Camera Manuals and Repair Shops

Have You Read Your Manual Lately?

Knowing your craft means knowing your gear. And what better way to truly know your gear than by reading your camera’s manual? We know this tip may seem a bit obvious, but here’s the thing—you can learn a lot from your manual!

Do you know how to ensure your bracketing mode is turned off? Or how to take double exposures? Your manual can tell you how.

However, since most of us shoot on film cameras older than dirt, original manuals can be hard to come by.

Never fear, brave photog! We gathered the most often used camera manuals below. Click through to purchase or donate. Pro tip! If you download your camera’s manual to your phone, you can have it in your back pocket at all times!

Links are provided for personal use only and we encourage you to support these creators financially through purchase or donation.

📚 Pentax 645 (Kim Coxon)

📚 Pentax 645N (Kim Coxon)

📚 Pentax 645Nii (Ricoh Imaging)

📚 Pentax 67 (Mike Butkus, NJ)

📚 Pentax 67ii (Ricoh Imaging)

📚 Contax 645 (Mike Butkus, NJ)

📚 Mamiya 645 (Mike Butkus, NJ)

Trusted Repair Shops

Who can you turn to when your film camera breaks? Reliable repair shops can be hard to find!

Here are some shops we’ve heard good things about from our film community:

🛠 The Nimslo Guy

🛠 Nippon Photoclinic

🛠 Camera Doctor NYC

🛠 Pro Camera

Who did we miss? Do you have experience with any of these shops? Email us and let us know:

Emily Sweet / Fujicolor C200 / Nikon F100 / Noritsu S-1800