Mel Pierce Camera

Best Camera Stores, June 2007
Founded in 1946 in a small apartment, Mel Pierce Camera occupies a modest storefront that gives off a nostalgic feel, from its narrow showroom to its retro signage. Staffers patiently instruct newbies on how to use a manual focus, or spend an hour explaining the differences between photographing birds and horses. Many experienced photogs got their first point-and-shoots from Mel Pierce and still stock up on equipment here.