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Professional Film Camera And Lens Repair Services

We’re all about preserving the legacy of film and protecting gear from landfills!

Whether you’ve stumbled upon your grandparents’ vintage 35mm camera and wish to restore it to its former glory, or you’re a professional seeking a thorough CLA or repair, we’ve got your back! Regardless of your location, be it across the US or locally here in Central PA, count on us to repair your camera or lens, clean your gear, and replace light seals. We’re dedicated to helping you live the analog dream!

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45+ years of professional camera and lens repair services

In 1978, Perfect Image embarked on its journey specializing in film repairs. As the years unfolded, we adapted to the digital era, expanding our services to include digital repairs. With the declining demand for film repairs, we shifted our focus exclusively to digital. Now, we’ve come full circle, reintroducing film repair services!

What remains unwavering over the past 45 years is our commitment to providing camera repair services for both professional and amateur photographers. Throughout this time, we’ve earned a reputation for delivering excellent and timely service, with customer satisfaction at the heart of our business philosophy.

We don’t outsource repairs overseas – they all happen right here in the US. We offer FREE estimates through our simple online form for film repairs. Just fill in the details about your gear, check off the issues you’re having, and a tech will get back to you within 24 business hours. We offer in store repair quotes with a bench fee of $35.

our commitment

What remains unwavering over the past 45 years is our commitment to providing camera repair services for both professional and amateur photographers. Throughout this time, we’ve earned a reputation for delivering excellent and timely service, with customer satisfaction at the heart of our business philosophy.

We don’t outsource repairs overseas – they all happen right here in our Lancaster, PA shop. We offer FREE estimates through our simple online form for film repairs. Just fill in the details about your gear, check off the issues you’re having, and a tech will get back to you within 24 business hours. We offer in store repair quotes with a bench fee of $35.

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No Repair List

We service many film cameras and lenses, but due to lack of resources, parts, and overall value of an item, there are some models we simply don’t work on. Check out the link below for more info.

Common Film Camera & Lens Repairs:

We work on most major camera and lens brands including Bronica, Canon, Leica, Mamiya, Minolta, Nikon, Olympus, Pentax, and more!

  • Camera shutter replacement
  • Camera impact damage 
  • Film advance issue
  • No power issue
  • Mirror stuck
  • Battery corrosion
  • Camera lens repair
  • Fungus
  • Oily aperture blades
  • Slow aperture
  • CLA (clean, lube, adjust) – general overhaul

Repair Warranty

We stand behind the work we do. That’s why we offer a 6 month warranty on all repairs so you can feel confident your gear will work when you need it most!

Repair FAQs

How do I get a quote?

Getting a quote is easy! Simply fill out our online form for a free digital or film repair quote and a tech will get back to you within 24 hours. If you decided to drop off or ship your gear to us, a $35 bench fee applies. This is deducted from your total approved repair cost. 

How much are repair quotes?

We offer free online estimates by filling out our digital or film repair estimate form. If a digital repair is not possible on site and we have to ship to another authorized repair shop (likely the manufacturer), we still offer an estimate before any work is performed. A declined estimate fee of $35 does apply if you decline the estimate and want the gear returned which covers shipping to and from the off site repair center. Otherwise, we can recycle the gear for free. All repairs require a $35 bench fee. This bench fee goes towards your approved repair. Start with our online form to decided if dropping off or shipping in your repair is the right choice for you! 

How long will my repair take?

We strive to provide you with quick service, however, we are one of the few local camera shops in the Central PA area providing quality repairs. Generally, repairs are completed within 1-3 weeks. However, parts delays can significantly delay a repair. The best thing to do is respond to our estimate and communications quickly and stay in touch with the tech working on your order. They will be able to give you a better update once they have the gear in hand. Sensor cleanings, lens cleanings, calibrations, film camera cleanings, film camera light seals, and firmware updates are completed within 1-2 business days. If you’re in need of a camera or lens while yours is in for repair, check out our wide selection of rental gear.

Is my camera or lens worth a repair?

Repair costs can sometimes approach the used replacement value for your equipment. Keep in mind that servicing your equipment, even at equivalent cost, has a major advantage. Instead of equipment with an unknown history, you will have serviced and warrantied equipment with a good chance of a longer life ahead! With that said, we’re always upfront and honest with you about cost and if something is beyond economical repair. Everyone has a different budget which is why we provide free estimates so you can decide if a repair is right for you. Get your free digital or film estimate today!

Are you as good as you say you are?

With over 45 years of experience, we believe our camera repair services speak for themselves. Our journey began with repairing film cameras and lenses back in 1978 and has continued to evolve since then including full service of digital cameras, lenses, and flashes. We take pride in our work and back it up with a 6-month warranty. As an independently owned business, we prioritize exceptional customer service. Our dedicated team is passionate about the gear we work on, and we’re happy you found us!

What kind of repairs do you perform?

We can repair many of the top photo brands including Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm, Pentax, Sigma, Tamron, and Olympus. We repair everything from broken shutters, main boards, failed aperture units, failed stabilizer units, replace broken LCD’s, repair lens elements, remove and replace broken filters, and more! You can get a free digital repair estimate by filling out the online form here. We also offer film repairs for many classic film cameras and lenses including, Bronica, Canon, Leica, Mamiya, Minolta, Nikon, Olympus, Pentax, and more. You can get a free film repair estimate by filling out the online form here. Our techs will get back to you within 24 business hours.

Should I repair or replace my equipment?

Repair costs can sometimes approach the used replacement value for your equipment. Servicing your equipment, even at equivalent cost, has a major advantage. Instead of equipment with an unknown history, you will have serviced your equipment with a known history. As a bonus, all repairs come with a 6 month warranty!

Do you repair film cameras or lenses?

We sure do! Just fill out the film repair estimate form here and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours.

What does a repair include?

All digital repairs from Perfect Image include a complete repair of the affected area of your camera, lens, or flash and a thorough cleaning of your gear (including the imaging sensor on DSLR’s or mirrorless camera), and a check of all general functions to insure they meet the highest standards.

For film camera and lenses, we include a complete repair of the affected area and a thorough cleaning if the top cover is removed. For all CLA film camera services, a cleaning is included as well as light seal replacements as needed. We are dedicated to keeping film alive!

We include a 6 month warranty on all repairs.