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Pentax Stops Selling Parts

Pentax Stops Selling Parts Technicians servicing Pentax image products were dealt another blow to their service business when Pentax/Ricoh stopped selling parts to “un-authorized repair centers” in March 0f 2020. As of this writing, only one Pentax/Ricoh service center exists in the US. Independent service techs may not suffer as much as when Nikon closed their parts dept to all but ASF’s. Later they closed all ASFs. Pentax digital product service, in general, is not a large part of any tech’s business. For parts Read More...

Nikon Closing Authorized Repair-Stations

Nikon Closing Authorized Repair-Stations| US Nikon is adding another hurdle for its equipment users to get over. After Nikon stopped selling parts worldwide to consumers and independent service shops in 2012. Nikon is now closing or  “ending its relationships with all of its US Authorized Repair Stations as of March 31, 2020″. Currently and for years prior, many of the camera companies like Nikon, contract with independent techs to work on much of the products sent to them.  The manufacturers train the techs Read More...