't be able to CLA the Sears, but will CLA the Kalimar for $68, so I just sent it out to them today.

I email'd Camera Repair Center earlier (since they're close to me) to see if they're able to do a CLA on the Sears and fix a dented filter ring on a 50mm manual lens I have, and waiting for them to respond.
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No bueno on CRC, they currently cant cla the Sears, maybe in a few months, and their tech hasnt gone back yet. Will try calling phototronic tomorrow. :/
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Does anyone know if Eric Henderson does cla's on non-pentax branded cameras?

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Camera Service Co (Best Camera repair and service in Atlanta! CCD Sensor Cleaning) responded to me earlier today and they said they would be able to service my Sears TLS
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