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Address: 614 Chapala St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3312
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+1 805-963-7269
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
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Awesome place

My boyfriend and I live in San Diego but were in Santa Barbara for the weekend. He was told about this place for a great selection. They have a HUGE selection of anything you... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2016
ashleyn008
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I live in San Diego but were in Santa Barbara for the weekend. He was told about this place for a great selection. They have a HUGE selection of anything you need. The staff is amazing, very friendly and super helpful. He got a great deal in an 1900 lens. Check it out!

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Thank ashleyn008
Santa Barbara, California
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2016

We all know what to expect at Samy's Camera: high prices and good, knowledgeable help, although some are a little snooty. But, I wasn't expecting what I found when I returned a lens I rented. That's all I rented, one lens. I thought it was a simple transaction; but, when I returned the lens, they said it was missing a... More 

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Thank JustBobF
Santa Barbara, California
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95 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2016

I reviewed Samy's Camera once before, when it was in a different location nearby. Just now I have bought a new Apple I-Mac computer and CD player to replace my old MacMini which I bought from Samy's six years ago (its browsers have become obsolete). At the other location six years ago, I was mainly served by Jason, and this... More 

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Thank billyboy53
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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

I bought a camera and a few accessories from these folks. After a change in plans I had to return everything within their 10 day window. The purchasing and returning experiences were handled in a professional and courteous manner. The store is a wonderland of photo gear and services. Photo stores like this have become too rare.

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Thank Robert B
Santa Barbara, California
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95 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2015

This store recently moved from quiet Chapala Street, where it had its own parking lot, to a new location on our very busy State Street. Fortunately there is a city parking lot right behind it, so parking is nearby and easy. The store specializes in cameras of all kinds, but it is also one of the authorized subsidiary stores to... More 

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Thank billyboy53
Oxnard, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 22 April 2014

If it has anything to do with photography, Samy's usually had it. The staff is knowledgable and helpful.

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Thank jeffreytstarr
Palm Desert,CA
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211 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2012

When I was in the advertising business in LA we used Samy's Camera for all of our needs and this Santa Barbara shop stands up. They have what you need and more. Take some time to check things out because you'll be amazed what you will find. The people working in the store are very, very helpful and take their... More 

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West Des Moines, IA
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329 reviews
115 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2012

Huge camera store with lots of cases, lighting, frames, and oh yea cameras and lenses. I came here to get a replacement eyecup for my 40D. They found one really quick and the price was right. After looking around for a while I chatted with one clerk about the pros/cons of the 5DMK3. We discussed my needs and what I... More 

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Thank Michael R

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