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Aires 35III

Postby minoly » Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:43 pm

I bought my Aires 35III in the spring of 1957 and used it occasionally until sometime in the 1970's when it developed shutter problems. A non-professional repair at that time restored usability for a while but didn't hold up. Sometime since then my fiddling around (external) caused the film advance to fail, though I seem to remember that the problem was off-and-on. Shortly before Hurricane Sandy I got a good repair estimate from Essex Camera in NJ ; I didn't send it in right away, but there was no Essex Camera after the storm hit. Does anyone have a recommendation for a shop that might be able to repair the Aires 35III? The rf spot is still bright, the focus works fine,and the general construction seems pretty heavy duty. I have used a local shop for work on Minoltas with good results. But I'm afraid the Aires might be too uncommon for them. Thanks for any suggestions. I don't attempt any repairs myself.
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Re: Aires 35III

Postby melek » Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:43 pm

From what I read, shutter in the Aires 35III is very similar to the Compur shutter, which shouldn't pose any problems for your repair person who handles the Minoltas.

I would ask them about it, and see what they have to say.

By the way, apparently, the camera is pronounced "eye-rez." rather than "air-reez."
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Re: Aires 35III

Postby minoly » Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:09 pm

Thanks, Mike, for the tip. I think that I'll ask my local service.
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Re: Aires 35III

Postby melek » Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:18 pm

Bill, if your guy can't handle it (although I think that he should be able to), drop me a note.
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