One of my goals in 2016 was to show some love to the cameras in my collection that I enjoy using often. In most cases, this involved a CLA or Clean, Lubricate, Adjust. With a few cameras, this required some more extensive repair and in one case, a modification.
If you enjoy using classic cameras, there is nothing quite like getting one back from the repair shop operating as close as possible to the way it was designed to. Knowing that you can head out for a day of photography with a 30, 40 or even 50 year old camera and depend on it to work flawlessly is very satisfying.
Modifications allow you to add some modern conveniences to old cameras making them more pleasant to use. And the more you use your cameras, the better it is for the camera and your photography skills.
I've used my trusted sources again this year: Sover Wong for Nikon F2 and Youxin Ye for Leica and Canon LTM. I've also tried three new repair shops and I'll share those experiences with you here on the blog in the New Year (just in case you're needing to send one of your cameras to the spa). Until then, Happy Holidays and all the best for 2017.