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Retail Camera Shops and
Camera Equipment Distributors
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CameraStuff, Johannesburg, South Africa
Buy a wide selection of camera and photographic accessories online. Extensive catalog includes photo and camcorder batteries, battery chargers and battery-powered gadgets. Memory cards and card readers. Cokin, Lee and Soligor filters, macro bellows and close-up extension tubes, generic filter accessories and adapters. Camera cleaning kits and D-SLR sensor cleaning supplies. Lens caps, body caps and lens hoods. Sekonic light meters and flash meters. Aluminum and carbon-fiber tripods, monopods, bean bag supports, ball heads and pan-tilt heads. Flash diffusers, wireless flash triggers, light stands and supports.

Cameraland, Claremont and Cape Town, South Africa
Founded in 1958, Cameraland sells compact cameras,SLRs, digital cameras, video cameras, spotting scopes, lenses and binoculars carries all famous brands including Pentax, Nikon, Canon, Olympus, Minolta, Rollei, Sigma, Panasonic, Sony and more. Distributors of Noritsu minilab equipment and supplies.

Exporama (Pty) Ltd., Bloemfontein, South Africa
Camera shop and photo lab services. Event photography by Charles Corbett of Bloemfontein.

Fotolens, Bellville (Capetown), South Africa
Founded more than 46 years ago, this full service camera shop serves amateur and pro photographers. 35mm SLR cameras, digital cameras, digital video camcorders, photo accessories, memory cards, video editing equipment, art supplies and more. Brands include Canon, Minolta, Nikon, Pentax, Fuji, Kodak, Olympus, Panasonic, Ricoh, Sony and others.

Fotoquip, Johannesburg / Cape Town, South Africa
The web site for Fotoquip ( has disappeared. Since 1986, importer, distributor and retailer of well-known brands of photo equipment, including Kodak professional, digital and audio visual products, D&F Albums from Canada, Silver Pixel Press and Kodak books, Linfot studio backdrops, BD paper backdrops, Hasselblad cameras, accessories and audio visual equipment, Sinar large format cameras, Phase One digital camera backs, Lindahl Specialties, Photoflex, Broncolor, Visatec, Foba and more.

Midsouth Distributors Ltd., Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa
Distributes Konica products, including film, cameras, digital cameras, minilabs, and film scanners. Polaroid films, cameras, ID equipment and more. Durst and Mitsubishi photo lab and digital imaging equipment, Colex roller transport processors, Durst-Dice America RIP stations, scanners, film recorders, lenticular lenses and image management software. Imacon professional scanners and digital scanning backs.

Phototechnik Pty. Ltd., Johannesburg, South Africa
Established in 1990, Phototechnik is the authorized distributor for Minolta, Samsung, Vivitar, Cosina and Delkin Devices. Products include APS and 35mm compact cameras, digital cameras, binoculars, lenses, electronic flash units, light meters, CompactFlash and SmartMedia memory cards, card readers, Minolta Dimage film scanners and more.

Photon Photographic, Johannesburg, South Africa
Retail camera store and in-store photo lab since 1980. 35mm cameras, digital cameras, Agfa and Fuji film, flatbed and film scanners, photo accessories, photo albums and more. Quality photofinishing. Modest online inventory of second hand camera equipment.

Singer Photographic, Johannesburg / Cape Town / Durban, South Africa
Distributor of Energizer batteries, Manfrotto tripods, Amabilia and Storm brand camera cases, Panasonic and Sony CD and video media, Lowepro camera bags, Sunpak flash units, Hoya filters, Kyocera digital cameras, Yashica and Contax film cameras, Elinchrom studio lighting, Reflecta projectors and many other well known brands of photo and digital equipment, lamps, minilab supplies and accessories. Founded in 1980.

Whysalls, Durban and Westville, South Africa
Retail and wholesale photo equipment. Ricoh digital cameras, Swarovski binoculars and other brand names including Minolta, Canon, Nikon and Pentax cameras, Tokina lenses, Cullman tripods, Marumi filters and much more. Family owned for nearly a century.

Photo Magazines

SA Photo Magazine, Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa
A correspondent informs us the magazine is defunct and the SA Photo web site has disappeared,  This subscription publication focused on Southern Africa, the photo trade, consumer and professional imaging.

Travel Africa Magazine, published in Oxford, England
Subscription magazine covering the African continent, including South Africa. Summaries of articles in current and past issues.

Camera & AV Service and Repair

Camera Clinic, Musgrave (Durban), South Africa
Since 1972 factory authorized camera repair for Nikon, Canon and Leica brands. Precision service for all brands of cameras, camcorders, digital cameras, projectors, binoculars, optical and electronic equipment. Buys and sells quality used cameras and lenses.

