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    Question old Pentax K2 that need some TLC

    Hi All,

    I am not sure if this is the right place to ask, but anyone has recommendation on camera repair/cleaning company that still handle old manual film camera? I left the camera working in the storage but now the shutter stuck and there are some "whitish" particle in the lens barrel ..

    PS: I live in Sydney area
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    Maybe try contacting the Australian Centre for Photography in Paddington and enquire there as they have contacts for everything photography, film and digital. It's a starting point anyway. Good luck with it.
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    Try Whilton's Cameras in Elizabeth St Sydney, or there's another in Castlereagh Street, not far away. I can't think of its name, but it's on the 1st floor in the building, and it has been mentioned here before by others.
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    Whiteish particles? Sounds like maybe a fungus of some sort.
    In which case keep the K2/lenses etc isolated from any other gear!!
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    I second that. keep it under quarantine


    Quote Originally Posted by Kym View Post
    Whiteish particles? Sounds like maybe a fungus of some sort.
    In which case keep the K2/lenses etc isolated from any other gear!!

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    Thanks all for the responses, apologize for not getting back to you all earlier.

    I have called Whilton and planning to bring the gear for inspection in the coming weeks. Wish me luck!

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    If you come up 'dry' (as it were) I have a pal in Tassie who repairs old cameras. He is a whizz at stuck shutters.
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    Thanks Analog .. will try my luck here first .. I hope it wont cost a bomb

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