North Tampa Photography Inc

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Recently purchased over 3000 dollars worth of equipment and cameras beginning of the semester, their blonde hair young employee with glasses assured me I'd get most of my money back for the cameras due to their great condition. I go there and the short black hair older gentlemen told me they dont buy back cameras, that Im a liar and his employee would never do that, yet that same employee had to have help ringing me up at the beginning of the semester. I will post fliers around USF and HCC informing all students to avoid this scam of an establishment, that there is a better store on kennedy.

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Recently purchased over 3000 dollars worth of equipment and cameras beginning of the semester, their blonde hair young employee with glasses assured me I'd get most of my money back for the cameras due to their great condition. I go there and the short black hair older gentlemen told me they dont buy back cameras, that Im a liar and his employee would never do that, yet that same employee had to have help ringing me up at the beginning of the semester. I will post fliers around USF and HCC informing all students to avoid this scam of an establishment, that there is a better store on kennedy.

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Been going to North Tampa Photo since 1991. Great store, well stocked. In general, the staff is knowledgeable and helpful. Busy place. Regarding some of the other posts: I admit, you can catch them on days when you'll get strictly business. On other days, you'll get warm, friendly advice. Every store with experienced people is going to have a know-it-all, especially in a trade with empassioned people such as photography. But, try and get the same knowledge and passion from a typical worker at a mall-type camera store.

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★★★★★

Been going to North Tampa Photo since 1991. Great store, well stocked. In general, the staff is knowledgeable and helpful. Busy place. Regarding some of the other posts: I admit, you can catch them on days when you'll get strictly business. On other days, you'll get warm, friendly advice. Every store with experienced people is going to have a know-it-all, especially in a trade with empassioned people such as photography. But, try and get the same knowledge and passion from a typical worker at a mall-type camera store.

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I have to agree 100% with the reviewers who said that the employees at North Tampa Photography are arrogant and talk down to their customers.

EVERY time I go in there the employees questions EVERY purchase I want to make. I've been a full time professional photojournalist for over 15 years. I KNOW WHAT I NEED more than some hack that works in a camera store and hangs out all day reading message board threads on Fredmrianda or other photography websites and blogs.

I have real world experience pal. If you ACTUALLY knew what you were talking about and were a halfway decent photographer rather than a camera store clerk with an attitude, then you'd be in the field actually making a living as a photographer and not a sales clerk.

I've got over $70K worth of equipment that I generally buy online because I CAN'T STAND the attitudes of the know-it-alls who work there. I like too spend my money locally, and I really don't mind paying a little more if it means I'm helping to keep a local shop in business, but EVERY SINGLE TIME I go in there they try to talk me out of what I know I need and they do it with this attitude like they're some sort of photography Gods.

News flash camera clerks!! I've never heard of you. My fellow professionals have never heard of you. You are a nobody in the photography world and really, your job is to ring up my purchase and leave me the hell alone. If I ask you for an item, and you have it, then grab it, walk to the register and start hitting buttons.

It's not only the fact that they question every purchase, but the WAY that they do it that is so disrespectful. Every time I go in there I walk out SWEARING I'll never go in there again, but then I end up needing a little widget or something and have to be exposed to their nonsenses again.

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I have to agree 100% with the reviewers who said that the employees at North Tampa Photography are arrogant and talk down to their customers.

EVERY time I go in there the employees questions EVERY purchase I want to make. I've been a full time professional photojournalist for over 15 years. I KNOW WHAT I NEED more than some hack that works in a camera store and hangs out all day reading message board threads on Fredmrianda or other photography websites and blogs.

I have real world experience pal. If you ACTUALLY knew what you were talking about and were a halfway decent photographer rather than a camera store clerk with an attitude, then you'd be in the field actually making a living as a photographer and not a sales clerk.

I've got over $70K worth of equipment that I generally buy online because I CAN'T STAND the attitudes of the know-it-alls who work there. I like too spend my money locally, and I really don't mind paying a little more if it means I'm helping to keep a local shop in business, but EVERY SINGLE TIME I go in there they try to talk me out of what I know I need and they do it with this attitude like they're some sort of photography Gods.

News flash camera clerks!! I've never heard of you. My fellow professionals have never heard of you. You are a nobody in the photography world and really, your job is to ring up my purchase and leave me the hell alone. If I ask you for an item, and you have it, then grab it, walk to the register and start hitting buttons.

It's not only the fact that they question every purchase, but the WAY that they do it that is so disrespectful. Every time I go in there I walk out SWEARING I'll never go in there again, but then I end up needing a little widget or something and have to be exposed to their nonsenses again.

