My experience was awesome. Feedback was quick and employees were very helpful and knowledgeable about products. Would highly recommend this company to any family/friend. Will plan to do business with them again soon.
My experience with 42nd Street Photo has been good from beginning to end. They had the lens that I wanted at the best price I could find anywhere, by far. It was a pleasure dealing with the company and I will do so again in the future. I have already recommend the company to my son.
I have had many good dealings with 42nd Street photo over the years, including my recent purchase. Prices are competitive, shipping is fast, and service is good. I would definitely recommend this vendor to others.
I bought an 18-300 mm lens for my trip to Nepal. The convenience of having one lens that did so much was a huge help on my trip. The lens was everything it was advertised and the patient and knowledgeable staff made purchasing a pleasure. Word of mouth is the sincerest form of flattery and I recommend 42nd St Photo to my fellow photographers.
They delivered all I expected and the sales person was great. I contacted 42nd to purchase a new Canon G16. I have owned a G9 and a G10. They were great and saved me quite a bit of $$. I believe meeting expectations is the most important aspect of any transaction... They delivered.
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Thank you so much for the excellent care that you have given me with my order! The camera and accessories came as advertised and when promised. I am completely satisfied with the price and quality and would not hesitate to order from 42nd Street Photo again!
My order for a Nikon 18-200 mm lens was shipped on date stated. They were very helpful with information about the lens with my Nikon D3200. I am one very satisfied customer.
Bought a Terrific Sigma Lens online from 42nd Street Photo on Monday and it arrived on Tuesday!! Now that was super-fast! It was delivered by UPS and was well-packed. Their website is so easy to navigate! I've been buying from 42nd Street Photo for over 30 years and never had any problems with the sales team or the customer service. Their prices on photo equipment can't be beat! I will continue to purchase my photo gear from them in the future! THEY ARE THE BEST!!!
All in all I was very pleased with the purchasing experience. Good quality item at a great price and it arrived earlier than I thought it was going to. I would definitely use this vendor again and plan too in the near future for more items for my camera.
Very smooth transaction. Item was very nice, just as described. Order arrived even sooner than expected. I would definitely recommend and would purchase with 42nd Street again.
Ordered just a small amount of gear that was shipped and delivered quicker than I expected, and even arrived before the expected delivery date.
I received my order very quickly and it was exactly what was described in the description. I am very satisfied with my purchase and would use this company again and recommend to my friends.
The item I purchased was quoted for twice the amount at another well known competitor. I received my order and was very pleased with the professional and timely manner in which it was received. My overall experience was great. Thank you!
Ordered the camera accessory kit. Excellent price for all that came with it. UV filter, lens hoods and cleaning supplies work as I expected. Have had many questions from others wanting to know where I got the accessories. Would definitely consider purchasing products again.
My order was very quick! I ordered it and 3 days later, it was here! It came in and was seal great and my product looked in tip-top shape! I'll definitely be using this company more!
I recently purchased a pair of Canon IS Binoculars and wanted to get some UV filters that would fit to protect the lenses when I head to the Arctic next month. 42nd St had what I needed and despatched them faster than promised at no additional cost: just what I needed and great service too. :)
This is my second time ordering from this company and I have been very pleased. Quick efficient shipping, as well as some of the lowest prices I have seen. The customer service personnel are very knowledgeable and friendly. I recommend this company to anyone.
It started 40 years ago with a Mamiya/Sekor 1000DTL. It's sitting right here on my desk! I moved into video but returned to 42nd Street Photo for my first mirrorless camera, a GH3. That camera is going to my son and our first granddaughter. Today, I bought a GH4 because I needed the 4K video capability. 42nd has the best prices and the best customer service. Period! 40 years as a satisfied customer. Who can say that? I can guarantee you will be happy too. Seriously, 40 years!
The international version of this camera is great, the seller is not. First the Camera: 5 Stars. I got this camera for my wife's birthday, and her main use for it is video content. This is her first professional camera and she was set on a DSLR rather than a handycam. Any stills we take with it will be just for fun, while it will be used more seriously for filming. I am even less an expert on cameras than her, but we both like the camera. It's user friendly, even I can take a decent photo with it. Overall I give the camera 5 stars: we are extremely pleased with it.
42 St. Photo: 1 Star. I only bothered to depart from the Amazon mother-ship and order from them because they had a much lower price on the D5300. Now I see why. They have mostly positive reviews, but I did see a few nasty reviews from those who experienced the "international versions" of cameras. As such, I decided to be wary. I scoured the D5300's webpage selling the camera, first confirming that it was not labelled international, and second that it had the English language. I did find another version of it that looked suspiciously similar, the only noticeable difference being price (I imagine that is the "Domestic" model). Seriously, I own an "international version" of the D5300, and having never held the "Domestic" one I couldn't possibly explain the difference.
I discovered that the camera was the international version when a prick of a salesman called me. I had ordered it on a Sunday and got the call Wednesday. He first thanked me for my order and asked if I knew that the camera came with out a SD card. I had mistakenly thought it did, and he quickly tried to sell me one. He said that if I didn't get the right kind it would lock features out of the camera. I was flabbergasted that a reputable camera maker like Nikon would do that. When I said I had never heard of that he immediately jumped me like a shark, "OHHHH! You haven't researched it?! You didn't know that you needed a SPECIAL SD card?"
