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    Shops for custom equipment manufacture?

    What are some shops which make custom items for the photographic trade?

    I'm still trying to find a place to make and mount an EF mount on my Contarex 250mm Sonnar.

    I've had one suggestion, S.K. Grimes. Any one ever used them? Anyothers?

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    Re: Shops for custom equipment manufacture?

    John,

    I've used SKGrimes for little things like filter adapters and lens caps. They've been prompt and done excellent work. Their website has an extensive list of fairly exotic things they've done. I believe that the company is no longer run by Mr. Grimes, but I've dealt with them since his departure and been happy.

    Steve

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    Re: Shops for custom equipment manufacture?

    Excellent Stephen, their website looked like they might be the people. I'll give them a call Monday.

    Always good the hear from some one who has used a company.

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    Re: Shops for custom equipment manufacture?

    John:

    Have you tired asking Steve Gandy at Cameraquest.com about this adapter?

    Robert

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    Re: Shops for custom equipment manufacture?

    I thought about it but hadn't. I need to drop him an email and also ask Kevin Li if he has any ideas about doing this sort of thing.

    I think a couple of parts Contrarexs or bellows would provide a mounting rings to which an adapter could be attached. I'm also wanting to get a 21mm Contarex Biogon fixed with an M-mount.

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