We can repair and service many vintage film cameras and lenses. and have been doing so since 1994. We specialise in the following models:
Pentax K1000 & its variants.
Pentax ME Super.
Pentax Spotmatic & its variants.
Manual focus prime lenses*
Shutters (Compur etc)
Our services include light seal replacement, lens cleaning* and shutter servicing. We can repair specific faults or check and service your equipment as required. We do not repair Auto Focus cameras, AF lenses or Digital equipment.
The best thing to do is to contact us by email or phone and discuss your needs and if we can effect a repair before sending anything to us.
However there are a couple of things that we do on a regular basis that will act as a guide to our prices:
Pentax ME Super service and repair £105.00 + return postage. This includes new mirror box bushes, perished ones cause 99% of faults, new internal foams, new light trapping foams and mirror damper fitted (We only use the best foam imported from Japan) A full check, clean and service.
Pentax K1000 service and repair £105.00 + return postage. This includes new light trapping foams and mirror damper fitted (We only use the best foam imported from Japan) A full check, clean and service.
Replacement film compartment seals and mirror damper on most 35mm cameras £35.00 + return postage. We don’t use the cheap foam that is sold online, we fit the correct material in the right thickness for each individual camera.
Please feel free to call or message us with your requirements.
LIST OF ITEMS WE DO NOT REPAIR
- Autofocus cameras and lenses.
- Digital cameras.
- Cine cameras.
- Video cameras.
- Zoom lenses.
- Spot meters.
- Most slide/Cine projectors (Excluding Kodak Carousels)
- Minolta 58mm f1.4 PF lenses (due to optical coating issues)
- Olympus 50mm f1.4 OM (due to optical issues)
- Pentax 55mm f1.8 PK (due to optical issues)
- Leica cameras and lenses.
- Contax cameras.
- Pentax LX.
- Fuji medium format cameras.
- Damaged lens coatings.
- Lens cement/balsam faults.
* Please be aware that when lenses have fungus in them, it is not always possible to completely remove all traces of the growth. It is not uncommon for the fungus to leave an outline of the growth in the coatings (ghosting) as the fungus has effectively eaten some of the coatings away. Dust in lenses can be reduced but not always completely eliminated. The act of taking an optical block apart can introduce small dust particles. Only working in a sealed clean room can all dust particles be controlled, this is not something we have available. In most cases, ghosting and minor dust particles will have no real effect on the images produced by the lens. We take as much care as we can in cleaning your optical equipment and try to make sure no marks or scratches are left on lenses, unfortunately it is sometimes unavoidable due to micro particles that may be present. We therefore cannot take any responsibility for damage caused whilst cleaning.