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I would highly recommend North Tampa Photography. I have been a customer since 1999. Service is A+. I purchased my first digital camera there and all of my digital photography equipment since. The staff is knowledgeable and willing to help answer any questions customers may have. I live in Virginia and have great confidence when buying equipment over the phone or on the internet from them.

They offer something that large chain retailers do not. They care about their customers. You are not just a number to them.

NTP also offers many opportunities for training. You can sign up for classes featuring experts in the field from Canon, Nikon and Tamron for beginner, intermediate and expert level digital photography fans.

My latest purchase was a Canon Digital Rebel T1I. I have purchased all of my digital cameras from NTP and never had a bad experience.

Give them your business. You won't regret it.

5
★★★★★

I would highly recommend North Tampa Photography. I have been a customer since 1999. Service is A+. I purchased my first digital camera there and all of my digital photography equipment since. The staff is knowledgeable and willing to help answer any questions customers may have. I live in Virginia and have great confidence when buying equipment over the phone or on the internet from them.

They offer something that large chain retailers do not. They care about their customers. You are not just a number to them.

NTP also offers many opportunities for training. You can sign up for classes featuring experts in the field from Canon, Nikon and Tamron for beginner, intermediate and expert level digital photography fans.

My latest purchase was a Canon Digital Rebel T1I. I have purchased all of my digital cameras from NTP and never had a bad experience.

Give them your business. You won't regret it.

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I used to be an avid client of North Tampa Photography. But over the years I have watched their attitude deteriorate into something akin to negative customer service if there ever was such a thing. Today I decided once again to give the shop a try and not only did I receive adversarial attitudes as if I were a basic idiot, I couldn't even obtain consistent information. When I requested the manager's name, I was denied the information. I finally persisted and after 4 calls was connected with the "alleged" general manager. It quickly became clear why all the employees attitudes have gone from informative and helpful to smug and snarly. This man was belligerent, condescending, a bully, talked over me, put words in my mouth and then argued against them. I was in utter shock as I really thought perhaps I may entertain buying a fairly expensive piece of equipment from them. It is a pity that Tampa doesn't provide an alternative because I for one will never, never return nor recommend North Tampa Photo. In fact I will caution "buyer beware". They may have equipment and some knowledge but they certainly should not expect clients to enjoy the experience of being berated for the exchange of their hard earned money nor appreciate the insults that come along with the products.

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★☆☆☆☆

I used to be an avid client of North Tampa Photography. But over the years I have watched their attitude deteriorate into something akin to negative customer service if there ever was such a thing. Today I decided once again to give the shop a try and not only did I receive adversarial attitudes as if I were a basic idiot, I couldn't even obtain consistent information. When I requested the manager's name, I was denied the information. I finally persisted and after 4 calls was connected with the "alleged" general manager. It quickly became clear why all the employees attitudes have gone from informative and helpful to smug and snarly. This man was belligerent, condescending, a bully, talked over me, put words in my mouth and then argued against them. I was in utter shock as I really thought perhaps I may entertain buying a fairly expensive piece of equipment from them. It is a pity that Tampa doesn't provide an alternative because I for one will never, never return nor recommend North Tampa Photo. In fact I will caution "buyer beware". They may have equipment and some knowledge but they certainly should not expect clients to enjoy the experience of being berated for the exchange of their hard earned money nor appreciate the insults that come along with the products.

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HORRIBLE SERVICE!!! First and last experience with these people. There customer service is very poor! The salesperson corrected the way that I said monolight when I asked if they carried any kits. Salesperson treated me like I was ignorant and I couldn't possibly know what I wanted. Questioned everything I wanted to buy. I have been shooting in the photography industry for over 6 years, not too long, but I know what I am doing and did not appreciate being treated this way. Don't support this kind of business until they learn how to treat there customers appropriately--we're the only ones that keep them in business--they apparently haven't grasped this concept yet. Good luck if you shop there!

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HORRIBLE SERVICE!!! First and last experience with these people. There customer service is very poor! The salesperson corrected the way that I said monolight when I asked if they carried any kits. Salesperson treated me like I was ignorant and I couldn't possibly know what I wanted. Questioned everything I wanted to buy. I have been shooting in the photography industry for over 6 years, not too long, but I know what I am doing and did not appreciate being treated this way. Don't support this kind of business until they learn how to treat there customers appropriately--we're the only ones that keep them in business--they apparently haven't grasped this concept yet. Good luck if you shop there!

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After reading the reviews yesterday, particularly the low rated review... I was in the need of doing some Christmas shopping... Well, in my house, I shop, make the "wish list" and pass it along to the wife, works wonders in not getting all those unwanted gifts and it is a step above just asking for CASH! Unlike the reader who didn't get greeted, I was greeted several times, not as I first walked in, but you know, I like some free time and don't like for the sales guys to swoop in on me and start selling stuff to me right away anyway. So this was good. I met a part time employee there, Mark who couldn't be more helpful and understanding of my needs to "shop" as a amateur and gave me some good info.

