EOS 5 -
The mode dial becomes loose or ineffective - Requires a modified mode
dial to be fitted.
T90 - Shutter not firing - Quite common, the release
requires repair and adjustments.
cameras using Compact Flash cards - Canon 5D, 30D, 400D,
D70, D200, Coolpix 5700 plus many others - Watch out for bent pins in
the camera or hard to insert cards. We get a lot of them in
with bent or snapped off pins, this can cause other problems.
We can normally sort this out for you.
SLRs and compact cameras - Cracked LCD screen - This is a
common problem, the LCD screens are made from very thin glass and can
crack if pressure is applied to the outer plastic window. It
can also crack if the camera is subject to a knock or being dropped
etc. We can replace the LCD screens on most cameras, please
SLRs - Fuji S5 Pro, Nikon D700, Canon 600D, Sony Alpha,
E410 etc. - Spots on the pictures usually means the CCD (sensor)
requires cleaning. We can clean the CCD if this is the cause
of the fault. Don’t try cleaning it yourself unless you know
exactly what you are doing as you could scratch or mark the low pass
filter which covers the CCD. Express service available,
please ask. Spots on pictures can also happen on the smaller
compact digital cameras, we can help if you have this problem.
cameras 1960's onwards - Check for sticky light seals
film door, hinge etc. also in the front of the camera near the mirror.
The foam light seals usually break down and become sticky or crumble
away, we can fit new seals if required.
Carousel projectors - Slide magazine not moving on or
shoot up into the air - Service and adjustments are required.
X300 / X700 - Shutter release problems - This is also
common. The camera has corrosion or leaking
capacitors. We can usually clean the affected parts and
replace any faulty capacitors.
OM1 / OM2 - These cameras are two of our
They do however have one or two problems. 1) Low meter
readings - This is usually caused by corrosion or a bad earth in the
meter circuit. 2) Wind mechanism feels lumpy or needs two
strokes to wind the film on; the wind pawl mechanism needs
servicing. We can also replace the prism in the viewfinder if
it is starting to deteriorate or discolour.
OM1 / 1n - The OM1 and OM1n meter circuit was designed for
with a 1.35v mercury battery. These batteries are no longer
available for sale in the UK. (Don’t despair!) We
can convert the circuitry to take a modern available battery and
calibrate the readings.
ME Super - Intermittent under or over exposures - This is
common. The camera requires a service and adjustments.
meters - IV, V, Euro Master etc. - It is quite common for
selenium cell to become inefficient giving a low output, hence a low
reading. The new cells are not available at present to
rectify this problem. We can replace the glass over the scale
if you require and sort out sticking meter needles.
shutter cameras - Rolleiflex, Hasselblad, Retina, Super
etc. - Shutter speeds or delayed action sticks (quite common), requires
service and adjustments, sometimes a new main spring is needed.
shutter cameras - Agfa, Ilford, Voigtlander etc. - Shutter
speeds or delayed action sticks (quite common), requires service and
adjustments, sometimes a new main spring is needed.
and Telescopes - We are getting increasingly more
regarding fungus and alignment problems with optical devices.
Our workshop can successfully remove fungus in most cases and set up
repair some flash units - Bowens, Courtenay, Elinchrom,
Metz etc. please check with us first.
P8 - (standard 8 movie projector) rubber main drive belts,
stock. Please ask.
Dualux - (dual 8 movie projector) rubber main drive belts,
usually in stock. Please ask.
Over the past few years we are seeing increasing numbers of
lenses with fungal growths. It is easy to check for - open up
the aperture and hold the lens to a bright light. If you see
any dark patches which may look like cobwebs then the lens needs to be
looked at. If you catch it in the early stages we can clean
the affected elements successfully.
Most cameras from the late 1960’s onward, quite often need
the light seal foam on the back door or mirror area
replacing. We have various thickness of light seal foam to
accommodate most cameras and can replace this for you if
required. You can check the seals yourself by touch; if they
feel sticky or hard and crumbling they need replacing.
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