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Wow is this place great. Four floors of fantastic stuff. I was just looking and the staff were helpful. I ended up getting a new tripod. A Manfrotto and so far so good. I am already wanting a ball head, the salesman said I might, but I was not sure if he was just trying to sell me one. It turns out he was right. If my wife lets me spend some more I can't wait to go back and have fun with the toys.

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Wow is this place great. Four floors of fantastic stuff. I was just looking and the staff were helpful. I ended up getting a new tripod. A Manfrotto and so far so good. I am already wanting a ball head, the salesman said I might, but I was not sure if he was just trying to sell me one. It turns out he was right. If my wife lets me spend some more I can't wait to go back and have fun with the toys.

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I have no problems with this samys store but i do have a big problem with the samys online store. I orderd binoculars that were $2000 for a customer on 11/23/2011 and when the salesperson asked for my name and address I gave them my

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I have no problems with this samys store but i do have a big problem with the samys online store. I orderd binoculars that were $2000 for a customer on 11/23/2011 and when the salesperson asked for my name and address I gave them my

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This camera shop is cater to "A" class people. If you were minority like me you will be less important to them. You will be the last priority or they're just don't talk to you at all. The way they stare at me makes me uncomfortable. They

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This camera shop is cater to "A" class people. If you were minority like me you will be less important to them. You will be the last priority or they're just don't talk to you at all. The way they stare at me makes me uncomfortable. They

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I wanted to thank Samy's Camera and especially Rod in mail order for his excellent customer service. My husband and I are leaving for a trip to Hawaii and wanted an underwater camera, the Panasonic Lumix TS3. After trying the usual places,

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I wanted to thank Samy's Camera and especially Rod in mail order for his excellent customer service. My husband and I are leaving for a trip to Hawaii and wanted an underwater camera, the Panasonic Lumix TS3. After trying the usual places,

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Pasqual was great! He was helpful and provided excellent service. They have very good prices here and the attention they give to individual customers is great.

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Pasqual was great! He was helpful and provided excellent service. They have very good prices here and the attention they give to individual customers is great.

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I love this place, they always have excellent service here. I feel like a kid in a candy store whenever I come here! I don't live really close but when I am in the area, Samy's is always on my list of stops.

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I love this place, they always have excellent service here. I feel like a kid in a candy store whenever I come here! I don't live really close but when I am in the area, Samy's is always on my list of stops.

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Ian was super helpful and extremely patient. He knew a lot about the type of camera I was looking for so that was really helpful. He walked me through the store showing me a few things that I should consider and I left the store with a new

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Ian was super helpful and extremely patient. He knew a lot about the type of camera I was looking for so that was really helpful. He walked me through the store showing me a few things that I should consider and I left the store with a new

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The store is awesome! It's big and there's lots to look at. I could probably spend half a day just looking at the cameras they sell. I just got back into photography and I'll come here at least every other weekend just to look around. They

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The store is awesome! It's big and there's lots to look at. I could probably spend half a day just looking at the cameras they sell. I just got back into photography and I'll come here at least every other weekend just to look around. They

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Kim was very helpful and informative. I love how you guys always have what I need to take pictures and videos. Repeat customer !

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Kim was very helpful and informative. I love how you guys always have what I need to take pictures and videos. Repeat customer !

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Kim was very helpful and informative. I love how you guys always have what I need to take pictures and videos. Repeat customer !

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Kim was very helpful and informative. I love how you guys always have what I need to take pictures and videos. Repeat customer !

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great service! i got all my answers! thank you Samy's! .

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great service! i got all my answers! thank you Samy's! .

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great service! i got all my answers! thank you Samy's!

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great service! i got all my answers! thank you Samy's!

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Just excellent service. Alicia was very informative. Incredibly helpful and fast. Keep up the good work.

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Just excellent service. Alicia was very informative. Incredibly helpful and fast. Keep up the good work.

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Just excellent service. Alicia was very informative. Incredibly helpful and fast. Keep up the good work.

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Just excellent service. Alicia was very informative. Incredibly helpful and fast. Keep up the good work.

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Francisco and Kerry took the time to explain what I should rent in great detail, and in a clear manner that even a novice like me could understand! Thank you!

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Francisco and Kerry took the time to explain what I should rent in great detail, and in a clear manner that even a novice like me could understand! Thank you!

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Francisco and Kerry took the time to explain what I should rent in great detail, and in a clear manner that even a novice like me could understand! Thank you!

