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01-07-2015, 07:56 AM - 1 Like   #1
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Pentax K-r repairs UK - success

I was looking for a while for a reasonable price on repairing the cracked casing on a K-r, and mirror replacement on another K-r.

By chance I came across a web page for Luton Camera Repair Services. Although Olympus is their main thing, they said they could do the work.

Camera Shop, Olympus Camera Repairs, Servicing and Spare Parts, Luton, Bedfordshire

After emailing and some phone conversations I took them up on what I felt was a good fair quote for the work - a lot less than the prohibitively expensive quote from the pentax repair centre. The camera casing repair I had actually considered doing myself - I had acquired a non working K-r off ebay to provide parts. The mirror replacement was a camera I had acquired cheaply with a view to repair given that I had the parts in hand. However it turns out that mirror replacement requires a full disassembly (looking at it, it might be possible to do a jury repair without disassembly, springing the old mirror out of it's plastic frame and replacing with the new one). In the event, the technician replaced the whole mirror box.

I have been using the cameras for a few weeks now and can say that these guys seem to have done a very good job. Both cameras have been working great. So based on this experience I am happy to recommend them. They can probably fix other models also.

contact: Theresa Whitbread (01582) 458 323. email: service@lutoncameras.co.uk

PS spare parts for Pentax K-r available

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Thanks for the tip and link, Marcus!

Could be useful for us Pentaxians "nearby" in continental Europe too.
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Try also Harrow Technical - Pentax Camera Repair Specialists - Harrow Technical - or Asahi Photo - Asahi Photo.

I have no connection with, or used, either company, but fellow Pentax togs on the UK Pentax User forum have and frequently recommend them.
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Try also Harrow Technical - Pentax Camera Repair Specialists - Harrow Technical - or Asahi Photo - Asahi Photo.
Their prices page says:

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Sorry, we do not now repair 110, 645, 67II, Spotmeters, Flashguns, Binoculars and Digital models.


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Their prices page says:
My bad. Didn't know they'd stopped digital repairs.

Makes me wonder what's left after that long list of exclusions?
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My bad. Didn't know they'd stopped digital repairs.

Makes me wonder what's left after that long list of exclusions?
35mm film SLRs I think. They have a great reputation for price and quality of their repairs on such old machinery. I rang them once to see if they knew of a company with a similar reputation who fixed digital, but they didn't.
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