It's a thing of beauty. Not only is it working like new again, the awesome team at Retrospekt cleaned it, and it came back in great packaging. Thank you, Retrospekt!
Absolutely love this company from getting cameras repaired for buying product/for almost anything, you can think of - They are 100% the real deal!
Awesome my camera came out great. Thank you guys for fixing it.
Jose A. P.
I was very impressed with the service. Receiving my camera and unboxing it was like getting a whole new camera! It comes in a very nice box with the camera model, instructions on how to use it, and stickers. I really enjoyed the experience of sending in my camera to retrospekt and would do it all over again if I needed to.
Amazing! Works like a brand new camera! Also the shipping was crazy fast! Thank you guys so much !!!!
What a great company! My camera came back better than it’s ever been. I bought this camera a few years ago and there have been small maintenance issues that have piled up over time that I ignored. I finally searched online for a repair shop and Retrospect was exactly what I was looking for. They handled my camera with care, fixed the issues I had, and cleaned everything else. I will definitely be back for routine service!
Fixed my polaroid 600 camera in a timely manner. It originally said it was in a 4 week work order queue but was fixed and on its way back to me the day after I received that message! Works and looks great, I highly recommend Retrospekt, especially for old polaroid cameras that need some love.
Thrilled you were able to repair the flash piece on my Polaroid Impulse. I live this camera and I’m thrilled I can continue to use it!
Absolutely loved the service done to my old school 600 polaroid camera. They did a great job! Shipped it quickly and the services done were fanatic. Initially when I got my camera, there was a hiccup regarding my strap but the customer service at this company helped to remedy it at no additional cost and its much appreciated. Overall, I loved the service done to my camera. This company was so kind in keeping the integrity and special memory I have tied to this camera so I am grateful. Will definitely continue to reach out to Retrospekt for any additional services or film I may need for my Polaroid Cool Cam camera! Thanks Retrospekt, you guys are awesome!
Parents found a Polaroid in the basement while scrounging up things for a garage sale. They wanted to put the camera in the sale and I absolutely wouldn't let them. Found out it didn't work and sent it to Retrospekt. They answered every question I had and I received my camera in perfect working order in a timely manner.Gave the camera to my girlfriend for her birthday and she was absolutely thrilled with it. She brought it to her family's Thanksgiving and everyone there loved it so much that they said "You bring the camera to the holidays and we'll get you the film for it." 10/10 would recommend.
Awesome turn around time. The unit came back looking like new!
Above and beyond my expectations! The package sent by Retrospekt made it feel like I had ordered a brand new camera. Ten out of ten, would recommend and shop here again.
Jessica was tremendously helpful with information related to my picture taking process. It seems that what I thought was a camera problem turned out to be "owner ineptitude". Bless you Jessica!
My EMS camera came back to us looking amazing! The communication with Retrospect was awesome and I could tell they were taking care of my camera and that it was very important to them that it get fixed properly and taken back to what it would have looked like new out of the box.
My fiancé and I have fond memories of families using the Polaroid 600 cameras for photos when we were younger. As such, we both wanted to be able to capture those same memories during our wedding and beyond. I was able to find one at a camera shop; however, it definitely was not in the best shape. After doing a quick google search, I was able to find RETROSPEKT. The process was quick and efficient. I purchased the repair online, received the packing instructions/shipping label,and mailed it all within a few days. We received the camera sometime later and couldn’t be happier. Not only did they make repairs but they cleaned all the lenses and it basically looks like a new out of the box camera. We are looking forward to capturing memories together! Would highly recommend their services.
The process was simple and the wait time was reasonable for repairs as long as you understand it's not an overnight job and there are other photo fanatics in line waiting for their dreams machines to be cured too. My OneStep was causing blotchy pics and the handle was broken and my impulse was found at a thrift store and was sent in before I wasted a pack. Both came back feeling clean and fully restored! I love that new life has been returned to them for a very fair cost. Repairing my SLR's cost over $200 each so Retrospekt is very fair. I don't feel its necessary to send them back in boxes so that would be good to provide as an option. I'll be sending my boxes back to be reused. Thank you for providing this service I have already started referring other friends to you.
