Leicina Special Repair

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Leicina Special Repair

Post by silverhalide » Fri Apr 17, 2015 7:01 am

Hello!

I have a Leicina Special which was working 2 years ago, albeit with a non-working exposure meter. I sent it to a repair place on the west coast. Just got it back. No repair completed and now not working at all. Bummer.

Does anyone know of someone in the states who is particularly skilled at repairing Leicina Specials?

I realize this is a tall order!

Thanks!

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Re: Leicina Special Repair

Post by aj » Fri Apr 17, 2015 10:06 am

It was with Willard?

Likely it was just put together again without properly reconnecting the wiring.
Maybe ask Bernie of super16inc for a referral or possibly he can check it out himself.
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Re: Leicina Special Repair

Post by silverhalide » Fri Apr 17, 2015 4:38 pm

After further consideration, I guess I'd be willing to send it overseas. My luck with Bernie hasn't been great.

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Re: Leicina Special Repair

Post by Will2 » Fri Apr 17, 2015 6:56 pm

silverhalide wrote:My luck with Bernie hasn't been great.
Bernie's not really a Super 8 guy, he's more a pro level 16mm, 35mm & lens guy.

Let us know who you find for the Special. Beaulieu is easy, Bjorn all the way.

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Re: Leicina Special Repair

Post by sciolist » Fri Apr 17, 2015 11:00 pm

Ekhard Piehler regularly offers refurbished Leicina Special cameras at eBay. I bought one from him a couple of years ago and have been very satisfied. His eBay ID is ecki1038_kameratechnik. I'm not sure he'd accept equipment for repair, but it wouldn't hurt to ask.

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Re: Leicina Special Repair

Post by nikonr10 » Fri Apr 17, 2015 11:54 pm

silverhalide wrote:Hello!

I have a Leicina Special which was working 2 years ago, albeit with a non-working exposure meter. I sent it to a repair place on the west coast. Just got it back. No repair completed and now not working at all. Bummer.

Does anyone know of someone in the states who is particularly skilled at repairing Leicina Specials?

I realize this is a tall order!

Thanks!
I have two Leicina special body's where ex meter work's but the motor's has gone ,AS AJ point's out it's a wire come lose ? when the motor's stop working this part is hard to replaced , Even send one a way for repairs , no motor this part is now so hard to find ?
Love my Leicina Special my fave super 8 camera .

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Re: Leicina Special Repair

Post by gabrielborner » Sun Apr 19, 2015 11:25 pm

Hello!
I've had my Nikon R10 and Canon 814 xls serviced by Eckhard. He's currently taking care of my Lecina special. I think he works fast and does a good job. Although I'm awaiting treatment of the special. It had an issue with stopping in the middle of a take.
Anyhow my feeling is that he's charge is reasonable and that he works fast although his communication is terrible. If possible I think German is to prefer.

Gabriel

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Re: Leicina Special Repair

Post by nikonr10 » Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:22 am

gabrielborner wrote:Hello!
I've had my Nikon R10 and Canon 814 xls serviced by Eckhard. He's currently taking care of my Lecina special. I think he works fast and does a good job. Although I'm awaiting treatment of the special. It had an issue with stopping in the middle of a take.
Anyhow my feeling is that he's charge is reasonable and that he works fast although his communication is terrible. If possible I think German is to prefer.

Gabriel
Hello do you have more detail's on Mr Ekhard ! or how to get in touch with him , , Please let me know the out come of your Leicina special Repair .

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Re: Leicina Special Repair

Post by aj » Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:03 pm

Leicina special repair adresses have been discussed before... And unfortunately mr Piehler too.
Our forum admin got the wrong camera back
and I got a personal discouragement to send to it to Piehler when I asked around at the time.

But maybe things have changed at to workshop.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=20030&hilit=Piehler
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Re: Leicina Special Repair

Post by aj » Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:04 pm

nikonr10 wrote:
gabrielborner wrote:Hello!
I've had my Nikon R10 and Canon 814 xls serviced by Eckhard. He's currently taking care of my Lecina special. I think he works fast and does a good job. Although I'm awaiting treatment of the special. It had an issue with stopping in the middle of a take.
Anyhow my feeling is that he's charge is reasonable and that he works fast although his communication is terrible. If possible I think German is to prefer.

Gabriel
Hello do you have more detail's on Mr Ekhard ! or how to get in touch with him , , Please let me know the out come of your Leicina special Repair .
Just find the mentioned ebay account. It has his full business address.
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André

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Re: Leicina Special Repair

Post by aj » Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:31 am

aj wrote:Leicina special repair adresses have been discussed before... And unfortunately mr Piehler too.
Our forum admin got the wrong camera back
and I got a personal discouragement to send to it to Piehler when I asked around at the time.

But maybe things have changed at to workshop.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=20030&hilit=Piehler
Somebody ought to locate mr Bittendorf in Hamburg :)
Kind regards,

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Re: Leicina Special Repair

Post by nikonr10 » Tue Apr 21, 2015 10:36 am

aj wrote:Leicina special repair adresses have been discussed before... And unfortunately mr Piehler too.
Our forum admin got the wrong camera back
and I got a personal discouragement to send to it to Piehler when I asked around at the time.

But maybe things have changed at to workshop.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=20030&hilit=Piehler
So much can change in the 7 years of those's posting's ? there are other;s that can fix the Leicina Special , only thing as I said before spare part's .
I had sent my one to Spain for repair's 6 month's later still no repair , can fix most thing's no spare motor . After many email.s then five phone got it back with free post . for the rest was waste of time as had check with them, and made it clear what was wrong by email . Had being told a 90% chance can fix >
Seem when the motor goes it over .

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Re: Leicina Special Repair

Post by silverhalide » Wed Apr 22, 2015 4:59 am

Well, I've sent the camera to Duall in NYC. Fingers crossed.

I looked back at my old email and Eckhard did service this camera for me. I bought it on Ebay.de and had it shipped directly to me. It seems like he had all the issues resolved before he shipped it, but the meter didn't work when I got it. So I just sat on it for awhile and eventually sent it to mystery shop on west coast, where it sat for two years.

I look forward to hearing from Duall. I'll let y'all know how it turns out.

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Re: Leicina Special Repair

Post by nikonr10 » Wed Apr 22, 2015 11:00 pm

silverhalide wrote:Well, I've sent the camera to Duall in NYC. Fingers crossed.

I looked back at my old email and Eckhard did service this camera for me. I bought it on Ebay.de and had it shipped directly to me. It seems like he had all the issues resolved before he shipped it, but the meter didn't work when I got it. So I just sat on it for awhile and eventually sent it to mystery shop on west coast, where it sat for two years.

I look forward to hearing from Duall. I'll let y'all know how it turns out.
If the camera was not working as it's should being the meter not working ,Then he did a poor job on service ? why did you not take it up with ebay ? Too buy a camera from europe then have it shipped to the US then sitting around someone workshop for two year's seen like a waste of dollar's , Or for you get a Leicina special too work, has been deep on the pocket's,

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Re: Leicina Special Repair

Post by aj » Thu Apr 23, 2015 12:10 am

You cannot buy a defect camera from one, have it repaired somewhere else and then when it arrives with a fault have it sent back.
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