Canada's #1 source for quality repairs, CLAs, cleaning, rebuilds and calibrations on film gear!
Warrantied work * Quality Repairs * Fast Turnaround Time * Competitive Prices
Film Camera Repairs
All makes and models
We service and repair most models of film camera. From full rebuilds to annual CLA's (Clean, Lube and Adjust), you can trust your vintage gear to us. If you need shutter or focus adjustments, curtain tension adjustments or rangefinder tuning we do those too. Don't hesitate to contact us with any questions about your vintage film cameras.
Although some film cameras are not economical to repair, many are still worth it. And although film photography isn't mainstream anymore, its very much alive. Light seal replacements, mirror box coating, calibrations and CLA's come through the shop on a regular basis.
We have a library of hundreds of service manuals, some with notes written on napkins from some of the greatest camera craftsman. We have repaired and overhauled thousands of film cameras from 35mm to large format.
We repair every make and model of 35mm, medium format and large format gear!
Film Lens Repairs & Cleaning
Many vintage and manual lenses are still worth fixing. We have extensive experience and all the tools to clean and repair most popular older lenses.
We also stock over 800 parts lenses, 1000 parts cameras and thousands of new vintage repair parts. So there a good chance we have the parts or can find them.
2 ways to get your gear in
In Person: Stop by our shop at #205-135 Robin Cr in Saskatoon, Sk during business hours and we will take good care of you.
By Mail: Many of our customers are not in the Saskatoon area or even in Saskatchewan. We accept repairs from Regina, Moose Jaw and anywhere in Canada. Simply scroll down to the bottom of this page and fill out our Self-Serve Repair Form. It will walk you through all the info we need. You pay your cleaning or diagnostics fee by credit card at the end of the form. You can pay your final bill later, if quoted, by Email E-Transfer, Credit Card, Google Pay, Android Pay, Apple Pay or Paypal. Once the camera is received, it will go in line for servicing.
Gear can be mailed to:
Paramount Camera Repair
#205-135 Robin Cr
ALWAYS ADD SIGNATURE REQUIRED. And include your name, email and cell phone number.
Please refer to our packing tips here: How to ship your gear
Does not include GST and PST
Camera Diagnostics - $40 Due at Dropoff
Camera Repairs - $90/hr (minimum 1/2hr charge)
Camera Calibrations/Adjustments - $90/hr
Light Seal Replacement - $60 - $120 (parts and labor)
CLA (Clean, Lube, Adjust)
- -35mm SLR - $140-$270
-TLR (Twin Lens) - $180-$450
-Medium Format - $270-$450
-Large Format Shutters - $180-$270
-Manual Lens CLA - $180-$450
Average Film Camera Repair - $135-180 + parts
Average Medium Format Camera Repair - $180-270 + parts
Some repairs will be less or more than the above but this is an average cost. Some models are more time consuming to diagnose and repair.
The Repair Process
Step #1: Diagnosing the problem
Although we try to give rough estimates on repairs ahead of time, the only way to truly determine the cost is often to disassemble the camera to find the source of the problem. Some problems are easy to diagnose externally but some require considerable diagnostic time. So a diagnostic charge applies to all repairs at time of drop off but is applied to the cost of the repair if it's found economical to proceed.
Step #2: Parts and labor estimate
Once the problem has been diagnosed, an accurate estimate of time and parts cost can be made. We will contact you with the quote and you decide if you want to proceed with the repairs. If you do, the diagnostics fee is applied to your repair bill. We order parts, if not already in stock and repair your camera. Any parts over $100 need to be prepaid before ordering.
Step #3: Testing and return
Each repair is thoroughly tested and evaluated. Once we are confident the unit is good to go we will contact you to pickup the camera and square up the bill. All repairs carry a 90 Day Warranty so you don't have to worry about repeat issues. If the camera has the same issue again in 90 days, it's repaired free. If it can't be repaired you will receive a full refund minus the diagnostic fee and shipping.
We got your back
Don't worry about your gear after a repair. We back every repair we do with a 90 Day Warranty!
If you have any of the same issues just let us know and bring your gear back in for free service. If it's found not economical to continue repairing, we will refund the repair and parts costs.
We will be blunt here, we don't do half-assed repairs.
Its preferred to fix something right the first time so its as good or better than manufacturer specifications. Gimmicky glued grips and taped wires has no place in our shop. We have invested a lot into proper diagnostics software, manufacturer grade tools, service documentation and expensive test equipment. We are results driven and have been known to go above and beyond for customer satisfaction. We think it's the only way to do it.