Kurt’s Camera Repair, Inc. began operation in San Diego, California in 1975. Kurt’s Camera Repair quickly established itself as a highly reliable camera repair shop that provides unquestionable quality repair and exceptional customer service for the photo community. Shortly after opening, the manufacturers; Nikon, Canon and Minolta became convinced of Kurt’s professionalism, quality of service and reliability to the degree that all three manufacturers established Kurt’s Camera Repair as their authorized service center for the southern California area.
Subsequently Kurt’s Camera Repair contracted with the Kodak Company to become an authorized service center for their audiovisual products. Olympus and 3M followed in making Kurt’s an authorized service center for their products. From the beginning, the technicians at Kurt’s Camera Repair have been trained at these and several other factories to assure nothing but the highest quality and expert repair service for your equipment.
Kurt’s Camera Repair maintains established accounts for ongoing repair service with many companies and organizations such as city and county Police and Fire Departments, school districts, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Army plus numerous camera dealers.
We are very active in supporting the local community. We are a Gold level sponsor of the North County Photographic Society, the Sierra Photo Club and Fallbrook Photo club. We also are a Neighborhood Sponsor for the Mission Trails Regional Park and actively help to support its annual nature photo contest. We sponsor numerous schools and colleges as well.
Kurt’s Camera Repair is a sustaining member of Society of photo technologists (SPT) , a member of Photo Marketing Association (PMA) and the National Association of Photo Equipment Technologists (NAPET). Kurt’s Camera Repair is also a member in good standing with the San Diego Better Business Bureau.
Meet Our Staff
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 Photography, and continued after leaving the Navy with extensive factory repair training on various cameras and lenses from industry leaders such as Nikon, Olympus, Minolta, Pentax, and Bronica. Mike is an expert on all medium format cameras and the newer digital cameras as well. Mike began working as a technician for Kurt’s in 1996 after retiring from the Navy and became the owner in 1999.
Mario is a second generation repair technician; learning from his father beginning at the age of 17. He has more than 30 years of repair experience and has been with Kurt’s since 2006. He has received training at the Nikon, Minolta and Canon Factory Service Centers and is considered an expert on the Canon, Nikon, Minolta and Pentax film Cameras. He has become an expert on digital SLR cameras as well. Mario takes care of all our customers’ film projector repair needs as well.
Jim has more than 20 years of camera repair experience and is factory trained at both Minolta and Nikon factory service centers. Jim is expert with video cameras and digital SLR cameras. Jim initially joined the staff of Kurt’s in 2004.
Kim also joined Kurt’s in 2004, fulfilling an ever-growing segment of clients requiring the repair of compact digital cameras. Kim brings with him over 20 years experience in repair and is considered a true natural at the repair bench.
Roy began making money repairing cameras at the age of 17. Soon After high school Graduation, He began working at El Cajon camera repairing cameras in the small one man shop that was located in back of the store. Roy owned and operated his own repair shop, Metro Camera Repair, in the 1990’s. Roy received training through National Camera and has over 30 years experience. Roy has been with Kurt’s since 2007.
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. He has being repairing cameras ever since; more than 32 years now. His long time dream has been to take up residence in Sunny San Diego and Bill finally realized that dream in September of 2010 when he came to Kurt’s to become the newest member of the repair team.
Cliff manages the parts department. He is tasked with researching and ordering parts and keeping commonly used parts in stock. Cliff also does a great job helping out with Customer service. Cliff has been working in the Photo industry for over 17 years and has been with Kurts since August of 2010.
Eva is our office and financial manager. Eva also helps with customer service at the front counter and with answering phones and emails. Eva began working at Kurt’s in June of 2010 and has become an indispensable member of the team.
Karina is our customer service rep. since 2014. She carries with her 10+ years of customer service. She is in charge of calling out estimates & repaired cameras. She is also in charge of distributing work flow to technicians and following up with customers if problems arise. Karina is also one of our bilingual employees, she is fluent in both English and Spanish.
Mary manages both our quality control and shipping department. She has an eye for detail which is key when checking the equipment is in good working order. Mary also does a great job helping with customer service. She has been in the cutomer service and part of the photo industry for over 30 years and has been with Kurt’s Camera Repair since 2013.