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With a camera on every phone, one might not think there’s a need for an actual hand held camera any more. However, although technology may have shifted a little, there will always be a need for better cameras to purchase either by professional photographers or those looking to become a pro. So, whether you’re a serious hobbyist or professional, check out these best camera shops in Los Angeles.
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Walters Camera Video And Digital Repairs
811 W. Cesar E. Chavez Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 620-1550
www.walterscamerarepairs.com

Owning a professional camera is like owning a car. You have to take care of them in order to maintain a working condition. But, often times, just like a car, your camera will break down. When this happens, Walter’s Camera and Video Repairs is a great place to stop by. Opened in 1952, Walters has built a knowledgable and reputable company with staff that can help you with nearly every camera. The shop also sells retail and wholesale on most photographic equipment as well as modifications and custom work.

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Division Camera
7022 W. Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 465-7700
www.divisioncamera.com

If you are someone hired for a project but can’t afford your own state of the art equipment, Division Camera is the best camera rental store in the city. In fact, top of the line equipment and expertise is what Division is all about. Almost everyone at Division knows the demands and requirements of production for the on-set experience. What’s more important is their rentals are reliable and clean. They also have affordable packages for whatever your needs may be.

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Mel Pierce Camera
5645 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 465-2191
www.melpiercecamera.com

There’s something about walking into Mel Pierce Camera that could make any photographer smile. Maybe it’s the smell of emulsion or the display of cameras. Perhaps it’s knowing that Mel’s knowledge and reputation for quality customer service is well known around Los Angeles. A large selection of cameras, accessories, darkroom supplies and equipment makes this store a photo gem. Competitive prices and on-site repairs are a bonus.

Kristine G. Bottone is a freelance writer living in Los Angeles. Her work can be found at Examiner.com

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