As I looked at the prices for bags and tripods, etc I noticed later on line that there was not much of the "expected" markup. All in all it was a pleasant experience and I'll be back again

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★★★★☆

After reading the reviews yesterday, particularly the low rated review... I was in the need of doing some Christmas shopping... Well, in my house, I shop, make the "wish list" and pass it along to the wife, works wonders in not getting all those unwanted gifts and it is a step above just asking for CASH! Unlike the reader who didn't get greeted, I was greeted several times, not as I first walked in, but you know, I like some free time and don't like for the sales guys to swoop in on me and start selling stuff to me right away anyway. So this was good. I met a part time employee there, Mark who couldn't be more helpful and understanding of my needs to "shop" as a amateur and gave me some good info.

As I looked at the prices for bags and tripods, etc I noticed later on line that there was not much of the "expected" markup. All in all it was a pleasant experience and I'll be back again

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I have been a customer for over 30 years. the first 10 of those years with Christ Photo, Sebring, FL and more recently, Willis Photo. I switched to all digital four years ago, and the staff was helpful.

I currently shoot a Canon 30D. I find it as easy to use as my EOS Elan 7E.

Over the years, I have found the staff friendly, helpful and knowledegeable. I have valued the browsing time the staff allows it's customers.

Although I have wound down my professional activities, I still consider NTPhotography the primeir shop in this area.

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★★★★★

I have been a customer for over 30 years. the first 10 of those years with Christ Photo, Sebring, FL and more recently, Willis Photo. I switched to all digital four years ago, and the staff was helpful.

I currently shoot a Canon 30D. I find it as easy to use as my EOS Elan 7E.

Over the years, I have found the staff friendly, helpful and knowledegeable. I have valued the browsing time the staff allows it's customers.

Although I have wound down my professional activities, I still consider NTPhotography the primeir shop in this area.

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I'm always a fan of supporting local shops, but I get the impression these folks don't care much about customer service and prefer to stand around and chat with themselves. Having visited the store twice and called twice, they just don't seem to care if you are there to buy something. Not even a hello when I was the only person in the store. Maybe if I was from Florida they would act differently, as the experience I've had has been quite opposite of those posted by others. Not a store for the professional in my opinion if you are counting on quick and responsive help during the middle of a work week. No rentals or good strobe equipment in stock either. Sadly seems to be the only choice in town that I will reserve for emergencies, otherwise still plan to order from my old shop where I lived before and pay the shipping charges.

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I'm always a fan of supporting local shops, but I get the impression these folks don't care much about customer service and prefer to stand around and chat with themselves. Having visited the store twice and called twice, they just don't seem to care if you are there to buy something. Not even a hello when I was the only person in the store. Maybe if I was from Florida they would act differently, as the experience I've had has been quite opposite of those posted by others. Not a store for the professional in my opinion if you are counting on quick and responsive help during the middle of a work week. No rentals or good strobe equipment in stock either. Sadly seems to be the only choice in town that I will reserve for emergencies, otherwise still plan to order from my old shop where I lived before and pay the shipping charges.

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You name it they have it or can get it quick! The staff is great and really knows their stuff! Students will love their selection and used stuff counter! As a professional wedding photographer this is the place I go for all my camera and digital equipment needs! Yes, the big box chain stores have cameras But, North Tampa Photography is the place to go! Check them out you will not be dissatisfied!

Thank You North Tampa Photography for all your years of service! David Driggers Photography

5
★★★★★

You name it they have it or can get it quick! The staff is great and really knows their stuff! Students will love their selection and used stuff counter! As a professional wedding photographer this is the place I go for all my camera and digital equipment needs! Yes, the big box chain stores have cameras But, North Tampa Photography is the place to go! Check them out you will not be dissatisfied!

Thank You North Tampa Photography for all your years of service! David Driggers Photography

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North Tampa Photography is recomended by the local proffesional potographers that I know. The staff is knowledgeable, the stock is amazing, and the prices...well the prices reflect that. This is not the least expensive place to go, but if results matter, it's the best.

PROS: Well informed staff, good selection.
CONS: Expensive

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★★★★☆

North Tampa Photography is recomended by the local proffesional potographers that I know. The staff is knowledgeable, the stock is amazing, and the prices...well the prices reflect that. This is not the least expensive place to go, but if results matter, it's the best.

PROS: Well informed staff, good selection.
CONS: Expensive

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i know that nowadays people prefer to go to target, cvs, walgreens, walmart etc to get their photos developed. But if ever you land up at his shop, you will really feel the difference in what quality means when it comes to developing and printing your pictures. they have the latest printers and machinery and provide 1 hour service photo printing too. But what makes this place really exceptional is the photo equipment they carrry. they have the latest cameras, equipment, tripods, filter, you name it....and the staff is well informed about the technology too. that really helps. highly recommended for professionals...and people who love photography.

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★★★★☆

i know that nowadays people prefer to go to target, cvs, walgreens, walmart etc to get their photos developed. But if ever you land up at his shop, you will really feel the difference in what quality means when it comes to developing and printing your pictures. they have the latest printers and machinery and provide 1 hour service photo printing too. But what makes this place really exceptional is the photo equipment they carrry. they have the latest cameras, equipment, tripods, filter, you name it....and the staff is well informed about the technology too. that really helps. highly recommended for professionals...and people who love photography.

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a large selection of photo equipment. they have film,album,tripods,and all kinds of camera accessories. they have a photo lab so you can get film devopled right there. the staff helped me take better photo and gave me a bunch a new tips.

5
★★★★★

a large selection of photo equipment. they have film,album,tripods,and all kinds of camera accessories. they have a photo lab so you can get film devopled right there. the staff helped me take better photo and gave me a bunch a new tips.

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We had a wonderful experience at this store. We went in assuming that we would gather information from people more knowledgeable that those at Best Buy, but then go to a big box outlet to buy the product at a reasonable price. It turned

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Total jerks. If you are not a professional photographer, be prepared to be treated like an idiot. Asking a question of the staff will get you a smug reply and rolling eyes. I support locally-owned businesses whenever possible, but these

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Used to spend a lot of money in there buying gear and several digital cameras, speed lights, etc. Wife went in on a rare occasion to purchase me a very expensive camera bag. After giving me the bag she relayed her impression of the store:

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Used to spend a lot of money in there buying gear and several digital cameras, speed lights, etc. Wife went in on a rare occasion to purchase me a very expensive camera bag. After giving me the bag she relayed her impression of the store:

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I have to agree 100% with the reviewers who said that the employees at North Tampa Photography are arrogant and talk down to their customers.

EVERY time I go in there the employees questions EVERY purchase I want to make. I've been a full time professional photojournalist for over 15 years. I KNOW WHAT I NEED more than some hack that works in a camera store and hangs out all day reading message board threads on Fredmrianda or other photography websites and blogs.

I have real world experience pal. If you ACTUALLY knew what you were talking about and were a halfway decent photographer rather than a camera store clerk with an attitude, then you'd be in the field actually making a living as a photographer and not a sales clerk.

I've got over $70K worth of equipment that I generally buy online because I CAN'T STAND the attitudes of the know-it-alls who work there. I like too spend my money locally, and I really don't mind paying a little more if it means I'm helping to keep a local shop in business, but EVERY SINGLE TIME I go in there they try to talk me out of what I know I need and they do it with this attitude like they're some sort of photography Gods.

News flash camera clerks!! I've never heard of you. My fellow professionals have never heard of you. You are a nobody in the photography world and really, your job is to ring up my purchase and leave me the hell alone. If I ask you for an item, and you have it, then grab it, walk to the register and start hitting buttons.

It's not only the fact that they question every purchase, but the WAY that they do it that is so disrespectful. Every time I go in there I walk out SWEARING I'll never go in there again, but then I end up needing a little widget or something and have to be exposed to their nonsenses again.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have to agree 100% with the reviewers who said that the employees at North Tampa Photography are arrogant and talk down to their customers.

EVERY time I go in there the employees questions EVERY purchase I want to make. I've been a full time professional photojournalist for over 15 years. I KNOW WHAT I NEED more than some hack that works in a camera store and hangs out all day reading message board threads on Fredmrianda or other photography websites and blogs.

I have real world experience pal. If you ACTUALLY knew what you were talking about and were a halfway decent photographer rather than a camera store clerk with an attitude, then you'd be in the field actually making a living as a photographer and not a sales clerk.

I've got over $70K worth of equipment that I generally buy online because I CAN'T STAND the attitudes of the know-it-alls who work there. I like too spend my money locally, and I really don't mind paying a little more if it means I'm helping to keep a local shop in business, but EVERY SINGLE TIME I go in there they try to talk me out of what I know I need and they do it with this attitude like they're some sort of photography Gods.

News flash camera clerks!! I've never heard of you. My fellow professionals have never heard of you. You are a nobody in the photography world and really, your job is to ring up my purchase and leave me the hell alone. If I ask you for an item, and you have it, then grab it, walk to the register and start hitting buttons.

It's not only the fact that they question every purchase, but the WAY that they do it that is so disrespectful. Every time I go in there I walk out SWEARING I'll never go in there again, but then I end up needing a little widget or something and have to be exposed to their nonsenses again.

Pros: They have stuff

Cons: The clerks all think they're real photographers

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Located just north of downtown Tampa, North Tampa Photography is the best photograhpy store in west central Florida.

I have been a customer of theirs since 2007 when I bought my first digital single lens reflex camera. Since then I have bought several cameras over the years, both new and used.

Each and every time I visit, the staff is very patient and knowledgeable about anything I ask regarding the use and features of the cameras. When I have bought used equipment, they have always told me that if I have a problem I can come back within two days for a full and complete refund. This is a policy I have not found at other stores where used equipment is sold.

If I purchase something new or used, they will offer an extended warrenty beyond the manufacturer's warrenty for a nominal fee. This is like extra insurance in the event that there is a problem with the equipment.

Not only is their staff knowledgeable, but they also offer classes for those interested in learning about photography.

As far as I know they are the best store for obtaining chemicals and paper for film photography. It is the only local supplier for professional photography equipment, such as backdrops, tripods and lighting equipment.

I am glad the owner and employees are so considerate of me and my inexperience with this fascinating hobby. I often have to shop with my two grandsons, ages 3 and 1, and they are very cooperative with helping me find what I need, even with my extra "help."

5
★★★★★

Located just north of downtown Tampa, North Tampa Photography is the best photograhpy store in west central Florida.

I have been a customer of theirs since 2007 when I bought my first digital single lens reflex camera. Since then I have bought several cameras over the years, both new and used.

Each and every time I visit, the staff is very patient and knowledgeable about anything I ask regarding the use and features of the cameras. When I have bought used equipment, they have always told me that if I have a problem I can come back within two days for a full and complete refund. This is a policy I have not found at other stores where used equipment is sold.

If I purchase something new or used, they will offer an extended warrenty beyond the manufacturer's warrenty for a nominal fee. This is like extra insurance in the event that there is a problem with the equipment.

Not only is their staff knowledgeable, but they also offer classes for those interested in learning about photography.

As far as I know they are the best store for obtaining chemicals and paper for film photography. It is the only local supplier for professional photography equipment, such as backdrops, tripods and lighting equipment.

I am glad the owner and employees are so considerate of me and my inexperience with this fascinating hobby. I often have to shop with my two grandsons, ages 3 and 1, and they are very cooperative with helping me find what I need, even with my extra "help."

Pros: Very good customer service and prices are competative

Cons: Their hours of being open should be to 6p Mon-Sat.

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I have been a customer of North Tampa Photography since 1999. I started with a Nikon Coolpix and recently purchased a used Canon Digital Rebel T1i. I have purchased Tamron lenses, digital point and shoot cameras, inkjet printers, camera bags, external flash in addition to my digital SLRs. The staff is curteous and knowledgeable. They stand by the products they sell. In addition there are many training opportunities offered by the staff and experts from Canon, Nikon and Tamron. I live in Virginia and traveled to an intermediate digital photography class in November 2009. The presenter was personable and relayed information to the participants in a way that all could understand.

North Tampa Photography provides great equipment, new and used. You can be confident that they will stand by your purchase. You will never be just a number which is far different than national retailers and strictly internet retailers.

Great small business!

5
★★★★★

I have been a customer of North Tampa Photography since 1999. I started with a Nikon Coolpix and recently purchased a used Canon Digital Rebel T1i. I have purchased Tamron lenses, digital point and shoot cameras, inkjet printers, camera bags, external flash in addition to my digital SLRs. The staff is curteous and knowledgeable. They stand by the products they sell. In addition there are many training opportunities offered by the staff and experts from Canon, Nikon and Tamron. I live in Virginia and traveled to an intermediate digital photography class in November 2009. The presenter was personable and relayed information to the participants in a way that all could understand.

North Tampa Photography provides great equipment, new and used. You can be confident that they will stand by your purchase. You will never be just a number which is far different than national retailers and strictly internet retailers.

Great small business!

Pros: great customer service and knowledgeable staff

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I used to be an avid client of North Tampa Photography. But over the years I have watched their attitude deteriorate into something akin to negative customer service if there ever was such a thing. Today I decided once again to give the shop a try and not only did I receive adversarial attitudes as if I were a basic idiot, I couldn't even obtain consistent information. When I requested the manager's name, I was denied the information. I finally persisted and after 4 calls was connected with the "alleged" general manager. It quickly became clear why all the employees attitudes have gone from informative and helpful to smug and snarly. This man was belligerent, condescending, a bully, talked over me, put words in my mouth and then argued against them. I was in utter shock as I really thought perhaps I may entertain buying a fairly expensive piece of equipment from them. It is a pity that Tampa doesn't provide an alternative because I for one will never, never return nor recommend North Tampa Photo. In fact I will caution "buyer beware". They may have equipment and some knowledge but they certainly should not expect clients to enjoy the experience of being berated for exchange of their hard earned money with the insults that come along with the products.

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★☆☆☆☆

I used to be an avid client of North Tampa Photography. But over the years I have watched their attitude deteriorate into something akin to negative customer service if there ever was such a thing. Today I decided once again to give the shop a try and not only did I receive adversarial attitudes as if I were a basic idiot, I couldn't even obtain consistent information. When I requested the manager's name, I was denied the information. I finally persisted and after 4 calls was connected with the "alleged" general manager. It quickly became clear why all the employees attitudes have gone from informative and helpful to smug and snarly. This man was belligerent, condescending, a bully, talked over me, put words in my mouth and then argued against them. I was in utter shock as I really thought perhaps I may entertain buying a fairly expensive piece of equipment from them. It is a pity that Tampa doesn't provide an alternative because I for one will never, never return nor recommend North Tampa Photo. In fact I will caution "buyer beware". They may have equipment and some knowledge but they certainly should not expect clients to enjoy the experience of being berated for exchange of their hard earned money with the insults that come along with the products.

Pros: Have Equipment

Cons: Everything else, especially the people

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Hi.. I like honest business like many others that I had shopped before until I went to North Tampa Photography store.

I bought about 3900 dollars worth photography equipment. I was happy until i got to work, I discovered one of my "Brand NEW" equipment was broken. Of course, I called the store, some lady who was pregnant answered phone and said that they would exchange within 14 days (I just bought the item couple minutes before I called and went back to work after my lunch break was done) and they had at least around 10 left in the stock in the back of store. An hour later i was done at work and went back to the store.

This guy with beard was extremely rude when I came in carrying the item in Nikon bag that they gave me. I asked him for an exchange and he said lets see whats the problem is with terrible attitude, rolling his eyes. He opened it and inspected the item and found the problem was. He took the item to the desk where owner (I think) sat and both were talking. I could hear them talking quietly in the background and they said lets not exchange and tell him that we do not have any more in the stock.

So this guy with beard came to me and said we will have to fill out the canon warranty repair card. I asked him why? i thought we would be exchanging for same item since i paid 2300 for it. he said well we do not have any more in stock thats why we are going to fill out the card. I told him that i had called several minutes before and they had in 10 stock. He said well.... ahem... umm.. this item was not broken when after I purchased it. I told him that i just opened it at work and discovered it was broken. He was being an ass. he said well it wasnt broken before you took it out of the store. I told him no one was inspecting it before i bought and the dude just grabbed the box and sold it to me.

The store wouldnt exchange when i had called 2 hours before and the lady was not there. They lied to me in the first place that they had 10 in the stock and wouldnt exchange the item for same item. because they ran out of stock (Which was a lie). The dude was standing at looking at me.. just doing nothing... just wanted to dismiss me.. staring at me made me uncomfortable or treating me like an idiot. I am a photographer and I know what to do, and its my living and I made a lot of money doing so.

I was out of 2,300 dollars and I WAS SO PISSED OFF!!!
I sent the item to canon and they repaired it. I bought used, not brand new item at brand new price!!

DO NOT BUY STUFF FROM THERE! REASONS:
1. They are dishonest and run shady business
2. Rude to customers
3. They sell used equipment in brand new box.

I would gave this store zero star but i had to use 1... MINUS one star!

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★☆☆☆☆

Hi.. I like honest business like many others that I had shopped before until I went to North Tampa Photography store.

I bought about 3900 dollars worth photography equipment. I was happy until i got to work, I discovered one of my "Brand NEW" equipment was broken. Of course, I called the store, some lady who was pregnant answered phone and said that they would exchange within 14 days (I just bought the item couple minutes before I called and went back to work after my lunch break was done) and they had at least around 10 left in the stock in the back of store. An hour later i was done at work and went back to the store.

This guy with beard was extremely rude when I came in carrying the item in Nikon bag that they gave me. I asked him for an exchange and he said lets see whats the problem is with terrible attitude, rolling his eyes. He opened it and inspected the item and found the problem was. He took the item to the desk where owner (I think) sat and both were talking. I could hear them talking quietly in the background and they said lets not exchange and tell him that we do not have any more in the stock.

So this guy with beard came to me and said we will have to fill out the canon warranty repair card. I asked him why? i thought we would be exchanging for same item since i paid 2300 for it. he said well we do not have any more in stock thats why we are going to fill out the card. I told him that i had called several minutes before and they had in 10 stock. He said well.... ahem... umm.. this item was not broken when after I purchased it. I told him that i just opened it at work and discovered it was broken. He was being an ass. he said well it wasnt broken before you took it out of the store. I told him no one was inspecting it before i bought and the dude just grabbed the box and sold it to me.

The store wouldnt exchange when i had called 2 hours before and the lady was not there. They lied to me in the first place that they had 10 in the stock and wouldnt exchange the item for same item. because they ran out of stock (Which was a lie). The dude was standing at looking at me.. just doing nothing... just wanted to dismiss me.. staring at me made me uncomfortable or treating me like an idiot. I am a photographer and I know what to do, and its my living and I made a lot of money doing so.

I was out of 2,300 dollars and I WAS SO PISSED OFF!!!
I sent the item to canon and they repaired it. I bought used, not brand new item at brand new price!!

DO NOT BUY STUFF FROM THERE! REASONS:
1. They are dishonest and run shady business
2. Rude to customers
3. They sell used equipment in brand new box.

I would gave this store zero star but i had to use 1... MINUS one star!

Pros: Nothing!

Cons: RUDE- Robbers- Their "New" products are actually USED

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The tipoff should have been my experience registering for a Canon event held here. I registered with the owner by e-mail and they confirmed my registration. When I arrived after an hour and a half ride, I found they didn't know who I was and did not have any record of my registration. Fortunately there were seats still available.

I had hoped to see several tripods that fit my particular size requirements. Since I have a neck injury I had hoped to find several tripods that gave me an extra bit of height. The saleperson repeatedly tried to push me onto something they had in stock that absolutely did not fit my request. When he found out I was not a hot prospect for his "expert" salesmanship, he dropped me like a hot potato.

A side comment on the event I attended:

They were completely unprepared for this event held in an adjacent store bay with no AC or power. It's hot in Florida folks. I left early.

I won't be back

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The tipoff should have been my experience registering for a Canon event held here. I registered with the owner by e-mail and they confirmed my registration. When I arrived after an hour and a half ride, I found they didn't know who I was and did not have any record of my registration. Fortunately there were seats still available.

I had hoped to see several tripods that fit my particular size requirements. Since I have a neck injury I had hoped to find several tripods that gave me an extra bit of height. The saleperson repeatedly tried to push me onto something they had in stock that absolutely did not fit my request. When he found out I was not a hot prospect for his "expert" salesmanship, he dropped me like a hot potato.

A side comment on the event I attended:

They were completely unprepared for this event held in an adjacent store bay with no AC or power. It's hot in Florida folks. I left early.

I won't be back

Pros: Easy to find

Cons: Pushy staff

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I was very impressed with the friendly and helpful sales people. This was our first visit and after reading a few of the reviews we were concerned that as a first time shoppers we might not get help. That was not the case at all. Several people helped us, gave us great advice and even though we are novice photographers, never made us feel like our questions were stupid. Prices are very reasonable. I would highly recommend the store.

5
★★★★★

I was very impressed with the friendly and helpful sales people. This was our first visit and after reading a few of the reviews we were concerned that as a first time shoppers we might not get help. That was not the case at all. Several people helped us, gave us great advice and even though we are novice photographers, never made us feel like our questions were stupid. Prices are very reasonable. I would highly recommend the store.

Pros: Nice selection, great prices and extremely friendly staff

Cons: None

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I have used North Tampa Photography as a photographer for the last 15 years. I have always found them to be friendly courteous and helpfull. I do my photography on a fixed budget. They have always worked with me to find the right equipment I need for the money I can spend. I have shopped in consignment they have case on many an occasion because I could not afford the new equipment. They have always been just as helpfull to me as they are to the photographers buying new. I have never once felt unwelcome in the store. Once I became able to buy new they were of course more eager to help me. When I upgraded to my 40D they found ways to help me get into what I needed. All of my equipment is now upgraded to the best I can afford on my budget. I would recommend to anyone that if they want to go to a quality store with excellent knowledge of the field of Photography and great customer service. North Tampa Photo is the only place to go. They will get you into what what will best fit your needs for your budget if you are just starting out or a top end pro. They stand behind what they sell. If you are not sure what you need go to North Tampa and they will work to set you up with what you need and can afford.

