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Varna

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Dear Group

I stumbled on the APUG site yesterday, while surfing for info on medium format cameras. I find it incredible that I missed APUG for so long!!

This post is primarily to say hello to my fellow Australasian and general group members and introduce myself.

I live in Melbourne, Australia and I am a very new enthusiastic medium format photographer, following acquisition of an old Mamiya C3! I am currently overseas, taking photographs from my C3, when I realised that the shutter is 'sticky' at lower shutter speeds and there is a reasonable amount of dust in the viewfinder (also found that if the viewfinder was a bit more brighter that would have been ideal).

Currently I am planning to get my C3 cleaned when I get back to Melbourne. Would anyone in the group have advise regarding cleaning and refurbishing a Mamiya C3 in Melbourne? And is there a way to change/replace the focusing screen to a brighter focusing screen? Thank you for your knowledge and consideration.

I am waiting to read the posts and participate in the forum, with my very limited experience and soak up your collective wisdom.

Thank You

With warmest regards

Varna
 

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Good Evening, Varna

Welcome from southwestern Illinois.

Konical
 

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Shutter Box in Camberwell provides a very reliable service in my experience.

Welcome!
 
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Shutter Box in Camberwell provides a very reliable service in my experience.

Welcome!

Welcome Varna!

I'll second Jacksond's recommendation. That's not to say that there aren't other good ones; it's just that they're on my side of town!
 

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Welcome Varna. Another member recently told me they used to be a camera repair man and they refurbish stuff and sell it. I'll have him reply here or pm you.
 

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Welcome Varna. I've heard good things about Shutter Box, also, although I have no personal experience with them myself. I have no doubt you'll find a lot of useful information on the boards and plenty of people more than happy to offer help and advice.
 

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And welcome from The Netherlands, Europe as well.
Bert from Holland
http://thetoadmen.blogspot.nl

BTW please post some images made with your C3.
 
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Varna

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Thank You very much.

Shutterbox seems to be on my side of the town too, thank you for the advise. Thanks a lot for a great welcome!!

I will definitely post few from my C3.

Warmest Regards

Varna
 

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Welcome to APUG
 

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Hi Varna! Welcome to APUG from rainy Japan!
 
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Thank You all, I am already enjoying the posts!!

Warmest Regards

Varna
 

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Welcome Varna! APUG is a great sight to learn on, and have fun. The C3 is a great camera. I have one too! Yeah, that's it in my avatar pic, but the name badge was missing when I bought it, so I glued on a name plate pirated off a cheap 35mm Russian camera. (just to be confusing) I've taken some great photos with it, so get it serviced and enjoy it.
 
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