International Camera Repair

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  • 1186 E Walnut St

    Pasadena, CA 91106

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  • 626-440-0699

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I'm virtually blind in one eye and as such it is difficult for me to get a clear and centered photograph with a digital camera that only has a screen and not an old fashioned view finder. I have a Canon Powershot A620, and the operating system chip had stopped working. I could not find a new camera that had a view finder as they all seem to have the screen. I looked online to try to purchase a new or used Canon Powershot A620 but the new ones were going for around $600 and the used ones were on the same path that mine was on; soon to ""die"" as it were. Anyway, International Camera Repair said that they could repair my camera and they repaired the lens cover at the same time. The price that they charged was a BARGAIN, just a fraction of what a new or used PowerShot A620 would have cost me and they did it in less than a week! I am very pleased with their service and I would not hesitate referring them to anyone who needs camera repairs.

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★★★★★

I'm virtually blind in one eye and as such it is difficult for me to get a clear and centered photograph with a digital camera that only has a screen and not an old fashioned view finder. I have a Canon Powershot A620, and the operating system chip had stopped working. I could not find a new camera that had a view finder as they all seem to have the screen. I looked online to try to purchase a new or used Canon Powershot A620 but the new ones were going for around $600 and the used ones were on the same path that mine was on; soon to ""die"" as it were. Anyway, International Camera Repair said that they could repair my camera and they repaired the lens cover at the same time. The price that they charged was a BARGAIN, just a fraction of what a new or used PowerShot A620 would have cost me and they did it in less than a week! I am very pleased with their service and I would not hesitate referring them to anyone who needs camera repairs.

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I DROPPED MY CANONEOS1N-RS CAMERA AND THE POWER BOOSTER SEPERATED WRE IT MOUNTS ON THE CAMERA. OF COURSE IT DID NOT WORK ANYLONGER. I SENT IT TO ICR AND THEY FIXED IT FOR $225.00. THAT CAMERA COST ALMOST $2000.00 NEW. IT WORKS GREAT AGAIN. IT BEATS BUYING ANOTHER CAMERA LIKE IT. GREAT JOB.

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★★★★★

I DROPPED MY CANONEOS1N-RS CAMERA AND THE POWER BOOSTER SEPERATED WRE IT MOUNTS ON THE CAMERA. OF COURSE IT DID NOT WORK ANYLONGER. I SENT IT TO ICR AND THEY FIXED IT FOR $225.00. THAT CAMERA COST ALMOST $2000.00 NEW. IT WORKS GREAT AGAIN. IT BEATS BUYING ANOTHER CAMERA LIKE IT. GREAT JOB.

Pros: best repairs

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#\r\nUser Rating: 5 out of 5 stars\r\nby Terence Miller\r\n02/02/2009\r\n\r\n I'm stunned by some of the negative, nasty and ignorant and violent comments some have posted on this site. I have had worked with ICR for nearly 10 years now and NEVER had a single problem. As a professional photographer working for a news gathering organization in and around Pasadena and greater LA, we needed someone reliable, quick and fair. After shopping around a bit we found ICR to be the best of both worlds. Saying they are dishonest simply is not my experience. In fact, I think that the owners will bend over backwards to help you. If I ever have a problem with a repair, they always take care of it right away. They have serviced my Nikons and all the abuse I give em...bring em back to life when I drop a very expensive 2.8 lens that I thought was dead! Indeed, they in a word have performed miracles for me.\r\n From film to digital, these guys KNOW cameras and do an excellent job in my opinion.\r\n\r\n If anyone can bring my 300mm 2.8 back to life after I dropped it on concrete at Santa Anita race track....they deserve a medal for that one alone!\r\n I still use it today....\r\n All MyNikon Ds have been fixed to as new condition and always at a fair price.\r\n\r\n Don't know what more people want. They ARE honest and fair and damn good at what they do.\r\n\r\n Contact me at the Pasadena Independent personally and I'll gladly tell you in how efficient and professional ICR is!\r\n\r\n I will always recommend them!\r\n Sincerely,\r\n\r\n Terence Miller

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★★★★★

#\r\nUser Rating: 5 out of 5 stars\r\nby Terence Miller\r\n02/02/2009\r\n\r\n I'm stunned by some of the negative, nasty and ignorant and violent comments some have posted on this site. I have had worked with ICR for nearly 10 years now and NEVER had a single problem. As a professional photographer working for a news gathering organization in and around Pasadena and greater LA, we needed someone reliable, quick and fair. After shopping around a bit we found ICR to be the best of both worlds. Saying they are dishonest simply is not my experience. In fact, I think that the owners will bend over backwards to help you. If I ever have a problem with a repair, they always take care of it right away. They have serviced my Nikons and all the abuse I give em...bring em back to life when I drop a very expensive 2.8 lens that I thought was dead! Indeed, they in a word have performed miracles for me.\r\n From film to digital, these guys KNOW cameras and do an excellent job in my opinion.\r\n\r\n If anyone can bring my 300mm 2.8 back to life after I dropped it on concrete at Santa Anita race track....they deserve a medal for that one alone!\r\n I still use it today....\r\n All MyNikon Ds have been fixed to as new condition and always at a fair price.\r\n\r\n Don't know what more people want. They ARE honest and fair and damn good at what they do.\r\n\r\n Contact me at the Pasadena Independent personally and I'll gladly tell you in how efficient and professional ICR is!\r\n\r\n I will always recommend them!\r\n Sincerely,\r\n\r\n Terence Miller

