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04-02-2009, 07:35 PM   #1
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Equipment Repair / Tech Specialist list

Is there a way to create and manage a listing of outside equipment technicians and repair specialists without:
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  • controling entries in some way so that it doesn't become an advertising Forum
Such a resource would be a great help when a member really needs something repaired such as a classic lens, but there are obviously problems to consider.

04-02-2009, 08:32 PM   #2
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Do you think we could adapt either the Links Database or Article System to accomodate this?

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I think either would work, but the links database might be the better option.

I have a Viv 105/2.5 at Eric's to repair a broken aperture locking pin - parts of course unavailable. Through posts here and on two other Forums I found the lens repair specialist whose name I had forgotten. He emailed me a list of the lenses that can be cannibalized for the part - one is available now, problem soon to be solved.

That leads me to two ideas. The listing is the first. An article about the under-engineered pin on these awesome Vivitar/Kiron lenses is the second.
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I could add a category for repair/service centers than, and the rest would be up to you. How does that sound?


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That works. I was just in the Links database thinking about that solution.
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I see no conflict of interest, bias or other spin in having a resource section/listings/database/etc. The only caveat being that it would need some moderation so that it doesn't become a spam dumping ground for every "Joe's & Flo's Camera Repair" that happens by. (no offense or actual reference to anyone named Joe and/or Flo, btw)
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The category is now avaliable here: Camera Repair and Service - PentaxForums.com Links Directory

Let's fill it up!

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Nice

Is there any way to submit resources like this that don't have a website? I know - "What? No website and it's 2009?!??!!??"; but they exist. Just found out about a month ago that there's an old-school camera and lens repair shop here in town and she doesn't have any web presence nor desire for one.

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Not into the links database, of course, but if this sections receives significant attention I'll accomodate that somehow.

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