Camera Repairer

Repair and adjust cameras.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$23,000 – $65,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Camera Repairers do?

Repairs and adjusts cameras, using specialized tools and test devices: Disassembles camera, using handtools. Tests and aligns diaphragm, lens mounts, and film transport to minimize optical distortion, using precision gauges. Adjusts range and view finders, using fixed focusing target. Calibrates operation of shutter, diaphragm, and lens carriers with dial settings, using electronic or stroboscopic timing instruments. Fabricates of modifies parts, using bench lathe, grinder, and drill press.


Should I be a Camera Repairer?

You should have an associate's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Camera Machinist, Camera Mechanic, Camera Repairman, Motion-Picture-Camera Repairer, Repair Cameraman See More

    How to become a Camera Repairer

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