I bought my Polaroid Sun 660 in a thrift shop a few years ago, and recently the photos stopped developing correctly. I was literally heartbroken, but I am so happy to have my camera back and better than ever. It takes photos faster than before, it has a new strap, and it even has a film shield now! I am beyond pleased with Retrospekt's services. 12000/10.
The team was so nice + helpful walking me through the steps to get my camera fixed. They were so fast and my camera is back working after taking an accidental swim! Cannot thank the team enough. ❤️
Retrospect was awesome to deal with! They repaired my broken Polaroid 600 back to like the day It was purchased. Repair was done very quickly and returned to me.
100% Satisfied with the service! When it was returned I was expecting it just to come back in a plain box similar to the box I shipped it in but no, it was packaged in a box like it was new off the shelf. My Polaroid Impulse 600 works great and looks great! I'm getting a Onestep in a few days and as soon as I receive it, I'll be sending it to Retrospekt to be refurbished.
The camera works as new one again, thank you so much!
The concept of the new old camera is absolutely fantastic, I never expected my old Polaroid in a new box, with instruction manual, stickers and so. It was an incredible surprise for me to see her like this.
My camera stopped taking photos and I considered buying a new one since my original one was already refurbished and my boyfriend mentioned this site I gave it a try. They said it was about 4 weeks out on fixing it and honestly it was here in less than a month took a minute to get it going but she worked like a charm!
This camera was my Grandfathers and we grew up taking pictures of everything with it. I inherited it after he passed and it had been sitting on a closet shelf for over 15 years. It still worked but needed a good inspection and cleaning.
Retrospekt did all that and more! The camera came back looking and functioning just like it did when I was growing up in the 90s. I am beyond happy with Retrospekt, and I will be sending in the rest of my Polaroid Cameras for inspection, repair, and/or cleaning.
Camera feels it's brand new!!! Totally worth the repair
So impressed! Sent my thrifted Sun 660 in for repair after it's ejection mechanism suddenly went haywire. Even after reading all the great reviews for these guys I was skeptical, but loved that Polaroid enough to want to salvage it. Well, Retrospekt delivered. It's working perfectly again, looks and feels like new.
They cleaned it up beautifully (much better than I could, and I tried), put a new strap on, even added a frog tongue. Additionally, the whole process took less than 3 weeks, and they emailed progress reports. Actually exceeded expectations, totally recommended!
Great job by the team at Retrospekt. This camera looks better than ever and so far I’ve been having a blast using it. Thank you!
It came back like brand new! I had to retrain myself how to use it. Need a really steady hand when pressing the button or pic is fuzzy..
So happy rn. I found this camera in my grandfather's things when he passed away. We were cleaning up to have a memorial for him and I Found it. I bought a film a tried it out. Working perfectly. After some time using it, out of nowhere the film stopped burning and coming out. I didn't want to buy another one so I bought this repair. Since I was a little afraid of losing the camera. I emailed Retrospekct to address my concern and they responded fast and nicely, so I sent the camera. Everything did happen in the time they gave me, which was of about a month. When I got the camera it was looking exactly the same, which was great because that's what I wanted, they also fixed the camera strap and whatever was broken inside. They send the camera back with a checklist of things they found and things they fixed. My camera is working perfectly again and I couldn't be happier.
Retrospekt did a wonderful job restoring my Polaroid Sun 660 camera. I was having an issue that would not allow the camera to take pictures, but they were able to fix my issue with the restoration of my camera. My camera was cleaned and given a new strap. It also came in a great box. Everything works perfectly now and I am very excited about it. I would highly recommend this restoration service, even if your camera is already working.
Fixed my camera and got it back within a week!
Thank you for restoring the family camera that I grew up with. Now I can record new memories with it.
So easy! And camera looks amazing! Great people.
I love their repair service! They brought my camera back and made it look like it was brand new. It comes back with a box and instruction manual. They also let you know what they did with your camera. All is perfect! Never expected it would be this good!
Took my repaired 600 to a show my friend was performing at and was able to seamlessly capture the moment! Very grateful and impressed by the Retrospekt start to finish process!
Everything works amazingly now! And y’all replaced the hand strap which I didn’t except but am so grateful for! You guys are the best!!
Sent in my Polaroid 600 that I found at a consignment store. It was in rough performing condition and had a missing strap the good people at RETROSPEKT refurbished it and made it look good as new!! I was so surprised when I got the camera back. Absolute happiness!
