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Finland rescues 100,000 cameras by 2020

Our dream is to contribute to the global analog photography community by doing what we do best. In celebration of Finland’s 100th anniversary we are uniting the mechanical camera expertise of our small engineering nation under one common goal – to rescue 100,000 cameras by the end of 2020. For us, rescuing cameras is the act of finding cameras that suffer from neglect or need to be repaired.

The goal that we set years ago is now drawing to a close and we have rescued over 80 000 cameras. However, to achieve our goal of 100 000 cameras by the end of the year we need to save a whopping 20 000 cameras in only a few months. We are working tirelessly to make it happen but we are going to need all the help we can get.

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Our history

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Supported by

While we rescue 100,000 cameras, we also aim to pass on the expertise of mechanical camera maintenance and manufacturing to a new generation. We need there to be ample competent mechanical cameramakers in 2040. The following companies are working to achieve this goal.

Kamerastore logo

The largest second hand camera retailer in Northern Europe is the main buyer for items sold through Camera Rescue.

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Cameramakers Finland

A mechanical camera repair company based in Helsinki, Finland, that has been around since 1974 and employs five technicians.

Fototapio logo
Fototapio Ltd

A camera shop from Espoo, Finland, run by a family that has been servicing the Finnish photography community since the 1930s.

Cameraventures logo

Before we started to run our team was known as the force behind

Fotonerds logo
Fotonerds Ltd

A photography store in Joensuu.

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CatLABS Inc.

CatLABS specializes in traditional photographic equipment, from large format cameras and lenses, to film processing and darkroom gear.


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