Chris's camera pages

About me

G'day All, my name is Chris Sherlock

I live in Dunedin on New Zealand's South Island, and I collect and repair Kodak Retina & Retinette cameras.

Chris Sherlock

I trained as a camera technician with Kodak in Wellington in the early seventies. Not surprisingly, I started collecting Kodak's Retina and Retinette cameras and lenses. Like many other collectors though, I find that it is hard to resist gathering up examples of other fine classic photographic equipment of the same period, and so my collection has grown.

In recent years I have revived my skills to enable me to repair the cameras in my growing collection so that they are working as they should. Perhaps it was inevitable that I would also end up repairing these fine cameras for other collectors as well.

I've usually got some Retina repair project here that I am working on for another Retina owner. These cameras come here from all over the world. It seems to be getting harder and harder for collectors to find a local camera repair business willing, and/or able to work on these older cameras.

I'm always looking for suitable "parts or repair" cameras to join those sitting in boxes waiting for a transplant, or the chance to become an organ donor. If you have a dead Retina that might be suitable for me to use for parts, or if you'd like some advice with a repair project of your own, please email me.

When I'm not busy repairing cameras for customers from all over the globe, I'm occupied dealing with computer problems for residents of Dunedin. You can find my computer website here

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