West Photo

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As the go-to store for the latest products and technology, we consistently offer top gear at competitive prices. We know the trends and the tricks, what's hot and what's hype, and we help you navigate it all. We carry everything for advanced digital imaging, and still sell film and darkroom supplies. Every photographer, every need — it's why West Photo is the photographer's photo store.
  • 21 NE University Ave.

    Minneapolis, MN 55413

    Map & Directions
  • 612-379-2321

About West Photo

Categories
  • Camera Stores
Hours
M-W 8:15am-5:30pm, Th-F 8:15am-7pm, Sa 9:30am-4pm, Su Closed
Associations
  • American Society of Media Photographers
Emails
  • ask@westphoto.com
Phones
  • Fax (612-379-4047)
Year Established
  • 1971
Keywords
  • Picture Printing
  • Photo Prints
  • Nikon
  • Canon
  • Sony
  • Epson
  • Cameras
  • camera equipment
  • photo finishing
  • photography equipment
  • programs
  • sponsored exhibits
  • new
  • used
  • order prints
  • camera rentals
  • Profoto
  • Manfrotto
  • Tether Tools
  • Sennheiser
  • Rode
Products
  • Nikon
  • Canon
  • Sony
  • Epson
  • Cameras
  • camera equipment
  • photography equipment
  • programs
  • sponsored exhibits
  • camera rentals
  • order prints
  • Fujifilm
  • Digital Cameras
Specialties
  • Cameras
  • camera equipment
  • photography equipment
  • programs
  • sponsored exhibits
  • order prints
  • camera rentals
  • new cameras
  • used cameras
Payment Options
  • American Express
  • Android Pay
  • Apple Pay
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Discover
  • MasterCard
  • Samsung Pay
  • Visa
Brands
  • Nikon
  • Canon
  • Sony
  • Epson
  • Fujifilm
  • Sigma lenses
  • Tamron lenses
  • Zeiss lenses
Languages
  • English

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I am so thankful for you guys, Long story short I would not been able to get the perfect last minute gift without you guys.

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I am so thankful for you guys, Long story short I would not been able to get the perfect last minute gift without you guys.

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I am so thankful for you guys, Long story short I would not been able to get the perfect last minute gift without you guys.

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I am so thankful for you guys, Long story short I would not been able to get the perfect last minute gift without you guys.

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I bought my first DSLR camera at your store last Friday. I want to share with you how happy I am with the wonderful help Kyle Krohn gave me. I'm a photography newbie; therefore, I asked many questions! And Kyle was absolutely wonderful at explaining things to me and helping me pick out the right gear. Thank you! I love your store and staff!

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I bought my first DSLR camera at your store last Friday. I want to share with you how happy I am with the wonderful help Kyle Krohn gave me. I'm a photography newbie; therefore, I asked many questions! And Kyle was absolutely wonderful at explaining things to me and helping me pick out the right gear. Thank you! I love your store and staff!

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I bought my first DSLR camera at your store last Friday. I want to share with you how happy I am with the wonderful help Kyle Krohn gave me. I'm a photography newbie; therefore, I asked many questions! And Kyle was absolutely wonderful at

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I bought my first DSLR camera at your store last Friday. I want to share with you how happy I am with the wonderful help Kyle Krohn gave me. I'm a photography newbie; therefore, I asked many questions! And Kyle was absolutely wonderful at

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Best service in the city I always enjoy coming here and they are the pros of photography.

5
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Best service in the city I always enjoy coming here and they are the pros of photography.

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Best service in the city I always enjoy coming here and they are the pros of photography.\r

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Best service in the city I always enjoy coming here and they are the pros of photography.\r

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They made purchasing my new camera the easiest process ever. I am glad I went there they are great and really know a lot.

5
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They made purchasing my new camera the easiest process ever. I am glad I went there they are great and really know a lot.

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They made purchasing my new camera the easiest process ever. I am glad I went there they are great and really know a lot.\r

3
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They made purchasing my new camera the easiest process ever. I am glad I went there they are great and really know a lot.\r

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Great service and price. I used a coupon from a mailer. They gave me the coupon price and did not try to push any additional service that I did not want or need. Plus, I was only in there 20 minutes.

5
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Great service and price. I used a coupon from a mailer. They gave me the coupon price and did not try to push any additional service that I did not want or need. Plus, I was only in there 20 minutes.

