View Full Version : Where to get a Nikonos V serviced?

09-13-2007, 23:11
Where to get a Nikonos V serviced?
I have a Nikonos V in excellent condition, but it needs to be serviced (lube and all new O rings). I live in Youngstown, Ohio and used to take my medium format and Nikon 35mm cameras to "Pro Camera Repair" in Cleveland for service. However the "old school" camera tech passed away, and they no longer service the Nikonos bodies.

I am not willing to risk the DSLR bodies I use for weddings and commercial jobs underwater, or shell out one to two thousand dollars for a DSLR housing. Besides film still gets the job done, and since I have a film scanner I can still pull eveything into Photoshop. Besides, the Nikonos was an anniversary present from my wife some years ago, and she reminds me of that little fact everytime I mention selling it for a digital underwater camera (ex; Sealife DC600).

So, anyone know of a good camera tech (nearby if possible) who works on the "old school" Nikonos cameras? What kind of price range are we talking? The last time I had an F4 serviced the labor rate cost more than a Nikonos V sells for on eBay.


09-14-2007, 09:55
Southern Nikonos. http://www.southern-nikonos.com/

09-14-2007, 10:18
I've used Southern Nikonos for service to my Nikonos V several times. They do excellent work and are great to work with. Nice to see others out there that still shoot with a Nikonos.

09-14-2007, 11:07
My husband has always been happy with http://www.uwphoto.com (fortunately it's local for us.) He's gone DSLR but I believe they still service Nikonos.