Be it as a hobby or as a profession, photography in Delhi is a trending thing. With the evolution of technology and with more affordable digital cameras coming into the market anyone can easily possess a camera.
One of the most confusing and difficult decisions for a person getting into photography is to decide which camera or lens he/she should buy. The next decision one has to make is to select a shop to get the best possible deal. Buying a used camera/lens is also a smart option, buy you need to reach out to a trustworthy person to make a deal. After you have purchased a camera, a lens, or both, you need to purchase some important camera accessories as well. Accessories such as lens filter, tripod, camera bag, flash, etc, are some of the most frequently purchased and used items.
I thought of compiling a list of places you as a photographer should be aware of, so that when needed you can contact or visit the respective shop/person. I would like to state that the suggestions mentioned below are purely on the basis of my experience and relationship with each and every shop/person.
BEST PLACE IN DELHI TO BUY A USED CAMERA OR LENS
‘Zoom or Tele’ is a shop located in Kucha Choudhary Market, famously known as the Camera Market in Chandni Chowk. This shop is on the 2nd floor and all you have to do to reach to this shop is ask anyone about ‘Manu Sharma‘s shop’, who is also the owner of this shop. Manu Sharma is not one of those who would sell you any stuff just for the sake of it, he would guide and suggest you the post available gear.
Not only does he sell used gears, he can also get you a great deal on new cameras and lenses. If you are confused and are not able to decide which camera or lens to choose, simply reach out to him and he would be happy to help you.
Shop address: Zoom or Tele, 39/30, 2nd floor, Kucha Choudhary, Chandni Chowk
BEST PLACE IN DELHI TO GET YOUR CAMERA OR LENS REPAIRED
Sanjay Photo Store, a camera and lens repair shop located on Esplanade Road (back side of Kucha Choudhary Market) is run by Kapil InderJeet Vohra. He is a magician when it comes to get the camera/lens working. Visit his shop with any issue related to photography gear and I am sure you would return with your gear in perfect working condition.
He is not a person who would dupe you knowing that you are a beginner, in fact he would help you in the best way possible and charge you only for the genuine and required services.
Shop address: Sanjay Photo Store, 495/A, Esplanade Road, Chandni Chowk
BEST PLACES IN DELHI TO BUY A NEW CAMERA OR LENS
As I had mentioned above, Manu Sharma (the owner of Zoom or Tele) deals in new cameras and lenses and would offer you a really competitive price. I and many of my friends have purchased lenses from him and we got a great deal.
Galaxy Photo Store, a camera and accessories retail store located in Hudson Lane is owned by Anubhav Sawhney. If you are looking to purchase a new camera or a lens, he can get you a great deal. Follow his Facebook profile and you will find interesting deals on tripods, camera bags, etc, almost every day.
Shop address: 2384 Basement, Hudson Lane, New Delhi (near Gate no.3 GTB Nagar Metro Station)
If you are looking to finance a new camera or a lens, Future Forward store is the place to go. I myself got my Canon 5D Mark iii from here and that too on 0% interest via Bajaj Finance. The best part about this store is that you can rent some of the latest cameras/lenses for your photo shoots.
Shop address: O-2, 1st Floor, Lal Sai Market, Lajpat Nagar II
BEST PLACE IN DELHI TO BUY CAMERA ACCESSORIES
You name it and you will have it, this is what I can assure you when it comes to Kunal Magan‘s shop ‘Digital Point’. This treasure shop of camera accessories is also located in Kucha Choudhary Market in Chandni Chowk. This is a one stop shop for a photography enthusiast, be it camera bags, tripods, camera bags, flash/light modifiers, filters or any miscellaneous camera accessory.
I have been purchasing things from him from past 4-5 years and I can assure you that you would get the best deal for any kind of accessory in or around Delhi. If he does not deal in a particular kind of accessory, he would direct you to another shop in the market without worrying about looking you as a customer.
Shop address: Digital Point, Shop No.11, 32-33, Kucha Choudhary, Chandni Chowk