Camera repairs are made MS Hobbies. Binocular repairs will go to Germany directly. We have spare parts for most 35mm and 8x11 cameras, including VEF Riga. 8x11m repairs are guaranteed six months, 35mm cameras four months. Note that a 35mm camera that has had a faulty unauthorised repair may incur additional costs, as diagnosis takes longer. 35mm repair prices range from £75 to £150, 8x11mm repairs from £65 - £250 (higher price for certain Riga repairs, as we may have to make special parts).
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If you are VAT registered you can use the UK VAT Reclaim Scheme on second-hand goods. This means that you pay VAT only on the profit made from the sale. If you buy a camera for £100, repair for £25 and sell for £175 you only pay 16.67% on the profit of £50. eBay will charge the buyer 20% VAT on the full price of £175.
You would think that repairing a Minox camera is a simple matter of diagnosis, prognosis and reference to the repair manuals: find part, replace part, test part, post back to customer.
We find evidence of previous repairs, previous imperfect repairs, use of non-standard parts, and simple bodges.
The following is a list of typical faults we see on the cameras, standard and non-standard
Special Repairs and Modifications
Unrepairable or uneconomic to repair:
Most difficult to repair Minox 35 is the GL. Many unique parts and design changes to this camera
Unusual 8x11mm repairs
Unusual modifications and services to cameras