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Career and Education Opportunities for Camera Repair Technicians

In general, camera repair technicians repair and adjust cameras and photographic equipment, including commercial video and motion picture camera equipment.

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JOB DESCRIPTION: Camera Repair Technician

Camera Repair Technician video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Camera repair technicians disassemble apparatus to gain access to defects, using hand tools. They also clean and lubricate cameras and polish camera lenses, using cleaning materials and work aids. Equally important, camera repair technicians have to adjust cameras and equipment such as range and view finders, shutters and lens systems, using hand tools. They are often called upon to test equipment performance, focus of lens systems and film transports, using precision gauges. They are expected to examine cameras and laboratory reports to diagnose malfunctions, using work aids and specifications. Finally, camera repair technicians calibrate and verify precision of light meters, shutter diaphragm operation, and lens carriers, using timing instruments.

Every day, camera repair technicians are expected to be able to see details at a very fine level of focus. They need to control and manipulate objects at a fine level of detail. It is also important that they control objects and devices with precise control.