Pros: convenient, friendly and professional

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Took camera in for a fix. Was asked to pay 165 up front. I trusted him. So I did. He said it would be done in 2 days. Took 4. Told me they'd call when it was done. I had to come in and the camera was just sitting there. The camera was given back to me. I checked it before signing for it and the camera was not fixed at all. Was exactly the same as when I brought it in. The owner then tells me that the camera wasn't working at all before and he fixed it for me. I brought it in to fix a dirty shutter release button. And the camera DID still work because I had just gone to NY the week before and took tons of photos. The button was just dirty so I had to press down harder. He said it wouldnt take photos at all when I brought it in. Funny because when I first brought it in, he took photos in front of me with it. He gave it back, camera is exactly the same as when I brought it in. No difference. Lost 165 bucks. He says Nikon's are made with the button like that. No way. I know my camera and I know when something changes. DO NOT GO HERE. BURN IT DOWN.

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★☆☆☆☆

Took camera in for a fix. Was asked to pay 165 up front. I trusted him. So I did. He said it would be done in 2 days. Took 4. Told me they'd call when it was done. I had to come in and the camera was just sitting there. The camera was given back to me. I checked it before signing for it and the camera was not fixed at all. Was exactly the same as when I brought it in. The owner then tells me that the camera wasn't working at all before and he fixed it for me. I brought it in to fix a dirty shutter release button. And the camera DID still work because I had just gone to NY the week before and took tons of photos. The button was just dirty so I had to press down harder. He said it wouldnt take photos at all when I brought it in. Funny because when I first brought it in, he took photos in front of me with it. He gave it back, camera is exactly the same as when I brought it in. No difference. Lost 165 bucks. He says Nikon's are made with the button like that. No way. I know my camera and I know when something changes. DO NOT GO HERE. BURN IT DOWN.

Pros: Yes come here to get cheated and lose money!!!!

Cons: Lies and doesnt even fix what you request.

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My Minolta Camera had some serious problems and I sent it to a place that was recommended by a local camera shop. After a couple weeks the camera was returned because they could not get parts. I found International Camera Repair on the internet and talked with them about the problem. They said they would try to find the parts and if I would send the camera to them they would give me an estimate on the cost. I sent the camera to them in Pasadena, CA and I shortly received the estimated cost which to me seemed very reasonable. It took around two months for them to find the parts but they did repair the camera and it is as good as new. These folks were a pleasure to deal with and I would recommend them to anyone.

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★★★★★

My Minolta Camera had some serious problems and I sent it to a place that was recommended by a local camera shop. After a couple weeks the camera was returned because they could not get parts. I found International Camera Repair on the internet and talked with them about the problem. They said they would try to find the parts and if I would send the camera to them they would give me an estimate on the cost. I sent the camera to them in Pasadena, CA and I shortly received the estimated cost which to me seemed very reasonable. It took around two months for them to find the parts but they did repair the camera and it is as good as new. These folks were a pleasure to deal with and I would recommend them to anyone.

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I had a camera and lens that needed service and dropped both off to ICR in Pasadena. A month later I picked both up, and that's when ICR told me they did not have the ""faulty"" parts they said they had to take out and replace (and which they charged me for), because they had ""disposed"" of them. Since they claimed they ordered all new parts directly from the manufacturer, I called Canon USA's parts depot, who had ICR on file but no record of any parts ordered during the time my camera and lens were in for repair. I asked ICR's owner, Mike Berberian, for proof in the form of a packing slip that they actually ordered new parts as he claimed they did. He refused, saying that packing slips were ""company information"" that ""could not be disclosed.""\r\n\r\nIn the end, I am convinced that I was charged fraudulently for parts that were never ordered and service that was never performed on my camera and lens.

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★☆☆☆☆

I had a camera and lens that needed service and dropped both off to ICR in Pasadena. A month later I picked both up, and that's when ICR told me they did not have the ""faulty"" parts they said they had to take out and replace (and which they charged me for), because they had ""disposed"" of them. Since they claimed they ordered all new parts directly from the manufacturer, I called Canon USA's parts depot, who had ICR on file but no record of any parts ordered during the time my camera and lens were in for repair. I asked ICR's owner, Mike Berberian, for proof in the form of a packing slip that they actually ordered new parts as he claimed they did. He refused, saying that packing slips were ""company information"" that ""could not be disclosed.""\r\n\r\nIn the end, I am convinced that I was charged fraudulently for parts that were never ordered and service that was never performed on my camera and lens.

