Camera shops of the world…

I have always loved reading about and photographing old shops. But old camera shops have a very special place in my mind, for obvious reasons! So presented here are a small collection of camera shops all over the world….hope you like them!

Manila, Philipines

Nisshin camera shop, Japan

Glasgow, Scotland

talk about direct competition! India

Chicago, USA…and still going strong since 1899!


Margate, UK…since 1932


Drive-in cameras! Wichita, Kansas


Popeye Cameras (Japan?)

And last but not least, this man just about sums up the philosophy behind this blog……”Nowadays, the younger generation will happily snap and delete photos because it is digital. It is not much fun,” said Wang.

Vintage stuff: Wang posing with the Voigtlnder Braunsch weig camera at his shop in Kuala Terengganu.

Wang posing with the Voigtlnder Braunschweig camera at his shop in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia

all photos courtesy unless otherwise stated

About filmcamera999

ME & MY PASSION! ok, you probably looked at the length of this "about me" page and thought, god, what's wrong with this guy!....does he have to start telling us his life story or something!!? well, youve come here now anyways, so why not hear what im like as a person, eh? ive been using film cameras for well over 30 first one being the family yashicamat twin lens! over the years, ive both bought sold and collected film cameras...too many to tell the truth! in fact, ive been buying and selling cameras well before the internet came on the scene, so anything you purchase from me is backed by my self-styled moneyback promise.....if you dont like what youve bought, send it back within 14 days and you get all your money arguments!! WHERE I STAND ON THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION! yes, i do use digital as well, but only as a ready-reckoner...i try and take most shots with my simple 2megapixel digicam....if the shot looks good, i pull out my film camera and shoot! i most defintely do not believe in digital manipulation of photographs....that in my eyes is not photography...its cheating! WHERE I USED TO LIVE, WHERE I AM NOW & WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO DO! i used to live in Ontario, Canada, but moved back to the UK a little while ago (its a long story..!)...but now i'm living in the one place i always wanted to be...Vancouver, BC..the next best thing to paradise on earth! as i work as a freelance writer as well as other things, i often find hat my work takes me to europe for short spells, so i get to travel a lot...not a blessing, as i just hate long flights! im a qualified Quality Assurance guy (you know...ISO 9000, auditing, documentation etc) ....99% of my skill-set is transferable so i can handle any admin or documentation-related roles....see you in BC! otherwise, i specialise in ISO 9000 auditing and documentation. my dream? to have my own thriving camera shop in Vancouver BC, whilst living in the mountains somewhere.....the best of both worlds!
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