I think you meant Nippon Photo Clinic NYC.?
Zack's is a closed store but Michael? will answer email and still does repair. I'm saving him for fixing the potentially inevitable M5 light leak.
After going back and forth with KEH a few more times, I do not believe they can fix it. I'm finding a lot of places just replace the shutter thinking that solves all issues. What I also found is no one seems to have the calibration fixtures for the EOS-3s, it was programmed through the hotshoe.
What I found on mine is that the meter is inconsistent. Some circumstances it meters close, sometimes it's off by 2 stops ( under exposing ). If it were consistent, I could just dial in some exposure offset or adjust the ISO setting. I used my light table to check the exposure against a couple of "working" cameras. At a brighter intensity, the working cameras measured an exposure of 1/125 at f5.6, my EOS-3 measured 1/500 at 5.6, so 2 stops off. When I stepped through aperture settings the offset was about 1 stop when I reached f22.
This smells a lot like the issue my camera had when I first got it in 99, I think Canon flashed new firmware and recalibrated it.
I decided to go into my camera just to see what I could see. I cleaned and reseated all the flex cables but to no avail, still has it's issues. so now I'm on the hunt for a replacement.
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My new EOS-3 showed up. Was advertised as unused and it seems it really is unused. Looking at the date code, it's about 5 years newer than my original.
First thing I did was compare the exposure meter to a couple other cameras and it seemed good. Oddly my first EOS-3 compared relatively close, but then when I initially was trying to sort it out, it was inconsistent.
Now I will shoot a test roll and see how the new camera works.
Because my last use of the first camera before it started failing was with the flash, I'm a bit afraid to try the flash on the new camera, thought in my head, I don't see how the flash could have done anything.
Funny how a camera can come from Japan to the US in 2-3 days. If I send a letter to my neighbor, it takes the same time.
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Well, http://www.sp-ts.com/ got back to me and said they do have what is needed to do the meter calibration. I might send my old one there to have them do.
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