5
★★★★★

I have used North Tampa Photography as a photographer for the last 15 years. I have always found them to be friendly courteous and helpfull. I do my photography on a fixed budget. They have always worked with me to find the right equipment I need for the money I can spend. I have shopped in consignment they have case on many an occasion because I could not afford the new equipment. They have always been just as helpfull to me as they are to the photographers buying new. I have never once felt unwelcome in the store. Once I became able to buy new they were of course more eager to help me. When I upgraded to my 40D they found ways to help me get into what I needed. All of my equipment is now upgraded to the best I can afford on my budget. I would recommend to anyone that if they want to go to a quality store with excellent knowledge of the field of Photography and great customer service. North Tampa Photo is the only place to go. They will get you into what what will best fit your needs for your budget if you are just starting out or a top end pro. They stand behind what they sell. If you are not sure what you need go to North Tampa and they will work to set you up with what you need and can afford.

Pros: Knowledgable staff, great selection, They will let you test out what you are hoping to buy right there in the store. If they dont have it. They can get it for you. They want you as a return customer.

Cons: None

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I have used North Tampa Photography for over 30 years, as a professional photographer as well as for my individual hobby. There was a lapse in time that I did not have a need for their service, but with the new digital advances I was drawn back to NTP and the photography world. I discovered that the same family still owned the store and they and their staff were as eager to help as years before. Over the years, I have looked elsewhere including internet and have found in the long run it is better to support the local store. You can see what you are buying, they stand behind everything they sell, their employees are very knowledgable of the equipment. They do their best to order what you need, if they do not have it in stock.
For me the bottom line is they have integrity and care about their business and their customers.

5
★★★★★

I have used North Tampa Photography for over 30 years, as a professional photographer as well as for my individual hobby. There was a lapse in time that I did not have a need for their service, but with the new digital advances I was drawn back to NTP and the photography world. I discovered that the same family still owned the store and they and their staff were as eager to help as years before. Over the years, I have looked elsewhere including internet and have found in the long run it is better to support the local store. You can see what you are buying, they stand behind everything they sell, their employees are very knowledgable of the equipment. They do their best to order what you need, if they do not have it in stock.
For me the bottom line is they have integrity and care about their business and their customers.

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I have been in this store a number of times. Everytime I go in, my expierience is worse than the time before. For starters, the hours are not that great. I either have to go in on my lunch break or wait until saturday. Good thing I live and work close. Everytime I walk in the door, I get looked at like someone they would not want in the store, but leagally they cant aske me to leave. No one will speak even though I speak to them. After being follwed or watched for about 10 mins somebody will ask if I need some help. When I asked about a certain camera, I was shown the used equipment. I aked about lighting, and was only shown one lamp. I hate that this is really the only "Photographers" store that I can find in the area. I would rather shop at Ritz Camera or shop online.

1
★☆☆☆☆

I have been in this store a number of times. Everytime I go in, my expierience is worse than the time before. For starters, the hours are not that great. I either have to go in on my lunch break or wait until saturday. Good thing I live and work close. Everytime I walk in the door, I get looked at like someone they would not want in the store, but leagally they cant aske me to leave. No one will speak even though I speak to them. After being follwed or watched for about 10 mins somebody will ask if I need some help. When I asked about a certain camera, I was shown the used equipment. I aked about lighting, and was only shown one lamp. I hate that this is really the only "Photographers" store that I can find in the area. I would rather shop at Ritz Camera or shop online.

Pros: Selection

Cons: Service is so bad that its not worth it to spend your money there.

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Have been to North Tampa Photography on several occasions, I'm an amatuer photographer and they have a decent selection of quality lenses and photography equiptment.. unfortunately the wait staff is condensending and on one occasion I couldn't even get someone to ask to help me out, even though I was planning on spending $1400 that day. They were too busy chatting it up with people who were hanging out than attending to buying customers. The prices at NTP are high also, and they can't compete with online stores and you won't gain anything in customer service, they don't appear to need your (or my) support. Although they do give deals to "regular" customers, just not the common customer.

Find someone who wants your business and go there, NTP is too busy and they think they're too good to help you out...

The only positive is if you need something photography related in a pinch, you could probably get it from them, if you can get them to help you out.....

1
★☆☆☆☆

Have been to North Tampa Photography on several occasions, I'm an amatuer photographer and they have a decent selection of quality lenses and photography equiptment.. unfortunately the wait staff is condensending and on one occasion I couldn't even get someone to ask to help me out, even though I was planning on spending $1400 that day. They were too busy chatting it up with people who were hanging out than attending to buying customers. The prices at NTP are high also, and they can't compete with online stores and you won't gain anything in customer service, they don't appear to need your (or my) support. Although they do give deals to "regular" customers, just not the common customer.

Find someone who wants your business and go there, NTP is too busy and they think they're too good to help you out...

The only positive is if you need something photography related in a pinch, you could probably get it from them, if you can get them to help you out.....

Pros: Selection if you need something in a hurry

Cons: Overpriced, terrible customer service, good ol' boy attitude that doesn't care