Most common repairs...
Digital cameras with spots on your pictures - Most digital cameras will suffer from this problem especially DSLR's. Dust and other debris build up on the filter in front of the sensor (CCD) and as a result show as out of focus blobs or fuzzy marks on your pictures. Some people try to clean it themselves and cause other problems like scratching the filter or damaging the shutter blades. We can professionally clean it for you so you know it will be done correctly. It normally takes about 5 days to complete but we do have an express service which is 24hrs, do check with us first to book it in with us at a convenient time. Compact digital camera can also have this problem, we can clean the sensor and lens for you.
Digital cameras with cracked or dead LCD screens - Many cameras such as Sony - A350, T200. Nikon - D90, S220. Lumix - TZ30, FX-01. Canon - 600D, Ixus 90. Fuji - J10, S9000 and many other models can have this problem. We can replace the LCD screen on most cameras. Sometimes the plastic window over the LCD screen cracks and needs replacing, we can usually obtain and fit these windows.
Digital cameras using Compact Flash cards - These cameras have two rows of pins within the camera body and can bend or snap off. Symptoms are - hard to insert memory cards or an error message such as CF Error etc. We recommend removing the battery ASAP as it could short out the camera causing other problems. Then get it to us for repair or contact us for more information.
We also recommend having any cards you intend to use again checked over because if there is any damage to the card it can bend the pins again.
Olympus OM1 / 1n - The OM1 and OM1n meter circuit was designed for use 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.
Minolta 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.
Film cameras 1960's onwards - Most cameras from the late 1960’s onward, quite often need the light seal foam on the back door and mirror buffer 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.
Compur shutter cameras - Rolleiflex, Hasselblad, Super Ikonta etc. - Shutter speeds or delayed action sticks (quite common), requires service and adjustments, sometimes a new main spring is needed.
Prontor 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.
Fungus growing in camera lenses or binoculars - Fungus can grow on the coatings of lens elements or prisms in binoculars. If we catch it in time they can be successfully cleaned.
Binoculars with double vision - If you have knocked or dropped your binoculars then it can cause double vision and requires collimation. It is easy to check, just look through them and if the image circle looks like it is two image circles and your eyes feel strained then they have this problem. We can recollimate them for you which will bring the image back to as it should be.