Camera and Lens Repairs




A.M. Technical Services

12 Burbidge Road



TW17 0ED


( Established 1986 )


Tel:   01932  247127

Mob/Txt:   07914  978105




Proprietor: Alan Marlow  (HTEC Mech/Prod eng.)



Site Last Updated: 12th April 2023



Hello there, thanks for visiting my website. My name is Alan and I am based in Shepperton, Surrey, about 20 miles south west of London and a few miles from junction 1 of the M3 / junction 11 of the M25.

(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 SLR’s and Lenses (both AF and Manual).

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.


Digital SLR’s

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.


AF Lenses

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 USM – new mount … £110


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-P  -  Full Service …..£75


Sony/Canon/Fuji/Samsung/Nikon Digital Compact-  rebuild lens after impact……… from £45 *


Sony/Canon/Fuji/Samsung/Nikon Digital Compact – replace cracked LCD ….from £38


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 Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sigma, Panasonic & Sony

For any others, please ask.





Once again here is my address:


A.M. Technical Services

12 Burbidge Road

TW17 0ED

(United Kingdom)




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.


Payment can be made by PayPal , or BACS transfer.  If you collect your repair from me you can also pay by cash.




Any questions?  just drop me a line on 01932 247127  or e-mail: