First of all, Central Camera is the photo store that is so archetypical of the genre. Old-school, with glass cases filled with used gear (and new) that will induce a severe case of GAS. All kinds of delectable cameras and accessories. Of course, they have digital gear, too. If they don't have it, you can have them order it. They have film. Lots of film. I haven't seen that much film in a store -- ever. They also process film. Vivian Maier used to buy her film there, too. I am sure she didn't chat up the folks at the counter, though.
I bought s bunch of Kentmere 400 b&w, and some C-41 film while I was there. I don't NEED any more cameras, and it's a good thing I don't live in Chicago, or they would be getting a lot more of my money.
Speaking of film -- Yes they DO film.
|Katherine Greenleaf and Charles Ezaki at the film counter.|
So, if you are in Chicago, check out Central Camera. It's a destination, and a shrine to all things photographic.