Photosite Optics is a specialist cinema lens repair & servicing facility. We offer on-site solutions as well as support from our facility in North London.


Tim Hawken is Photosite Optics’ Engineer and Founding Director. Hailing from a strong grounding as a cine rental house lens technician, he’s as at home in the projection room as he is solving technical problems with ACs and DoPs. Tim established Photosite Optics to meet increasing demand for quality cine lens technicians outside of rental houses. Combining this with a dynamic enthusiasm for the wider industry, Tim offers a personal level of service married to a technical competence seldom found elsewhere.

Who we work with

Holding accredited service partnerships with ARRI, Cooke, Zeiss & Leitz Cine (Leica’s Cine division), we’re the trusted choice for rental companies, production companies, camera crews, resellers & insurers.

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