Apollo Camera Repair Inc

★★★★☆
  • 1411 Webster St

    Oakland, CA 94612

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  • 510-891-9486

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i brought my dropped and not working camcorder here, and had it repaired at a reasonable price in the amount of time that was promised. The owner/technician is an obvious aficionado in all things camera, and I was glad to have found this place, because like most people, i had a fear of either not being able to have the non-working thing fixed,,or having my pants stolen off me,,and neither happened.Great and competent service. I will definitely go back if I need more work on any of my various cameras.

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i brought my dropped and not working camcorder here, and had it repaired at a reasonable price in the amount of time that was promised. The owner/technician is an obvious aficionado in all things camera, and I was glad to have found this place, because like most people, i had a fear of either not being able to have the non-working thing fixed,,or having my pants stolen off me,,and neither happened.Great and competent service. I will definitely go back if I need more work on any of my various cameras.

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Now with the throwaway economy....it is truly difficult to find a technician who can repair fine electronic camera equipment. I found the tech here!!!

Apollo Camera can fix just about any electronic camera and has done so for me on two occassions.

Fine work, priced fair, highly recommended by this Alameda California resident.

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★★★★★

Now with the throwaway economy....it is truly difficult to find a technician who can repair fine electronic camera equipment. I found the tech here!!!

Apollo Camera can fix just about any electronic camera and has done so for me on two occassions.

Fine work, priced fair, highly recommended by this Alameda California resident.

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Literally the worse experience I have ever had with a store of any kind. It as been three months since I came in and they have not even ordered the replacement part for my lense yet.

I came to the shop at the suggestion of a friend 3 months ago with a broken lense. They said the estimated repair to the existing parts would be $90, unless the entire motor needed to be replaced. They told me they'd call back in a week. 2 weeks later I came back to the shop and the man said that he needed to order the part as the initial repair did not work. I said ok (not sure why they never called and told me this, I had to call and leave a message and then come in after not receiving a reply after several days). Another 2 weeks later I called in to see what the story was, and no one picked up. I know for a fact that they have my phone number, as the last time I made it in there I made sure it was correct and he assured me he would call when it was ready. I first took the lense in early October, and I went back in today (Mid-January) and they have NOT EVEN ORDERED THE REPLACEMENT PART YET. To make matters worse, he said he'll need another week to put it back together so I can take my business elsewhere.

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Literally the worse experience I have ever had with a store of any kind. It as been three months since I came in and they have not even ordered the replacement part for my lense yet.

I came to the shop at the suggestion of a friend 3 months ago with a broken lense. They said the estimated repair to the existing parts would be $90, unless the entire motor needed to be replaced. They told me they'd call back in a week. 2 weeks later I came back to the shop and the man said that he needed to order the part as the initial repair did not work. I said ok (not sure why they never called and told me this, I had to call and leave a message and then come in after not receiving a reply after several days). Another 2 weeks later I called in to see what the story was, and no one picked up. I know for a fact that they have my phone number, as the last time I made it in there I made sure it was correct and he assured me he would call when it was ready. I first took the lense in early October, and I went back in today (Mid-January) and they have NOT EVEN ORDERED THE REPLACEMENT PART YET. To make matters worse, he said he'll need another week to put it back together so I can take my business elsewhere.

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this person gave Apollo Camera in Oakland a bad review simply because he/she (why do I think it is a he?) likes to flame, but is entirely off base. Clearly the East Bay, weekend traffic, which is always very bad, is this person's real woe, and not the fact that he found the place closed (perhaps he should have called before getting in his car, hm?). Thank goodness we have this place that does such high rate work, and has such great knowledge of instruments that practically no one will touch anymore simply for economic reasons. Anyone who knows what they are talking about when it comes to photography knows that this place is a high-rate, rare, and precious for those who still choose to use film cameras (I have a digital camera that doesn't come close to producing the kind of images that film can). I wanted to put my two cents in because Apollo Camera doesn't begin to deserve the kind of review that this loser has submitted, so hopefully my words will counteract his ignorant rant. If you go to citysearch.com, you will find *only* great reviews for this place that does stellar repair work, and is really a rare, and greatly needed now that all the other film camera retailers have closed their doors.

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this person gave Apollo Camera in Oakland a bad review simply because he/she (why do I think it is a he?) likes to flame, but is entirely off base. Clearly the East Bay, weekend traffic, which is always very bad, is this person's real woe, and not the fact that he found the place closed (perhaps he should have called before getting in his car, hm?). Thank goodness we have this place that does such high rate work, and has such great knowledge of instruments that practically no one will touch anymore simply for economic reasons. Anyone who knows what they are talking about when it comes to photography knows that this place is a high-rate, rare, and precious for those who still choose to use film cameras (I have a digital camera that doesn't come close to producing the kind of images that film can). I wanted to put my two cents in because Apollo Camera doesn't begin to deserve the kind of review that this loser has submitted, so hopefully my words will counteract his ignorant rant. If you go to citysearch.com, you will find *only* great reviews for this place that does stellar repair work, and is really a rare, and greatly needed now that all the other film camera retailers have closed their doors.

