The camera parts need to be without any trace of old lubricants, dirtiness or residues.
The moving camera parts need the exact amount of the correct lubricant.
A properly adjusted camera is a joy to use.
Cameras that I service
TWIN LENS REFLEX - TLR
Rolleiflex and Rolleicord.
Zess Ikon Ikoflex.
Voigtlander Superb and Brillant.
Yashica A, B, C, D, 635, Mat , 44.
Zeiss Ikon Ikonta / Super Ikonta.
Zeiss Ikon Nettar.
Voigtlander Perkeo (127 & 120).
DeMaria Lapierre Telka III.
Plaubel Makina 6x9.
Agfa Isolette / Super Isolette.
Balda Super Pontura.
Certo Super Sport Dolly.
Barnack type cameras:
Leica, Canon, Zorki, Fed, etc..
Kodak Medalist and Chevron.
Carl Zeiss Jena Werra.
Yashica Electro 35.
Agfa Ambi Silette.
Agfa Super Silette.
I can also service Hasselblad V (C), Mamiya RB67 and Kowa Six film backs and lenses & Large Format leaf shutters.
I have repaired and changed bellows for folding cameras.
CONTACT me about your camera problem and I will do my best to respond as soon as I can even if your camera is not listed above.
passion for photography
I started taking photos when I was about 13 years old, school trips mainly. I used a Yashica Minister D my parents had and I liked it so much that I joined a photo club when I was 15. We had a darkroom with two enlargers and I was fascinated by the process, the chemicals and the prints. During that time my love for B&W grew.
A few years later at college, I got a present from my brother, a Lubitel 166U.
One of the simplest ways to enter Medium Format without losing control on exposure settings and focus.
The Lubi's triplet T-22 and the big 6x6 negatives was all I needed to fall in love with the format.
When the University innocent years ended I got into the reality of everyday life. With it came digital photography and I -as so many- got into it, until I grabbed the old Yashica to bring back memories and this was enough to get me back to film. I still had the humble Lubitel and from a used store, I bought a prewar Zeiss Ikonta 521/16 with a Tessar lens. The camera needed service but fitted the budget.
When I got the chance to get it to a repairman, I stepped into another world. A bench with tools and a person's will to bring back to life these old cameras. My eyes popped.
By the time I got the Ikonta back, I had already bought my first tools and threw myself into reading. A Voigtlander Superb was the first camera I serviced and from that time I learnt how to service film cameras for myself firstly and later for clients who honored me by trusting my skills for servicing their cameras.
Thank you all for helping me to get here.