LOGIN
SERVICES 2018-07-27T16:06:04+00:00

SERVICES

Central Camera Does Film & Repairs

If you can’t find it at Central, you won’t find it anywhere
  • Buy, sell, and trade new and used equipment
  • Hard to find new and used items from our vast inventory
  • Film & digital cameras: SLRs, DSLRs, Mirrorless, point-n-shoot, instant, and single use
  • New lenses and accessories for Leica, Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm, Panasonic, Pentax, and more
  • Filters, light meters, flashes & speedlights
  • Batteries, chargers, memory cards, and film
  • Special Order cameras, lenses, and more
  • Classic 35mm SLRs and rangefinders
  • Medium and Large format cameras
  • Central Camera Company is Chicago’s original and oldest Leica dealer
  • Filters from Colin, Heliopan, Leica, Nikon, Rodenstock, Schneider, and Sunpak 
  • Sizes from from 24mm to 122mm
  • Mount adapters and replacement parts 
  • Lens and body caps, lens hoods and shades, gel holders 
  • Extension tubes, bellows units, and close-up rings for macro-photography
  • Lens cleaning supplies
  • Chicago’s largest selection of REAL photographic film!
  • Film from Kodak, FujiFilm, Ilford, Agfa, Kentmere, and more
  • 35mm, 120, 4×5, 8×10, and special order sizes
  • Historic and discontinued film formats from Film For Classics
  • Instant film from FujiFilm, Leica, and Impossible Project
  • Motion picture film: 8mm, Super-8, 16mm
  • Single-use/disposable cameras
  • Sheet film holders
  • We offer C-41 color negative, E-6 color slide, and black & white processing
  • We process 35mm, 120, APS & other film formats
  • Timeframes for common processing:
    • 35mm color (C-41): 2-3 business days
    • 35mm black and white and slide (E-6) film: 10-14 days
    • 120 film of all types (color, black and white, and slide): 10-14 days
  • 35mm negative film photo finishing prices:
    • Develop only (negatives only): $6-$7
    • Develop and print (prints, matte or glossy, 4×6): $12-16 depending on number of exposures
    • Develop and scan (no prints): $11-12
    • Develop, print, and scan: $16-20, depending on length of roll
    • With our current promotion, 35mm C-41 qualifies for a free second set of prints
  • Medium Format negative film photo finishing prices:
    • Develop only (negatives only): $5-$6
    • Develop and print (prints, matte or glossy, 4×6 or 4×4 as appropriate): $10-$12 depending on number of exposures
    • Develop and scan (no prints): $10
    • Develop, print, and scan: $13-17, depending on number of exposures
  • Slide film photo finishing prices:
    • 35mm: $12 without CD, $20 with CD, either mounted in cardboard or unmounted
    • Medium Format: same choices except that no mounting is available and all rolls will be returned uncut
  • Digital print prices:
    • 4×6: starting at 24 cents each
    • 5×7: $1.49 each
    • 8×10 or 8×12: $4.99 each
    • 11×14 or 11×16: $13.99 each
  • Other services we offer:
    • Reprints from negatives and slides
    • Process older formats such as 127, 620, 110, 122, and disc film — contact us for details!
    • Scan negatives, slides, and prints
    • Prints from existing prints… and more
    • Transfer video tapes (VHS, VHS-C, 8mm tapes, mini DV tapes, Hi-8 tapes) to DVD: $14.99 each
    • Transfer motion picture film (8mm, Super 8mm, and 16mm) to DVD and digital media — contact us for details
    • Photo recovery service for memory cards and other digital media
  • Discounts:
    • We offer 5% discount on selected film and consumables for students, veterans, and seniors
  • WE ALWAYS RETURN YOUR NEGATIVES—EVEN WHEN THEY ARE BLANK
  • Binoculars and Telescopes
  • Magnifiers and Loupes
  • Protect your DSLRs and film cameras, lenses, and laptop computer
  • Many options in stock and special-orders available
  • Scan prints, negatives, or slides to digital files
  • Digital prints on photo paper starting at $0.24 each for 4×6
  • Transfer images from memory card to CD or DVD
  • Image recovery from accidentally erased a memory cards (no charge if no recovery)
  • Old or damaged photos can be restored, bringing back memories afresh!
  • Restore color, brightness, contrast, sharpness, and vibrancy back to faded prints
  • Repair damaged prints: scratches, folds, tears, and creases
  • Film transfer from 8mm & 16mm movies
  • Video transfer from VHS, 8mm & DV Camcorder Tapes
  • 35mm slide scanning
  • Instant passport ID photos made while-you-wait!
  • One pair of 2″x2″ photos on white background for $9.95
  • Darkroom and Inkjet paper from Ilford, Epson, Canson, Hahnemuhle, and more
  • Darkroom Chemistry and supplies from Ilford, Kodak, Photographer’s Formulary, and more
  • Canon Selphy CP Printers, Ink / Paper, and Batteries
  • Studio Lighting (flash and continuous) and Supports
  • Heavy duty light stands and support for textile and paper roll backgrounds from Avenger and Interfit 
  • Backgrounds, cotton cloth muslins, and stands by Wescott 
  • Print presentation boards and dry mounting tissue
  • Professional-grade carbon fiber tripods and heads from FLM
  • Tripods, Monopods, and Heads from Sirui, Vanguard, Sunpak, Terra Firma, and more
  • Lightweight, compact/travel, and table-top tripods from Giottos, Gitzo, Manfrotto, Induro, Sunpak, and Velbon
  • Lens supports, arms and clamps, mounting plates, joining studs, and other hard-to-find items
  • Quick release heads, lock plates, ball heads, and pan arms
  • Portable and studio strobes, LED lights from Canon, Nikon, Leica, Pentax, and RPS Studio
  • TTL and non-TTL speed lights, voltage regulators, wireless triggers, and sync cords 
  • Light modifiers and meters, flash diffusers, soft boxes, umbrellas, reflectors, and stands
  • Hand-held, reflected/incident, and spot meters from Sekonic, Gossen, and Kenko 
  • Slide trays, negative storage sleeves and binders to present, file, sort, store, protect, and organize your images
  • Print folders, photo albums, frames
  • Light boxes from Logan and Gagne 
  • We service film & digital cameras, camcorders, lenses, flash units, binoculars, projectors, and meters
  • All major brands serviced & some odd ones, too!
  • Estimates provided before work begins
  • All work is guaranteed
  • Convenient Downtown Loop Location
  • Just steps away from CTA rapid transit
  • Discount Parking Passes at the Adams & Wabash Garage 
  • Curb-side Service: Call ahead and we’ll meet you outside with your order
  • Visit our Online Shop and our eBay storefront for selected items from the Central Camera Company inventory. Our online inventory represents a fraction of what we have available in our Chicago store, so please contact us if there’s a specific product you’re looking for that’s not on our website.

Services Questions or Inquiries?

Get in Touch