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Hi, I have Graphex 90mm and 203mm lenses that I'd like to have serviced. The 203 sticks and I'd like to have both checked for timing prior to a trip to Europe.
Does anyone have a reference for a good tech? I'll Fedex to them and back, I just need someone that can do the work before June.
-- Joe Nagy (email@example.com), May 14, 2002
Steve Grimes to the rescue! His website is skgrimes.com His phone number is 401-762-0857. June is only two weeks away!
-- Eugene (TIAGEM@aol.com), May 14, 2002.
He did a great job with the CLA on my 90mm Optar.
-- Eric Verheul (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 15, 2002.
Steve is fine if all you need is a cleaning. But, if any replacement parts are necessary, there's a better source. Try Fred Lustig. His phone number in Nevada is 775-746-0111.
-- Alec (email@example.com), May 15, 2002.
Clearly the best thing to do here is have the shutters CLA'd by an expert.
It is worth mentioning though, that in a pinch, the Graphex shutters seem to respond better than most to cleaning by flushing with lighter fluid followed by an in-situ relubrication with a lighter fluid/graphite mixture. Unless something is broken internally, this usually frees up a sticky Graphex.
You'll want to be sure that all of the lighter fluid has evaporated before remounting the glass
-- Ed Balko (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 15, 2002.