Camera and Lens Repairs
( Established 1986 )
Tel: 01932 247127
Mob/Txt: 07914 978105
Proprietor: Alan Marlow (HTEC Mech/Prod eng.)
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Hello there, thanks for visiting my website. My
name is Alan and I am based in Shepperton,
(no parking restrictions incidentally should you wish to visit in person but please make an appointment first)
As you can see from the heading I have been running this business for 37 years now, before that I worked for KONICA camera’s as a service technician and spares controller.
I mainly repair Digital
I can repair small compact camera’s if its economic to do so and I still have some parts for Canon A1 film camera’s.
So, don’t take your cherished item to a large global superstore, come and chat to the guy who is actually going to repair the item for you. I pride myself on my personal service. Many customers become personal friends, what more can I say …..
Now tell me about the fault with your camera or lens…. It’s probably best to send me an e-mail or give me a call so that we can establish exactly what has gone wrong. In a lot of cases I can usually give some idea of the repair cost and availability of spare parts this way.
Small Compact Digital Camera’s
These camera’s have some very small parts inside them and they are easily broken, especially if they are dropped on the lens whilst it is in the “out” position. Sometimes though its just knocked out of place and needs stripping down and rebuilding, other times small guides will break off and the only course of action is to replace the entire lens block as individual parts are not available.
Many people ask me why do digital SLR’s go wrong ? Surely there aren’t any moving parts inside ? Infact there are plenty of moving parts in them just like their film predecessors. A mirror still has to move up out of the way and they still have an electro-mechanical shutter that needs to be treated with care.
Modern day lenses have a lot of electronic circuitry inside them. They communicate with the camera body and between them they work out the best settings. Some also have Image Stabilisers (IS) and Silent Motors that need special micro computers to control them.
So to sum up, your modern day camera is a technological marvel. Treat it with respect and it will hopefully give you many years of service.
Repairs that I see on a regular basis ………
Sony A7iii – Shutter Damage ….. £225
Canon 70-200mm f2.8L IS
Lumix G series – CCD out of position …. £120
Nikon AF-S 18-55mm / AF-S 18-70mm – Fit new plastic lens mount ……………£40
Canon EF-S 24-105mm – Err99 / Err01 …………….£95
Nikon AF-S Lens focus problems (MR Unit failure)………………….from £75
Canon EF-S 17-85mm IS USM Lens – Err99 / Err01 ……………..£68
Older Manual Focus lenses – slow oily iris mechanism ……….from £30
Olympus/Nikon/Canon/Minolta Lenses up to 200mm f3.5 – Remove Fungus……..from £45
Canon A1 /AE1-
Sony/Canon/Fuji/Samsung/Nikon Digital Compact- rebuild lens after impact……… from £45 *
Equipment examination and report for insurance claim – sent as pdf or word document …………£25
* repair is possible about 50% of the time, otherwise a new lens unit is required.
All prices include a clean/lube/adjustment and return postage to a UK address.
I keep a large amount of spares in stock but occasionally
it will be necessary to order them in. I can obtain most current parts for
For any others, please ask.
Once again here is my address:
A.M. Technical Services
12 Burbidge Road
I recommend sending items to me using Royal Mail Special Delivery. The parcel is signed for, arrives next working day and is insured for up to £500 automatically. Wrap the item in bubble wrap and place it in a suitable card box. This is how I send my repairs back and so far I have not had any problems.
Any questions? just drop me a line on 01932 247127 or e-mail: email@example.com