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They were very professional and really helpful, They answered all of my questions he spend at least hour figuring all the attributes trying to get everything right. For are shoot. Thank you again for stepping up

5
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They were very professional and really helpful, They answered all of my questions he spend at least hour figuring all the attributes trying to get everything right. For are shoot. Thank you again for stepping up

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They were very professional and really helpful, They answered all of my questions he spend at least hour figuring all the attributes trying to get everything right. For are shoot. Thank you again for stepping up\r

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They were very professional and really helpful, They answered all of my questions he spend at least hour figuring all the attributes trying to get everything right. For are shoot. Thank you again for stepping up\r

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I love West Photo very knowledgeable people really know when to use flash if necessary. Please never stop using film.

5
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I love West Photo very knowledgeable people really know when to use flash if necessary. Please never stop using film.

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I love West Photo very knowledgeable people really know when to use flash if necessary. Please never stop using film.\r

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I love West Photo very knowledgeable people really know when to use flash if necessary. Please never stop using film.\r

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Exceptional service these guys do a great job I am glad I got my family pictures from them I would not go anywhere else. They are the best.

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Exceptional service these guys do a great job I am glad I got my family pictures from them I would not go anywhere else. They are the best.

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Exceptional service these guys do a great job I am glad I got my family pictures from them I would not go anywhere else. They are the best.\r

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Exceptional service these guys do a great job I am glad I got my family pictures from them I would not go anywhere else. They are the best.\r

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EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT.....I used to go to natl camera for several years but the service was at best inconsistent....they hire a lot of college students who often had an attitude....a pro referred me to West and i've been a loyal customer ever since......can't say enough about their competent staff....find someone who is a good fit for you....you can always request that person again....every visit is a "lesson".....natl camera pays A LOT for advertising and it gets passed on to the consumer....West's prices seem moderate to me... i'd never want to order photo equipment from the internet.....i've always been treated respectfully....which i appreciate since i come from a film/darkrm background and did the digital crossover about 5 yrs ago and am still learning......you won't regret going to West.....it's worth the trip and more! i feel that way each time i go

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EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT.....I used to go to natl camera for several years but the service was at best inconsistent....they hire a lot of college students who often had an attitude....a pro referred me to West and i've been a loyal customer ever since......can't say enough about their competent staff....find someone who is a good fit for you....you can always request that person again....every visit is a "lesson".....natl camera pays A LOT for advertising and it gets passed on to the consumer....West's prices seem moderate to me... i'd never want to order photo equipment from the internet.....i've always been treated respectfully....which i appreciate since i come from a film/darkrm background and did the digital crossover about 5 yrs ago and am still learning......you won't regret going to West.....it's worth the trip and more! i feel that way each time i go

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Thank you so much for taking the time to help me with my new Canon Strobe. My job outside went well without any problems, even in the cold weather. This is a fantastic piece of equiptment and I am so grateful to you for steering me onto it plus all of your help!!! Thanks!

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Thank you so much for taking the time to help me with my new Canon Strobe. My job outside went well without any problems, even in the cold weather. This is a fantastic piece of equiptment and I am so grateful to you for steering me onto it plus all of your help!!! Thanks!

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They helped me over the phone today and saved me lots of time. Thank you so much.

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They helped me over the phone today and saved me lots of time. Thank you so much.

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I used the email feature on the website to ask a rental questions. Julie responded quickly. I rented a lens for shooting a soccer game. We won!!! Julie had great information and made the whole process a delight. Thanks for the Great/Superb service.

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I used the email feature on the website to ask a rental questions. Julie responded quickly. I rented a lens for shooting a soccer game. We won!!! Julie had great information and made the whole process a delight. Thanks for the Great/Superb service.

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I just wanted to send you a quick note to thank you for helping out with our recent photo shoot/party-demo. I am from out of town and I had local people who called in the order and picked it up - and they were not photographers so they couldn't really answer questions about the booms that I had requested. It was hard to explain over the phone - but you came through with additional light stands that worked well. What you sent was fine - and everything worked out very well. Thank you again for your help.

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I just wanted to send you a quick note to thank you for helping out with our recent photo shoot/party-demo. I am from out of town and I had local people who called in the order and picked it up - and they were not photographers so they couldn't really answer questions about the booms that I had requested. It was hard to explain over the phone - but you came through with additional light stands that worked well. What you sent was fine - and everything worked out very well. Thank you again for your help.

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The extra care and service provided by Julie was above and beyond! On every occasion Julie has gone out of her way to educate and give guidance. On the last occassion, Julie arranged for packaging and shipment for a very urgent timeline. Her extra concern and help allowed me to complete my out of state assignment and satisfy my customer's needs. I could not have done this without her- She saved today- make that week!