Cons: You'll get ripped off

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Our 16 month old higher-end Sony MiniDV cam was in and out for repair four times between 12/06 and 3/07 because technician insisted reinsert cassette error was due to our using dirty (we didn't and error wasn't consistent with that) tape rather than learn (even by Googling!) and easily fix well-known (in Sony) supply reel fault (C:31:23). Rather than return it a fifth wasted time for more arguing with techie at owner's warm invitation(!), we have complained with Better Business folks (they are members and have a previously unblemished record!) and sent camera back to Sony.

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★☆☆☆☆

Our 16 month old higher-end Sony MiniDV cam was in and out for repair four times between 12/06 and 3/07 because technician insisted reinsert cassette error was due to our using dirty (we didn't and error wasn't consistent with that) tape rather than learn (even by Googling!) and easily fix well-known (in Sony) supply reel fault (C:31:23). Rather than return it a fifth wasted time for more arguing with techie at owner's warm invitation(!), we have complained with Better Business folks (they are members and have a previously unblemished record!) and sent camera back to Sony.

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Our 16 month old higher-end Sony MiniDV cam was in and out for repair four times between 12/06 and 3/07 because technician insisted reinsert cassette error was due to our using dirty (we didn't and error wasn't consistent with that) tape rather than learn (even by Googling!) and easily fix well-known (in Sony) supply reel fault (C:31:23). Rather than return it a fifth wasted time for more arguing with techie at owner's warm invitation(!), we have complained with Better Business Bureau (they are members and have a previously unblemished record!) and sent camera back to Sony.

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Our 16 month old higher-end Sony MiniDV cam was in and out for repair four times between 12/06 and 3/07 because technician insisted reinsert cassette error was due to our using dirty (we didn't and error wasn't consistent with that) tape rather than learn (even by Googling!) and easily fix well-known (in Sony) supply reel fault (C:31:23). Rather than return it a fifth wasted time for more arguing with techie at owner's warm invitation(!), we have complained with Better Business Bureau (they are members and have a previously unblemished record!) and sent camera back to Sony.

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My Sony video camera was having sync problems and was not recording properly. This establishment took in for repairs and returned it telling me the problem had been fixed. The vey first time I need it to use it, Christmas with the grandchildren, I recorded, at least I though I did, events during the holidays. When I tried to playback the tape, nothing, same problem I had initially. Bottom line, the problem was not fixed. I took it back and they told me I had to pay for the repairs again. This information was told to me 3 weeks after when I had to drive to their location because they did not have the decency to call me back.\r\n\r\nI took my camera back and took a 200 dollar loss. My opinion, this is no way to run a business. I do not recommended, poor workmanship and bad customer service.

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My Sony video camera was having sync problems and was not recording properly. This establishment took in for repairs and returned it telling me the problem had been fixed. The vey first time I need it to use it, Christmas with the grandchildren, I recorded, at least I though I did, events during the holidays. When I tried to playback the tape, nothing, same problem I had initially. Bottom line, the problem was not fixed. I took it back and they told me I had to pay for the repairs again. This information was told to me 3 weeks after when I had to drive to their location because they did not have the decency to call me back.\r\n\r\nI took my camera back and took a 200 dollar loss. My opinion, this is no way to run a business. I do not recommended, poor workmanship and bad customer service.

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every time i have a problem with any of my old slr cameras i take it to this camera store and they are always pretty good at fixing it. they have good prices for their work and they also have a large selection of photography supplies.their staff are very helpful and can be counted on help you find anything.

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★★★★☆

every time i have a problem with any of my old slr cameras i take it to this camera store and they are always pretty good at fixing it. they have good prices for their work and they also have a large selection of photography supplies.their staff are very helpful and can be counted on help you find anything.

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Resonably priced video and still camera repair. Free quotes and fast work.
I'd use them again.

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Resonably priced video and still camera repair. Free quotes and fast work.
I'd use them again.

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I had to get my camcorder's handstrap repaired - ICR quoted me a reasonable price on the spot and had it done within a weeks time. I have now taken my 35mm camera there and look forward to the same great service. I've had a camera out for over a month for repairs at a chain camera store - never again.

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I had to get my camcorder's handstrap repaired - ICR quoted me a reasonable price on the spot and had it done within a weeks time. I have now taken my 35mm camera there and look forward to the same great service. I've had a camera out for over a month for repairs at a chain camera store - never again.

Pros: Reasonable, Fast service

 

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