Simon’s Camera

Best Camera Stores, June 2007
Call it the thrill of the chase. Some shoppers just feel better rooting through overflowing bins to earn their purchases. For those folks, there’s Simon’s Camera. Ignore the sign outside promising one-hour processing—the machine broke a while back—and explore rows of shelves piled high with Sharpie-labeled cardboard boxes squished next to Beseler slide duplicators, new Tamrac bags, and Lind’s List camera price guides from 1996. Manning the counter as he has for 33 years is Simon Ong. Whether you’re looking for a used 35mm up front or one of the newer treasures in back, he will help you make sense of the clutter and pull out exactly what you need—and maybe a little more.