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…
Author Archives: Mike
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
Andrew White has more cameras than anyone in Brighton, probably… Check out this video for his insight into buying old film cameras.
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
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
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
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