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Welcome to Berger-Bros Camera

Locations

North Shore ShowroomSyosset Camera Store NY

Berger Bros - Syosset, NY
226 West Jericho Tpk. (Rt. 25)
Syosset NY 11791
United States

Phone: (516) 496-1000
Fax: (516) 496-2484


Hours:

Monday to Wednesday, and Saturday: 9:30 am - 6 pm
Thursday: 9:30 am - 7pm
Friday: 9:30 am - 7 pm
Sunday: 11 am - 5 pm


Berger-Bros Photography SchoolHuntington Camera Store NY

Center for Photographic Art
22 Clinton Avenue
Huntington NY 11743
United States

Phone: (631) 421-2200


Hours:

Monday - Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm 
Sunday: 11am - 5pm

Our Story


 

If you live on Long Island there's a good chance you bought a camera, perhaps your first camera, from Berger Brothers...


We’re a camera store, not just an online digital camera retailer, or a department store with a camera department. We specialize in cameras, lenses and the things that go with them that you need in your quest for beautiful images. We hesitate to say we're old-fashioned, though in truth, there are certain things about us which are just that. We still believe in offering a good value, in standing behind the sale, and that courtesy and customer service comes first - that if you're happy here, so are we.


We can't count the number of professional photographers who fell in love with photography with a Berger Brothers camera, nor how many still shop with us, for our selection as well as our knowledge of the products.


Started in 1951, Berger Brothers originally sold sporting goods and musical equipment, but quickly switched to cameras when the first generation of Bergers discovered that photography was more fun. As the popularity of photography grew, we were there, helping people discover new methods and technology.


Once upon a time, you could go into a camera retail store, pick up a camera and talk to someone about that camera. We spent long hours leaning against the counters, making friends with people who shared our interest in photography. And the people behind the counter had the same dreams, shared that same sense of excitement, and yes, magic. Decisions were based on the advice of people we trusted, people who actually use the equipment themselves.


In 1973, the second generation of Bergers stepped to the front when Brad Berger took over the reins. Brad has expanded our inventory, but has never forgotten what the family drilled into him from an early age - customer service comes first. The Berger Brothers dream has never been to be the largest camera store in New York. Just the best.



An almost fanatical dedication to customer service

With so many choices, you need someone to trust with answers to your questions. Someone who'll remember you by name when you come back and is as excited about your images as you are.


We hire people who are nuts about photography, and young people who eat new technology for breakfast. Ask around the store what’s the best camera, or best brand of camera and not only will you get a lively discussion, but a passionate one. You'll hear in detail why Nikon mops the floor with Canon, why Canon is hands down the best, why Pentax is now and always will be the most innovative, and of how the name Leica will at times be spoken of in almost reverent tones.


Take a look at our courses and you’ll not only see classes in Photoshop CS4, but Lightroom, Nik Effects and other cutting edge programs. Still think 35mm, 120mm, or even 4x5 film is the way to go? You'll find people here who agree, and Berger Brothers is still a full service film camera store. And if you still have the camera your dad bought in the eighties, there's a good chance we can still service that too. After all we are now servicing our third generation of customers.


We’re eager to provide hands-on demonstrations, and guide you towards making the right purchase. Buying a camera can be baffling, and we're here to take the guesswork out of it.


As the grandchildren of their original customers now shop at Berger Brothers, the commitment to help you find the right product has never been stronger. And with the advent of the internet, we want to bring you the same service. We still think there isn't anything more fun than getting up in the morning and talking about cameras all day. If you're on Long Island, come by one of our stores and lean against the counter. Feel how the camera fits your hand, see the features up-close and ask your questions. If you're not, call us at toll-free at 800-542-8811, drop us an email, or chat online with one of our people, and you will experience the difference that puts us above the rest.

Meet our Staff

 

Brad

Berger

Brad is the Owner and President of Berger Bros. Camera, Video & Digital. He has been running the family business since he took over the reigns in 1973. He prides himself in bringing Berger Bros. customer's the best selection of cameras and digital electronics.


Berger Bros. also plays a major role in the Amityville and Syosset business communities giving back whenever the need arises.

Dedicated to the family business, he works almost 24/7, but always makes time for family on weekends.


"I am commited to your Satisfaction! If you have a problem or question give me a call." - Brad Berger

Call:631-264-4160 Ext. 144

Email: BradBerger@mac.com

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Brett

Brett is a manager at our Syosset store. He has been in the retail business for 22 years. He has also been into photography for more than 17 years. Brett's main area of expertise is in Sports Optics; such as Binoculars, Spotting Scopes, and Rifle Scopes.


Brett is also our resident Telescope expert. His preferred cameras are the Pentax ist DSLRs. You can see some of Brett's travel photography on display in our Amityville store.


Tim

Tim has 20+ years of photo retail and photo industry experience. His passion and professional experience in photography spans 30 years. Specializing in commercial, fashion, portraits, photojournalism, sports and landscape work, his photography has awarded him with many opportunities to capture the image. Tim is also one of Berger Brothers leading class instructors.


He leads courses in DSLR beginner, DSLR advanced, sports, landscape, speedlight flash, point and shoot, and is available for private one on one lessons. With many hours of teaching experience, his down to earth and comfortable method of instruction has received many accolades from his students.


He's an expert in lighting and digital imaging combined with his unique style is shared with ease to those looking to develop experience and knowledge in the world of photography. When experiencing your visit to Berger Brothers, ask for Tim to support you with any aspect of how to “capture the image”.

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Richard

Richard's areas of expertise include: Digital and 35mm Cameras, Medium and Large format equipment, camcorders, Binoculars, and Telescopes. Richard has worked as a wedding photographer for over 16 years using both film and digital formats.


He's the head of the Video Transfer Department and our Used Camera Department - better known as the "antiquities department" As you can see he is also very photogenic.


Jessi

Jessi Carrieri is one of the sales managers at Berger Brothers Camera with responsibilities of mail order operation and commerce with corporate bids from government and educational institutions. She also serves as the supervisor where she oversees the employees with any customer service needs.


Jessi also has a long continuing interest and appeal for photography since picking up her first camera at the age of 5. She attended BOCES to receive a certificate in photography and then attended college to receive a degree in the applied art and science of digital photography as well as media art that includes video production and experience with studio set up and audio recording skills using RODE Microphone products.


She performs freelance photography specializing in concerts, events, portraiture, sports, landscape and macro work. Her 10 years experience in photography and 8 years experience in retail has earned her a solid amount of respect amongst her peers and our customers.


Contact Info: Jessica@berger-bros.com

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Rob

Rob Silverman enjoys photography and it all started with his first photography class in high school. Since then Rob has graduated from college with a degree in photography.


Rob now does freelance photography specializing in automotive, events, and aerial photography. He started out at Berger Brothers as a sales associate and now is in charge of all repairs.


Ken

Ken is the editor of our "Berger Bros. Camera Digital News" Newsletter and provides web operations support. His current claim to fame is a show of New York City street photographs at theOK Harris Gallery in Soho.

 

Email:Ken@berger-bros.com
Website: KenNadle.com

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