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What is photobooksonline?
We are an online resource for photographers and repair technicians looking for information on maintaining and repairing photographic equipment. We have been selling reprinted manuals for over 25 years with the support and encouragement of many manufacturers who cannot support old, long discontinued materials.

You can also find our repair manual reprints for sale on ebay (https://www.ebay/str/goodygifts)

What is a repair manual?
A repair manual shows the repair technician how to take apart, clean, lubricate, fix cameras, shutters, lenses and projectors.

Do you offer pdf downloads?
We only offer printed manuals shipped to you by mail.

How are your service & repair manual reprints produced?
We print from the factory manual using state-of-the-art black and white printers which scan the page and produce black & white laser copies. This is not your typical self-serve Xerox copier you find at an office supply store. Each page is corrected for density and printed on 20 lb. white stock.

Most have schematics, teardown illustrations, exploded views (photographs or drawings) and/or parts list. Standard size is 8-1/2"x11" (210x278mm), can be double-sided and in some manuals there are 11"x17" fold-out pages. The manual will have a clear acetate front cover, heavyweight color cardstock covers and comb binding which allows the pages to open completely flat when in use.

How to search for items on
Visit our store Site Map where you will see an alphabetical listing of camera brands. Click on a link and you will be brought directly to that page.

How to get help before you order?
For buyers in the United States you can contact us by phone or email. International buyers please contact us by email. Include your name, country, brief message and we will reply back with a shipping quotation. We monitor our email throughout the day. Due to delivery problems, we will no longer ship to the following countries: China, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Mexico, Russian Federation.

How to purchase an item on
We do not have a shopping cart service but accept payments through PayPal's secure online payment system. Please visit our Checkout page. You will find this link on any repair manual page.

What is the processing time for an item?
The processing time is the length of time needed to get an order ready to ship. We normally ship in 2 to 5 business days from receipt of payment. Weekends and U.S. holidays are excluded.

How do I pay with PayPal?
Please visit our Checkout page where you will see step-by-step instructions for ordering. We only accept payment in U.S. dollars.

Who pays for customs fees?
When a package ships internationally, the buyer is responsible for paying the additional costs such as duties, taxes, and customs clearance fees. These charges can vary widely and are often based on the price and type of item, package weight and dimensions, and country of origin.

How to track your order?
We will email you tracking information so you can check your item when it will arrive. You can check the shipping status of your order at Go to the bottom of their home page, click on the Site Map link and click to Track and Manage.

Why wasn't tracking information provided for my order?
Not all international postal shipping methods including tracking. Only Registered Mail and Priority Mail include tracking information. First Class Package International does not. We will email you the Customs Barcode receipt number for your package.




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