Repair Service / Restore

Repair / Overhaul / Restoration

Overhaul we think is besically "repair aimed at full restoration of functions." We clean up the appearance as much as we can, but unless otherwise stated by a customer about scratches and dents we leave them as they are as long as they are not associated with the functions.

For customers stick to camera/lens appearance, full restore including painting and exterior parts replacement is available as well as overhaul. It will bring old camers' exterior and functions closer to the same level as new. The work depends on customers' needs.

Repair Column
Leica R8
Spot Measurment Malfunction
The Need for Replacement of
Shutter Curtains.
Leica M Camera
Winding Torque Measurement
Leica R Camera
Shutter Timing
Lens Assembling

Heritage Leather Strap

Hasselblad Repair
We offer repair service for Hasselblad 500 series and SW series.

Kanto-made Parts
*These are just some example. We have a lot more parts that we reproduced.

The biggest challenge on restore of old cameras is securing of spare parts even more than technique. Concerning spare parts that are no longer available, if necessary and if we can clear cost problems involved, we remanufacture them as good as the original after checking each mechanism.      
New Arrival!
Element for Canon 50mm f1.2 LTM

Most of the Canon 50/1.2 LTM lens has an issue of haze of an inner element.
It's the aging deterioration of glass itself, and it cannot be solved by cleaning or repolishing.
We have reproduce this element to provide service in the past, but we had to stop offering the service since we had run out of the parts.
We finally reproduced the replacement elements once again with cooperate from an optical manufacture in Japan.
If you have a Canon 50/1.2 LTM lens with haze, we can repair it.
*We don't sell this part.

Rangefinder Cam Shoe Spring for Rinhof
The repair cost for changing this spring only will be about 10,000 JPY (tax is not included).
*We don't sell this part.
Shutter Ring Plate
for Hasselblad Planar 80mm f2.8C


We have spare Shutter Ring Plate for sale. The cost is 2,500 JPY (tax is not included) per one.
If you are not confident to change this plate by yourself, we can offer repair service of repalcing it. The labor charge will be 1,000 JPY (tax is not included).

Brass Made Focus Tab for Leica Lenses

We have two selections, one is black paint and the other is bare brass.
*We don't sell this part.

We can even add this focus tab to a lens without focus tab.

e.g. Summilux M 35/1.4
The cost will be 10,000 JPY for labor charge and 12,000 JPY for part.
*If it needs additional treatment, there will be some additional cost.

Eyepiece for Leica III  
We have spare eyepiece parts for sale.
The cost is 2,000 JPY (tax is not included)
Eyepiece for Leica IIIg  
We have spare eyepiece parts for sale.
The cost is 2,000 JPY (tax is not included)

Prism & Mirror Re-evaporation
LEICA M3 View Finder & Beam Splitting Prism Restoration
We restore rangefinder and recover the level of viewfinder visibility of Leica M3. The work depends on the condition of rangefinder though, disassembling rangefinder assembly to get rid of inside dust and polishing a surface makes it clean enough. If necessary, we re-evaporate beam-splitting prism, replace half mirror (Kanto made), and re-glue inner parts together.
We can also re-evaporate pentaprism-mirror, produce surface mirror and half mirror.
Finder Restoration

Before Restoration

After Restoration
Beam Splitting Prism Separation

Beam Splitting Prism Separation

After Restoration

Lens Repair
Lens Re-Coating(Single Coat)
We re-coat lens element when required.
Re-cementing & Centering

Cemented Element Separation

After Re-cementing & Aligning
MTF(Modulation Transfer Function)
This is an optical test equipments for analyzing contrast, which is one of the factors to judge the lens performance. With this equipment, we analyze the contrast at the center and around of the lens.

MTF lens capacity analyzing is indispensable especially to assembling and adjusting after lens re-polishing. We introduced the MTF analyzing device fast, and we have been making assurance doubly sure on lens repair.

We were taught at Leica service training that a lens repaired without MTF measuring instrument was not Leica lens any more. We provide repair service of our own stricter standard as long as repair service based on Leica standard.
We check and adjust lenses at infinity with the collimater.