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Francisco and Kerry took the time to explain what I should rent in great detail, and in a clear manner that even a novice like me could understand! Thank you!

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Plain and simple, Samy's Camera has excellent customer service. The staff was very informative and helpful. I will never go to another camera store again.

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Plain and simple, Samy's Camera has excellent customer service. The staff was very informative and helpful. I will never go to another camera store again.

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Plain and simple, Samy's Camera has excellent customer service. The staff was very informative and helpful. I will never go to another camera store again.

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Plain and simple, Samy's Camera has excellent customer service. The staff was very informative and helpful. I will never go to another camera store again.

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I bought a camera 3 years back from Scott and he was extraordinarily informative, helpful and patient. I heard he transferred to another Samy's Camera and I went there today to buy another camera and heard he was transferred back and especially made the trip over just to be sure he assisted me with my purchase today. Scott consistently provides the BEST customer service and I will ALWAYS come back to Scott for future purchases.

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I bought a camera 3 years back from Scott and he was extraordinarily informative, helpful and patient. I heard he transferred to another Samy's Camera and I went there today to buy another camera and heard he was transferred back and especially made the trip over just to be sure he assisted me with my purchase today. Scott consistently provides the BEST customer service and I will ALWAYS come back to Scott for future purchases.

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I bought a camera 3 years back from Scott and he was extraordinarily informative, helpful and patient. I heard he transferred to another Samy's Camera and I went there today to buy another camera and heard he was transferred back and

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I bought a camera 3 years back from Scott and he was extraordinarily informative, helpful and patient. I heard he transferred to another Samy's Camera and I went there today to buy another camera and heard he was transferred back and

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Before buying my Canon 5D and accessories I researched prices and services online. After a couple of weeks I decided to swing by Samy's. David thoroughly helped me set up a custom made offer for a kit, and when I returned the following week Larry helped me tweak it to excellence with honest a knowledgeable advice. In the lighting department, Ken showed me the same kind of patience and skill, and now I can't wait to play with my "toys"!! Will I return to Samy's when I need to expand my kit?...It's a duh!

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Before buying my Canon 5D and accessories I researched prices and services online. After a couple of weeks I decided to swing by Samy's. David thoroughly helped me set up a custom made offer for a kit, and when I returned the following week Larry helped me tweak it to excellence with honest a knowledgeable advice. In the lighting department, Ken showed me the same kind of patience and skill, and now I can't wait to play with my "toys"!! Will I return to Samy's when I need to expand my kit?...It's a duh!

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Before buying my Canon 5D and accessories I researched prices and services online. After a couple of weeks I decided to swing by Samy's. David thoroughly helped me set up a custom made offer for a kit, and when I returned the following

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Before buying my Canon 5D and accessories I researched prices and services online. After a couple of weeks I decided to swing by Samy's. David thoroughly helped me set up a custom made offer for a kit, and when I returned the following

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I have been a customer here since my favorite shop closed 2-3 years ago "Studio City Camera Exch." What I really like about Samy's is that they they know their stuff. I'd rather shop somewhere where the sales people are knowledgeable and educated and they are not there to tickle my fancy, rather than to go to a mall type store where they are really nice and polite and courteous, but they don't know anything about what they are talking about.

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I have been a customer here since my favorite shop closed 2-3 years ago "Studio City Camera Exch." What I really like about Samy's is that they they know their stuff. I'd rather shop somewhere where the sales people are knowledgeable and educated and they are not there to tickle my fancy, rather than to go to a mall type store where they are really nice and polite and courteous, but they don't know anything about what they are talking about.

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When I first came to Samy's more then four years ago for the very first time I have to admit I was overwhelmed by the amount of inventory that they have. I am glad that they have this huge inventory because not once have I not been able to get what I needed at the moment I was there. Every time I needed to get something it was in stock. My favorite sales person who works there is Patrick. Patrick is a photographer for himself so he knows the cameras that he is selling. Pretty much all the sales people who work there are photographers and know what they are talking about when it comes to cameras. If you are looking at getting a new camera come here and not at some superstore. Yes, they do get busy at times and you may have to wait, but its worth it!

