Repairing film cameras and lenses in Hong Kong

Repairing film cameras and lenses in Hong Kong

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Repairing film cameras and lenses in Hong Kong

Where to repair vintage cameras and lenses in Hong Kong? Or you have recently acquired a second-hand camera online and you would like a specialist to help you check the condition of your camera and lenses, here is a list of repair centres that I would highly recommend you to try.

Panda Camera Repair Service (斌達相機修理中心)

Uncle Tat (“達叔”)  is known as the best film camera repairman in Hong Kong, and his name is popular among camera shops and photographers. He is very friendly and willing to answer all of your questions about film cameras and lenses. He is an expert in repairing all kind of mechanical cameras but he doesn’t repair any electronic or digital cameras. It is my top choice to service my cameras. 

Since he is getting older now, he only accepts services like lens overhaul, camera calibration some called “CLA”. Unfortunately, if you are looking for a repairman who does complicated service such as lens focusing recalibration or modification then Panda cannot offer these services.

Address: 1401 Double Building, 22 Stanley Street, Hong Kong

Tel: 2522 9905

Office hour: Monday to Saturday 09:30 to 17:00; Sunday off

Panda Camera Service

Camera Repair Centre (相機修理中心)

It is situated in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui, next to my favourite Hong Kong pancake shop. They do repair electronic film cameras such as Hasselblad Xpan, Contax T2, T3…etc. I had my Contax T3 inspected by them before and they gave me professional judgement and advice on what consequences might cause if we try to repair certain electronic cameras. They also provide services such as lens recalibration and focus checking.

Address: Block B, 6 Floor B1 Friends’ House, 6C Carnarvon Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Office hour: Monday to Friday 11:00 to 20:30, Saturday 11:00 to 19:00; Sunday off

Tel: 2366 3002

Master Yu (Raymond)

Raymond was trained in Leica Schmidt Hong Kong and Leica Wetzlar Germany. As a Leica specialist, he is an experienced repairman specialising in repairing Leica and Rolleiflex. He can answer all kinds of questions that are related to cameras and lenses, for example, the cause of haze in different lenses and teach you how to inspect cameras and lenses under different light sources. His shop is full of interesting camera parts and machines.

If you doubt your camera’s shutter speed accuracy or lens focusing such as front or back focus, I highly recommend you to visit him!

Address: 1F Winner Shopping Arcade, 23 Nam On Street, Shau Kei Wan

Office hour: Monday to Saturday; Sunday off

Raymond checking my Leica
Focus calibration

Classical Camera Shop

Fai is a passionate film camera shop owner. He offers service for lenses, cameras calibration and fixing malfunctioning cameras too. He had my Hasselblad shutter “jam-ed” fixed and fixed the bouncing back shutter curtain problem in my Leica MP. He is very kind and patient in understanding all the problems that we have and explains clearly how to avoid it next time. Last time my friend Jacky’s Leica M3 shutter curtain was broken and sent it to Fai immediately, with quick turnaround time he saved his camera with reasonable price! 

Address: Flat 17, 13/F., Cosmopolitan Centre, 760 Nathan Road, Prince Edward,  Kowloon, Hong Kong (MTR Prince Edward Station, Exit B2)

Office hours: 2:00 – 8:00pm Tuesday to Sunday, Monday CLOSED

Fai checking my Hasselblad 503cx

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  1. Hi Tahusa, do you have contact info of Master Yu (Raymond)? Need to have my Leica M3 checked but could not find his information on Google.

  2. hi Anson,

    thanks for that great info, may I know where could I repair Yashica film? possible to let master Yu to have a check please?

    • Hi Aries, may I know which model are you referring to? He is specialised in Leica but other brands you may check them at Camera Repair Centre in TST.


  3. Hi anson,

    Thanks for the great info – would love to get in touch with master yu – could you please let me know his details?

    Many thanks!

  4. Hi, I got a Canon M6 zoom18-150mm lens that has mould inside. I hate to just change another lens as it is so enviro-unfriendly.
    So if I want to get it clean, what is the cost?

  5. Thanks for the useful article.
    I’m have a 35mm Summaron 2.8 with a stiff focus ring – would you be okay sharing what you’ve paid for Leica lens CLA from Panda/Master Yu? I live in the UK and here I’d pay around HKD1900 for a service, not sure if it’s worth it to wait till I get to HK for this job.
    Thanks in advance

    • For your reference, the price for a lens CLA from Master Yu / Panda is around half of the price you’d pay in the UK ~HKD1000. Hope this helps!

      • Thanks for getting back – wow, it’s interesting that there’s such a big price difference…
        For a service like this, do you think it makes a difference if I go to either Master Yu or Panda Camera Repair?

        • If you only speak english, Master Yu would be easier to communicate. Both offers excellent service, Panda would be cheaper in repair costs.

          • Could you please share Master Yu’s contact information? Trying to get in touch about a digital Leica repair

  6. Hi,
    I had a Rollei 35 TE camera. The lens needs cleaning.
    May I know how much is the cleaning cost?
    Best Regards

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