I am Oleg, and I live in
Russia, in the city of 250,000 located
823 Km East of Moscow.
I sell cameras and
accessories and I also repair them.
details about my repair service in
I am also a collector of
Russian cameras with more than 130 items
in my current collection (please check
back soon for my gallery to be added
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Below find some comments
about my work from satisfied customers:
got back the Leningrad I sent to Oleg. He
fixed the slow shutter speeds and the
self-timer and installed new shutter
curtains (red ones that I supplied). Now
everything works perfectly. Beautiful
job!!!! Now if we could figure a way to
reduce shipping costs.....
Just brought some repair parts and an old
used Zarya from Oleg recently. I would
have to say that I am extremely pleased
with my recent purchase. Not being just
friendly and helpful, Oleg is very prompt
in answering emails and shipment. The
Zarya I brought from him has the
smoothness of a camera even match that of
an old Leica (saved for the shutter
Oleg inspect his equipment to make sure
they are working before putting them for
sale. This is something I find very
unusual but great. I will continue to buy
with Oleg without any hesitation. Hope
you folks will find the same pleasant
experiences I have with Oleg.
camera arrived Saturday and I am very
pleased with the rangefinder repair.It is
clear and distinct and very easy to
use.Thank you very much.
received today. Many thanks for doing a
fine job on a favorite camera.
I just received a packaged secured with
yak string from Oleg. Enclosed was my
Zorki 4k and Jupiter 9 which I had sent
him for CLA and replacement of shutters.
This was my first experience with this
gentleman and I must tell you that his
work is exemplary. I never knew a J9
could be so smooth, both the diaphragm
and the focus ring are as smooth as
butter. The Z4k even sounds better, if
that is possible! I am very pleased with
Oleg and highly recommend him for all
your FSU repairs.
to let you know that my Fed 2 camera
arrived safely this morning!!
you very much for the excellent work you
have done for me..
recommend you to anyone ...your service
is very professional and a quick too!..
England to Russia and back ..serviced and
repaired in less than a month!!!
thanks once again Oleg!
feel free Oleg to use my comments on your
got my Zorki 3M back from Oleg.
He did a wonderful job! Looks great and
I bought a KIEV 4AM from Oleg that
arrived in the same
shipment (2 weeks to the day, and package
in perfect shape).
I swear, you would think it was a new
camera. Great stuff!
Like others on the list who have used
I recommend him highly. Check his site if
to add ready to use cameras to your FSU
Canon and Kiev you fixed for me just
arrived, plus the gift you sent. I can
not say "thank you"
enough! The Canon is so smooth, the
advance is fantastic.
slow speeds purr like a kitten.
For few month I have had a very nice
Zorki 3, but curtains like tea strainer !
I could have had him fitted with new
curtains here in Odessa but the two old
men in the camera service centre are
still fixing some from months before and
although really nicest people they drink
too much tea to be able to do much work !
So I sent it to Oleg, and yesterday it
arrived back in Odessa, new curtains
fitted and working as good as the day it
was made,,,,No,,,not really , i think it
is working BETTER than day it was made !
so smooth and precise ! it really feels
like a very different camera !
So special thanks to Oleg for best
service it is possible to find !
running a roll of film through the Zorki
3M received from Oleg after he fixed the
advance brake and the rangefinder. The
image snaps into focus and I swear the
advance (with film in the camera) is as
smooth and my Canon II S2.
Comrades,Well I just got back 3 FSU
cameras from Oleg. He did a masterful job
fixing a FED 10 with goofy focus, broken
frame counter and actually replaced some
leatherette on the face of the camera
without me asking him to do so. Also
CLA'ed and replaced shutter curtains on a
FED 1 camera (I am too short on time to
try this myself using Comrade Jay's
excellent website....besides Oleg is a
pro.....the FED 1 is like brand new
now!). And he also resurrected a Kiev 4
which was in great shape from some seller
in Cleveland, Ohio (estate
sale).....except the shutter was not
functional......again after Oleg's
magic....it is like new! So, Oleg has
another happy customer....3 times over!
As others, I highly recommend
Oleg......professional, responsive, and
very, very reasonable. It is difficult to
find any one in the USA to work on FSU
cameras....in my neck of the woods
(Chicago). I think most of the US based
FSU camera repairmen are on the east or
west coast and Russian/Ukrainian
immigrants to US......but as the cost of
living is so much higher here....they
must charge more (which I understand!).
It is a nice feeling to have 3
"new" cameras....good as
new.....maybe better than new from the
just received my red logo/vulcanite Zorki
5 today after a repair job by Oleg. The
camera works fine now! This is camera I
got from "camera-ua" (his
current username). The camera was
described as "all works
well"......well, it didn't!
Initially, the 2 lowest speeds would hang
up. After firing the shutter a number of
times to try to loosen it up, one of the
curtains just let go! Anyway, Oleg did a
fine job with a FAST (1 or 2 days)
turnaround. Cost? $9.00. Now if we could
only get a great deal from the Post
office on shipping! Thank you Oleg!
up on a message which I posted some time
ago, I sent Oleg a couple of Kiev 4AM's
which had malfunctioning shutters
(wouldn't always fire, hung open when
winding the film) for repair.
Oleg repaired these in about a week and
they arrived here today (the round trip
was about four weeks), both working fine.
My cost was $10 per camera, plus shipping
of course; without the lenses and cases,
two cameras can travel either way for
I plan to send several other cameras to
Oleg very soon.
Thank you Oleg and I'm certainly pleased
with the service.
second batch of cameras that I'd sent to
Oleg for repair arrived back home today.
I've been really pleased with the work
that Oleg has done for me.
After Oleg has completed the CLA on my
Zorki's and Kievs, they feel like they
must have when the cameras were new -
smoother in operation and quieter than
the condition in which they generally
arrive when purchased from even reliable
vendors. After all, these are second hand
goods when we first get them and they
probably haven't been service in quite
Oleg was generous enough to replace, at
the cost of the repair, a Zorki that had
been pilferred from the package en route
to him. Thank you again Oleg.
my Zorki 1B back from Oleg in the same
shipment as Doug's. He installed new
shutter curtains and apparently did a
CLA, too. The film advance is a smooth as
the proverbial butter. The Russian Camera
Collectors should import him to the
I just received back two repairs I sent
to Oleg. To say I am pleased with his
work would be an understatement. Oleg is
the second overseas repair person I have
dealt with. The first guy was a hack at
best. Oleg, on the other hand, is CLEARLY
an expert....a "hand master"
FED2: This was sent in for a curtain
replacement. Yeah, yeah, I know - I
should have done it myself, but I was
chicken. The fixed camera is perfect.
Absolutely perfect. The shutter appears
well timed, the curtains look factory
original, and the advance is much
smoother than when I sent it in (Oleg
must have relubricated the advance too).
FED4: Advance slipping. This was due to a
gear that failed (also causing the
shutter release interlock to fail), but
was so far inside that I didn't want to
try to repair it. What I got back is also
perfect. The advance is snappy and the
interlock works perfectly.
At the risk of burying Oleg in work, I
can't say enough good things about the
speed and quality of his repair service.
another. I have not used his repair
services, being a "retired"
repairman myself, however I've purchased
from him and can attest to him
being an *extremely* ethical businessman
and an absolute delight to work
with. I'll be buying more from him in the
It's really fantastic to make
person-to-person connections with top
dealers on the other side of the world!
Some day we'll all be rich, and
we'll have a big BBQ and swap tales...
an eBay online camera auction seller as
Good Luck and
Thanks for visiting!
updated: August 07, 2003