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05-22-2014, 07:28 AM   #1
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Pentax LX - Repair Shop?

I sent my

Pentax LX 35mm Camera

to KEH for them to repair it, but they said that they can not find the parts to fix my Camera. Apparently there is something wrong with the metering since it is wearing out due to oldness. The camera is on their way back to me.

From your experience, do you know any other repair shops in the USA that can fix this type of Camera?

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Karlos

05-22-2014, 07:37 AM   #2
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Send him and email and ask. I have had a number of lenses repaired by him. Very reasonable and very honest, if it cannot be done he will say so.
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Eric CLA'ed my LX in February, 2012. Though parts are getting harder he apparently still has a supply of many as well as plenty of the seals kits.

The big problem for LX'es will come when the supply of seals kits runs out. Every time you open an LX body to repair something internal you have to replace all the body seals. Once they're gone - unless some manufacturer runs off a supply - they're gone for good.
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3 cheers for Eric.

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I just got my disfunctional AP back from Eric.

WOW!!!

If this and the M3 were your choices in 1957 why on earth would you spend the extra for the M3???

SID

PS: Pix soon!
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Now that's a loaded question in present company.
05-30-2014, 07:14 AM   #7
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QuoteOriginally posted by puderse Quote
If this and the M3 were your choices in 1957 why on earth would you spend the extra for the M3???
QuoteOriginally posted by chickentender Quote
Now that's a loaded question in present company.
How many users on this site were alive and buying cameras in 1957?


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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
How many users on this site were alive and buying cameras in 1957?


Steve
Steve,
Age 8 with a Kodak Brownie, 22 with a Spotmatic II, and if the financial secretary relents and I paint the interiors of two houses, maybe a K-3.

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How many users on this site were alive and buying cameras in 1957?
Which part of 1957
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Which part of 1957
I was alive, but in no condition to be buying cameras!

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QuoteOriginally posted by puderse Quote
I just got my disfunctional AP back from Eric.

WOW!!!

If this and the M3 were your choices in 1957 why on earth would you spend the extra for the M3???

SID

PS: Pix soon!
Well, if you were in the market for an eye level SLR - instead of a rangfinder, that solved the prism blackout problem inherent in SLRs at that time then it is a no brainer as the original AP was the only one available then . . .



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It is clearly easy to see where the LX got it's good looks . . .

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Haven't loaded film yet but seems to tie all the bundles!

Has a dent in the prism but I figure even a working AP that needs body and fender work is better than no AP at all!!!

More PIX of it in my public gallery.

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Haven't loaded film yet but seems to tie all the bundles!

Has a dent in the prism but I figure even a working AP that needs body and fender work is better than no AP at all!!!

More PIX of it in my public gallery.
Looks good!

Phil.
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Eric is fixing my AP right now. I CANNOT wait to get it back.
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Eric is fixing my AP right now. I CANNOT wait to get it back.
The AP is a great camera! I have three AP, one is a Tower branded and one has a really early s.n.. But none have been to visit Eric, yet....

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QuoteOriginally posted by puderse Quote
Haven't loaded film yet but seems to tie all the bundles!

Has a dent in the prism but I figure even a working AP that needs body and fender work is better than no AP at all!!!

More PIX of it in my public gallery.
Hurry up and try it with film. Looks great.
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