Resurrecting cameras since 1971
Since 1971, Forster’s has been a small, family-owned business. We pride ourselves on personable customer service and support for all photographic equipment. We refer to our customers by name, not by service order number. We offer a wide variety of camera service, and if we cannot help you, we will do our best to find someone who can.
Free Estimates: We provide free estimates on all repairs. Although some problems may be difficult to diagnose during initial evaluation, all technicians will try to provide an accurate account of what is causing your equipment to malfunction before beginning the repair. Once you have received your free estimate, there is absolutely no obligation to proceed with repair. This will give you the opportunity to decide if you feel it will be cost-effective to proceed with repair. Camera Service/Repair: All of our technicians have several years of experience and have been trained by various leading camera manufacturers. We offer service for almost anything made from the early 1900’s until today; and most repairs include a 90 Day Warranty. For more information regarding your specific repair need, please contact our office. CCD/CMOS Image Sensor Cleaning: Love your DSLR but keep getting spots on your pictures? We can help! Our technicians have been trained by the factories to effectively remove dust/debris from imaging sensors. All sensor cleanings are completed and tested within two days and include a 7 Day Warranty. More information regarding sensor cleaning can be found on our troubleshooting page. Memory Card Picture Recovery: Accidentally format your memory card or suspiciously lost all of your pictures? We have software that can recover deleted files so we can burn them onto a disk for you. Just bring your card into our shop so we can attempt to recover your lost files. We cannot guarantee any specific files but we will do our best to get your pictures back. If successful, charge for this service is $29.95. More information on card recovery can be found on our troubleshooting page.
Factory/Service Center Support: If we are unable to provide service for you in our shop, and you don’t want to deal with sending the equipment to the manufacturer for repair, we would be happy to do it for you. Over the past 40 years, our company has built strong relationships with most manufacturers. We can act as an advocate for you to better ensure you are provided with the customer service you deserve. We charge $25.00 shipping ($12.50 each way) and will contact you for approval on repair cost before giving authorization to the factory to proceed.
Nikon Warranty: We are authorized to repair Nikon Coolpix, DSLR, and AFS Lenses under the manufacturer one year warranty (with the exception of VR lenses). The only thing we need from you is a copy of the proof of purchase and we will take care of the rest.
Pentax Warranty: Pentax has authorized our shop to repair all Optio compact digital, and most DSLR/lenses under their one year warranty. A copy of the proof of purchase is required for all warranty repairs.
Used Equipment Purchase/Sales: The front of our store is stocked with old school photo equipment and accessories. We buy and sell anything that is photo related no matter how old or new. John is the one to make all offers on older equipment so if you are interested in selling, if you'd like you can call to see if he’s here - if he isn’t here, we would be happy to check in all of the equipment for him to evaluate at a later time. A photo ID will be required for all used equipment purchases. For more info or current inventory please refer to our used equipment page on this site or contact our office.
40 West 2950 South (Century Parkway)
Salt Lake City, UT 84115