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What Would the Ultimate Camera Store Look Like?

By fotosiamo on September 3rd 2012

One of Zack Arias’s readers on his Photography Q&A – Ask Me Anything About Photography told Zack that he is planning to open up a camera store and he wanted to know what Zack would want in it if he can build his own dream camera store.

It is a very good question, isn’t it?


The majority of us are probably used to the online giants like Amazon and B&H Photo Video or electronic stores like Best Buy. Of course, B&H also has a brick and mortar store in New York. Samy’s Camera (Fairfax location) is the big camera store down here in Los Angeles. And just like its New York counterpart, Samy’s is also a full-service camera store that caters to a wide range of photographers from novices looking for point-and-shoot cameras and entry-level DSLRs to working professionals buying Phase One medium format cameras and Broncolor lighting.

A physical camera store still plays an important part in the whole photography sphere. It is a place where you can physically hold a camera or a lens in your hand, see how big or small a camera bag really is, and often times, rent studio equipment.

So