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Northern California camera stores

Action Camera, San Francisco, California
Independently owned camera store. Canon, Fuji, Nikon, Pentax, Olympus and Samsung digital cameras. Photographic and motion picture equipment and supplies. 35mm SLRs and compact cameras and lenses; brands include Canon, Nikon, Minolta, Pentax, Olympus and others. Super 8mm, regular 8mm and 16mm film, film editing, lighting supplies, Premier G-3 hand cranking developing tanks, darkroom supplies, binoculars, used camera equipment and more.

Calumet Photographic, San Francisco, California
International chain of retail camera stores and mail order house. Extensive catalog of film cameras, digital cameras, camcorders and video accessories, photo equipment and accessories, film, consumables and supplies, tripods, bags and cases, studio lighting and electronic flash, darkroom equipment, archival storage and mounting tools, more. Brands include Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Hasselblad and more. Four stores in Southern California.

Camera Arts, Sacramento, California
Sales of new and used film and digital cameras including the latest digital SLRs from Canon, Nikon and Leica. Medium and large format cameras, lenses, brand name tripods, continuous lighting and studio strobes, flashes, inkjet printers, film and flatbed scanners. camera bags, cases, photo accessories and more. Ongoing photo workshops and classes. One of the few women-owned US camera stores.

Empire Photographic Brokers, Petaluma, California
Used camera store. Empire buys, sells, trades and accepts consignments of collectible and used photographic equipment. Some items listed on site; email your requests. Leica, Hasselblad, old German and folding cameras, Canon, Nikon and Contax rangefinders, and Nikon and Canon autofocus equipment.

Adolph Gasser, Inc., San Francisco, California
Best known camera store in San Francisco. Serving the photographic community worldwide for 46 years. Full service retail camera and video store serving amateurs and professionals. Rentals include all still camera formats, digital cameras, video systems, motion picture and grip equipment, studio and location lighting. Used/demo photo, movie and digital equipment. Industrial sales division.

B&H Photo Video and Pro Audio
B&H Photo

42nd Street Photo
42nd Street Photo

KEH buys and sells new, used digital cameras

Porter's Camera Store photo equipment
Porter's Camera

Beach Camera film and digital cameras since 1983
Beach Camera

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Image Sales, Inc., Walnut Creek, California
Security ID specialists selling photographic/digital identification equipment and supplies. Sales of composite systems, all-photo systems, video imaging systems, Polaroid products, vinyl card printers, and ID supplies. Service bureau makes bar-coded, magnetic-stripe encoded, and holographic-overlay ID cards and badges for employers.

LensPlus, Redding, California
Sales of digital camera adapters, optics and related accessories. The patented LensPlus LE-Adapter lets you connect digital zoom cameras, camcorders and SLR cameras directly to the eyepiece of most microscopes, spotting scopes, telescopes, binoculars and monoculars. Read camera compatibility information on web site. Also offers an accessory support bar for heavy optics.

Reed's Cameras, Walnut Creek, California
Camera store selling fine photographic products since 1949. Digital cameras, 35mm SLRs, brands include Leica, Contax, Nikon, Canon, Minolta, Pentax, Olympus, Promaster, Mead telescopes and more. Excellent feature comparison chart on digital camera models. In-house photo finishing and portrait studio. Photography classes.

Sarber's Cameras, Oakland and Berkeley, California
Family owned since 1961, serving the East Bay with with two camera stores and a portrait studio.

Seawood Photo, San Anselmo, California
Old-fashioned camera store since 1947, sales of brand name new cameras (all formats), digital cameras, camcorders, and accessories. In-house camera repair. Large stock of used and collectible photographic equipment, includes brand names and collectible Leicas, Hasselblads and more. Click on "inventory" to get total picture.

Tenergy Corporation, Sunnyvale, California
Sales of lithium camera batteries, proprietary digital camera batteries and camcorder batteries including Li-Ion rechargable photo batteries, NiMH rechargeable photo batteries, Nicad rechargeable photo batteries, battery chargers and much more.


Southern California camera stores

BPW Limited Photographic Equipment, Tehachapi, California
Used camera store. Used and collectible cameras, lenses, and accessories. Over 1500 items for sale online. "If you want it we usually have it." Buys, sells, trades, repairs, and restores photo equipment. Rentals. Providers of photo props for movie production companies. Ships worldwide.