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When I first came to Samy's more then four years ago for the very first time I have to admit I was overwhelmed by the amount of inventory that they have. I am glad that they have this huge inventory because not once have I not been able to get what I needed at the moment I was there. Every time I needed to get something it was in stock. My favorite sales person who works there is Patrick. Patrick is a photographer for himself so he knows the cameras that he is selling. Pretty much all the sales people who work there are photographers and know what they are talking about when it comes to cameras. If you are looking at getting a new camera come here and not at some superstore. Yes, they do get busy at times and you may have to wait, but its worth it!

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I have been a customer here since my favorite shop closed 2-3 years ago "Studio City Camera Exch." What I really like about Samy's is that they they know their stuff. I'd rather shop somewhere where the sales people are knowledgeable and

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I have been a customer here since my favorite shop closed 2-3 years ago "Studio City Camera Exch." What I really like about Samy's is that they they know their stuff. I'd rather shop somewhere where the sales people are knowledgeable and

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When I first came to Samy's more then four years ago for the very first time I have to admit I was overwhelmed by the amount of inventory that they have. I am glad that they have this huge inventory because not once have I not been able to

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When I first came to Samy's more then four years ago for the very first time I have to admit I was overwhelmed by the amount of inventory that they have. I am glad that they have this huge inventory because not once have I not been able to

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Samy's rocks!! I just picked up a new Canon, Samy's went above and beyond for me. A giant THANK YOU!! Too many people think they have to get stuff from B and H to save money, not true, Samy's matches all prices if not bettering them. And if you have a problem, Samy's is right here in LA, not New York, Samy's has always supported me and my gear. I am a professional photographer, I have Covers running on national magazines, Samy's rental and sales support have the gear to give me the confidence to tackle any job. Its nice coming in and actually seeing Samy, the owner right there. In this day of internet sales it's nice to know its still a family run business, with real live human to human service, keep up the good work guys!!!

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Samy's rocks!! I just picked up a new Canon, Samy's went above and beyond for me. A giant THANK YOU!! Too many people think they have to get stuff from B and H to save money, not true, Samy's matches all prices if not bettering them. And if you have a problem, Samy's is right here in LA, not New York, Samy's has always supported me and my gear. I am a professional photographer, I have Covers running on national magazines, Samy's rental and sales support have the gear to give me the confidence to tackle any job. Its nice coming in and actually seeing Samy, the owner right there. In this day of internet sales it's nice to know its still a family run business, with real live human to human service, keep up the good work guys!!!

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I needed a quick replacement for my underwater camera while on assignment. It was unbelievable to me but it took them just 5 minutes and I was set. I did not have to explain anything. The Samy's guy knew it all. Fantastic. Clean, honest and precise. That's how I want it.

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I needed a quick replacement for my underwater camera while on assignment. It was unbelievable to me but it took them just 5 minutes and I was set. I did not have to explain anything. The Samy's guy knew it all. Fantastic. Clean, honest and precise. That's how I want it.

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Samy's rocks!! I just picked up a new Canon, Samy's went above and beyond for me. A giant THANK YOU!! Too many people think they have to get stuff from B and H to save money, not true, Samy's matches all prices if not bettering them. And

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Samy's rocks!! I just picked up a new Canon, Samy's went above and beyond for me. A giant THANK YOU!! Too many people think they have to get stuff from B and H to save money, not true, Samy's matches all prices if not bettering them. And

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I needed a quick replacement for my underwater camera while on assignment. It was unbelievable to me but it took them just 5 minutes and I was set. I did not have to explain anything. The Samy's guy knew it all. Fantastic. Clean, honest

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I needed a quick replacement for my underwater camera while on assignment. It was unbelievable to me but it took them just 5 minutes and I was set. I did not have to explain anything. The Samy's guy knew it all. Fantastic. Clean, honest

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There are a lot of camera shops in LA and being a photography student I've been to many of them. This is by far the best. Not only do they have an amazing selection , but the staff is super helpful and always help you find what you're looking for.

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There are a lot of camera shops in LA and being a photography student I've been to many of them. This is by far the best. Not only do they have an amazing selection , but the staff is super helpful and always help you find what you're looking for.

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6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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Wonderful place! I go here all the time and always have a successful shopping trip. The staff is really great and always makes sure you leave a satisfied customer!

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Wonderful place! I go here all the time and always have a successful shopping trip. The staff is really great and always makes sure you leave a satisfied customer!

