Best of Boston

1996 Best Photo Store


True, it’s in a shopping mall, or at least the closest thing Harvard Square has to a shopping mall. And it’s part of a bigger chain. But it’s still one of those photo stores where the staff loves to talk about cameras, and the prices are some of the best around. A standard Minolta flash that costs more than $100 around the corner sells here for $75. After buying the flash, our agent asked for an expensive gizmo to connect it to his light meter. “Oh no,” said the salesguy. “You don’t need it. We use the same light meter in the studio I work at and I’m sure you don’t need it.”

57 JFK Street, Harvard Square Galeria, Cambridge, 617-576-0969,