Colonial Photo & Hobby Inc

★★★★★
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If you are upgrading from a previous Nikon camera like the D90, you may just want to buy the D7000 body only and save about $300 since it??s likely that you can use your existing lens with the new D7000 camera. To know more please visit http://nikond7000price.info/

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If you are upgrading from a previous Nikon camera like the D90, you may just want to buy the D7000 body only and save about $300 since it??s likely that you can use your existing lens with the new D7000 camera. To know more please visit http://nikond7000price.info/

You may also want to check out what additional lenses that are suitable for use with the D7000 camera. I have done a review on the best selling lenses below.

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kirk tyler and jose r. are full of hot air! I have been to Colonial Photo & Hobby many times and have spent an awful lot of money there. The staff is helpful to a fault and I have not had a negative experience there, EVER! They will stay with you as long as it takes to answer any and all questons you have. kirk and jose are overly sensitive and paranoid.

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kirk tyler and jose r. are full of hot air! I have been to Colonial Photo & Hobby many times and have spent an awful lot of money there. The staff is helpful to a fault and I have not had a negative experience there, EVER! They will stay with you as long as it takes to answer any and all questons you have. kirk and jose are overly sensitive and paranoid.

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I agree with Kirk.tyler and let me add. Besides being suspicious of the younger crowd they are very suspicious of minorities. Been there Four times this year and everytime I feel uncomfortable as a minority. The Third time there I overheard one of the Camera Dept NAZIS telling another one to watch those Two guys. I felt that was directed to me and my Son, but I felt they needed another chance to prove me wrong. I felt I probably took it the wrong way. So I went there today with my son. Just to look around and compare. Keep i mind I live in Clermont, 30 plus miles away. I have never felt so watched over anywhere. As a Semi-Pro and a Minority I will not be going back there and I urge others to stay away. I also urge others to speak up. As far as their inventory and pricing go elsewhere. Kirk.Tyler thanks for your honesty.

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I agree with Kirk.tyler and let me add. Besides being suspicious of the younger crowd they are very suspicious of minorities. Been there Four times this year and everytime I feel uncomfortable as a minority. The Third time there I overheard one of the Camera Dept NAZIS telling another one to watch those Two guys. I felt that was directed to me and my Son, but I felt they needed another chance to prove me wrong. I felt I probably took it the wrong way. So I went there today with my son. Just to look around and compare. Keep i mind I live in Clermont, 30 plus miles away. I have never felt so watched over anywhere. As a Semi-Pro and a Minority I will not be going back there and I urge others to stay away. I also urge others to speak up. As far as their inventory and pricing go elsewhere. Kirk.Tyler thanks for your honesty.

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As a photographer, I was pleasantly supprised with the vast selection of products that Colonial Photo offers. The staff, while they come off as the Photo Nazi type, are actually very friendly and helpful, but seem a bit suspicious of the younger crowd (probably with good reason, photo supplies are worth their weight at any place you go) but their prices are pretty reasonable. For the everyday hobby photographer I'd stick with wal-mart for your typical film and digital camera needs as you'll save a dollar or two on the film you can find just about anywhere, but if you're really getting into the buisness, this is definalty the place for you.

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As a photographer, I was pleasantly supprised with the vast selection of products that Colonial Photo offers. The staff, while they come off as the Photo Nazi type, are actually very friendly and helpful, but seem a bit suspicious of the younger crowd (probably with good reason, photo supplies are worth their weight at any place you go) but their prices are pretty reasonable. For the everyday hobby photographer I'd stick with wal-mart for your typical film and digital camera needs as you'll save a dollar or two on the film you can find just about anywhere, but if you're really getting into the buisness, this is definalty the place for you.

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that's funny!!.First thing on the list of questions was "what did I buy from Colonial Photo and Hobby Inc" well let's see in 1975 or 76 I bought a camera from them and the rest is history. I have done photography for a number of years and have learned that when I need something for my budding career I call Colonial Photo and Hobby first. I have always found their employees have been very knowledgeable about my needs while saving me money and allowing me to do it myself. would I recommend them? MOST definitely. ! It's 2009 now and they are still here helping me with my budding career and I would still recommend them

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that's funny!!.First thing on the list of questions was "what did I buy from Colonial Photo and Hobby Inc" well let's see in 1975 or 76 I bought a camera from them and the rest is history. I have done photography for a number of years and have learned that when I need something for my budding career I call Colonial Photo and Hobby first. I have always found their employees have been very knowledgeable about my needs while saving me money and allowing me to do it myself. would I recommend them? MOST definitely. ! It's 2009 now and they are still here helping me with my budding career and I would still recommend them

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There is a reason this place has been here since the dinosaurs. These employees are knowledgeable about the products they are selling. I called them with questions about rockets and they explained what I would need. I was ordering several, so they had to order it for me. They called me the next week to pick them up. I was in and out on my lunch hour and an employee carried the box to my car.

Highly recommend!

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There is a reason this place has been here since the dinosaurs. These employees are knowledgeable about the products they are selling. I called them with questions about rockets and they explained what I would need. I was ordering several, so they had to order it for me. They called me the next week to pick them up. I was in and out on my lunch hour and an employee carried the box to my car.

Highly recommend!

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I have always found the staff to be knowledgeable and helpful. When looking for a particular battery for a camera the clerk assisting me recommended a local store that carried this battery and could sell it to me for a cheaper price. This kind of service prompts me to send others to this store for any out of the ordinary needs.

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I have always found the staff to be knowledgeable and helpful. When looking for a particular battery for a camera the clerk assisting me recommended a local store that carried this battery and could sell it to me for a cheaper price. This kind of service prompts me to send others to this store for any out of the ordinary needs.

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We bought one of our digital cameras from here and the staff was so friendly and actually knowledgeable, which you don't see too often. My husband also loves to buy little model airplanes from here. This is one of his favorite stores, he's like a little kid in a toy store. :)

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We bought one of our digital cameras from here and the staff was so friendly and actually knowledgeable, which you don't see too often. My husband also loves to buy little model airplanes from here. This is one of his favorite stores, he's like a little kid in a toy store. :)

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Colonial Photo & Hobby has everything you need for most of your hobby needs. Their photography supplies rival or surpass that at any camera shop. The employees are knowledgeable and friendly. This is a great place to shop for items you might not be able to find anywhere else and prices are comparable to grocery and drug stores.

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Colonial Photo & Hobby has everything you need for most of your hobby needs. Their photography supplies rival or surpass that at any camera shop. The employees are knowledgeable and friendly. This is a great place to shop for items you might not be able to find anywhere else and prices are comparable to grocery and drug stores.

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What a great store. I purchased my D7000 camera from them two weeks ago. They could not have been nicer to deal with. I tried everywhere to find the camera and they were the only ones to have it. They also had all the lenses and

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Know exactly what lens you want. Know the capability of any peripheral equipment and ask what the process is to return something that doesn't work. Do your homework before you get there.

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Know exactly what lens you want. Know the capability of any peripheral equipment and ask what the process is to return something that doesn't work. Do your homework before you get there.

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I visited Colonial a couple times when I was in Orlando on business. The problems I had in each visit concern the incredibly slow, indifferent service at the check out counter. Each time I had to wait for the blonde girl working there to

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I visited Colonial a couple times when I was in Orlando on business. The problems I had in each visit concern the incredibly slow, indifferent service at the check out counter. Each time I had to wait for the blonde girl working there to

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I was sold a Nikon D7000 as a new camera. I paid full retail price. It turned out to be used. There were over 600 clicks on the body. This store has been in business a long time, but they have lost any sense of ethics in order to sell

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I was sold a Nikon D7000 as a new camera. I paid full retail price. It turned out to be used. There were over 600 clicks on the body. This store has been in business a long time, but they have lost any sense of ethics in order to sell

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I have been using Colonial Photo for years, better prices and always eager to help you in person or on the phone. If you are used to Wal-Mart items then go back there. This store is a giant step up in quality and the staff is always

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I have been using Colonial Photo for years, better prices and always eager to help you in person or on the phone. If you are used to Wal-Mart items then go back there. This store is a giant step up in quality and the staff is always

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I agree with Kirk.tyler and let me add. Besides being suspicious of the younger crowd they are very suspicious of minorities. Been there Four times this year and everytime I feel uncomfortable as a minority. The Third time there I overheard one of the Camera Dept NAZIS telling another one to watch those Two guys. I felt that was directed to me and my Son, but I felt they needed another chance to prove me wrong. I felt I probably took it the wrong way. So I went there today with my son. Just to look around and compare. Keep in mind I live in Clermont, 30 plus miles away. I have never felt so watched over anywhere. As a Semi-Pro and a Minority I will not be going back there and I urge others to stay away. I also urge others to speak up. As far as their inventory and pricing go elsewhere. Kirk.Tyler thanks for your honesty.

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I agree with Kirk.tyler and let me add. Besides being suspicious of the younger crowd they are very suspicious of minorities. Been there Four times this year and everytime I feel uncomfortable as a minority. The Third time there I overheard one of the Camera Dept NAZIS telling another one to watch those Two guys. I felt that was directed to me and my Son, but I felt they needed another chance to prove me wrong. I felt I probably took it the wrong way. So I went there today with my son. Just to look around and compare. Keep in mind I live in Clermont, 30 plus miles away. I have never felt so watched over anywhere. As a Semi-Pro and a Minority I will not be going back there and I urge others to stay away. I also urge others to speak up. As far as their inventory and pricing go elsewhere. Kirk.Tyler thanks for your honesty.

Pros: NONE

Cons: Unfriendly towards Minorities

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As a photographer, I was pleasantly supprised with the vast selection of products that Colonial Photo offers. The staff, while they come off as the Photo Nazi type, are actually very friendly and helpful, but seem a bit suspicious of the younger crowd (probably with good reason, photo supplies are worth their weight at any place you go) but their prices are pretty reasonable. For the everyday hobby photographer I'd stick with wal-mart for your typical film and digital camera needs as you'll save a dollar or two on the film you can find just about anywhere, but if you're really getting into the buisness, this is definalty the place for you.

4
★★★★☆

As a photographer, I was pleasantly supprised with the vast selection of products that Colonial Photo offers. The staff, while they come off as the Photo Nazi type, are actually very friendly and helpful, but seem a bit suspicious of the younger crowd (probably with good reason, photo supplies are worth their weight at any place you go) but their prices are pretty reasonable. For the everyday hobby photographer I'd stick with wal-mart for your typical film and digital camera needs as you'll save a dollar or two on the film you can find just about anywhere, but if you're really getting into the buisness, this is definalty the place for you.

Pros: Good Selection

Cons: a bit expensive

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I have been going to Colonial Photo and Hobby since I was eight years old. I am now 46. The fact of their existence, after so many years in business in a tough market, should tell you that they are serious about what they do. I have consistently found people in all of their departments who are enthusiastic and knowledgeable about what they sell. This includes cameras, trains, radio control, slot cars, frames, everything! They have a great selection of items in all departments and will refer you to their competition if they do not have something you need. I purchased a Nikon camera from them a few years ago. The whole outfit was about two thousand dollars. I would have saved 28 dollars if I had gone to Ritz, but I was more comfortable purchasing from Colonial Photo. About eight months later my camera went haywire. I could not find the receipt, but Colonial took it from me, found me in their records, packaged and returned the camera to Nikon, then called me when it was in. All I had to do was to hand them the camera. Try getting service like that at Ritz. Their radio control stuff is consistently less than the mail order houses. Also, their knowledgeable staff has actually fixed items for me in the store while I waited...for free. As for the guy who complained about bad help, I guess everyone has a bad day from time to time. You cannot go wrong with these people, they are an Orlando icon.

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I have been going to Colonial Photo and Hobby since I was eight years old. I am now 46. The fact of their existence, after so many years in business in a tough market, should tell you that they are serious about what they do. I have consistently found people in all of their departments who are enthusiastic and knowledgeable about what they sell. This includes cameras, trains, radio control, slot cars, frames, everything! They have a great selection of items in all departments and will refer you to their competition if they do not have something you need. I purchased a Nikon camera from them a few years ago. The whole outfit was about two thousand dollars. I would have saved 28 dollars if I had gone to Ritz, but I was more comfortable purchasing from Colonial Photo. About eight months later my camera went haywire. I could not find the receipt, but Colonial took it from me, found me in their records, packaged and returned the camera to Nikon, then called me when it was in. All I had to do was to hand them the camera. Try getting service like that at Ritz. Their radio control stuff is consistently less than the mail order houses. Also, their knowledgeable staff has actually fixed items for me in the store while I waited...for free. As for the guy who complained about bad help, I guess everyone has a bad day from time to time. You cannot go wrong with these people, they are an Orlando icon.

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I went into the store to purchase a camera and waited for over 30 minutes to find anyone that would assist me, and once they did they were rude and not at all knowledigble saying that they were under staffed and did not anything about the Camera Dept. Their prices were very high and the place was a mess, I would not recommed this store to anyone. I found a very nice store around the corner on Orange Ave named Harmon Photo and would highly recommend people checking them out.

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I went into the store to purchase a camera and waited for over 30 minutes to find anyone that would assist me, and once they did they were rude and not at all knowledigble saying that they were under staffed and did not anything about the Camera Dept. Their prices were very high and the place was a mess, I would not recommed this store to anyone. I found a very nice store around the corner on Orange Ave named Harmon Photo and would highly recommend people checking them out.

Cons: Rude Staff, High Prices, Messy and Unorganized Store

Message from Colonial Photo & Hobby Inc

Colonial Photo & Hobby is 15,000 Square feet of fun. Trains, planes, boats and helicopters to name a few hobbies. The largest photo supplier in the area specializing in Canon and Nikon. We carry a large selection of optics, top of the line cameras as well as lighting, books, darkroom supplies, slide scanners and much more. We are a PROMASTER store. Digital prints up to 40 x 60 inch as well as picture framing and mounting services. We are a Sponsor and supporter of Crealde School of Art and the Orlando Camera Club. Our staff is very knowledgable and can help you with your photo and hobby endeavours. Please call or come in today.

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