Bernie's Photo Center

★★★★☆
  • 525 E Ohio St

    Pittsburgh, PA 15212

    Map & Directions
  • 412-231-1717

About Bernie's Photo Center

Categories
  • Camera Stores
  • Photo Restoration
  • Camera Repair
Details
  • Shop Online
  • Camera Repair
  • Greeting Cards
Hours
M-F 9:30am-5pm, Sa 9:30am-4pm, Su Closed
Special Offer
Bernie's Photo Center - Where the Focus is on You!
Emails
  • berniesphotocenter.info@gmail.com
Phones
  • Fax (412-231-1217)
Year Established
  • 1959
Payment Options
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
Brands
  • Nikon
  • Nikon
  • Canon
  • Canon
  • Canon
  • Canon
  • Nikon

Personal Services

Personal Services
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Products

Photographic Equipment & Supplies Rental

    Photographic Equipment & Supplies Retail

      Cameras & Camera Supplies

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        I have gone to store many times They have sold many DOA items and would not refund items said go to manufacture I would tell every one strongly not to purchase from them only reason went again because only camera store in area. Be smart

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        I have gone to store many times They have sold many DOA items and would not refund items said go to manufacture I would tell every one strongly not to purchase from them only reason went again because only camera store in area. Be smart

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        After using Nikon-F film cameras since '68, I finally decided to totally convert to a Nikon digital camera and spent some time with a couple of the sales folks at Bernie's Photo and decided that a Nikon D90 would satisfy all my needs and

        3
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        After using Nikon-F film cameras since '68, I finally decided to totally convert to a Nikon digital camera and spent some time with a couple of the sales folks at Bernie's Photo and decided that a Nikon D90 would satisfy all my needs and

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        I bought a camera there and they treated me fairly. Also, they have film for Polaroid cameras at a reasonable price.

        3
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        I bought a camera there and they treated me fairly. Also, they have film for Polaroid cameras at a reasonable price.

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        If you are a internet shopper and price is your bottom line then Bernies is not for you. If you want someone to show you how to operate a piece of digital or photo equipment explain why you should buy this not that or you own a camera

        3
        ★★★★★

        If you are a internet shopper and price is your bottom line then Bernies is not for you. If you want someone to show you how to operate a piece of digital or photo equipment explain why you should buy this not that or you own a camera

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        I stopped in to pick up a particular photographic paper that my daughter needed for her college B&W class. I had called ahead of time and they said they had it. I ran down on my lunch hour because we needed it ASAP. I walked into the

        3
        ★★★★★

        I stopped in to pick up a particular photographic paper that my daughter needed for her college B&W class. I had called ahead of time and they said they had it. I ran down on my lunch hour because we needed it ASAP. I walked into the

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        The owner of Bernies is rude, arrogant and full of himself. He knows little to nothing of photographic technology newer than 1989 and most of the other people there are just as bad. They will lie to you to get you to buy anything they can.

        3
        ★★★★★

        The owner of Bernies is rude, arrogant and full of himself. He knows little to nothing of photographic technology newer than 1989 and most of the other people there are just as bad. They will lie to you to get you to buy anything they can.

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        I dropped off three rolls of 120 film and had to wait 6 weeks for a process that they assured me would take only 2 weeks. I called several times and the employee was rude and unapologetic. When I went to pick up the pictures they were

        3
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        I dropped off three rolls of 120 film and had to wait 6 weeks for a process that they assured me would take only 2 weeks. I called several times and the employee was rude and unapologetic. When I went to pick up the pictures they were

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        I went to Bernie's to ask for help transferring my dad's old home videos from all sorts of outdated formats to a digital format that I could edit.

        Not only did Bernie's help me do all of this, they did so quickly, professionally, and

        3
        ★★★★★

        I went to Bernie's to ask for help transferring my dad's old home videos from all sorts of outdated formats to a digital format that I could edit.

        Not only did Bernie's help me do all of this, they did so quickly, professionally, and

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        I've been shopping at Bernie's for 25 years. I've repeatedly put myself in their capable hands for purchases of some type of equipment that was new to me and I've always been satisfied. I have bought paper and film from them in the old days, cameras of several kinds, attachments of many kinds, tripods. They recognize my voice on the phone! Is that a good thing these days? You bet! It means a lot to have some history at a local place instead of some anonymous big box. It FEELS like photography in Bernie's, and it is!

        2
        ★★★★★

        I've been shopping at Bernie's for 25 years. I've repeatedly put myself in their capable hands for purchases of some type of equipment that was new to me and I've always been satisfied. I have bought paper and film from them in the old days, cameras of several kinds, attachments of many kinds, tripods. They recognize my voice on the phone! Is that a good thing these days? You bet! It means a lot to have some history at a local place instead of some anonymous big box. It FEELS like photography in Bernie's, and it is!

