Recommendation for a good re-conditioner?


microlight2010

Link Posted 25/11/2010 - 10:32
I recently acquired an immaculate, pristine-condition early Pentax H2 from around 1959: early (I think) because it has no cut-out on the shutter-speed dial for a meter linkage and it has a fitted original Auto-Tak f2/55mm. The camera is as marketed in the US, marked as 'Honeywell Heiland'. Even the base plate is unmarked!

Unfortunately, it seems to be pristine because it doesn't appear to have been used very much at all, and therefore the shutter, mirror etc are very sticky and only attempt to fire when the camera is warm. Also the shutter speeds don't sound right at all, with a lot of the sticking happening at 1/60 and slower, probably due to the sticky shutter travel.

I'd like to return it to full mechanical operating condition and run some film through it - can anyone recommend a good UK-based re-conditioning service that I can send this venerable old beast to?

Thanks,
Martyn
K-3II - HD DA20-40 Limited, HD DA55-300PLM, SMC DA10-17 Fishy, AF201FG Flashy

hefty1

Link Posted 25/11/2010 - 11:58
Try www.harrowtechnical.co.uk or www.asahiphoto.co.uk - either should be able to sort your H2 out.
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microlight2010

Link Posted 25/11/2010 - 15:57
Many thanks, will contact them.


K-3II - HD DA20-40 Limited, HD DA55-300PLM, SMC DA10-17 Fishy, AF201FG Flashy
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