Repaired Things


The Camera Doctor
December 23, 2011, 9:13 pm
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Inspired by Karen’s post about her cobbler’s workshop, today I’m sharing photos of a tiny booth in a shopping center in Bangalore, strewn with cameras in various states of repair.

My flash was stuck, so my host, Shamala (the lady on the right), took me to see him. He put his ear up to my camera and listened to it. Then he gently pressed a few buttons and the flash popped out. No charge.

This guy is intimate with cameras. He knows what they’re supposed to sound like.

Here’s his workbench:

In the US, we’d probably have to send our cameras back to the manufacturer, which would take days if not weeks and cost an arm and a leg.

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