Bel Air Camera & Video, Los Angeles, California
Celebrating their 40th anniversary as a full service camera store. 35mm, medium format, digital camcorders, and digital cameras, pinhole cameras, scanners, digital snapshot printers, lighting, used equipment, industrial sales, and bargain basement specials. Free monthly email catalog.

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Cal's Cameras and Video, Costa Mesa and Corona del Mar, California
Sales of film cameras, digital cameras, camcorders and video equipment. Extensive rental catalog includes location and studio lighting equipment, lighting accessories, lenses, Hasselblad and Mamiya medium format cameras, Toyo large format cameras, Bogen and Gitzo tripods, Canon digital cameras, Nikon 35mm cameras, slide, movie and overhead projectors. Family owned camera stores, operated for more than fifty years.

Calumet Photographic, 4 Southern California locations
International chain of retail camera stores and mail order house. Extensive catalog of brand name film cameras, digital cameras, camcorders and video accessories, photo equipment and accessories, film, consumables and supplies, tripods, bags and cases, studio lighting and electronic flash, darkroom equipment, archival storage and mounting tools, more. Canon, Fujifilm, Nikon, Olympus, Pentax, Hasselblad and more. One store also in San Francisco.

Camera Depot, Newbury Park, California
Buys, sells and trades new and used cameras and photo equipment. Carries a wide range of new photo accessories; many hard-to-find items including reverse lens adapters, step-up and step-down rings, special effects filters and much more. Large online inventory of used cameras.

Canoga Camera, Canoga Park (Los Angeles), California
Since 1959. Nationally known mail order sales and camera store. Buy brand name digital cameras and digital SLRs online. APS, 35mm SLRs, 35mm compact models, and rangefinders. Medium format, digital camcorders, video equipment, scanners and photo printers, flashes and studio lighting equipment, accessory lenses, tripods, photo accessories, camera bags, light tables, and consumables. Toll free number.

Castle Photographic, South Pasadena, California
Since 1920, full service camera store offering digital cameras and film. Digital services including photo restoration, low-cost 72 dpi photo scanning, processing coupons, Internet monthly specials, and answers to frequently asked questions. 25,000 picture frames in stock.

Century Photo, Brea, California
Offers a wide variety of photo storage and display solutions. Over 120 styles of photo pages and scrapbook pages made with archival-safe polypropylene. Acid-free photo pages, photo albums, wedding albums and frames, scrapbooks and more. Information on various styles and types. Order online. Toll-free number. Request free catalog. In business for more than 45 years. Parent company also owns Light Impressions.

Deutsche Optik, San Diego, California
Manufacturer representative and direct seller of German-made premium quality binoculars, spotting scopes, and including Birding and sports optics, rangefinders, compasses, optical bookstore and more. Featured brands include Deutsche Optik, Leica, Optolyth, Zeiss, more. Also offers a wide selection of vintage and military optics.

Finley-Holiday Film Corp., Whittier, California
Multimedia products and Photo CD services. Multimedia products include interactive CD's, educational videos on many topics, colored slide sets of NASA, JPL, Hubble Telescope and USGS archive images. Slide sets and videos on National Parks and travel destinations. Extensive stock image & video library. Much more. Online ordering.

Foto-Hall, Fullerton (Orange County), California
"North Orange County's photographic solution." Camera store sales of 35mm SLRs, point-and-shoot cameras, digital cameras, tripods and photo accessories. 35mm lenses manufactured by Canon, Nikon and Tamron. Brand names including Casio, Sunpak and Vivitar flash units, Superior seamless paper, Canon and Epson inkjet printers, Tamrac and Pelican cases, much more. C-41 color photofinishing, E-6 slide film and black and white processing. Reprints, enlargements, film scanning poster prints, duping and copying services.

Freestyle Photographic Supplies, Hollywood, California
Since 1946 Hollywood camera store and mail order sales of photo equipment, darkroom equipment and supplies. Extensive catalog of photo chemistry, black and white papers and brand name film. Brands include Kodak, Fuji, Ilford, Gralab timers, Paterson darkroom products, Kentmere b&w paper and much more. Retail store in Hollywood and catalog order showroom in Santa Fe Springs, California. Printed catalogs for photography enthusiasts and photo educators.

Imageologists, Inglewood, California
High end camera store. Pro photo and digital imaging gear since 1985. Digital cameras, memory cards, film scanners, inkjet printers and photo quality paper, consumables for the Fuji Pictrography printer, bulk quantity and short dated film, Oriental New Seagull black and white papers, color management software and more.

