You’re at the website of Will van Manen Kamera-Service, an independent company (owned by Will van Manen & Cathy Kuiper) for repair and maintenance of analog(ue) photo equipment. We are located in the Netherlands and operate worldwide.
COVID-19 policy (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY)
In conformity with the Dutch RIVM and government guidelines we are in lockdown until the 9th of February 2021. This means that we will not receive visitors in our workshop during that period.
- Sending us your equipment (80% of our work comes in in parcels -without any problems- from all over the world anyway) is a good option and safe if you pack your equipment well and send the parcel registered & insured (please include shipping form - see menu on the left),
- Of course, you can wait until after the 9th of February; if the rules allow it, we will adapt our ‘visitors’ policy.
Our business hours are: Monday-Thursday 10.00h-18.00h (visits to our workshop by appointment only). We have lunchtime between 13.00h and 14.00h. During our business days we try to answer e-mail messages within 24 hours.
On Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays and (inter)national Holidays we're closed
Our professional knowledge includes:
- Large format, medium format and 35mm cameras
- Film backs
- Motor drives
We are specialized in and work mainly on Hasselblad, Leica and Rolleiflex equipment.
We can 6-bit code your (older) M lenses (Leitz, Zeiss, Voigtländer) for the use on the digital Leica M. We can also modify the rangefinder steering of lenses so they give the correct frame lines. We do not supply and fit a new bayonet; we mill the six needed slots in your existing bayonet and paint them (black/white) according the Leica coding list. If a lens is not on the Leica list (f.e. older Leica lenses, Zeiss, Voigtländer lenses), we code according to the Leica users forum list.
We can modify the Canon 50mm/0.95 for the use on Leica M. Please mail us for more information.
Our customers are shops for professional photo equipment, professional photographers, camera collectors, web merchants, etc.
Our average turnaround time is 4 weeks. In times of a heavy workload/a lot of speedy dispatches/holidays, the turnaround time for some equipment can be longer. Unfortunately this cannot always be avoided; we ask for your understanding and thank you for your patience.
We handle a 6 month guarantee on carried out labour.