Repair Centre celebrates it's 35th year of supplying
quality service and knowledgeable workmanship to the photographer,
from hobbyist to professional.
Tavener has been with the Centre since 1970, along with a change
in name from "Photographic Repair Services", in 1974
he purchased the Centre and took up the role of manager of Camera
Repair Centre at it's original location in 82 Shortmarket Street,
1998 Camera Repair Centre moved to Dental House, 165 Longmarket Street
where the public still received the same face-to-face service direct
from the technicians responsible for the repairs.
are now also repairing DIGITAL Camera's!
have moved to:
Grand Central Laundry
Shop 10, 155 Main Road
021 761 4397
Cell: 082 667 1888
to all makes of cameras, cine cameras, projectors, flashes, lenses and
tripods are carried out on the premises. The Centre has two qualified
technicians, Tony Tavener and Clive Georges.
Repair Centre boasts a large display of cameras depicting developments
in photography throughout the years, as well as a range of guaranteed
second hand cameras and accessories. The Centre specialises in Pentax
6X7 Polariod conversions, plastic moulding knobs, shafts, gears etc.
Repair Centre pride themselves as seeing repairs as a challenge.
started his career as a technician at Carl Zeiss Scientific Instruments
in New Cavendish Street London W1. After two and a half years
he commenced work for Wallice Heaton, photographic supplier to
the Queen, 127 New Bond Street London W1.
in beautiful Cape Town in 1970, Tony worked as a technician at
Photographic Repair Services, 82 Maynard House, Shortmarket Street.
Four years of faithful service saw him taking over the reigns
as owner. The now Camera Repair Centre has been his pride and
joy, and under his capable management to the present day.
began his career in construction, before finding his true calling,
cameras. Clive has been with Camera Repair Centre for
the past twenty years, having started on single lens reflex
cameras and moving on to auto-focus and compact auto-focus zoom
cameras, giving him a vast pool of experience in this field.
specialises in the repair and service of Pentax LX models, as
well as plastic molding, modifications and repairs to back door
Tony's daughter Wendy who was a camera technician with us for many years
lost her struggle against cancer and passed away in October 2003 at
the tender age of 29. She is surely missed.