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I've taken the plunge, and arranged for Chris Sherlock

Discussion in 'Classic Models & Marques' started by John Farrell, Jul 5, 2020.

  1. John Farrell

    John Farrell Well-Known Member

    the well known Kodak Retina camera repairer, to give my Agfaflex an overhaul. I bought this, as an outfit with 2 extra lenses, waist and eye level viewfinders, and various other accessories, about 4 years ago. It is a solid, chunky camera, which shouts "German engineering".

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  2. Stephen Rundle

    Stephen Rundle In the Stop Bath

    For show or will you use it ?
     
  3. Craig20264

    Craig20264 Well-Known Member

    Well if the handbrake on the car ever fails you can use it as a wheel chock ;)
     
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  4. John Farrell

    John Farrell Well-Known Member

    I'll use it - the slow shutter speeds are sticky, and I'm not keen to try to fix it myself. My strike rate with lens shutter SLRs is not good.
     
  5. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    Wow - that's a new one on me, looks like someone used to design panzers before moving to Agfa, doesn't it?
     
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  6. Danno

    Danno Active Member

    Looks great! Is that a III or a IV?
     
  7. John Farrell

    John Farrell Well-Known Member

    It's a IV - the III had the waist level finder.
     
  8. John Farrell

    John Farrell Well-Known Member

    I picked up my camera from Chris Sherlock today - all nice and clean, and working like new. It cost me the equivalent of around 145 pounds for the job.
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  9. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    Nice - I suspect it gave him less trouble than my Retina II, which owes rather a lot to his parts bin!
     
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  10. John Farrell

    John Farrell Well-Known Member

    Chris Sherlock has posted a video showing the service to the Agfaflex.

     

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