Who is Camera Monkey?
Is your camera in a jam, misbehaving or in need of a little TLC?
Camera Monkey cares about your old film camera! He wants it to work. To take pictures again and bring joy to you and your friends.
We rescue TLR, 35mm compact, rangefinder, SLR, medium format, box, folding/bellows cameras, Polaroids, LOMO and toy cameras. We sort out shutters and stuck mechanisms. We can restore and replace leather. We also renew light seals and do Holga mods.
I also take photos…
You can see some of them on my website www.oddhayward.com
And on Flickr
Author Archives: Mike
Lomo LC-A Sticky Shutter Fix
I was fixing up this Zenit LC-A with a sticky shutter, and I thought I would do a step-by-step photo walkthrough of how to take it completely apart and clean out the shutter blades. This little beast came to me … Continue reading
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Camera Buying Guide
Andrew White has more cameras than anyone in Brighton, probably… Check out this video for his insight into buying old film cameras.
No. 1 Panoram-Kodak
Well, this one has been a long time in the fixing. The Kodak Panoram No.1 is an amazing and very unique camera dating from the turn of the century. The lens swings through a 112 degree arc to take a … Continue reading
Holga 120 (Black Ops Version)
When I got my first Holga I kinda went mad modifying it. It is such a simple and badly made camera that the thought that I could ‘damage’ it in any way scarecly occured to me. It is incredibly lightweight … Continue reading
Zeiss Ikon Box Tengor 54/2
This could be the oldest camera I own. It comes all the way from 1934(ish) and for its time is actually quite advanced. Not just a simple 6×9 box camera, oh no! It comes with three apertures and three focal … Continue reading
Zeiss Ikon – Ikonta 521/16
Now this is a bit of style! This is my very first medium format camera and was purchased during an early visit to the wonderful and very dangerous Clocktower Cameras in Brighton. What a machine! I think I fell in … Continue reading
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This was practically my first camera. I say ‘practically’ because I seemed to acquire several cameras all at once, but this was the one that gave me instant joy and the one that I carried around faithfully, stuffed full of … Continue reading
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