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PostTue Dec 06, 2011 2:46 pm 
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i just took my lenses over to have them cleaned .. i could see tons of dust inside .. and after over 5 yrs use and numerous trips to the desert .. a few times in sandy windstorms .. i just thought i should have it done .. even though i really wasn't seeing any spots ... but i thought perhaps the dust might be affecting something ..

well the owner (who has always cleaned my sensors .. first my d70 and now the d90) said bunk ... then patted me on the head and sent me home .. no need to spend $150 each for the job ..

just thought i'd share this .. also i mentioned to him that the tele wiggled a little on the body .. he checked it out, tightened a few screws and that was that .. no charge ..

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PostTue Dec 06, 2011 8:31 pm 
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Like finding a good mechanic!

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PostTue Dec 06, 2011 8:37 pm 
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I would love some contact info for the shop
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PostWed Dec 07, 2011 6:54 am 
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sorry .. 518 NE 165th St, Seattle (it's actually Shoreline -- across from the old Crest Theater)

206.367.2440 ...

walk in hours are Tues-Sat, 10 am-2pm; he does the bulk of his repairs in the afternoons ... he's there in the back at that time and available for pick up, but not for drop off ..  you have to do that during the walk in hours

it takes 1 day for a sensor cleaning ..

o and cash payment will usually get you a little discount ..

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PostThu Dec 08, 2011 10:35 am 
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Thanks for the tip!

My favorite lens has a big blob of something inside it.  Almost looks like a spot of grease came loose and attached itself to one of the elements near the edge.  It seems to only affect pictures when shooting at wide apertures and shooting towards the sun.  Obviously that's not something that happens all that often, but I'd like to get it taken care of.

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PostThu Dec 08, 2011 1:09 pm 
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Good to know.
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PostFri Dec 23, 2011 3:57 pm 
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I had my shutter rebuilt on my Canon 30d at that same shop and he charged me $300  bawl.gif

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PostFri Dec 23, 2011 5:12 pm 
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The name of the company is "The Camera Clinic".  I have been a customer there since the '70'sa, a very good and knowledgeable gentleman runs the place.

In the same vein, I would recommend "Close Instrument Repair"
http://www.closeinstrumentrepair.com/
for any repairs of binoculars, telescopes, optical levels, theodolites and transits, and Brunton compasses and pocket transits
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PostThu Jan 12, 2012 5:47 pm 
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I took a medium format slr camera in there to have a filter ring straightened on the front of a removable lens attached to it..he bent in the back film door while doing it and charged me $30 for the 5 minute destruction.No thanks..
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PostFri Jan 13, 2012 6:41 am 
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omg .. i can't believe i called it precision camera .. don't know where did that come from? total brain fade .. i just googled it .. that's were we used to send our video camera for repair .. it's back east .. sorry about that and thx for the correction

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PostFri Nov 24, 2017 9:20 pm 
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did i read somewhere the shop in shoreline closed? i dropped a lens last week. popped the glass out and broke a plastic ring. seems like it should be fixable...

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PostSat Nov 25, 2017 4:29 pm 
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iron wrote:
did i read somewhere the shop in shoreline closed? i dropped a lens last week. popped the glass out and broke a plastic ring. seems like it should be fixable...

Yes, he retired and closed the shop.
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PostSat Nov 25, 2017 6:19 pm 
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bummer. any other local recommendations?

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PostSun Nov 26, 2017 12:10 pm 
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Iron,

When I last looked he had a sign on his door that if you called him he could set up appointments for repair, etc. His door also had the name of two other shops he was recommending.
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