Frank Marshman a.k.a. Camera Wiz - still in business!

Discussion in 'Camera Building, Repairs & Modification' started by Trask, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. Captmatt

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    Same story. Sent my Fuji Folder back for service, as it stopped working shortly after first repair. It has been over 8 months and no response to phone messages or emails, nothing.
     
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    No sooner had I posted here, and sent another email to Camera Wiz, did I receive an email reply that the camera was shipped and tracking number showing that to be the case. Only comment was sorry, waiting for a part. Well, hopefully it all ends well for you too.
     
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    Might as well keep this thread going...
    is Frank still in business presently? Best way to contact him? Any changes for the phone # or email?
    Responses are greatly appreciated!!
     
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    He called me yesterday afternoon. A week ago I sent him my beautiful Plaubel Makina III.
    It's very dry inside according to Frank, and he is going to make a missing interior part for it.
    If this works out (Why wouldn't it??) I have a lot more work for him.
     
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    I recently bought a GSW690II cheap which Frank later said was the deal of the day. I had called and left a message after about a week of no response I found this thread and decided to just send it out to him. He received it on the 24th of Feb and last night I got a text saying my camera was ready, can't wait to get it back.
     
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    I am happy to vouch for Mr. Marshman. I emailed him with a description of my problem (A GSW690 II with sticky shutter and a lens assembly that wouldn't budge.) Late the same day, he emailed back with a detailed response. I sent him the camera, which he acknowledged receiving via email. He turned the work around the same week (faster than my usual guy) and the camera was back to me a week after that. (Crossing the border always slows things down.)

    His communication was fast and thorough, his price was reasonable, his workmanship was top notch. Recommended.

    I only ever emailed him. Perhaps that's the route to try, if you can't raise him by other means.
     
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    I'm about to attempt to send him my Konica Auto S3 to see if he can give it a clean bill of health and I can shoot knowing its ready for the next few years. Hopefully he's still around, I just sent him an e-mail.
     
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    You might also give him a phone call before sending your Auto S3. Frank closed the shop and works out of his home now, as a result of which there are some things we can/will no longer work on.
     
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    Will do. Thanks for the heads up, Steve.

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    Reached his VM and left him a message. VM still indicates he may still be doing camera work as he mentioned CameraWiz. Fingers crossed!
     
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    With large format shutters I have nothing but praise for Frank. For me he has done top-quality work at reasonable prices and good turn-around times.
    Joel
     
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    Great to hear!
     
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    Did anyone hear about Frank recently? I sent him an email weeks ago; no answer so far...
     
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    Frank just answered my e-mail, After only 2 hours. Still in business. :smile:
     
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    I just received a Plaubel Makina back from service/CLA from Frank. I haven't tested it yet but will report if anything is amiss. My initial contact with him was through email, which went unanswered for a day or two so I tried the link to him through eBay and he answered right away. Turn around time for my camera was a week.
     
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    So did you send your camera to Frank Marshman? If so, did you get it back? Was it properly fixed?
     
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    So did you send Frank Marshman your camera? How did the repair go?
     
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    That sounds great. May I please have the link to Frank Marshman through eBay?
     
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    Sure, it's "wizcam"
     
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    Thank you!
     
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