I like to pass along positive experiences I have had doing business with people in our little community of analog photographers.
While I didn’t warm up to the Minolta SRT303 I reviewed yesterday, I do love my XE-7, the collaborative camera from Minolta and Leica.
Over time, my XE-7 developed some shutter curtain lag and it’s been very difficult to find someone who still works on these cameras. One of my readers suggested I try Garry’s Camera Repair in Buffalo Grove, IL. I emailed the owner, Garry Airapetov and asked him if he worked on this model camera. He quickly emailed me back and told me he did indeed service the Minolta XE-7 and to send it in.
Including USPS Priority shipping time out and back, my camera was gone about ten days. Total repairs cost less than $60. Garry was super good at communicating during the process and the repair cost included a CLA.
A very positive experience. If you have a camera in need of service, give Garry’s Camera Repair a try.