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Restoring an 85-Year-Old Leica Camera

Maximilian Heinrich of Analog Insights recently inherited an 85-year-old Leica camera and handed it off to his friend Jules for repair and restoration. This 15-minute video is about the camera's journey from nearly being passed on to a camera store to being brought back to form.

User Report: Brand New Hasselblad 907x Shows Major Connection Issues

Photographer Juno Zhang recently picked up a brand new Hasselblad 907x 50c and XCD 45mm f/4 P lens (Total MSRP: $7,500), but after waiting for a month to receive her camera, she was dismayed by what she found once she set it up. The connection between the 907x body and the digital back is so bad that the slightest pressure leads to a misalignment and errors.

Nikon USA Reopens Repair Facilities for Mail-In Service

As states around the country begin the process of re-opening after COVID lockdown, Nikon USA has officially re-opened its service facilities. Service centers are still closed for walk-in service, but if your camera needs fixing, you can now send it in by mail.

Nikon Shuttering Its Authorized Repair Program

Nikon is shutting down its authorized repair program at the end of March, 2020. According to an email sent to authorized repair shops, and confirmed by Nikon Inc. (see update), Nikon users in the United States will soon have to rely exclusively on Nikon itself for any repairs that require special parts, tools, or training—that is: almost all repairs.

How Caffeine Made Me Kill My $2,400 Sony RX1 Camera

Here's a warning to all the photographers out there: caffeine and complicated camera repairs do not mix well. I found out the hard way and killed my $2,400 Sony RX1 full frame compact camera.

An Interview with One of Australia’s Best Camera Technicians

There comes a moment in time when every photographer or film maker has to reach out to the expert who knows every part of their camera or lens. Whether their gear needs to be revitalized, repaired, restored, reinvented or simply serviced it is these expert technicians that work behind tools to keep you doing what you love to do.

Retiree Raises Nearly $200,000 for Charity by Repairing Old Cameras

Photography enthusiast and retired physicist Milo Shott of Oxford, England has found a way use his love for cameras to raise boatloads of money for the poverty-fighting charity Oxfam: camera repair. 11 years ago, Shott noticed some workers at an Oxfam store throwing out an old piece of camera equipment. After saving it from the trash, he fixed it up and helped the store sell it for £270.