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06-22-2016, 08:51 PM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by RR84 Quote
Yes, EricH has a very loyal following here on Pentax Forums. Personally, I value the pride that the Japanese put into their work and how seriously they take their craft.
I will give you the benefit of the doubt that you had a repair issue as you say - it happens. However, I take exception with the innuendo in your second sentence.

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Yeah I'm sure most people are happy with his work. I realise I'm in the minority here.

I did follow it up and he offered to take another look at it. While it might be feasible for someone like yourself in the US to do a repeat send-off, shipping costs are pretty expensive here is Australia. I'm not going to pay another $95 in shipping to have it corrected. It should have been done right the first time.
Understandable - I was in Aus and NZ for quite a while and painfully aware of the costs for that ocean trek, so I don't blame you. On the other hand, yes it should have been done correctly the first time, however (and I mean this respectfully) just bear in mind I see you've been here on the PF for a few months, whilst Eric's service to innumerable shooters here dates back many years (and further beyond PF)... So while I sure get your frustration, it's obvious that it's frustration and my statement "chances are it'll come back as new" still passes mustard generally. But in any case I hope the OP sorts everything, and you as well. I'd be interested to hear how the experience with the Japanese repair techs you linked to go, so do report back.

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QuoteOriginally posted by LesDMess Quote
I will give you the benefit of the doubt that you had a repair issue as you say - it happens. However, I take exception with the innuendo in your second sentence.
That's how i interpreted it as well, for what it's worth. But again - I'd be frustrated weeks and 100 dollars later as well, certainly.
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That's how i interpreted it as well, for what it's worth. But again - I'd be frustrated weeks and 100 dollars later as well, certainly.
I've been building, calibrating & repairing electro-mechanical devices since the 70's - probably tens of thousands by now but only a handful of cameras, and I understand things can happen. I also understand the economy associated with these things particularly when it comes to old obsolete devices. Implied lack of pride - specially one sided view, is out of bounds.
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QuoteOriginally posted by LesDMess Quote
I've been building, calibrating & repairing electro-mechanical devices since the 70's - probably tens of thousands by now but only a handful of cameras, and I understand things can happen. I also understand the economy associated with these things particularly when it comes to old obsolete devices. Implied lack of pride - specially one sided view, is out of bounds.
Neither the KX nor SP shutters are electro mechanical?
Pentax cameras like the KX and SP were not designed or made in the CUS?
My auto is Ja for a reason...

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Some problems especially intermittents can be difficult to reproduce.
I once had to send one of my KX bodies back to Eric after a few months.
No servicer is perfect. But Eric is head and shoulders above the rest.

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I as well had to send a camera back for a second look some years ago.

Of course that would be one camera in a string of 20 or so since 1998, Asahi Pentax K through Pentax LX.
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Neither the KX nor SP shutters are electro mechanical?
Pentax cameras like the KX and SP were not designed or made in the CUS?
My auto is Ja for a reason...
Questions?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Xmas Quote
Neither the KX nor SP shutters are electro mechanical?
Pentax cameras like the KX and SP were not designed or made in the CUS?
My auto is Ja for a reason...

Do you ship it to Ja for service?

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Do you ship it to Ja for service?

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I got Ja autos and cameras cause they are more reliable and easier to maintain.
I don't ship cameras or autos for repair the cost is too high and both mail and tax is annoying here.
It is not abnormal to have problems after service so local service is convenient.

Which is why Eric is convenient for most of you especially given your mail service is still good. E6 cassettes in post disappear too frequently here!

I stick a trolly jack under the auto even when the service centre is 400 meters away.
The Pentax repair specialist is an auto bus and tube journey away. Never been their yet. I have a lens spanner.

I'm sure Aus and NZ have camera repair people too.

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I'm sure Aus and NZ have camera repair people too.

Noel
I had some good work done by the folks at Whilton Camera in the Sydney CBD about 5 years ago while I was in Aus for a couple months.
I know as well there is a fellow in NZ (in Dunedin if I remember correctly - but I may not be remembering correctly) who does quality work - wish I could remember his name.
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QuoteOriginally posted by chickentender Quote
I know as well there is a fellow in NZ (in Dunedin if I remember correctly - but I may not be remembering correctly) who does quality work - wish I could remember his name.
Chris Sherlock. He prefers working on Kodak Retinas, as he recently declined servicing a Konica I had. Problem is parts and service manuals. Previously he did repair my Yashica Lynx, and had to go looking for parts in order to do so.
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Chris Sherlock. He prefers working on Kodak Retinas, as he recently declined servicing a Konica I had. Problem is parts and service manuals. Previously he did repair my Yashica Lynx, and had to go looking for parts in order to do so.
Yes! that's the man. Parts will be the undoing of us all, or rather our photographic loves.
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Yes! that's the man. Parts will be the undoing of us all, or rather our photographic loves.
Not just photographic. I used to drive a 1957 Borgward Isabella Kombi, but got tired of making my own parts.
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