Imaging Products International, Simi Valley, California
Specialty house, since 1988 supplying corporate, government and law enforcement agencies with audio-visual, photo and digital equipment, video, computers and peripherals. Competitive pricing and excellent customer service. Film, cameras, digital cameras, chemistry, darkroom equipment, LCD overhead projectors, hand-held monitors & more.

Robin Kanta Photographic Supply, Lompoc, California
Online, mail order and phone sales of photographic filters, close-up filters, step-up rings, step-down rings, lens hoods, lens caps, body caps and many photo accessories. Brands include Tiffen, Hoya, Heliopan and Kenko filters.

Kx Camera, Santa Barbara, California
Sales and repairs of Kodak Carousel and Kodak Ektagraphic slide projectors, projection lenses, dissolve units and accessories. Used equipment is fully tested, one year warranty and comes with a new projection bulb. Repair information. Web site is under development.

Liberty Supplies Co. /, Vernon, California
"Serving the imaging markets for over 30 years." Competitive pricing on Pentax digital cameras, Nikon SLRs, Kodak and Jazz brand single-use cameras, Duracell, Energizer and Varta batteries, Kingston and Lexar memory cards, Fuji and Sony 8mm, digital and VHS video tapes. Film brands include Kodak, Fuji, Agfa, Ilford and Polaroid.

Oceanside Photo & Telescope. Oceanside, California
Serviing the Southern California photo and astronomical communities since 1947. Camera store sales of digital SLRs, digital cameras, binoculars, spotting scopes, telescopes and eyepieces. Extensive information on the different types of telescopes, binoculars, microscopes, and night vision equipment. Prices and how to choose the type which is most suited for your needs.

PhotoCard / U-Seal-It, Santa Barbara, California
Manufacturer and direct seller of heavy weight durable lamination products to protect and display wallet and 4x6 inch photographs. Self-adhesive frames come in a variety of colored borders and designs. Custom sized stock can be ordered in quantity and manufactured to your specifications. U-Seal-It Company's 38th year in business.

Mel Pierce Camera & Digital, Hollywood, California
Sales of brand name digital cameras, digital camcorders, 35mm SLRs, lenses, memory cards and media, film and darkroom supplies, inkjet photo printersprinters, film scanners, electronic flashes, studio lighting, tripods, camera bags and hard-sided cases, much more.  In-house camera repairs for all major manufacturers except Toshiba.  Image recovery service -- bring or send your corrupted or erased memory cards to MPC.

Russ' Camera and Video, Santa Barbara, California
"Home of the immaculate used camera" since 1975. Nikon and Canon digital cameras, Canon digital camcorders, film, supplies and consumables, used 35mm and medium format, discontinued and hard-to-find projection lamps, more. Overnight color and black and white photofinishing, E-6 processing, machine prints, custom enlargements and poster prints, duplicate negatives, CD scanning and burning and video transfer services.

Samy's Camera, Los Angeles/Venice/Santa Barbara, California
Nationally known camera store. Since 1976 new cameras, digital cameras, lenses, lighting, tripods, darkroom equipment, accessories, film and paper, used equipment, and collectibles. Photo workshops. Digital imaging services include service bureau, customer workstations and classes. Wide range of production rental equipment, cameras, pro lighting and more.

Stephen Gandy's CameraQuest, Thousand Oaks, California
This collectible dealer specializes in Nikon and Leica, especially the rangefinders and early Nikon F. The "Camera Profiles" section has specialized collector information as well as User Buying Guides for Leica M, Leica Screw Mount, Nikon Rangefinders, and Nikon SLRs. Online inventory. Also selected photo books and magazines.

Trader Jim's Camera and Video, Culver City, California
Located in the "Heart of Movieland" this full service camera store ships worldwide. Sales of major brands of APS, traditional and digital cameras. Buys, sells and trades used cameras, lenses and more. In house photo lab and digital imaging station. Written appraisals. Rents photo equipment and photo props to the film industry.

Tustin Camera, Tustin (Orange County), California
Since 1961, in a new store location since July 2005. Competively priced cameras, tripods, photographic equipment, accessories and supplies. Brands include Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Pentax, Tamrac and Kiesel bags, Epson supplies and more. In-store C-41 photo processing for APS and 35mm color print film, reprints and enlargements.

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