From humble beginnings

The Camera Tek Story

Where it all started

Cameratek was started in 1986 by John and Brenda Hayes. At that time it was a general photographic workshop situated in the Johannesburg CBD with John doing the repairs and Brenda the admin and paperwork. At the time Camera Tek repaired all makes of camera’s, lenses, projectors, flashes, and binoculars.

Where we stand today

Camera Tek ’s staff compliment soon grew to over 40 staff members and in 2007 relocated to its current premises in Strijdom Park, Randburg. Continuing with the success of running the service divisions of internationally recognised photographic brands Pentax and Canon.In March 2009, Camera Tek expanded its national footprint by opening a branch in Cape Town and in October 2010 opened a branch in Durban.

John and Brenda’s sons, Greg and Warren, have taken over the family business. Camera Tek repairs and services all Canon,  Pentax and Samsung photographic equipment including film and digital cameras, video cameras, flashes, lenses, and binoculars. Camera Tek also has an extensive sales department catering to the needs of most photographic enthusiasts. Camera Tek is the officially appointed Pentax photographic repair centre for South Africa.