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Samy's Camera

Closed Now: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Got the lens I ordered in perfect shape and on time

A serious photographer may worry that they will get shipped a lens that has been rented out or a... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2018
edruthusa
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Bakersfield, California
Awesome place

My boyfriend and I live in San Diego but were in Santa Barbara for the weekend. He was told about... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2016
ashleyn008
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San Diego, California
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27 Sep 2018
“Got the lens I ordered in perfect shape and on time”
23 May 2016
“Awesome place ”
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614 Chapala St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3312
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Reviewed 28 September 2018

A serious photographer may worry that they will get shipped a lens that has been rented out or a returned product with a defect but the lens I ordered ($1500 by the way) was perfect in every way. I will do business with Samy's again....More

Thank edruthusa
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I live in San Diego but were in Santa Barbara for the weekend. He was told about this place for a great selection. They have a HUGE selection of anything you need. The staff is amazing, very friendly and super helpful. He...More

Thank ashleyn008
Reviewed 2 March 2016

We all know what to expect at Samy's Camera: high prices and good, knowledgeable help, although some are a little snooty. But, I wasn't expecting what I found when I returned a lens I rented. That's all I rented, one lens. I thought it was...More

Thank JustBobF
Reviewed 17 February 2016

I reviewed Samy's Camera once before, when it was in a different location nearby. Just now I have bought a new Apple I-Mac computer and CD player to replace my old MacMini which I bought from Samy's six years ago (its browsers have become obsolete)....More

Thank billyboy53
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

I bought a camera and a few accessories from these folks. After a change in plans I had to return everything within their 10 day window. The purchasing and returning experiences were handled in a professional and courteous manner. The store is a wonderland of...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 11 June 2015

This store recently moved from quiet Chapala Street, where it had its own parking lot, to a new location on our very busy State Street. Fortunately there is a city parking lot right behind it, so parking is nearby and easy. The store specializes in...More

Thank billyboy53
Reviewed 22 April 2014

If it has anything to do with photography, Samy's usually had it. The staff is knowledgable and helpful.

Thank jeffreytstarr
Reviewed 29 June 2012

When I was in the advertising business in LA we used Samy's Camera for all of our needs and this Santa Barbara shop stands up. They have what you need and more. Take some time to check things out because you'll be amazed what you...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2012

Huge camera store with lots of cases, lighting, frames, and oh yea cameras and lenses. I came here to get a replacement eyecup for my 40D. They found one really quick and the price was right. After looking around for a while I chatted with...More

Thank michaelr968
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