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Thank you for visiting my Contax & mechanical Nikon repairs website.

I am Julian Abel, ex UK service manager for Kyocera Yashica UK Limited and I am here to help you with the repair and service of you faulty Contax and Nikon mechanical cameras.

I have over 25 years experience in the professional photographic equipment repairs industry at manufacturer/importer level in the UK and have had the privilege of working with some of the finest photographers in the fields of news, sports, advertising, scientific, social and applied the UK, Europe and further afield has to offer.

I specialise in the repair of Contax RTS 3, 159MM, 139Q, ST, RX and S2 and Nikon F5, F3, FE, FM, FA, FM2 and FM2n and use Kyoritsu EF 8301 and EF 511 NK2 multiplex camera testers in the workshop for checking exposures and shutter speeds. I am based in the beautiful Rossendale Valley in Lancashire.

Please note that due to lack of spare parts/service data we no longer support the following cameras:

Contax 645, AX, G1, G2, TVS, T,T2, T3, Aria, N1

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Kyoritsu EF 8301 Camera Tester

In the age of digital technology I have decided to offer a service that ‘shy’s away’ from modern electronic cameras and specialise in the mechanical greats of the past from Nikon and Contax. These golden oldies are a delight to repair and will offer many years more service given the revival of silver halide or traditional film photography. Sure, I will still clean your CCD or repair your digital Nikon but I much prefer the sound, feel and engineering of the mechanicals.

I am a graduate of the Manchester Polytechnic’s Photographic Technology course and have worked in the repair industry since leaving in 1989. Starting initially as a trainee at a Manchester based Nikon Offical Authorised Service facility I became UK service manager for Contax/Yashica (Kyocera) in 1991 and started my own company Valley Camera Repairs in 1993.

Since then I have repaired thousand of camera’s, lenses, flash unit in all formats for photographers all around the world and I love what I do. I am a time served mechanical engineer having served my time as a high precision jig borer at the Royal Ordnance Factory in Cardiff.

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Nikon F5 shutter & electronics

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