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There are a lot of camera shops in LA and being a photography student I've been to many of them. This is by far the best. Not only do they have an amazing selection , but the staff is super helpful and always help you find what you're

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There are a lot of camera shops in LA and being a photography student I've been to many of them. This is by far the best. Not only do they have an amazing selection , but the staff is super helpful and always help you find what you're

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Wonderful place! I go here all the time and always have a successful shopping trip. The staff is really great and always makes sure you leave a satisfied customer!

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Wonderful place! I go here all the time and always have a successful shopping trip. The staff is really great and always makes sure you leave a satisfied customer!

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I was a bit skeptical as their prices were WAY below everyone else and there were also some bad reviews on them. BUT! I could not have been happier. Got my wife a Lumix from these guys for her birthday. It got here in time everything was as advertised. And she loved it! Thanks for making me the King on this one.

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I was a bit skeptical as their prices were WAY below everyone else and there were also some bad reviews on them. BUT! I could not have been happier. Got my wife a Lumix from these guys for her birthday. It got here in time everything was as advertised. And she loved it! Thanks for making me the King on this one.

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8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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I was a bit skeptical as their prices were WAY below everyone else and there were also some bad reviews on them. BUT! I could not have been happier. Got my wife a Lumix from these guys for her birthday. It got here in time everything was

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I was a bit skeptical as their prices were WAY below everyone else and there were also some bad reviews on them. BUT! I could not have been happier. Got my wife a Lumix from these guys for her birthday. It got here in time everything was

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They are incredibly helpful and fast. They are very informative and answered any questions that I had. I hope that they keep up the good work.

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They are incredibly helpful and fast. They are very informative and answered any questions that I had. I hope that they keep up the good work.

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The service was just excellent! It made our trip all the way from the UK worth it.

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The service was just excellent! It made our trip all the way from the UK worth it.

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The service was just excellent! It made our trip all the way from the UK worth it.

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The service was just excellent! It made our trip all the way from the UK worth it.

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I love Samy's Camera. The sales people are knowledgeable and helpful. Here's a hint. If you want to talk to a salesman and really get you questions answered, don't go on the weekend. Midday is the best time to go.

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I love Samy's Camera. The sales people are knowledgeable and helpful. Here's a hint. If you want to talk to a salesman and really get you questions answered, don't go on the weekend. Midday is the best time to go.

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I love Samy's Camera. The sales people are knowledgeable and helpful. Here's a hint. If you want to talk to a salesman and really get you questions answered, don't go on the weekend. Midday is the best time to go.

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I love Samy's Camera. The sales people are knowledgeable and helpful. Here's a hint. If you want to talk to a salesman and really get you questions answered, don't go on the weekend. Midday is the best time to go.

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I have been going to Samy's on Fairfax for years... Unfortunately on April 28th, 2011 - I had to go to the repair department.... Not to actually, literally get my camera repaired, but I have a Canon A series camera that had a few screws

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I have been going to Samy's on Fairfax for years... Unfortunately on April 28th, 2011 - I had to go to the repair department.... Not to actually, literally get my camera repaired, but I have a Canon A series camera that had a few screws

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Samy's is 3 floors Hollywood super market of camera equipment. I ask serious questions and was given reliable, credible and direct feedback. Professionals shop here because Samy's has it or they can get it. Some sales staff are better than others, find the seasoned staff that can answer questions or find what your looking for. I like shopping at family owned businesses versus huge corporate stores. It's unique!

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Samy's is 3 floors Hollywood super market of camera equipment. I ask serious questions and was given reliable, credible and direct feedback. Professionals shop here because Samy's has it or they can get it. Some sales staff are better than others, find the seasoned staff that can answer questions or find what your looking for. I like shopping at family owned businesses versus huge corporate stores. It's unique!

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I understand why people are intimidated at Samy's by the employees. The fact is...they know a LOT more about any camera related topic than the average person that walks in and trying to explain things to the average Joe when it comes to complex topics of photography may appear condescending....but they are experts and really do have the experience every consumer wishes they had themselves to make educated decisions in a rough economy. I trust these people because they don't push me into making decisions but ask me the right questions to help me make the best decisions for myself.

I found this letter that I'd like to share.....

Dear Samy's Camera,

There once was a girl who came to talk to you a thousand times to bug you about which camera to buy but could not make up her mind. Then one day that same girl got up the courage to shatter her piggy bank and came in to buy the coolest camera ever- Canon 7D and was helped by expert Scott who really really loves answering the phone. He didn't pressure her to make the purchase after the guy who helped her in printing convinced her that the Rebel T2i would be great for her. On her own she upped her purchase by double the amount and was so so so so excited to go use her new puppy....I mean camera.

