March 25, 2015

3 Budget-Friendly Camera Shops in Manila for Photographers

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    For photography enthusiasts and professionals, an important knowledge one must have is where one can buy cameras and accessories for a cheap price without sacrificing its quality. As you go along with your photography, certain equipment will be necessary and finding where to get cheap but quality products will be your number one question. So where can you buy your equipment? When buying cameras or camera accessories, you have two options: online or at a retail store.

    Philippine Primer has gathered three online and retail camera shops that experienced photographers in or outside Metro Manila patronize:

    1. Henry’s Professional

    If you know a lot of professional photographers or even experienced hobbyists, you have heard of this store a couple of times already. Henry’s is one of the cheapest store that offer quality products for your photography needs from memory cards to studio lighting equipment. The main store is found along Hidalgo street of Quiapo. If you do not want to brave the crowded and risky streets of Quiapo, you can also visit their branches at Glorietta 5 and TriNoma. You can also visit their online site here and get your orders via shipping.


    2. Mayer Photo

    Another famous and one of the trusted shops of photographers. Mayer Photo is based in Quiapo just like Henry’s. It offers quality and cheap camera and camera accessories from your manual to digital needs. They have Canon, Nikon, Sony and Panasonic brands in their repository–the common brands photographers trust with their equipment. Their store can be found at 714 Hidalgo Street, Quiapo. You can also visit their Facebook page here for inquiries.

    Address: 714 R. Hidalgo St, Manila, Philippines
    Contact number: 02-733-7722


    3. One Stop Shop Gadgets

    Continuing the list, we have One Stop Shop Gadgets (OSS Gadgets), an online store that also offers a decent line of photography equipment–from lenses to camera bodies. They have Canon, Nikon, Tamron, Sigma and Tokina brands for their lenses, while just Canon and Nikon DSLR for bodies. OSS Gadgets also offer mobile devices and tablets to cater for your other technological needs. You can visit their website here.

    Contact number: 0917-540-5663/0932-230-5208
    Facebook: One Stop Shop Gadgets

    Images from: Henry’s website, Banner from Mayer Photo’s Facebook page, One Stop Shop Gadget


    Recent Comments

    I will never purchase online from this store again. Very lousy service. I bought online an xt100 camera and i have paid it already through my credit card but after a week they still have not delivered my camera. I requested to have my order cancelled and refunded my payment but again it took them a month to have it refunded to my credit card. The result, my bank charged me an interest since the refund of my payment from Henrys Camera was delayed. The worst store i ever purchased online.

    6 months ago

    Selling NIKON D90 with Yungnuo YN 568-EX and trigger. Message me 09777495587

    4 years ago

    Please wag kayong masyadong balat sibuyas. Ang mga intsik lalo na sa Pinas ay laging may superiority complex. Tingin nila sa mga Pinoy ay mas mababa sa kanila. So deal with it. Total assimilation in not in their vocabulary. They will always stick to their culture and somehow will always have allegiance to Mother China.

    4 years ago

    totoo mura sa meyer kya nga lang medyo ma gaspang ang ugali nun my aring Chinese kung pde nga lang pa balikin na lng sa siya sa China but anyways mura at the same time maganda un mga tinda nila

    5 years ago

    I went to Hidalgo last Saturday to buy from MAYER, but I received the WORST costumer service from MAYER himself. I was talking with her staff about the price of the external flashes, light stands, umbrella reflector when suddenly Mayer, the Chinese Guy called his staff and told her staff not to entertain me anymore “antagal magtanong” he said and made a gesture of “go away” THE WORST EVER” I REGRET I bought my D7000 there.

    5 years ago

    i disagree with 4 & 5. you can consider Avenue photo and 24k in Hidalgo. No. 1 is Mayer for price and service. Sa nagsasabing mayabang si Ramon, marunong lang syang kumilatis ng bibili at ng mga matanong at hahawak, tatawad tapos di bibili.
    ako nga sinabi ko ganito ang presyo sa kabila- Henry’s, sinabi nya presyo nya, mas mura sya ng 700. dun ako sa kanya. minsan bumalik narin ako nagtanong lang, hindi sya nagalit. bumalik ako with my then-gf, to canvass for a tripod, sabi namin babalik kami, aba nung nag recibo, from 1200 naging 950! san ka nakakita ng benro tripod na 950?! tapos ni-refer ko un office namin sa kanila, sabi ko sabihin mo refer ko, tapos nagcanvas din sa Henry’s sabi nila, sige kung kunin nyo lahat yan- worth 200k- bawasan ko pa tig 2k un gamit. pumayag pa checque

    5 years ago

    Selling Canon Speedlite 430EXII 09166670977

    5 years ago

    hello world! i need the contact numbers of Mayer.

    5 years ago

    walang tindahang 100% pinoy? kainis mga intsik…

    5 years ago

    Thanks .. mayer got the best price its the cheapest pero mayabang kausap yung lalaking intsik (owner)

    Kung kaya nyo makipag usap sa mayabang na tao go here dahil mura sila compared sa mga katabing store

    5 years ago
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