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« on: July 25, 2013, 09:02:19 AM »
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I've called Precision Camera in the US but they don't repair them anymore, does anyone have any other suggestions or options? I've also looked at the supposed EU repair company called "Runtime" but they don't look like they have anything to do with photography anymore.


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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2013, 01:24:05 PM »
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Wish I had better news for you.

When Minolta got out of the photography business in 2006 they sold the meter division to Kenko - who immediately announced that they would not repair Minolta meters or sell parts to third party repair shops. As that was seven years ago, you are probably out of luck at this point short of buying an identical meter on the used market for either parts or as a replacement. I really liked my Minolta meters but ended up replacing both my Minolta Spotmeter F and Flashmeter V with a Sekonic L-758dr.


 
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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2013, 01:48:11 PM »
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Thanks Ellis, thats what I'm seeing over the interweb.
I have a III and a V, both NFG. I bought another Sekonic, a 358 I think it is but them seem to demand that you operate meters now with 2 hands and label a grey meter with white (invisible) lettering. I'm just frustrated with the Sekonic and want a good, legible, one handed no frills meter.

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« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2013, 09:59:43 AM »
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I never liked the L-358. The L-758dr fits your bill I've never had to use two hands to use it. They have a newer model out that uses a touch screen
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« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2013, 03:13:06 PM »
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good news!
Quality Light-Metric should be able to work on your Minolta meters!
George Milton
Quality Light-Metric
7095 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 550
Hollywood, CA. 90028
(323) 467-2265
georgepmilton@worldnet.att.net
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« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2013, 03:16:57 PM »
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Sweet, thanks for the info Ellis
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« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2013, 08:00:13 PM »
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Sweet, thanks for the info Ellis
want to know how  I discovered him? A good friend just today sent me a surprise gift of a mint condition Weston Ranger 9 meter. While googling to find someone who could calibrate it for today's batteries, the link came up. The Weston Ranger 9 sure is a pretty thing.
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« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2013, 08:30:44 PM »
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George replaced the exhausted selenium cell in my Weston Master V (a sentimental project), no problems at all with the service.
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