        Pros: Great knowledge of the whole industry

        Cons: Can't think of any!

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        Snotty, condescending clerks. Slow service as they chat with their friends. Extremely unhelpful, no customer service to speak of... in other words, the last place you would want to go if only there was another choice for a walk-in camera shop in Pittsburgh. Just go online to B&H or Freestyle or something if you can help it... in a word, Bernie's is awful.

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        ★☆☆☆☆

        Snotty, condescending clerks. Slow service as they chat with their friends. Extremely unhelpful, no customer service to speak of... in other words, the last place you would want to go if only there was another choice for a walk-in camera shop in Pittsburgh. Just go online to B&H or Freestyle or something if you can help it... in a word, Bernie's is awful.

        Pros: Convienient place to get photo supplies in the city

        Cons: Everything else

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        I've had nothing but bad experiences with Bernie's. Unless you're using the highest tech, cutting edge equipment prepare to be condescended to by snotty clerks. And their prices aren't very good either.

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        ★☆☆☆☆

        I've had nothing but bad experiences with Bernie's. Unless you're using the highest tech, cutting edge equipment prepare to be condescended to by snotty clerks. And their prices aren't very good either.

        Pros: Decent selection

        Cons: Horrible employees

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        I've never personally been inside of Bernies but their online store is excellent. Price are low, BH type pricing on most equipment and their shipping is quick. When i called their sales staff was knowagable and the person i talked to about their website (prices and products) knew what he was talking about. I'd recommend Bernies to anyone living in pittsburgh or looking for an alterative to the big NYC stores. Support your local stores!

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        ★★★★★

        I've never personally been inside of Bernies but their online store is excellent. Price are low, BH type pricing on most equipment and their shipping is quick. When i called their sales staff was knowagable and the person i talked to about their website (prices and products) knew what he was talking about. I'd recommend Bernies to anyone living in pittsburgh or looking for an alterative to the big NYC stores. Support your local stores!

        Pros: Great service, good prices, local store, if they don't have it they WILL get it to you and quickly

        Cons: Small store doesn't always have everything but they will order it for you and have it to you quickly

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        If you lived in Pa. all your life then you will be right at home at Bernies. But if you are from anywhere on the planet this place will make you very uncomfortable. Not much new and modern, but a wealth of older parts and equipment but they won't find what you ask for, their prices are so high you would expect items to be brand new, nothing is, this place is a Photographers Junk yard but so expensive it will be useless. They do sell film though and might well be the only place within 50 miles that has Pro film. Sad situation but what would you expect from Pittsburgh?

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        ★☆☆☆☆

        If you lived in Pa. all your life then you will be right at home at Bernies. But if you are from anywhere on the planet this place will make you very uncomfortable. Not much new and modern, but a wealth of older parts and equipment but they won't find what you ask for, their prices are so high you would expect items to be brand new, nothing is, this place is a Photographers Junk yard but so expensive it will be useless. They do sell film though and might well be the only place within 50 miles that has Pro film. Sad situation but what would you expect from Pittsburgh?

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        Bernie's is an old school camera store that might not make sense anymore.

        Their website has claimed to have online catalog browsing "soon" for several years now. Their stock of modern equipment is minimal and their prices are not at all competitive with national chains or NYC mail order camera stores.

        It's disappointing that Pittsburgh's local camera stores (Kadet, the Fotoshop) can't seem to compete with the internet, Best Buy, and Ritz. But a visit to Bernie's will make you wonder if you're really missing that much.

        For the rare customer who wants to buy a packet of Dektol or a Vivitar flash bracket on short notice, they might be a good option.

        1
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        Bernie's is an old school camera store that might not make sense anymore.

        Their website has claimed to have online catalog browsing "soon" for several years now. Their stock of modern equipment is minimal and their prices are not at all competitive with national chains or NYC mail order camera stores.

        It's disappointing that Pittsburgh's local camera stores (Kadet, the Fotoshop) can't seem to compete with the internet, Best Buy, and Ritz. But a visit to Bernie's will make you wonder if you're really missing that much.

        For the rare customer who wants to buy a packet of Dektol or a Vivitar flash bracket on short notice, they might be a good option.

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        Depending on who you can find to answer any questions, your visit to this place can be a disaster!

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        Depending on who you can find to answer any questions, your visit to this place can be a disaster!

        Pros: Parking, Film still available

        Cons: Wacked clerks, variable pricing

        Message from Bernie's Photo Center

        Bernie's Photo Center has been Pittsburgh's source for the professional and amateur photographers and videographers for over 55 years. We offer the latest in digital cameras, lenses, and photo/video accessories. We also carry film, processing chemicals, processing equipment, and printing paper as well as hard-to-find collectible items. Our photo lab, digital image, and frame department can provide you with quality, long-lasting photographs, large poster size print, scanning services, and photo restorations. Call us today for more information.

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