I use a pretty simple camera system, but when I need something special I really need it, and I need it fast, so I’ve compiled this list of places to buy and sell cameras in Cairo.
It can be easy to find the low-end and mid-range equipment in the small import shops scattered around the city, but specialty and professional cameras, lenses, and lighting can be hard to buy at any price.
The newest place to buy used camera equipment online is Dubizzle:
Used camera equipment is often sold through facebook groups:
But my favorite store is right beside the Synagogue in Downtown Cairo Run by Ali Khalid. 19B Aadly Street, Apartment 58, 2nd Floor.
He is an old man who comes from Port Said Mon-Thursday only. Opens 10am till about 7pm but closed 2-4 for lunch. It is a shop full of old used film cameras and a good selection of lighting equipment and bags
Their telephone is 023927507, but you can call Yasir the assistants mobile at: 01004245256
“Camera Shop” is my new favorite in downtown Cairo. They have a lot of the newest equipment and seem to be specializing in DSLR video production
2 ElLewaa bldg., sherif st.
“King Camera” used to be the big store in town. They seem to specialize in supplying Cairo’s low end wedding photographers though. There is a slightly smaller camera store on the first floor.
15 Roushdy Street, Abdeen
Shams is a good place for basic lighting and reflectors, bags and such. They sometimes have interesting used equipment also.
5 el batal ahmed abdelaziz
from sabry abo alam street, beside bab ellook
+20 1000 499 766
Arayes Blgd,. New Maadi
No. 1- Ent 1- App 16 – Cairo
+202 275 487 01
+202 275 487 02
Nikon and Fuji official dealer
426 ElHaram Street
Hensel Egypt lighting equipment
For an exhaustive list you can start calling all the camera shops in the yellow pages.
“Kodak” in Zamalek has good service for fixing cameras, they are Besides Diwan Library on 26th of July.