Everyone said "put a blog on your site with news, updates, info and fun stuff", so here it is.

26/04/2021

Ever wondered how your photos will turn out when your favourite lens has received a nasty scratch?
In this Youtube video, Benj Haisch shows how a lens performs after a seemingly devastating impact.

20/04/2021

Well, the SLRs that needed light seals - now have light seals!
Much scraping and cleaning and sticking - and re-sticking etc.

These along with a nice Nikon FG-20 SLR and some pretty Nikon AF lenses too.
There's even a book on early Canon SLRs, a Helios bellows for FD mount and some neat Polaroid close-up lenses to screw onto 52mm threads.
All these items and more will be live on ebay within the next seven days.

Remember, you can buy ANY item from us for less than our ebay marked price directly from this website.
We'll invoice you with Paypal. Simple and effective.

Here's hoping everyone is well and staying safe now we are easing out of lockdown in the UK.
J.


Nikon FG-20 35mm SLR Camera

10/04/2021

We had a little backlog of cameras recently.
About six different SLRs that needed new light seals.
It's not my favourite job I have to say and it does get left until last BUT I have been setting time aside to get these done and I'm glad to say I'm making progress.

Oddly enough, I'm quite enjoying it.
It is very satisfying removing the old gunk that is perished foam and old glue.
Once that clean surface is visible, the new seals can be cut to size and fitted.
I'm very happy with the results and it's started me thinking that maybe (only maybe at this stage), I could offer a light seal fitting service.
Pricing would need to be considered as the materials are very cheap but the labour time involved can be quite high depending on what model I'm working on.
I'll have to give it some more thought so watch this space for updates.

One of our recent sales for a Polaroid SX-70 SLR camera was found to have a fault when our customer started to use it.
We asked them to return it and it was found that a drive coupling was broken.
I undertook a successful repair on it and it's already back with its owner who was delighted and left us great feedback on both ebay and Google.

Hope you all like the new look to this website.
It is (hopefully) cleaner looking and easier to navigate.
Please, please get in touch if there is anything you want to comment on or any ideas/thoughts you may have.
It can be lonely here in space... 😉

J.

11/03/2021

First up is the new YouTube channel from Midi (Music In Devon Initiative) - it's great and supports and showcases artists and performers from the Devon area.
It's nothing to do with cameras or photography, or is it? I think it does. It was filmed by someone with a camera, no? That camera had a lens did it not? You would photograph the performers in the street wouldn't you?
So there ya go.

J.