Many photographers pull out their cameras to capture the beautiful occasions and moments that happen on any given day. May is the month that we show our appreciation and recognize those photographers who capture our memories by honoring them with National Photography Month. So much goes into being a great photographer, whether it’s done on a professional basis or as a hobby, every photographer who owns a camera needs a good camera shop. Here’s a list of the five best camera shops in Connecticut.

Camera Bar
75 Asylum St.
Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 525-2158

Camera Bar is a family-owned business that has been in operation for 59 years. Located in Hartford, CT, this shop caters to every type of camera and specialty photo service. This shop has everything from digital and film equipment, to repairs and even classes for beginners in the photography field. All of the staff are trained professional photographers and can walk you through every scenario, mistake or problem that you may experience. For special promotions and savings, make sure you ‘like’ them on Facebook.

Milford Photo
22 River St.
Milford, CT
(203) 882-3415

Known as Connecticut’s largest specialty store, Milford Photo carries any and everything that the photographer will need. Everything from a full line of professional and consumer camera equipment from name brands such as Canon, Olympus and Sony, to the accessories to match like camera bags, stands and lenses. For new photographers, or those who need to brush up on their skills in certain areas, they also offer photography classes in groups or private one-on-one sessions. They also specialize in film developing, photo restoration, equipment repair and equipment rental.

Caesar’s Camera
159 Chase Ave.
Waterbury, CT 06704
(203) 754-1403

Located in Waterbury, CT, Caesar’s Camera is a full-service camera shop known for their high quality customer service.  They provide photographers with the assistance they need in selecting the right equipment based off of why you will need the equipment. Their trained staff provide personal and professional services and advice covering a wide range of services. Services include photo restoration, new and used equipment, digital services, and and assistance with creating DVD slideshows for special occasions. In operation for over 60 years, this shop is catered to the working photographer.

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Precision Camera And Video Repair
7 Anngina Dr.
Enfield, CT 06082
(800) 665-6515

If you’re looking for a camera shop that specializes only in the repairs needed for your equipment, a drive to Enfield, CT. may be in your best interest. Precision Camera is known as the largest camera and video repair facility. They provide customers with results so that they don’t have to discard of the camera equipment that they’ve worked with for years.  They pride themselves on their timely service and everything is done right there on site. This way you don’t have to dish out more money for new equipment when Precision Camera can make the equipment you already have, work just as it did when you first got it.

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