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10-30-2010, 03:55 PM   #1
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Pentax LX CLA

Have an opportunity to purchase an LX which appears to be in good condition.
As a matter of course I would get it CLAd. I'm looking for estimates on how much it might cost to have it cleaned, lubed and adjusted.

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QuoteOriginally posted by 8540tomg Quote
Have an opportunity to purchase an LX which appears to be in good condition.
As a matter of course I would get it CLAd. I'm looking for estimates on how much it might cost to have it cleaned, lubed and adjusted.

Tom G

Tom send it to Eric Home. He is the authority on LX and I have sent him three. The last one a few weeks back - he cleaned the prism from fungus that was starting to take residence and it is now smooth like butter and clear as day. I think that the CLA is around $150.

Cheers,

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Tom send it to Eric Home. He is the authority on LX and I have sent him three. The last one a few weeks back - he cleaned the prism from fungus that was starting to take residence and it is now smooth like butter and clear as day. I think that the CLA is around $150.

Cheers,

Luc

Thanks Luc,

Appreciate the response. That's about what I thought. The unit looks pretty good but no doubt would benefit from a CLA job. It's priced about $450 + CLA makes it $600 or so. Not bad for an LX in good condition. I'm reluctant to pull the trigger though as I just don't shoot much film anymore. It would be a shame for it to collect dust next to my MX and K2. Decisions, decisions...

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QuoteOriginally posted by 8540tomg Quote
Tom send it to Eric Home. He is the authority on LX and I have sent him three. The last one a few weeks back - he cleaned the prism from fungus that was starting to take residence and it is now smooth like butter and clear as day. I think that the CLA is around $150.

Cheers,

Luc

Thanks Luc,

Appreciate the response. That's about what I thought. The unit looks pretty good but no doubt would benefit from a CLA job. It's priced about $450 + CLA makes it $600 or so. Not bad for an LX in good condition. I'm reluctant to pull the trigger though as I just don't shoot much film anymore. It would be a shame for it to collect dust next to my MX and K2. Decisions, decisions...

Tom G
Best to keep it in pristine condition.

10-31-2010, 01:45 AM   #5
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Eric CLA'd my LX.

I don't use the camera as much as I should, but I am glad I got the camera done.

It cost me just over 200 bucks, as he also replaced the focusing screen, and fixed the stickey mirror.
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It should be noted that Eric's LX service is a full overhaul, not just a standard CLA.
As such it is actually a great bargain.

By comparison a Leica owner might pay $500 for the same level of service from
a Leica specialist, and wait six months to get their camera back to boot...

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QuoteOriginally posted by ChrisPlatt Quote
It should be noted that Eric's LX service is a full overhaul, not just a standard CLA.
As such it is actually a great bargain.

By comparison a Leica owner might pay $500 for the same level of service from
a Leica specialist, and wait six months to get their camera back to boot...

Chris

Good point. Eric's work on my included replacing all the seals--which on the LX are many.
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