A Welcome From Our Company President

Hello and welcome to Central Camera Company of Chicago. We are a family owned and operated complete camera and photographic accessory shop, in the third generation and third location, 114 years and going strong.

We carry old equipment (what your grandparents would be accustomed to seeing) and new equipment as well, such as fine DSLR gear from Leica, and older model 35mm film cameras (and the film to go with them). We also offer accessories such as filters, flashes, shoe mounts, adapter rings, bags and cases, and darkroom supplies such as chemicals and paper.

Our shop is located in the heart of Chicago’s famous Loop district, within easy walking distance of hotels, parks, museums, the Sears Tower and the world-renowned “EL” system.

Come and meet and interact with our knowledgeable, confident, and efficient sales staff. Let us assist you on basic questions such as what types of filters you need for your lenses, what type of lenses you might want for telephoto shooting, how to take care of your equipment, and a wide range of services to help you on your photographic endeavors. We can, at our counters, also help with basic situations such as removing a tight filter or lens hood.

We have developing and processing services and slide film – stop in and inquire at the counter under the yellow Pro Center sign.

Our hours, Monday through Friday, are 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM, and on Saturdays from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. Access is easy from the Green, Orange, and Red Lines. You can find us near the corner of Adams and Jackson, near the DePaul and Columbia College campuses.

We hope you will find time to include Central Camera in your Chicago-area travel plans. Phone us at 312-427-5580.

Thank you and see you soon!

Albert D. (Don) Flesch