Pasco Camera Exchange
5405 Main St, New Port Richey, FL 34652
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PASCO CAMERA EXCHANGE Jim & Annette Smetzer opened Pasco Camera Exchange in 1995. Over the years Pasco Camera has grown to become Pasco County’s camera store, drawing customers from Brooksville, Crystal River, Tampa and St. Petersburg to their New Port Richey Store. They have been involved in the downtown New Port Richey activities and in 2008 they were honored as 2008 Florida Main Street OUTSTANDING BUSINESS OF THE YEAR. The following year, the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce also recognized Pasco Camera Exchange as the West Pasco Chamber’s 2009 Small Business of the Year. Jim grew up in Clearwater, Florida and worked for various other camera stores before starting Pasco Camera Exchange. Annette moved down from Brooklyn, NY and worked in various administrative jobs before coming to work with Jim. Thank you to everyone in West Pasco for your support of Pasco Camera Exchange! Remember to SHOP LOCAL!!! Small businesses like ours can only succeed when people like you shop at and support your local businesses
Services: Camera Repair
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Needing a repair for one of my lenses I did the natural thing and looked up reviews after seeing that he was an authorized Sony dealer I made the 45-minute trip there seem like a well Stock Shop and he was awful friendly should have noticed right off the bat he wasn't very informational about the problem just swap lenses and check which one will work after I explain the problem said it would need to be sent in for repairs at a estimated cost of $300 four camera shops rarely do their own work anymore which I didn't realize so seeing I had $1,000 in the lens I didn't think it was to astronomical to have it repaired said repairs would only take two or three weeks had to send it to Sony to his surprise it came back in 8 days which made me nervous was the lens cleaned or service to my mistake I let my girlfriend pick up the lens and didn't use it till I went on vacation which it did not work any better and was worse had a brown spot in it but it had a 90 day warranty so naturally I brought it back only to have him say you need to send the body also and see why it doesn't work now that I have $2,000 being shipped around in the mail they said my body needed an additional $300 work so I immediately said just seeing my stuff back please assuming I would get a second opinion after getting my equipment back I immediately started calling Sony and found a complete different story they no longer service that lends and had no parts for it it was over 7 years old so beware buying more expensive stuff doesn't mean you're getting a better quality but only for temporary time wish somebody would have told me that they also told me nothing was wrong with my camera body so don't be taken in by A well-stocked shop and a friendly face maybe he will use my money to support dogs and cats Foundation or buy some Bibles for a needy country are feed the hungry
Wonderful Experience. I looked all over Hillsborough County for a Camera Shop to buy items from. Nothing found! Either Out Of Business, closed, or no answer phone. I called Pasco Camera, Not only available, but so professional, Had what I needed, plus many other "have to have" items. This is my camera shop now on..
I just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful service that I received when I went to Pasco Camera. Jim the owner was very knowledgeable.
He worked with me within my budget and got me the best deal for the money that I had to spend. Annette is also very friendly and was very helpful She answered all of the questions that I had.. They are a very good team. and honest. I go to then with questions and will definitely go back to their store the next time I am in need of a camera...
You would be hard pressed to find a better store for your camera needs. I went in on Saturday for advise on my Nikon D90. Owners Jim & Annette took the time to explain options to me and offer additional recommendations. As I browsed the store, they answered other questions posed with a much appreciated friendly, educational approach. You won't find that shopping online or in mall camera stores. And even though they are small, their prices are competitive. I know when I need a lens or other items for my camera, Pasco Camera Exchange will be my first stop.
If you're looking for a CAMERA shop, with staff that know about cameras, go to this store. I've purchased two cameras from this shop, a Canon about 5 years ago, that remains a great camera, and a Nikon D3100. I was ready for an upgrade and just bought the camera. I told 'Jim' my needs and he had several ideas. Did not feel rushed, explained options and went over the cameras with me. Also picked up a long range lens. Also has information in the form of classes and photography groups/clubs which I appreciated. Complete service end to end. Great store. Highly recommend.