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My Nikon D200 hot shoe got damaged in an impact. The camera store where I bought it told me I would have to send it to the Nikon repair facility in Southern Cal. and wait 4-6 weeks. Apollo repaired it in 3 days and it works perfectly! I would take any other damaged camera there.

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★★★★★

My Nikon D200 hot shoe got damaged in an impact. The camera store where I bought it told me I would have to send it to the Nikon repair facility in Southern Cal. and wait 4-6 weeks. Apollo repaired it in 3 days and it works perfectly! I would take any other damaged camera there.

Pros: Close to BART, trustworthy

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My shutter speeds were so severely out of whack that I could not use any speed faster than 1/250th w/o the shutter curtain blocking part of the image. In one week everything was all right again, at a cost of $125. Yeah, the shop is funky, but this is Oakland, and overhead is low. Also, I live in SF and was glad to find Apollo an easy two blocks from the 12th Street BART station. I was referred to this shop by an Oakland-based wedding photographer, and he was right on.

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★★★★★

My shutter speeds were so severely out of whack that I could not use any speed faster than 1/250th w/o the shutter curtain blocking part of the image. In one week everything was all right again, at a cost of $125. Yeah, the shop is funky, but this is Oakland, and overhead is low. Also, I live in SF and was glad to find Apollo an easy two blocks from the 12th Street BART station. I was referred to this shop by an Oakland-based wedding photographer, and he was right on.

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Apollo Camera Repair came recommended to me by friends, and was listed on a couple of other sites with glowing reviews.

I went there on a Saturday, and found out they weren't open - period, despite being listed by City Search as being open on Saturdays - you heard it here first, folks. Man does that get me pissed. I drove all the way across town, got stuck in a traffic jam while some City of Oakland crew was painting a crosswalk - and when I got there they were - CLOSED -

Their "new" hours are M-F: 9:30 AM - 6PM.

The place did not look like a big operation from the outside. In fact it looked like some defunct place from the 1950's, not the kind of place you want to check out while walking down the street.

As if that werent enough to dissuade me, I tried calling them during business hours the following monday.I asked them if they fixed Sony video-cameras - and the answer was "no." They just dont do video cameras.

While I would not dis-recommend them for standard camera repairs, I cant recommend them either. Their reputation is they are fast and less expensive than their competition. I wish that I could give them the stellar review and that my camera was fixed!!!

I do recommend calling them to describe the problem. If you dont get an answer - they arent open.

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★★☆☆☆

Apollo Camera Repair came recommended to me by friends, and was listed on a couple of other sites with glowing reviews.

I went there on a Saturday, and found out they weren't open - period, despite being listed by City Search as being open on Saturdays - you heard it here first, folks. Man does that get me pissed. I drove all the way across town, got stuck in a traffic jam while some City of Oakland crew was painting a crosswalk - and when I got there they were - CLOSED -

Their "new" hours are M-F: 9:30 AM - 6PM.

The place did not look like a big operation from the outside. In fact it looked like some defunct place from the 1950's, not the kind of place you want to check out while walking down the street.

As if that werent enough to dissuade me, I tried calling them during business hours the following monday.I asked them if they fixed Sony video-cameras - and the answer was "no." They just dont do video cameras.

While I would not dis-recommend them for standard camera repairs, I cant recommend them either. Their reputation is they are fast and less expensive than their competition. I wish that I could give them the stellar review and that my camera was fixed!!!

I do recommend calling them to describe the problem. If you dont get an answer - they arent open.

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My Canon S500 camera had gotten covered in mud and froze. I checked with Canon and other camera places in the area and it would've taken at least 3 times as long to fix (in one case 5-7 times longer), and cost at least 25% more! I was given an explanation of what was probably the problem with the camera, a cost which was the exact cost, and a time frame, which was also correct. It's worth it just to visit the store, with all the camera parts everywhere. I highly recommend Apollo Camera Repair.

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★★★★★

My Canon S500 camera had gotten covered in mud and froze. I checked with Canon and other camera places in the area and it would've taken at least 3 times as long to fix (in one case 5-7 times longer), and cost at least 25% more! I was given an explanation of what was probably the problem with the camera, a cost which was the exact cost, and a time frame, which was also correct. It's worth it just to visit the store, with all the camera parts everywhere. I highly recommend Apollo Camera Repair.

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I discovered the Apollo camera repair service several months ago. They fixed a 30 year old pro film camera (Canon F-1) that I had not used in years that no one else was willing to touch. It now works like new. They also cleaned up a beater camera and several lenses that I purchased on eBay. Turnaroud was less than a week and the cost was very reasonable.

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★★★★★

I discovered the Apollo camera repair service several months ago. They fixed a 30 year old pro film camera (Canon F-1) that I had not used in years that no one else was willing to touch. It now works like new. They also cleaned up a beater camera and several lenses that I purchased on eBay. Turnaroud was less than a week and the cost was very reasonable.

 

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