Boston’s Best Camera Stores

October 19, 2010 1:28 PM

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Calumet has nine stores nationwide including its Boston location, as well outfits in the UK, Netherlands and Belgium. (Credit: Calumetphoto.com)

Calumet has nine stores nationwide including its Boston location, as well outfits in the UK, Netherlands and Belgium. (Credit: Calumetphoto.com)

Sure you can order camera equipment online easily these days – often for less money than the local camera store – but there are times when brick and mortar has its advantages. There’s no replacement for picking up a new camera to see how it feels,  having the ability to ask advice in person and supporting local businesses.
calumet Bostons Best Camera Stores

Calumet has nine stores nationwide including its Boston location, as well outfits in the UK, Netherlands and Belgium. (Credit: Calumetphoto.com)

Calumet Photographic

65 Bent Street
Cambridge, Mass. 02141
(617) 576-2600
www.calumetphoto.com

Calumet has nine stores nationwide including its Boston location, as well outfits in the UK, Netherlands and Belgium.  What do you get for all this square footage? Calumet is a reliable hub for professional and amateur photographers. It offers a wide selection of digital, as well as darkroom supplies, digital paper, backdrops and rental equipment. The service can be a bit slow for a camera store that exists as a corporate chain, and the store is often out of stock on certain items, but staff if knowledgable and will special order.

bromfield Bostons Best Camera Stores

Bromfield Camera has been in business for more than four decades and this place has charm. (Credit: bromfieldcamera.com)

Bromfield Camera

10 Bromfield Street
Boston, Mass. 02108
(617) 426-5230
www.bromfieldcamera.com

Bromfield Camera has been in business for more than four decades and this place has charm. The staff is friendly and knowledgable about both digital and analogue equipment, and offers the newest, pro camera gear from Nikon, Canon and Olympus as well as prosumer and point and shoots. The staff can also help you sell your old equipment at online auctions if you’re looking to trade up.

huntsphoto Bostons Best Camera Stores

Hunt's Camera and Video offers photography workshops in portrait lighting, basic and intermediate photography. (Credit: huntsphotoandvideo.com)

Hunt’s Camera and Video

520 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, Mass. 02215
(617) 778-2222
www.huntsphotoandvideo.com

Hunt’s does a good job processing film, even 120 mm film, which makes it a favorite for the analogue photographers out there. The store also offers photography workshops in portrait lighting, basic and intermediate photography. Hunt’s Camera has a nice website with links to photo industry news, store specials and more.

camerasinc Bostons Best Camera Stores

Camera's Inc now operates out of two new locations in Arlington and Somerville. (Credit: camerasinc.com)

Cameras Inc.

860 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, Mass. 02476

267 Elm Street
Somerville, Mass. 02144
www.camerasinc.com

Another legendary Boston business started in 1956 on Tremont Street, Camera’s Inc now operates out of two new locations in Arlington and Somerville.  Cameras Inc. sells cameras, binoculars and cameras accesssories, but is perhaps best known for its online printing and fine art printing services.

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