repair

A DIY Way to Fix Loose Rubber Rings on Camera Lenses

After purchasing Takumar 55mm f/1.8 lens years ago, I started building my collection of vintage lenses, and because I don’t like spending a lot of money on them, I became a frequent visitor of thrift stores, flea markets, and online auction sites.

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.

Fujifilm Launches Professional Services Program for Working Pros

Fujifilm US has just announced the launch of Fujifilm Professional Services. Just like Canon's CPS and Nikon's NPS, Fujifilm's FPS is a service and repair program for qualifying professionals that gives them access to expedited repairs, loaner equipment and more.

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 Shuts Down Equipment Repairs

Nikon USA has announced the temporarily suspension of all equipment repair services due to the spread of COVID-19. The decision was made in compliance with federal guidelines, and in the interest of protecting employees' health and safety.

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.

Nikon Is Ending Free D600 Sensor Dust Repairs in 2020

Remember the Nikon D600 sensor dust issue? The problem—and resulting service advisory—dominated the headlines for a couple of years, from the time the issue first surfaced in 2012 until Nikon announced it would fix all D600s for free in 2014. But it seems that free service is finally coming to a close.