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    UK - List your preferred camera repairer here

    There have been several threads over the last few years where people have asked for a recommendation for camera repairers in the UK. So I thought I’d start a thread giving people the opportunity to post their experience of repairers. As some repairers seem to be particularly gifted at particular cameras I thought it would be a good idea if we listed the cameras that we have had repaired, by whom, and how good a job was done. In this way we should be able to build a decent list of repairs in the UK.

    I’ll get the ball rolling…

    Newton Ellis

    WEB: - http://www.newton-ellis.co.uk/
    Phone: - 0151 236 1391
    Address: - 29 Cheapside Liverpool L2 2DY UK

    Cameras repaired

    Adox Golf 6 x 6 Folder


    Work carried out: - Rangefinder cleaned and adjusted, compur shutter cleaned and serviced.

    Notes: The viewfinder came back bright, clear and very accurate. The self timer works and all the speeds work perfectly. I’m extremely happy.


    Canon A1, AE-1, AE-1 Program


    I’ve had a really good experience here, I’ve had several cameras serviced and they come back feeling great, all the meters agree and the shutters are appear pretty consistent. If you get the seals & mirror buffer replaced the camera sounds so much better as they put in the new high density variety.


    Malcolm Taylor

    Phone: - 01568 770 542
    Address: - Upper Lye Farm, Aymestrey, Hereford, HR6 9SZ

    Cameras repaired

    Leica M2

    Work Carried Out: - Complete service and button rewind fix

    Notes:

    I originally sent Malcolm this camera as I was accidentally depressing the button rewind whilst winding on: this was resulting in overlapped frames. Whilst it was there I asked Malcolm to service the camera as well. This resulted in a new shutter blind, a new brake as well a complete strip down, clean and adjust. Malcolm said the button rewind was a known problem without a standard fix. However, he offered to engineer a collar to fit around the button. This he did and I’m very impressed as I no longer get overlapping frames and the collar does not look out of place. As to the service, what can I say my M3 will be on its way to Malcolm shortly.


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    Funny that...

    A good idea! And pertinent for me at the moment- I have a Kodak Ektar lens in with Newton and Ellis at the moment, for an overhaul to the Prontor shutter its in. I've been using these chaps occasionally for the last twenty years (eek!), their first job for me was to overhaul my battered old Rollei 3.5f which I could barely afford as a teenager, but just loved the look of. They did a great job then, and I since put hundreds of rolls of film through it. They overhauled it a second time when I knocked over whilst it was mounted on a tripod and the shutter release button disappeared into the innards!

    They've probably looked at every camera I have owned since, for some job or other, and I've always found them to be superb to deal with, and the quality of their work is excellent. I bought my first Leica from them (an M6 with 35mm Summicron) about 6 years ago, they often have some nice older stuff for sale there.

    Two further Leicas have since arrived in my camera bag, and both have been sent to Malcolm Taylor- he cleaned and coated a 9cm Elmar for my Leica III, utterly transforming the performance of it: cleaned and was able to make the best of a worn focussing thread on the same camera's 5cm Elmar, to the point where it operates mechanically perfectly; and totally overhauled my M3 which I've used almost constantly ever since.

    In twenty years of amateur photography these are the only repairers that I've needed to use and I've always been exteremely pleased with the cameras when they have been returned. And no, I have no vested interests, just satisfaction. These people are real experts, its nice to have the opportunity to give them the thumbs up in a public forum, after all the good work they have done for me.

    Looking forward to hearing about other people's experiences!

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    Can give Malcolm Taylor a thumbs-up for classic Leicas, returned an old, neglected IIIc back to superb condition. What he doesn't know about these cameras isn't worth knowing.

    I have had Olympus OM bodies serviced by Colchester Camera Repairs in the past and been happy with them.

    A colleague had a minor niggle on her Canon G5 d***tal camera sorted efficiently and inexpensively by http://www.pjcamerarepairs.co.uk/ and recommended them.

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    Can highly recommend:

    Black on White Bristol
    The Photographic Repair Shop
    105 Coldharbour Road
    Westbury Park
    Bristol
    BS6 7SD

    Tel: 0117 942 0434
    Fax: 0117 907 1135

    They offer a first class service and have recently serviced/repaired my -

    165mm f8 Super Angulon shutter

    Yashicamat 124

    Rolleiflex 3.5E

    Ian

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    I can also recommend Colchester Camera Repair Service who specialise in Canon and Olympus. They did a superb job when they CLA'd my OM-1. They have a very quick turnaround ime too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Grant View Post
    Can highly recommend:

    Black on White Bristol
    The Photographic Repair Shop
    105 Coldharbour Road
    Westbury Park
    Bristol
    BS6 7SD

    Tel: 0117 942 0434
    Fax: 0117 907 1135

    They offer a first class service and have recently serviced/repaired my -

    165mm f8 Super Angulon shutter

    Yashicamat 124

    Rolleiflex 3.5E

    Ian
    I would second that. They are very good have repaired my Nikon FE2 for me and they also repaired a bowens flash head for a friend.

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    A favoured repairer...

    http://www.pjcamerarepairs.co.uk/

    A very small outfit. My experience here is pretty much restricted to Nikon FM2 series cameras and Metz 60 CT1 Pro flash & battery packs, but they do MUCH more..
    Suffice to say I've seen these people fix things that were broken by folk who should not be allowed to have ball bearings as their tools...
    Consider this: Most lenses are better than most photographers...

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    We also have Lehmann here in Stoke-on-Trent, too...
    Consider this: Most lenses are better than most photographers...

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    Be very wary of using the large importer/repairer in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, the 3 times I've used them equipment has come back worse than it went.

    Ian

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    Correction the importer/repairer is in Newcastle under Lyme, not Hanley. Thanks A.C. for correcting me.

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