Established Legacy in Camera Repair

Kurt's Camera Repair, Inc., a cornerstone in San Diego since 1975, has carved its niche as a highly reliable camera repair shop, known for its unquestionable quality and exceptional customer service within the photographic community. Our journey began with a commitment to excellence, rapidly earning the trust of leading manufacturers like Nikon, Canon, and Minolta. This recognition propelled us to become the authorized service center for these industry giants in the southern California area, marking our early steps towards a legacy of trust and professionalism.

Expansion and Expertise

Our expertise and reputation for quality service didn't go unnoticed, leading to a significant partnership with Kodak to become their authorized service center for audiovisual products. This expansion was followed by similar agreements with Olympus and 3M, reinforcing our position as a top-tier service provider. At Kurt's, our technicians are meticulously trained at these and several other factories, ensuring every repair meets the highest standards of quality and craftsmanship.

Community Engagement and Trust

Beyond our technical expertise, we pride ourselves on our active role in the local community. As Gold level sponsors of the North County Photographic Society, the Sierra Photo Club, and the Fallbrook Photo Club, and as Neighborhood Sponsors for the Mission Trails Regional Park, we are deeply invested in nurturing and supporting the local photography scene. Our community engagement extends to supporting various schools and colleges, signifying our commitment to fostering the growth of photographic art and education.

Professional Recognition and Reliability

Kurt's Camera Repair is more than just a repair shop; it's a beacon of reliability and excellence. As a sustaining member of the Society of Photo Technologists (SPT), the Photo Marketing Association (PMA), and the National Association of Photo Equipment Technologists (NAPET), and with a standing membership in the San Diego Better Business Bureau, we have cemented our place as a trusted name in camera repair. Our established accounts with numerous organizations, including city and county departments and military branches, speak to our unwavering dedication to quality service.



Mike who owns Kurt's, is a retired Navy photographer, with more than 30 years of training and experience working with both still and motion picture photography. Mike's career in camera repair began at the Navy school of camera repair, and continued into civilian life. Working at Kurt's, Mike acquired extensive factory repair training on various cameras and lenses from industry leaders such as Nikon, Olympus, Minolta, Pentax, and Bronica. He purchased the shop in 1999


Kim has been at Kurt's since 2004. He is our factory trained Sigma lens technician, repairs all the latest Sony models, services many film cameras as well as compact digital cameras. 


With 33 experience years in the photo industry and 13 years at Kurt's, Cliff manages our Parts Department. He is tasked with researching, ordering, receiving, pricing and  inventorying parts from our many suppliers. Cliff also does a great job helping out with Customer service.


Jenny has been with Kurt's since 2015, and wears many hats. She is office manager and is also a valuable part of the customer service team. She handles repair paperwork from start to finish, is the Quality Control department and interacts with customers all day long. 


Bill is a highly experienced repair technician who also started learning repair at the age of 13 while working at his families' camera repair shop. With 45 years in the business, Bill can fix just about anything we ask him to.  DSLRs, lenses, flashes, film cameras and even the occasional slide projector.


  • Unmatched Expertise in Camera Repair

    Since 1975, Kurt's Camera Repair has established a reputation for exceptional service and reliability.

  • Deeply Rooted in the Community

    Kurt's Camera Repair actively supports the local community, sponsoring photographic societies and contests.

  • Fast, Transparent, and Customer-Focused

    We prioritize your convenience and peace of mind. Offering free estimates, most repairs are completed within 7-10 working days, with a rush service option available.

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