Retrospekt quickly and competently repaired my ailing Polaroid 600. When it was returned, it not only worked well once again, but it was packaged in a new box with a new instruction manual. That's a very thoughtful addition to the repair cycle.
the wonderful people at retrospekt did a great job cleaning and repairing my old girl. how you can get a 30 year old camera looking brand new is beyond me but i sure do appreciate it!
Came back wonderfully packaged, everything functioned well and it looked like new! Amazing service for the price!
Thankfully repaired my old poloroid camera
However my poloroid use to make a high pitch sonar beep
But that feature seemed not to be functioning
But camera worked and pictures are ok
What Retrospekt is doing with these repairs is a service to the instant camera community. Camera is 100% clean and functional now. The new packaging was a nice touch. 10/10, would recommend to anyone with a repair need.
My Polaroid was broken during some recent travels. Completely destroyed the top of the camera. When I received my camera back it looked better than new. Easy to communicate with this amazing team and prompt timeline. Very satisfied.
When ordering the camera repair, it would be great to have a section to specify the issue.
I've had my mom's vintage Polaroid for as long as I can remember so given the number of positive reviews I thought there was no harm in shipping it in to be repaired. It was a very efficient process-- after I made the purchase on the website, I was sent an e-mail to print the shipping label with specific instructions on how to pack and send the camera in for repair. I think the time it took USPS to ship my camera took longer than the repair itself, and I was kept notified by Retrospekt as to the timeline of the repair. Following the repair, I had issues with getting the film ejected. Retrospekt team was patient and informative in letting me know that my films were too old and that new ones would need to be purchased. I was also having issues with the film coming out blurry, and the team was more than happy to correspond with me via email to let me know the proper settings I needed to adjust the camera. The photos I initially took came out pretty blurry but once I adjusted the settings, they came out so much more clearly! I'm looking forward to utilizing my Polaroid and capturing many memories with it. I'm very grateful for the clear communication and efficient work done by the Retrospekt team!!!
An absolute lifesaver! It had gotten water damage from being out in the rain and I thought it was doomed but this service saved it! It works like new again! Thank you so much.
First off, customer service was superb! They addressed any questions or concerns I had, and made sure they explained everything. The turnaround honestly wasn’t long and the camera came back better than ever. They even replaced the sight cushion for me! 10/10 would recommend Retrospekt for Polaroid assistance!
Bought this business edition 2 at the thrift just to see if it worked. it didn't. but i didnt want to give too easily on it. It was such an easy process and now i have a usable 600 polaroid im in love!! thank u so much
Like new! Good job! Love it!
Great service, communication and repair camera is practically brand new!! My neck lanyard broke from the camera back which was took care of plus more. Number one spot for camera needs and great nostalgic electronics
This is amazing!!!! My family had a Polaroid camera growing up and I received one for Christmas a few years back. A friend broke the shutter button and I was so sad and thought my Polaroid was done for good. I found this company and shipped my camera in. My camera came back seeming brand new! I am so so so happy! Thank you!!!!
Works like new! Thank you
Working better than new!
The restore was better than expected, finished with a new box, instructions as if it was just purchased in the '80's! We will be sending another as soon as I find one to restore. Thanks again for a great job!
Good communication and quick service. Great experience overall.
Great communication with the company and they fixed the camera quicker than I expedited and it looks and works as new! Highly recommend and very affordable compare to the other area who specialize in camera repair.
I sent in 3 old 600s, and they returned to me what seemed like new cameras, and packaged so beautifully in brand new boxes. It’s a really impressive service.
I thought this was a brand new camera! The work they did was incredible and the turn around was very fast. Highly recommend!
Well, I was devasted when I found out my camera wasn't working since it was given to me as a present. I looked up repair shops to get it fix asap and thankfully,I found this place. I read the reviews and since they were all positive, I sent it to them and let me tell you, they did not disappoint. My camera is good as new and I couldn't be any happier! Highly recommend!
Great to have a memory of my grandfather restored!
Sent off my Girlfriends Camera because the pictures didn’t fully develop and it works perfect right now!
Looks like a brand new camera!