Then one day a month later a dirty gangster stole her car with her new camera and thanks to Scott and Mike and a great friend helped her cleanse the camera after recovering it from Satan in LA County Jail.....I'm pretty sure she will go to Samy's til the day she dies.....

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I understand why people are intimidated at Samy's by the employees. The fact is...they know a LOT more about any camera related topic than the average person that walks in and trying to explain things to the average Joe when it comes to complex topics of photography may appear condescending....but they are experts and really do have the experience every consumer wishes they had themselves to make educated decisions in a rough economy. I trust these people because they don't push me into making decisions but ask me the right questions to help me make the best decisions for myself.

I found this letter that I'd like to share.....

Dear Samy's Camera,

There once was a girl who came to talk to you a thousand times to bug you about which camera to buy but could not make up her mind. Then one day that same girl got up the courage to shatter her piggy bank and came in to buy the coolest camera ever- Canon 7D and was helped by expert Scott who really really loves answering the phone. He didn't pressure her to make the purchase after the guy who helped her in printing convinced her that the Rebel T2i would be great for her. On her own she upped her purchase by double the amount and was so so so so excited to go use her new puppy....I mean camera.

Then one day a month later a dirty gangster stole her car with her new camera and thanks to Scott and Mike and a great friend helped her cleanse the camera after recovering it from Satan in LA County Jail.....I'm pretty sure she will go to Samy's til the day she dies.....

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My photographer friends and I know that ONLY as a LAST RESORT will we rent from Samy's on Fairfax. We all have a running joke that if the other rental houses are out of that certain lense or power pack or umbrella etc.....be prepared to reluctantly go to Samy's and bring your tools and tape because you're going to need them if you rent the shotty equipment from Samy's. Also be prepared to spend more money as Samy's is the most expensive rental house in Los Angeles. Even my photo friends in NY know not to go to Samy's. Is M. Kampler the heavyset guy who runs the dept? If so, my buddy told me about how he was told by this guy that he couldn't rent a 200mm lense without having to put down an exorbitant amount of insurance. Then this guy copped a major attitude at this well known photographer. Unbelievable.

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My photographer friends and I know that ONLY as a LAST RESORT will we rent from Samy's on Fairfax. We all have a running joke that if the other rental houses are out of that certain lense or power pack or umbrella etc.....be prepared to reluctantly go to Samy's and bring your tools and tape because you're going to need them if you rent the shotty equipment from Samy's. Also be prepared to spend more money as Samy's is the most expensive rental house in Los Angeles. Even my photo friends in NY know not to go to Samy's. Is M. Kampler the heavyset guy who runs the dept? If so, my buddy told me about how he was told by this guy that he couldn't rent a 200mm lense without having to put down an exorbitant amount of insurance. Then this guy copped a major attitude at this well known photographer. Unbelievable.

Pros: NOTHING

Cons: EXPENSIVE, ARROGANT, SHOTTY EQUIPMENT

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I'm a working photographer in Los Angeles,I've been renting from Samy's Camera for more than 15 years.

The reason that I've stayed that long is because of how MIke Kampler runs the rental dept.. His guys are knowledgeable, if they don't know something, they will find out and let you know. They have always been nice and courteous (no attitude), I get greeted with a hello when I walk in. My order is always ready. The equipment doesn't look like it's been abused.

If I ever have a problem Mike takes care of it. I have recommended the rental dept. to several other photographers, (in the US and abroad) and I have never heard a single complaint before.

So that's my experience with the rental dept. at Samy's Camera especially the one Fairfax.

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I'm a working photographer in Los Angeles,I've been renting from Samy's Camera for more than 15 years.

The reason that I've stayed that long is because of how MIke Kampler runs the rental dept.. His guys are knowledgeable, if they don't know something, they will find out and let you know. They have always been nice and courteous (no attitude), I get greeted with a hello when I walk in. My order is always ready. The equipment doesn't look like it's been abused.

If I ever have a problem Mike takes care of it. I have recommended the rental dept. to several other photographers, (in the US and abroad) and I have never heard a single complaint before.

So that's my experience with the rental dept. at Samy's Camera especially the one Fairfax.

