Repair Service

Note: Due to a small backlog of repairs and a number of other commitments, turnaround time for repairs is now about three months.

I can offer a repair sevice for the Contax 139. Please contact me to discuss your requirements.

Here’s some examples of what can be done along with prices but I will do whatever you, or the camera, require. I can give estimates for repairs without seeing the camera but for firm quotes I will need to see the camera first.
  • Full service and renovation - from £95. Camera is dismantled to its major component parts. Internal light seals are replaced. All parts are cleaned, lubricated and adjusted as required. External light seals and mirror buffer foam are replaced. New, real leather, covers are supplied and fitted. Price includes any minor repairs not requiring replacement parts.

  • Minor service - £45. Top plate and base plates are removed and all accessible parts are serviced as required. External light seals and mirror buffer foam are replaced.

  • Light Seals and mirror buffer foam replacement - £15 (£10 if done at the same time as other work).

  • Supply and fit new leather covers - £17 (£12 if done at the same time as other work).
All prices are in UK pounds and return postage is extra at cost. Prices are subject to confirmation on receipt of the camera. Turn around times are variable. This is not my main job but something I do in my spare time. If you have a deadline, please let me know and I’ll do my best to meet it.

    Other repairs

I am also able to carry out repairs to Contax S2 and S2b cameras, also some lenses and also the Contax 159 and some Yashica variants. Please get in touch for more information.

    Comments received from previous customers

  • "Thanks for sending back the camera, received today. I am very impressed with the work you have done it sounds, feels and looks great."

  • "Just wanted to tell you that the camera has arrived this morning, in more than perfect shape. It has the feel it had when it was new."

  • "I got the camera on Tuesday … it looks fantastic. … I am super happy so far - cocking the shutter is extremely smooth and all around the camera looks in top condition."

  • "Just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful camera, the 139 is perfect and works like an animal, love it."

  • "It arrived safely this morning and I am delighted, it looks wonderful and now has a film in it."

  • "I collected the camera today it looks amazing."

  • "The camera just arrived, and it's BEAUTIFUL!!! To my eyes, it's even better than new!!!!"