I have a lot of old cameras. From the street, ebay, donations from relatives etc. And they are not always in the best shape. So I’ve located three amazing repair people in Delhi, Bombay & Calcutta. This post is about the repair place in Mumbai. I will be writing about the place in Delhi & Calcutta soon.
I was having some issues with my Hasselblad when it just arrived from KEH. It was suppose to be CLA’ed and all but something was off and all pictures were out of focus. Seems there was a callibration issue. So I took the camera to Mini Photo, a place I had found some time ago in Bohra Baazar (Fort area, will give directions in the end). And voila, camera perfectly repaired.
Mini Photo has been there for quite some time now, about 20 to 25 years (I don’t really know the exact age) and its got great experience in handling exotic cameras. Since I have found it, I’ve got everything from old 1935 Leica’s, 1969 Hasselblads to 1980 Kiev’s repaired from this chap. The team there is efficient and quite cheap. A service which would cost you about 100$ in US or Europe, would be about 10$ in Mini.
Directions : Head out in a Taxi or Train to VT. From there, take a right towards Standard Supply. Ask anyone about Bohra Baazar, its the street which leads on straight inside, adjacent to Standard Supply. Keep walking straight inside for about 800mts till you hit a Mother Dairy on the right side. Bang opposite to this is “Sultan Manzil”. First floor, on the left is Mini Photo.
Contact Details : 022-66315270
Work Timings : 11 to 6 on weekdays. On Saturday its 11 to 4. Sunday Closed.