Camera Repair Centre, Cape Town, South Africa
Serving hobbyists and professional photographers for more than 35 years. In-house repairs for all makes of cameras, cine cameras, projectors, flashes, lenses and tripods. Sales of guaranteed second hand cameras and accessories. Specialists in Pentax 6X7 Polaroid conversions, plastic molding knobs, shafts, gears etc.

Fotoquip, Johannesburg / Cape Town, South Africa
The web site for Fotoquip ( has disappeared. South Africa's only authorized service facility for Hasselblad, Broncolor, Visatec, and Kodak projectors.

Projector and Sound Services, Belville (Parow), South Africa
Founded in 1969, sales and repair service for audio visual equipment including slide projectors, overhead projectors, data video projectors, PA systems, projection screens and accessories. Authorized importers of Hitachi, Plus and Liesegang data video projectors and overhead projectors, Simda Slide projectors, Vista projection screens and others.

Photo Labs

BJ's The Lab, Cape Town, South Africa
Professional photographic and digital lab. Kodak Q-Lab E6, C41, black and white processing. Custom color printing, large format inkjet prints on a wide range of media. Digital image processing, retouching, flatbed and drum scans and more. Rental of digital imaging equipment, including cameras, computers and fully qualified digital assistants.

FotoMax, Durban, South Africa
Professional Kodak Q-Lab with Kreonite dip and dunk E6, C41 film processing from APS to 8x10 sheets. Fuji Frontier color printing from your slides, negatives and digital files. Custom printing for holidays, announcements and events. Encad wide format inkjet prints. Ilford Piezography archival black and white inkjet printing. RGB and Scitex flatbed scanning and digital retouching. Training courses, books and software for Adobe products, including Photoshop, Premiere, Pagemaker, Adobe CS and more.

Photon (Agfa Supalab), Johannesburg, South Africa
Established in 1981. Developing and printing of color negative film, black and white film, E-6 processing, reprints, hand-made enlargements and Cibachrome. Custom services include push and pull development, clip test processing, and package printing for wedding photographers. Agfa Labcheck 2000 quality control. Sales of Agfa, Fuji and Ilford film and paper, chemistry, photo albums and batteries.

Springbok Express Photo Lab, Alberton, South Africa
Sales of cameras, camera bags, tripods picture frames, albums and photo accessories. Brands include Canon, Minolta, Nikon and Pentax. Stocks Kodak, Konica, Fuji and Agfa film. In-house photo lab processes color print film, black and white and E-6 slides. Custom enlargements, ID photos, print copying and digital retouching. Studio and location photography and video services.

Picture Agencies, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Professional news articles and images for sale online. Buyers must register to access and search databases of stories and stock photography from contributing professional writers and photographers.

PictureNET Africa, Houghton, South Africa
Stock agency. Searchable online database of photographs. Primarily South Africa images, but also features photographs from other parts of the world. Images relating to news, sport, personalities, generic, and wildlife. Represents South Africa's top award-winning photographers including two Pulitzer Prize winners.

Photo Organizations

Photographic Society of South Africa
Founded in 1954 "to bring together all people interested in photography." Serves as an umbrella organization for 60 camera clubs, similar to the role of the Photographic Society of America. Web site lists member clubs, membership information, by-laws and competitions.

South Africa Centre for Photography at the University of Cape Town
Founded to promote creative South African photography through education, exhibitions and networking.


Agfa Pty. Ltd., Isando, South Africa
Afga product information for the South African market. Details on Agfa films, prepress and printing products, and AgfaNet photo print service. Branch offices in Port Elizabeth, Durban and Cape Town.

Apple Computer, South Africa
Up-to-date information on new iMac and Power Macintosh computers, new monitors, new operating system and more. Locate local resellers and connect with Apple sites around the world.

Canoa Importers (Canon), Johannesburg / Cape Town, South Africa
"Part of the global Canon family," this web site provides information on Canon cameras, color laser copiers, ColorPASS Postscript Level 2 RIP processors, fax machines, consumables (ink tanks, ink cartridges and laser cartridges), links to Canon Europa's digital video site, locate local dealers and more.

Epson, South Africa
Information about Epson Stylus Photo printers, digital cameras, film and flatbed scanners. The URL says .za for South Africa. The home page says UK for United Kingdom. We're confused.

Fujifilm South Africa
Fuji product information for the South African market.

Konica Minolta South Africa
Minolta products, including cameras, lenses, digital cameras and more.

Nikon SA / Foto Distributors Pty Ltd., Johannesburg, South Africa
Nikon distributors for South Africa. Information on Nikon cameras and digital cameras, film scanners, Nikon binoculars, lenses and electronic flash. Locate local dealers, contact service and repair, troubleshooting guide, download software and firmware updates.

Pentax South Africa
Information on Pentax cameras, binoculars and digital cameras..

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