Repair of Minolta Auto Spot : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

I guess I'm showing my age here, but I have a Minolta Auto Spot 1 that took a nose dive off a 20 foot cliff the other day and now needs some attention. I would love to get one of the newer digital meters, but this old girl have served me faithfully for years and I just bring myself to part with her yet. Even after the fall it still works, but several small screws popped out of the outer cover and the calibration is quite a bit off. Does anyone know of a place that can repair this older meter? Minolta want touch it. Any recommendations appreciated.

-- Ron Crawford (, February 18, 2002


Where are you located?

-- Matt O. (, February 18, 2002.

Ron, you might contact Quality Light-Metric in Hollywood,CA phone # 323 467 2265. Their business card says they handle Minolta meters as well as other makes and they've kept my Weston Ranger 9 alive and kicking. Last time I had the Ranger calibrated the turn around time was extremely fast. I hope you let go of the meter before it went off the cliff! Good Luck!

-- John Kasaian (, February 18, 2002.

Matt, I'm in Georgia. John, thanks much. I've been going through all of the old post and the Quality Light Metric name has come up several times. Regarding the cliff, I did manage to keep my footing, but almost went off myself trying to catch the meter :~)!!

-- Ron Crawford (, February 18, 2002.

Quality Light Metric is certainly the place to go and your meter will be better calibrated than before. I had all my meters of different makes calibrated by them to one standard a few years ago. They have not failed me since.

-- Erik X (, February 18, 2002.

I noticed people refer to "them" at Quality Light Metric. There is only one person, George Milton, and I don't think he has a protoge in the wings.

-- Dave Wyman (, April 08, 2002.

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