Pros: Knowledge,Friendly,extensive selection of rental equipment

Cons: Nothing

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I don't know but the person below MUST BE MIKE KAMPLER FROM THE RENTAL DEPT at Samy's because the photographer's that I know in Los Angeles cannot stand the rental dept. at Samy's because the customer service is so poorly managed, inexperienced and rude ALL AT THE HELM of MIKE KAMPLER. Seriously, if you go there out of desperation, like I have just trying to find that certain lens when Bel Air and Calumet are out, you find out how the people running and working in the RENTAL DEPT AT SAMY'S are HACKS!!!!!! Do NOT go to Samy's unless you want to pay through the nose and be treated like a 2nd class citizen!!!!! Go to Freestyle, go anywhere but to this greedy, arrogant attitude's and incompetent establishment.......ESPECIALLY THE RENTAL DEPARTMENT!!!!!!

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I don't know but the person below MUST BE MIKE KAMPLER FROM THE RENTAL DEPT at Samy's because the photographer's that I know in Los Angeles cannot stand the rental dept. at Samy's because the customer service is so poorly managed, inexperienced and rude ALL AT THE HELM of MIKE KAMPLER. Seriously, if you go there out of desperation, like I have just trying to find that certain lens when Bel Air and Calumet are out, you find out how the people running and working in the RENTAL DEPT AT SAMY'S are HACKS!!!!!! Do NOT go to Samy's unless you want to pay through the nose and be treated like a 2nd class citizen!!!!! Go to Freestyle, go anywhere but to this greedy, arrogant attitude's and incompetent establishment.......ESPECIALLY THE RENTAL DEPARTMENT!!!!!!

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Inexperienced, Rude and Overpriced

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The rental department at Samy's camera is the best. The staff really knows their stuff and they have more equipment then anyone else in the city. Mike Kampler the rental manager is great and if you have a problem with your rental he is by far the fairest person I have ever met.
So go to Samy's camera and find out for yourselves. I can't say enough good things about them I rent from them all the time along with all my other colleagues.

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The rental department at Samy's camera is the best. The staff really knows their stuff and they have more equipment then anyone else in the city. Mike Kampler the rental manager is great and if you have a problem with your rental he is by far the fairest person I have ever met.
So go to Samy's camera and find out for yourselves. I can't say enough good things about them I rent from them all the time along with all my other colleagues.

Pros: Knowledge, service and selection

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Like most of the reviews here, the customer service is the worst. I'd rather go to Calumet or Bel Air Cameras than go to this jacked up prices place with horrible people working there, especially in the rental department. Mike Kampler, the manager, is the worst. He pretends to be on the up and up and then brags that he makes more than a pharmacist. There is also a woman in the office named Maria who is this angry, obese slob who is the rudest and nastiest of them all. I'm telling all of my New York and So Cal photographer buddies to do business elsewhere!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

Like most of the reviews here, the customer service is the worst. I'd rather go to Calumet or Bel Air Cameras than go to this jacked up prices place with horrible people working there, especially in the rental department. Mike Kampler, the manager, is the worst. He pretends to be on the up and up and then brags that he makes more than a pharmacist. There is also a woman in the office named Maria who is this angry, obese slob who is the rudest and nastiest of them all. I'm telling all of my New York and So Cal photographer buddies to do business elsewhere!!!!

Pros: NONE

Cons: Everything

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Wow I'm so frustrated with Sammy's camera right now, I'd have to get in here and join the club with those complaining about Sammy's customer service. These people think they are the elite of all and that we, the customers, should be privileged to do business with them. I personally dealt with people at the registration office when I tried to register for one of their workshops and the woman who works there is a real b*tch! Not to mention, I registered for the class while it was still available, thinking I was in, I called them to ask a few question about my registration, they called me back too late when the class was already closed and I find out my registration didn't go through. And that wasn't the first time I had difficulty signing up for their classes. I never want to deal with these guys again!

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★☆☆☆☆

Wow I'm so frustrated with Sammy's camera right now, I'd have to get in here and join the club with those complaining about Sammy's customer service. These people think they are the elite of all and that we, the customers, should be privileged to do business with them. I personally dealt with people at the registration office when I tried to register for one of their workshops and the woman who works there is a real b*tch! Not to mention, I registered for the class while it was still available, thinking I was in, I called them to ask a few question about my registration, they called me back too late when the class was already closed and I find out my registration didn't go through. And that wasn't the first time I had difficulty signing up for their classes. I never want to deal with these guys again!

Pros: haven't experience any

Cons: customer services, too expansive

 

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