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The extra care and service provided by Julie was above and beyond! On every occasion Julie has gone out of her way to educate and give guidance. On the last occassion, Julie arranged for packaging and shipment for a very urgent timeline. Her extra concern and help allowed me to complete my out of state assignment and satisfy my customer's needs. I could not have done this without her- She saved today- make that week!

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I recently had a problem with my older Epson scanner. Sean Patrick went out of his way to diagnose the problem and it was the software and not hardware and downloaded the correct driver. Thanks, it works fine now!

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I recently had a problem with my older Epson scanner. Sean Patrick went out of his way to diagnose the problem and it was the software and not hardware and downloaded the correct driver. Thanks, it works fine now!

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Great service, as always! And staff! Keep it up.

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Great service, as always! And staff! Keep it up.

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Great service, as always! And staff! Keep it up.\r

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Great service, as always! And staff! Keep it up.\r

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Grant is the best, excellent customer service always!!!!

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Grant is the best, excellent customer service always!!!!

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Grant is the best, excellent customer service always!!!!\r

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Grant is the best, excellent customer service always!!!!\r

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Resourceful and saved my gigs on more than one occasion.

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Resourceful and saved my gigs on more than one occasion.

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Resourceful and saved my gigs on more than one occasion.\r

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Resourceful and saved my gigs on more than one occasion.\r

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I can't think if one experience of even mild dissatisfaction with your sales or rental. Great people & products. Thank you.

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I can't think if one experience of even mild dissatisfaction with your sales or rental. Great people & products. Thank you.

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I can't think if one experience of even mild dissatisfaction with your sales or rental. Great people & products. Thank you.\r

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I can't think if one experience of even mild dissatisfaction with your sales or rental. Great people & products. Thank you.\r

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Great, helpful service! Always going the extra mile!

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Great, helpful service! Always going the extra mile!

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Great, helpful service! Always going the extra mile! \r

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Great, helpful service! Always going the extra mile! \r

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Julie AkA "Professional Saver"! You always treat me great, even when I mess up and show up late. Love you guys- you??re like family. Thanks for the battery!

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Julie AkA "Professional Saver"! You always treat me great, even when I mess up and show up late. Love you guys- you??re like family. Thanks for the battery!

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Julie AkA "Professional Saver"! You always treat me great, even when I mess up and show up late. Love you guys- youre like family. Thanks for the battery!

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Julie AkA "Professional Saver"! You always treat me great, even when I mess up and show up late. Love you guys- youre like family. Thanks for the battery!

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Good customer service and great selection throughout the store.

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Good customer service and great selection throughout the store.

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Good customer service and great selection throughout the store.\r

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Good customer service and great selection throughout the store.\r

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Passionate camera people, full of knowledge and sound advice. The worst part of about being a photographer is the sheer amount of goodies which are available. From lenses, camera bodies, and more accessories than you can imagine, to the staff here, who each know almost everything about these things, West has been my end all, when it comes down to finding anything camera. If you need something camera, you have it, will have it, or can get it for you.

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Passionate camera people, full of knowledge and sound advice. The worst part of about being a photographer is the sheer amount of goodies which are available. From lenses, camera bodies, and more accessories than you can imagine, to the staff here, who each know almost everything about these things, West has been my end all, when it comes down to finding anything camera. If you need something camera, you have it, will have it, or can get it for you.

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Passionate camera people, full of knowledge and sound advice. The worst part of about being a photographer is the sheer amount of goodies which are available. From lenses, camera bodies, and more accessories than you can imagine, to the

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Passionate camera people, full of knowledge and sound advice. The worst part of about being a photographer is the sheer amount of goodies which are available. From lenses, camera bodies, and more accessories than you can imagine, to the

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"Shortly after entering a man had greeted me and left me to wander the store on my own once he knew I was capable, which is what I honestly prefer in any store. After a short while he had asked if I needed any help and answered my questions about public access dark rooms. The staff were friendly and tried making small talk which I found very nice.

5 stars for the service and selection of supplies."

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"Shortly after entering a man had greeted me and left me to wander the store on my own once he knew I was capable, which is what I honestly prefer in any store. After a short while he had asked if I needed any help and answered my questions about public access dark rooms. The staff were friendly and tried making small talk which I found very nice.

5 stars for the service and selection of supplies."

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"Shortly after entering a man had greeted me and left me to wander the store on my own once he knew I was capable, which is what I honestly prefer in any store. After a short while he had asked if I needed any help and answered my

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"Shortly after entering a man had greeted me and left me to wander the store on my own once he knew I was capable, which is what I honestly prefer in any store. After a short while he had asked if I needed any help and answered my

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The staff provided great customer service. They were knowledgeable and informative. Prices here are reasonable and great selection of items.

