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Zeiss Ikon Contaflex Repair Person?

Scot Tremblay , Feb 01, 2005; 07:49 p.m.


I just picked up a very clean Zeiss Ikon Contaflex I, for a few bucks, and it needs a shutter overhaul. Anyone know of a good repair person for these? Although I live in Canada, anywhere in North America, that I can ship to, is fine. Thanks in advance.


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W J Gibson , Feb 01, 2005; 08:19 p.m.

I dunno, but I have read that the contaflex shutters are incredibly complicated and most repair folk run screaming at the thought.

I hope I am wrong.

Mike Elek , Feb 01, 2005; 09:08 p.m.

I think there's a guy in North Carolina who handles these. The shutters aren't complicated, but the linkage between the mirror and shutter is. Anyone remember the name of the repair guy in North Carolina?

David Bedell , Feb 01, 2005; 10:11 p.m.

I've never used them, but a while back I mailed KEH and they said they'd CLA my Contaflex IV for $150.

Christopher Chen , Feb 01, 2005; 11:24 p.m.

Wolf Umbach of Z-V Service (he was an official Zeiss Ikon-Voigtlander repairman back in the day), 252-249-2576 (umbach@cconnect.net)

Michael Ging , Feb 01, 2005; 11:26 p.m.

I think this is they guy Mike is thinking of , W.W. Umbach

Scot, I will send you his address and phone number in a e-mail.He is very good,he could not fix my camera ,because of parts, but has done work for Lynn Loeffel.

Paul Nelson , Feb 01, 2005; 11:30 p.m.

I'll second the reccomendation of Wolf Umbach of Z-V Service. I used him for a Super Ikonta B recently and am quite pleased with the service and timing. It's worth a call to find out if he can service the camera.

Mike Elek , Feb 02, 2005; 01:21 a.m.

Thanks Christopher. That's the man of whom I was thinking.

Robert Budding , Feb 02, 2005; 05:28 a.m.

WW Umbach serviced my Super B and did a very nice job. BUt he told me that the Contaflex 1 is no longer servicable.


Mike Kovacs , Feb 02, 2005; 01:54 p.m.

In Dec 2004 Shutterbug magazine listed WW Umbach's email as wolwalu57@pinelink.com

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