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#1 hon

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 12:13 PM

Now that with the Nikonos guru Bob Warkentin closing down his Southern Nikonos repair service on 31st Dec, 2010, where would you guys go to have your precious gems serviced?

Thank you.

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 01:02 PM

Now that with the Nikonos guru Bob Warkentin closing down his Southern Nikonos repair service on 31st Dec, 2010, where would you guys go to have your precious gems serviced?

Thank you.


Straight to your nearest Canon dealer.

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 01:49 PM

Straight to your nearest Canon dealer.

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I'm with you - ebay the precious gem for a newer, more useable precious gem. You won't regret it :dancing:

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 07:49 PM

Mike Mesgleski and Mike Haber who teach the Jim Church photo courses on the aggressor fleet liveaboards also service the nikonos line of cameras. Here is there website.
http://www.underwatercamerarepair.com/

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 12:59 PM

If Mike & Mike are still operational I can highly recommend them. They used to do our Nikonos service and were always very professional. We've even been to their house once when we needed an emergency service done and Mike M. did it while we waited.

But, to really answer your question, I would 'go digital' :dancing: The Nikonos was an awesome camera and all, but it's really way beyond its expiry date. Lots of current digital p&s systems way outdo the Nikonos systems in every way.
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Posted 05 January 2011 - 05:11 AM

Happy new year...Time to let your Nikonos go Hon....just be brave.....and...

Go straight to your Nikon Dealer.... :dancing:

(seriously tho' - best of luck with your search....I used a motomarine ii once upon a time, so I know what u mean...then I discovered digital....and wetpixel....and everything changed .....forever.. )
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Posted 06 January 2011 - 08:51 AM

FYI Kevin at www.aquaphot.com can still repair Nikonos gear in the UK, 'though I'd guess some spares are becoming scarcer by now.
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