Repairs and Servicing
Tried, Tested, and True
At cameraworks, we hold ourselves to the highest standards with the services we offer, and in every aspect of the work we do. Our workforce is highly trained and qualified to meet all your needs, dedicated to offering diverse and specialized services tailored to our client’s unique preferences and situation. Take a look at some of the services we offer below.
Attention to Detail
At cameraworks, we can service the entire range of screw mount and rangefinder Leica cameras. Many faults that occur on a Leica are actually service related. Over time, oils and greases dry out. This causes excess friction and can adversely affect timing mechanisms and make the camera feel stiff and tight. This in turn puts additional strain on components, leading to wear and tear and ultimately breakdown.
We offer rather more than the usual CLA (clean lubricate and adjust). Each camera is fully overhauled. The shutter mechanism, including the main drum and rollers are cleaned and correctly lubricated. The slow speed mechanism is cleaned and lubricated, after which the shutter blind tensions are checked and balanced. Shutter speeds are then adjusted using a Kyoritsu camera tester and set to factory standard.
The film transport system is fully serviced too. We take the same approach to the viewfinder/rangefinder. We dismantle and clean the optics before reassembly and calibration at long and short ranges. For M series cameras where the viewfinder is blacked-out or suffering balsam separation, we can refurbish the prism. Shutter blinds can be replaced also, including red shutter material for wartime IIIc cameras.
While standard service parts are included in our prices, prism refurbishment and/or shutter blinds and vulcanite replacement are subject to additional charges as outlined in our service price list.
We believe our charges represent excellent value for money, especially when you consider that our service is widely recognised and will add value to your equipment. What's more, our servicing comes with a 12 Month transferable warranty. We also offer fast turnaround.
Contact us today for more details about the services we offer.