Over the past 40 years, digital cameras have advanced at the speed of light, and analog cameras have become almost obsolete. Recently, film photography has made a world comeback, dominating Instagram with the hashtag #filmisnotdead and creating a tsunami of trends in the indie and hipster communities. In Singapore, there are so few physical stores that sell analog cameras; here is a list of the top five places to get your solution with Singapore Buy!
Located in the building next to the Peninsular shopping center, Chiif Cameras displays photos of breathtaking movies of all shapes and sizes, showing brilliant details of the subject in high quality. This store mainly provides development and printing services, but it also offers analog camera products, even if it does not display them. To learn more about the products, contact the very kind Mr. Chii Fei and he will connect you with something that you would certainly be happy to bring home.
Opening hours: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. (Tue – Fri), 1:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. (Sat)
5 Coleman St, Excelsior Shopping Center # 02-25, Singapore +65 6336 1956
Lomography Gallery Store Singapore
Lomography is one of the largest cinema camera companies in the world. This camera store has grown over the past 15 years and has established itself in several European and Asian countries, including Singapore. The store is adorned with video walls and a colorful gallery displaying a large collection of camera brands such as Konstruktor, Diana and Belair. It also sells camera straps and other accessories you would need for your fun adventure in Singapore – even popsicles to keep you cool!
Opening hours: 12 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (every day)
295 South Bridge Rd, Singapore +65 6223 8850
Black market camera
Black Market Camera is another popular spot in the camera scene, known as the country’s first lifestyle and photography equipment supermarket concept store. Black Market Camera offers an incredible number of film cameras compared to other local stores in Singapore and has partnered with global brands such as Leica and Canon. In addition, it offers a wide range of product accessories, including housings, batteries, and lenses.
Opening hours: 11.45 a.m. – 8 p.m. (daily)
Downtown Core, Singapore, 179804, Singapore
Are you looking for a place to grab and not go? Cat Socrates offers a small range of cameras, film, and camera accessories. In addition, this store offers many accessories and small trinkets to spice up your photos. Terrariums, wooden spoons, local engravings, and publications… you name it. Cat Socrates is a store where you can get both your film cameras and a taste of Singapore. There is also a cute kitty lurking in the store; it would not be Cat Socrates without a cat!
Opening hours: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. (Mon-Sat), 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. (Sun and PH)
78 Yong Siak Street, Bukit Merah, Singapore, 163078, Singapore
The camera workshop
Take the two-story escalator from the Black Market Camera, take a walk around the corner and you’ll find The Camera Workshop. This store also sells analog and digital cameras, bearing brands similar to those offered by Black Market Camera, but what makes The Camera Workshop different is that it includes a popular collection of rare analog cameras, such as then the Kodak Brownie and the Yashica-44. , which no longer exists. In addition, it extends its services to repair and consult cameras for all cameras.
Opening hours: 11.30 a.m. – 7 p.m. (Monday – Saturday)
3 Coleman St, Peninsula Shopping Center # 01-06, Singapore +65 6336 1956