Which gave my brain enough time to catch up, "Oh he means it has to have a fast enough write speed. Really? What a shady way to sell SD cards." I didn't even want to hear the price of his gold plated, snake oil infused SD card. I said no, plainly and repeatedly as he tried to convince me to buy one. I, of course, found a great deal later on Amazon: some Lexar SDXC's (which are one of many recommend by Nikon). After realizing that he wasn't going to get me to buy an SD card, he said "Alright, I can ship your camera out now, I just need you to confirm something..." (me, in my head: You have got kidding me, they haven't even shipped it yet!?)..." "I noticed that your mailing address is in the United States, I just wanted to let you know that you ordered the international version of the D5300, we typically ship that model offshore. Is that ok?" (me, again to myself: I knew it!)
Me: "So is there any difference between the international version and the domestic?" His response must have been pretty bland because I have no memory of what he said. Me: "Does the international version come with English?" => Hook set, bait ready. Salesman: "Ahhh, no, it doesn't." (BS, I have one in my hands: English is the default language). Me: "So your website was lying when it said it had English?" I thought I had kept an even voice, but I supposed I got just loud enough to cut him off. "Sir, you're raising your voice, there is no need to be angry." That smooth prick, flipped the momentum of the conversation right around. Guy might have the morals of a mountain lion, but he knows how to sell cameras. Me: "In any case, if it doesn't have English I don't want it, or anything else, and you can cancel my order."
He quickly assured me that it had English and went on to say: "..The only difference between the International Version and the Domestic is that it doesn't come with a warranty. Are you ok not having a warranty?" It was at that point that the infinite wellspring of kindness and grace that flows within me was cutoff from my mouth. I had no more interest in talking with him. I wanted to end the conversation before I said anything extremely rude. Me: "No, I don't want your warranty, all I want is the camera. Nothing else." My tone was VERY clear on the matter. I think he got the idea, because he told me would go ahead and ship my camera. He also told me to be sure and come back to 42 St. Photo for any other accessories I might need. I told him very bluntly that I would not be buying anything else from them, since their sales department is so very lovely to deal with. Then I hung up.
I got my tracking number Thursday. I had thought I was as fed up with 42 St. Photo as I could get until I read, "5-6 days" until delivery. When I order something on Sunday and pick 5-6 day ground, I don't expect to get it 12 days later. Needless to say, it didn't come in time for my wife's birthday. Luckily she forgave me, and was super excited when it did finally come. So there it is: if you order a good priced camera from 42 St. Photo, expect it not to ship for 4 days, or at least until you have a lovely chat with their sales department. If you aren't the type who can hold off ravenous salesmen by using a pitch fork, I highly recommend you don't buy from 42 St. Photo. But if you can, snap up a great deal on an "international version" of a camera. Please be sure to give anyone who calls a kind word, for me.
Had a great experience ordering my Canon T6i camera body. Prices were competitive and selection was great. Online ordering made simple and delivery time was fast. Shipping department contacted me to verify shipping address so that my transaction could be processed in a timely fashion.
So far I have to say I am very pleased with the professionalism of 42nd Photo. I have been emailed and contacted by them to ensure me of the status of my purchase. I am now waiting for delivery and I feels confident their professionalism will continue.
Fast service, very competitive pricing, agent was most helpful in product description. Follow-up call, before delivery was unexpected but just added more confidence (for me) towards the company and ordering from them online... I'll be back.
I was happy to find a great price on a camera I wanted at 42nd Street Photo. Someone from 42nd called to verify the order and ask a few questions. They did offer an extended warranty but were not pushy about it and did not continue to try and sell me things I didn't want like some places. I look forward to receiving my new camera and will keep 42nd in mind next time I am shopping for camera gear.
This is not the first time I have purchased items from 42nd street photo. They consistently have the best prices on their camera equipment and provide prompt, courteous service on the back end. I always search their inventory first when shopping for my camera supplies.
Excellent experience buying Sony A6000 at 42nd Photo. The best price on the market and respect to the salesperson’s knowledge have made me chose. The compact mirrorless camera takes awesome pictures and video with very fast focus in any situation. Just couple it with some primes for outstanding results!
42nd St Photo is a SCAM!!! Placed an order for a new Canon Camera 5DSR, only one on the website. It is the only model they offer. Received a "order confirmation" call the next day and was asked where this camera would be used. Obviously the US, that is where the shipping address is, salesperson advised "you ordered the international version" and wanted to charge me $600 additional for the "US Version". There is nothing on the link above that describes this as an international version. DO NOT DO BUSINESS WITH THIS COMPANY!!!
After shopping for a Nikon 5300 in the internet (Amazon, Ebay, etc) I found that 42nd Street Photo had the best prices!! And the website was very easy to navigate! I'm looking forward to do all my photography shopping at their store! I also want to thank for the friendly phone call, inquiring about my purchase! Very professional!!
I liked the reasonable pricing for what I wanted to buy but when I called to order, they said they had just sold the last one an hour before. Sometimes web sales will hold back inventory or have different inventory so I took a chance and placed the order on line. It was a very easy and smooth transaction and sure enough, my order was accepted and shipped the next day. I was even contacted to verify my order. Hopefully the shipping goes smoothly and I am satisfied with the item I receive.
Canon T6s with 18-135 stm - Adam was very professional recommending me the lens upgrade. Made me to understand the importance of this upgrade in a professional manner. Thank you 42nd street for doing great business and for keeping the price affordable.
I ordered a new Sony a7Rii (US model) with a wide angle zoom. Both items received in 5 days are in excellent conditions. The service is excellent and the price is much better than the competitors. I recommend this store highly.
42nd Street Photo Company Profile
- Company Name:
- 378 5th Photo Corp
- Company Type:
- Year Founded:
- 378 5th ave
- New York
- Postal Code:
- United States
- (855) 305-6914