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Tools & Test Equipment

A camera repair technician requires a wide range of tools and test equipment. Some are commonplace tools like screwdrivers and soldering irons; others are specialized tools made specifically for camera repair, like flexiclamps and lens spanners. You'll also need equipment for testing shutter speeds, calibrating exposure meters, and adjusting lenses and camera bodies for focus accuracy.

Start by reading our Recommended Tools List. The items listed there will get you started. The other manuals and documents below will teach you to use specialized equipment like lens collimators, and how to build test equipment and make specialized tools.

Recomended Tools List



Auto Collimators Instructions


National Camera Guide to Auto Collimators
Collimators & Collimation


From Edmund Scientific
How to Replicate Parts Using Hand Tools


From the National Camera Repair School



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