I didn't believe my Dad's old Polaroid was repairable but Retrospekt guaranteed that they would fix it. So I shipped out my Polaroid and within two weeks it was back. Now it's working like a brand new camera. Retrospekt even took the time to package it carefully so it arrived in perfect condition. I would definitely truth Retrospekt with future repairs or products.
They completely fixed my camera and cleaned it up to make it look brand new. They even repackaged it in a nice box with instructions and information on my camera. Very professional staff
I am a proud owner of a Polaroid 600 One Step camera that I believe was bought in 2000 for me as a 9th birthday present. So to say I love this camera is an understatement. Recently the flash stopped working and it made a very odd sound when opened. I reached out to the Customer Care team and asked "Do you think my camera could be repaired within the next 2 weeks? I would love to have it back before my 30th birthday." I got a response immediately saying they would try their best to get it fixed and returned within the timeframe. So I rolled the dice and sent it in right away. The prepaid shipping label made it so easy! Not only did I get my camera fixed and back to almost new condition, but it arrived on my door step 2 days before my birthday! Happy Birthday to me!! Thank you Retrospekt team! I will definitely be back if I have any other camera needs.
Absolutely love this repair service. I have used it twice so far and my cameras come back in a amazing condition. I currently am on my third use with this service as I recently just sent out another one of my Polaroid's from my collection out. Will continue to keep on using this service for all of my future Polaroids!:D 100% satisfied!!!
From the very beginning to the very end of my order process, everythi g was perfect. My old Sun 600 had a non-functioning flash and smelled of chemicals from using plenty of old film back in the day, and I have stickers on my camera. The camera came back working like new, smelling like new, amd with my stickers intact showing off the professional work.
I put in a pack on film and the 600 works like new again and its 40 years old! Thank you so much Retrospekt!
Great timing, great work, very happy
My camera didn’t work at all. Now it works perfectly and looks brand new. I’m so happy with the time and effort in making my camera work.
I bought my little Polaroid camera at a thrift store years ago mostly for show but it’s such an exciting feeling to watch it work just like back in my childhood days! After looking at the breakdown of what was cleaned/replaced, it feels like a brand new camera since most if the parts were replaced! So happy and would definitely recommend!
Found this service when looking for a solution to why my vintage Polaroid wasn’t functioning correctly, and WOW! Soooooo worth the money!!! I can’t recommend Retrospect enough for their cleaning service! I honestly wasn’t expecting my camera to come back looking brand new, and I had no idea how damaged most of the parts actually were!!! So thankful for finding this company and will definitely be using again and recommending! Thank you Retrospekt!!
They fixed my camera. I purchased film from Amazon and now I’m back in action. Easy, stemless process. I recommend blatantly writing in your website “ we will send you directions on where to mail your camera, once you check out”. I WOULD SEND OTHER VINTAGE ITEMS HERE. 20/20!!
Amazing customer service. Services are rare to find but so glad they made my Polaroid camera repair amazingly easy.
They were able to help fix my camera and service was amazing!
I was worried my camera wasn’t fixable, but it came back perfect!
I'm so happy and so impressed with Retrospekt. My Polaroid camera (originally bought by my grandmother in the 80s) finally stopped working earlier this year. I couldn't find anyone to repair it -- until I found Retrospekt. My camera now looks and works better than it has in years.
Retrospekt made this process so easy! I shipped my camera away and it was returned to me in better condition than ever before!
This was my first camera repaired by Retrosepkt. I also got an SX-70 serviced because of my experience with this camera and couldn't be happier!
I sent a camera for a repair after accidentally knocking it over - which truly was a blessing a disguise. I got the camera in a refurbished state from a different store and it wasn’t really working well - the timer was way off and pictures turned out only 50% of the time, which I thought was just a refurbished Polaroid perk. However, it’s now working ~perfectly~ and the picture is much better quality than before! Sending/receiving process was really easy and the camera got back with a thorough list of what was done to it, which was a lot. I’m impressed with the Retrospekt team and I’m so happy with the service. Thank you!
Well the 600 camera is happy and so am I. I am the original owner going back to 1981. The flash was not working but all is fine. Love that it came back in a new cardboard box giving it a new look. Thanks for the good work guys. Keep bringing back the past for the future.
Blown away at home amazing this service was! For such a great price my camera came back in ADORABLE packaging and looking brand new! Will definitely be sending in some of my other cameras as well.