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The staff provided great customer service. They were knowledgeable and informative. Prices here are reasonable and great selection of items.

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The staff provided great customer service. They were knowledgeable and informative. Prices here are reasonable and great selection of items.

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The staff provided great customer service. They were knowledgeable and informative. Prices here are reasonable and great selection of items.

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I really enjoy coming to West Photo. The staff is very helpful and they are always able to get me set up with a camera or accessories. This is a great shop!

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I really enjoy coming to West Photo. The staff is very helpful and they are always able to get me set up with a camera or accessories. This is a great shop!

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I really enjoy coming to West Photo. The staff is very helpful and they are always able to get me set up with a camera or accessories. This is a great shop!

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I really enjoy coming to West Photo. The staff is very helpful and they are always able to get me set up with a camera or accessories. This is a great shop!

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I have been a longtime customer of West Photo and they have always treated me with respect. They are truly great people who work very hard for the local photographic community.

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I have been a longtime customer of West Photo and they have always treated me with respect. They are truly great people who work very hard for the local photographic community.

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Thank you guys for all of your help. This is why I like coming to West Photo. The communication and customer service is WONDERFUL! Keep up the good work!

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Thank you guys for all of your help. This is why I like coming to West Photo. The communication and customer service is WONDERFUL! Keep up the good work!

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I don't think I could say enough good things about this place. The staff is super nice and accommodating. This place has an outstanding customer service I have ever come across, which is why I keep going back.

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I don't think I could say enough good things about this place. The staff is super nice and accommodating. This place has an outstanding customer service I have ever come across, which is why I keep going back.

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The staff is very helpful and knowledgeable about the product lens. It is very nice to find a good camera store in today??s internet age. Thank you.

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The staff is very helpful and knowledgeable about the product lens. It is very nice to find a good camera store in today??s internet age. Thank you.

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Testing out the wide angle rental lens from West Photo. 12-24mm f/4. That is WIDE! I really had fun using it!

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Testing out the wide angle rental lens from West Photo. 12-24mm f/4. That is WIDE! I really had fun using it!

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Love it here. I was a lurker here for quite a while and they were very friendly to me. Slowly I have been buying more and more and the service just keeps getting better. It's great to be able to rent first and decide if you like it before buying. Kyle has been nothing but great. Like anything in life if you show some loyalty they will show it right back. Keep up the good work.

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Love it here. I was a lurker here for quite a while and they were very friendly to me. Slowly I have been buying more and more and the service just keeps getting better. It's great to be able to rent first and decide if you like it before buying. Kyle has been nothing but great. Like anything in life if you show some loyalty they will show it right back. Keep up the good work.

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Great service, as always! And staff! Keep it up.

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Great service, as always! And staff! Keep it up.

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Great service, as always! And staff! Keep it up.

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Great service, as always! And staff! Keep it up.

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Grant is the best, excellent customer service always!!!!

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Grant is the best, excellent customer service always!!!!

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Resourceful and saved my gigs on more than one occasion.

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Resourceful and saved my gigs on more than one occasion.

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I can't think if one experience of even mild dissatisfaction with your sales or rental. Great people & products. Thank you.

5
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I can't think if one experience of even mild dissatisfaction with your sales or rental. Great people & products. Thank you.

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Great, helpful service! Always going the extra mile!

5
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Great, helpful service! Always going the extra mile!

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Julie AkA "Professional Saver"! You always treat me great, even when I mess up and show up late. Love you guys- youre like family. Thanks for the battery!

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Julie AkA "Professional Saver"! You always treat me great, even when I mess up and show up late. Love you guys- youre like family. Thanks for the battery!

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Great customer service from knowledgeable and informative staff. Prices are reasonable and great selection of items.

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Great customer service from knowledgeable and informative staff. Prices are reasonable and great selection of items.

Message from West Photo

Serving our photo community since 1971.



Products: Nikon, Canon, Sony, Epson, Cameras, camera equipment, photography equipment, programs, sponsored exhibits, new, used, order prints, camera rentals.



Brands:Nikon, Canon, Sony, Epson



Specialties: Cameras, camera equipment, photography equipment, programs, sponsored exhibits, new, used, order prints, camera rentals.



Professional Associations: American Society of Media Photographers



Payment Types Accepted: Cash; Check; Debit Card; Discover; MasterCard; VISA

More about West Photo

FOR MORE THAN 40 YEARS, we’ve been the photographer’s photo store. We have the equipment, knowledge and service you can only get from people who are part of the photographic community. Offering programs for students, sponsored exhibits and more, we’re here for everyone from amateurs to pros. Every photographer, every need.

 

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