Anaheim >Consumer Electronics Repair > Camera Tech Of Anaheim
1347 S Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim, CA | Directions 9280533.815047 -117.907189
Mon-Fri 11am-5pm ; Sat 1pm-5pm ; Sun Closed
The only place I trust with my camera equipment! – I originally found Mike (aka the Camera Tech) well over a decade ago when my old Nikon N70 shorted out on Christmas morning. I went back and forth on whether or not to fix it or replace it, but I really did love the body (yeah, I was one of the few that actually did like the N70) so I decided that as long as the repair was reasonable, I would have it fixed. I went to my local Mom & Pop camera shop and they referred me to Mike.
When I dropped of my body he asked asked me to give him a call in a couple days and he would have an estimate for me. He actually called me the next morning with a question.. "Have you gotten your camera wet?" I replied that I hadn't and he found it odd. Said the camera's control board was all corroded and that it was indicative of excess moisture. I thought back and revised my answer.. "Actually, yes." I said. About five months ago, I was shooting in Arizona and got caught in a surprise downpour, (who'd have thunk it.. AZ has a monsoon season!) but my camera had been working just fine since. He explained to me that it took time for the guts to deteriorate (usually 4 to 6 months) to the point of failure. He was right on the money. He had to actually order the part from Nikon so the repair took longer than expected, but all in all he did a fantastic job and at an even better price.
Since then, I have taken in close to a dozen cameras ranging from a couple twin lens reflexes to an old Crown Graphix 4x5, to modern DSLRs and today my Dad's Panasonic Lumix ZS7 P&S.
Actually, Mike scolded me after he did a cleaning on my Nikon D200. He told me that it was, by far the dirtiest camera he had ever worked on. I told him that it didn't surprise me which was why I had it in getting a good cleaning. He asked me what I did and I explained to him that I do a lot of off roading out in the desert and that the camera went with me everywhere. As dusty as our local deserts are, the camera couldn't help but get dust all through it. I promised him that I would bring it in more often so that it didn't get that bad again.
All in all, Mike is an EXTREMELY honest business man and is probably the most talented camera and lens repairman that I have had the pleasure of meeting. I truly hope he never retires because I guarantee we will never find anyone else like him.
Terrible customer service. – Mike, the owner, does not guarantee his work at all, which means that consumers pay him and just hope the equipment comes back fixed. I was called "crazy" and "poppycock," and Mike threatened to call police within first few minutes of our conversation despite my calm demeanor and professional attitude. He later offered to fix the problem again but as I explained to him, I had already paid him to fix it the first time and I did not believe he could get the job done, so I requested a refund. He also said that he believed I could have broken the camera again on my own and that I could have been lying. At the end, I offered to accept even a partial refund of $45 since he honestly tried to fix it, but failed.
When I was rebuffed, I went home and after thinking I decided to call him and give him one last chance to make things right before I made the issue public. He told me to "go ahead." He also accused me of "needing the money." I do not need sixty-eight dollars but I do not want to be swindled by technicians who take money and do not perform a service.
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