Film motion-picture equipment can be repaired and kept in shape at reasonable costs. Spring-drive cameras don’t let you down when you’re out in the wilderness. Even if a spring stops serving you, a crank taken along can save the shot. No electricity is needed.
I service purely mechanical cameras, optics, printers, projectors, and accessories.
To revive your gear
Every object on my bench gets thoroughly inspected. I can give an item a general overhaul or only check out its functions.
I am equipped with all the necessary tools. The basic procedures, however, are quite simple.
The photograph shows parts of an EMEL camera’s take-up spindle sitting in a solvent. From experience I prefer to clean mechanical elements by hand to an ultrasonic bath. Scrupulous inspection during the brushing-off reveals every defect.
Familiar with spiral springs
Backed with the know-how and the tools I can handle these mechanical energy accumulators. Shown here is the spring of a Paillard-Bolex H camera in relatively good shape. A new spring lies more widely spaced around the core.
In case you feel something should be done in favour of the mechanism or the optics I can take care of your gear. It can also be an accessory such as a splicer or a titler.
Happy customers in the US, in England, Germany, Austria, Switzerland