I was in need of a repair for my polaroid, they came through and sent it back looking as good as new and functioning just as good as it looked.
My husband was gifted this Polaroid JobPro2, so we were excited to use it but come to find out it wasn't working. Since I love cameras, we were trying to fix it at home but of course we were unsuccessful and a camera store here in Chicago referred us to Retrospekt. Let me tell you, it was such a great finding! Now we are able to enjoy this camera! They gained my trust by communicating with me the options and how this worked. Definitely sending our non-working cameras to Retrospekt!
very happy with my repair :)
I got this camera repaired for my boyfriend for Christmas. He is absolutely in love with it!
Retrospekt was something I discovered trying to find a shop or anything to fix my Polaroid 600 Film. It was my sisters when she was growing up and I was super devastated that I found it but didn’t work! I sent it in to Retrospekt and they made it look brand new and fixed the problem! You guys are life savers and are awesome! So happy I found Retrospekt because I couldn’t find any shop that would be able to fix the camera. Thank You!
I just wanted to say thank you you so much for your company and what you do. I was so upset my Polaroid wasnt working after I found it in the attick of our old house! I tried to fix it, wasted countless film, and eventually gave up. I was researching online when I came across Retrospekt. You all were so helpful and quick with shipping and updates. When my newly refurbished Polaroid came in the mail, it made my entire day, I was so excited! The packaging and stickers and everything was fanominal.
I love what you guys stand for and how you savor that which so many people find useless or pointless now days! Thank you so much for all you do and I hope Retrospekt sticks around for many years to come! Will be recommending for sure!
Retrospekt really went above and beyond. In a world of faceless corporations selling you junk, working with Retro was a breath of fresh air. A real human emailing me? A real human asking me questions and being insanely helpful and kind? Getting high quality service. Wowie.
I want to buy more old stuff to have them fix. 10/10 would use again.
I sent my polaroid one step in and was a bit skeptical. I am so pleased with the super fast service and quality of repair!
Camera looks and works GREAT! They’re team was helpful and the turnaround time was fast. So glad to be using my camera again!!
The Retrospekt team brought this thrift store find back to life! Now we have it for the guest book at our wedding, and can take Polaroids any time we want. I've always wanted a Polaroid camera since I was a child, so this is making dreams come true. Thank you so much!
I don't even know how to start this,They are amazing. I reached out to them regarding a repair of a 600 cool cam that I had dropped and wasn't quite sure what was wrong. They responded to my email right away and what I loved is that it wasn't an automated response. Someone had sat down and read my email, which is always a nice feeling. So they told me what I had to do and provided me with free 3 day shipping so I could send them the Camera and once they had it they let me know and then 3 weeks later I got it back very nicely packaged. It was like getting the Camera new again. Works great and looks amazing. Iwould recommend if in need of an old camera repair.
My Polaroid 600 is very important to me— it was my Grandfather’s camera that he bought the same year I was born. When 600 film started to be manufactured again I bought a pack but the camera wasn’t quite taking the same quality of picture I remember. Retrospect took good care of it and got it working well again.
FANTASTIC service. I was so unsure my camera could be fixed, because I'm a clutz and dropped the thing breaking quite a bit. Not only did they fix everything, but they did it in a timely fashion and sent it back even during these crazy times. Super happy with my experience.
Retrospekt did a great job of repairing and restoring my camera. It was such a reasonable price too. While I hope I don't need this service again, if I do, I'll definitely be choosing Retrospekt to help.
Thank you, Retrospect! Staff is friendly and my camera was fixed quickly and thoroughly.
Retrospekt is absolutely amazing! My camera is restored and better than ever! I could not be happier with the results. The customer service team is also very attentive which made this experience even better. 10/10!
I can genuinely not find any faults to this system or company. It is exactly as advertised, everything is straightforward and easy, the *actual* team of people works to ensure you are aware of all updates concerning shipment and work done, etc. This is, of course, not even noting the actual service itself. Packaging was fantastic (I'm keeping the box), everything was handled professionally, the camera looks and works like new, and the cost is minimal for my estimates of parts and labor. Absolutely fantastic service and company, you will NOT regret this decision. Thanks Retrospekt!
My kids have never seen this camera and they are amazed, haha! They love it and so do I!