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Boston's Best Camera Shops

It seems like everyone has a camera in their pockets, but they are all attached to cell phones. When it comes time to buy parts, a new camera or repairs, these are the last bastions of photographic equipment for locals. Every camera need from accessories to development is covered at these best camera shops in the Boston area.

Bromfield Camera
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Bromfield Camera
10 Bromfield St.
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 426-5230

Bromfield Camera is an excellent resource for anyone looking to buy or sell a camera. The store specializes in estate sales and appraisals. Bring in equipment for appraisal, buy a piece from an estate sale or even get digital processing at Bromfield. Accessories like camera bags, tripods, lenses and much more are also available in store. Specialized services, including video to digital conversion, are also available through Bromfield.

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Camera Craftsman
362 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 267-5883

With a convenient location near the Shops at Prudential and the Hynes Convention Center, it is easy to navigate to Camera Craftsman. This local shop has been in the area for decades, but do not expect to find an online store or even a website. Camera Craftsman is brick and mortar all the way, so clients will have to come in to get what they need. Repairs are the biggest reason to come to the store. Replacement parts and other photography needs are available, as well.

EP Levine
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EP Levine
219 Bear Hill Road
Waltham, MA 02451
(617) 951-1499

EP Levine has printers, cameras, rentals, repairs and much more. This is the one-stop shop in the area for everything camera-related. Whether a client needs an old piece of equipment repaired or just something better to capture a special event, EP Levine has the professionals and the photography equipment to get the job done. There is also a convenient online store that sells lighting, microphones, triggers, mounts and much more.

(Photo Credit: Rule)

Rule Boston Camera
395 Western Ave.
Boston, MA 02135
(617) 277-2200

Rule lives up to its name by being the place for all your camera purchases, rentals and workshops in Boston. The store is the result of the merging of Rule Broadcast Systems and the original Boston Camera. These two businesses were connected by John Rule, who founded the former and worked at the latter before starting his own business. Rule supplies a strictly maintained inventory of both photography and video equipment, so everyone from wildlife photographers to documentary film makers can find the tools they need. The company has a large staff that ensures the store has the best and latest in film technology.

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Newtonville Camera
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Newtonville Camera
249 Walnut St.
Newton, MA 02460
(617) 965-1240

If you are looking for a camera store that goes beyond buying, selling and repairing of equipment, make sure to stop by Newtonville Camera. Newtonville Camera offers courses for the aspiring photographers. Services are quite extensive and range from memory card recovery to photo restoration. There is plenty of equipment for sale, including filters, lenses, accessories or photo albums. Newtonville is sure to have something for the aspiring and professional photographers

Shelly Barclay is a professional freelance writer and amateur author. She writes on a variety of topics from food to mysteries. She loves to share the culture and rich history of her birthplace and home, Boston, with the rest of the world. Her work can be found at


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