Mel Pierce Camera began as a camera repair shop. Based out of a Hollywood garage in 1947 as pictured above.
We do most of our repairs on site which makes servicing your camera less expensive with faster turn around times.
We will repair the following equipment:
We also do... image recovery service--bring or send your corrupted memory cards to us!
- All types of digital cameras from most major manufacturers
- Medium-format film cameras
- 35mm film single lens reflex (SLR) cameras
- Large-format cameras
- Video Cameras
- Lenses for all of the above
- Classic cameras (Graflex, Leica, Rollei, etc.)
- Light meters
- Strobe, flash, tungsten, and other lighting equipment
- Tripods and other studio equipment
Call for Repair Status, Estimates & Evaluations: Toll Free: (800) 450-7468 Local: (323) 465-2191
Or contact us using our online enquiry form
We do all work on an estimate basis. Estimates are FREE.
Please NOTE: Return postage for refused estimates is your responsibility.
We also facilitate manufacturer's warranty repairs and deal directly with virtually every camera company to get your camera back to you as soon as possible.
Mel Pierce Camera will not be held responsible for items left more than six months after completion of repair or refusal of estimate.
Repair Service Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What are MPC repair dept. hours?
Same as retail store hours for drop off and pick up. Technician is available for consultation most days. Calling in advance for an appointment is recommended.
Q. How do I get my camera to MPC?
If you don't live in Los Angeles, ship your camera to us. Make sure it is packed properly to prevent damage, send using a trackable method and we suggest insuring the package just in case..
Q. How long does it take for a repair to be completed?
We will provide an estimate 2-4 days after the camera gets here. The usual time for repair is 10 -14 working days from point of approval. Exceptions may occur due to availibility of parts. You will be kept informed of the progress of the repair.
Q. What is the MPC warranty for a repair?
We fully warranty all of our repairs for 90 days.
Q. Does MPC repair all equipment such as film, digital, and accessories?
We have been a repair facility since 1946, we are able to repair almost anything, although all equipment must be seen and evaluated.
Q. When should equipment be replaced rather than be repaired?
Repair costs at times may approach the the cost of replacement. However if your investment in accessories for your camera, your familiarity with your camera or your personal attachment to it makes a repair worthwhile, be assured that we will repair and return in good working order.
Water damaged units are many times beyond economical repair. Since we estimate for FREE, let us try to save your water damaged camera, if it can be done we can do it!.