General information / pricing

Service for any brand vintage camera

We service most mechanical 35mm SLR’s or medium format TLR cameras

Service includes:

  • Clean, inspect exterior and test camera
  • Remove worn seals and adhesives as needed
  • Inspect film chamber, door and latch
  • Clean shutter, test for proper operation
  • Lubricate mechanisms, replace seals as needed

Flat rate $69 + $14 shipping for most mechanical SLR’s

Flat rate $99 + $19 shipping for most medium format TLR’s

Optional $20 + Diagnose electronic system, attempt repairs

Service for any brand vintage camera lens

We clean and lubricate your shutter and restore smooth operation of the shutter mechanism and aperture blades.

Service includes:

  • Clean, inspect exterior and test lens
  • Clean shutter, lubricate as needed
  • Clean aperture, lubricate linkage as needed
  • Verify correct operation of mechanics

Service does not include major disassembly or parts:

  • Additional material / labor may be needed to correct mechanical issues
  • Does not include removing fungus or debris from optical assemblies
  • If your equipment requires any work beyond basic service we will notify you

Hourly rate $80 ( 1/2 hour increments )

Even if your camera is not functioning at all – economical repair may still be possible

Konica™ specialist

Konica electric shutter models FS-1, FT-1, FC-1, FP-1

Typical symptoms:

  • Electronics are unresponsive
  • Shutter or mirror are stuck open
  • Film door won’t open or close
  • Release button is unresponsive
  • Meter or LEDs are unresponsive

Service includes:

  • Clean, inspect exterior and test camera
  • Troubleshoot electronic systems, repair
  • Remove worn seals and adhesives as needed
  • Inspect film chamber, door and latch
  • Clean shutter, test for proper operation
  • Lubricate mechanisms, replace seals as needed

Flat rate $79 + $14 shipping for most electronic Konica 35mm SLR’s

1.35v mercury battery to 1.55v battery conversion

We can convert most vintage cameras, SLR or rangefinder, that originally used 1.35v mercury batteries to 1.55v. This allows you to use common silver oxide batteries. Silver oxide batteries offer reliable voltage output and last much longer than zinc air or alkaline cells.

Service includes:

  • Clean, inspect exterior and test camera
  • Troubleshoot electronic systems, repair
  • Remove worn seals and adhesives as needed
  • Inspect film chamber, door and latch
  • Clean shutter, test for proper operation
  • Lubricate mechanisms, replace seals as needed
  • Meter voltage conversion 1.35v to 1.55v

Flat rate $89 + $14 shipping for most 35mm cameras that used 1.35v batteries

How it works:

  • Contact us by email to schedule your repair
  • Box up your camera well and send it to us
  • Upon receipt, we will evaluate it’s condition
  • If complete and undamaged repairs begin
  • When done, your camera is sent back to you
  • Expected turn around time is 3-5 days
  • 90 day warranty – Craftsmanship and material

Additional services:

  • Re-wiring, re-soldering electronics, viewfinder cleaning, painting

Notes:

All repair services must be pre-paid. You are purchasing a contract for material and labor to perform the services as dscribed above. Flat rate price given assumes that your equipment is complete without physical damage from being dropped, exposure to moisture or corrosion from battery leakage. This is a basic repair service not a comprehensive overhaul or restoration. Cosmetic repairs such as painting are not included. Occasionally, mechanical or electronic issues are discovered that make repair more difficult or impossible because replacement parts are not available. Before any repair is attempted, customer will be advised if any such issues are found. If additional repair is needed, a detailed estimate will be provided. If your camera is not a candidate for this service for any reason, we can either return your camera to you ( all fees other than return shipping will be refunded to you ) or you can donate it for parts at your option ( if donated all payments made will be refunded to you ).

Contact us today to schedule your repair!

Specializing in Konica™ cameras. Independent technician not affiliated with any camera manufacturer

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