Welcome to

Central Camera Company!

Photographic Headquarters Since 1899

Our 117th Year
– Chicago’s Oldest Camera Store –
Third Generation of Same Family Ownership



CALL US: 1-800-421-1899

International: 312-427-5580


230 S. Wabash Ave.
Chicago IL 60604

Store Hours: Monday through Friday: 8:30 AM- 5:30 PM.
Saturday: 8:30 AM- 5:00 PM.
(Central Standard Time)


The elegant way to instant photography:
Leica Sofort.

Now available, in stock!
We have all 3 colors, Leica original cases, and new Leica films
for your instant photo-grati-fication!

The amazing LEICA Q digital camera…
IN STOCK! Stop in or call today!

Leica Q_2

We feature Ilford and Kentmere products:
film and darkroom paper available – always in stock!


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In business since 1899, Central Camera Company is a 3rd generation, family owned, photographic emporium. In our retail space located in the Chicago Loop, and at our eBay Store, we offer everything the photographer needs from cameras and lenses to memory cards and darkroom equipment. We are an authorized US dealer of dozens of brands including Leica, Nikon, Ricoh Pentax, Fujifilm, Ilford, Kodak, Photographer’s Formulary, Delkin Devices, Op/Tech, Black Rapid, Sirui, and Vanguard.