What Real Customers Are Saying About Us
I recently sent Competitive Camera a certified bank check for ~$23,000 to order Nikon’s finest (the ~$6,000+ Nikon D5 camera and the ~ $16,000+ Nikkor 800mm FL ED lens).
After reading a forum post about the exemplary service provided to someone I knew, who bought the Nikkor 500mm f/4 PF from CC, I decided to telephone the owner and ask him about these elite Nikon products. Eugene offered me a better deal than the ‘very famous NY Super Store’ I had previously used for going on two decades, so I pulled the trigger and made the purchase, sending a bank check forthwith.
Both products were sent to me promptly, and were packaged beautifully, and expertly, with obvious care and consideration. Upon opening the boxes, my desired equipment was delivered to me in pristine condition and both functioned beautifully.
If you check my stats, I don’t write many reviews. That said, what I can tell you is, if you are a serious person, who wants to buy serious photography gear, you cannot do better than Competitive Camera.
As someone who values both his time, and his money, both will be spent with CC the next time I intend to make a serious purchase.
I am very pleased to have recently discovered Competitive Cameras. Everyone is very knowledgeable, pleasant and very helpful while being respectful of the customer’s needs without any up selling. The amount of selection is impressive as are the prices, equivalent to Internet prices and on some products better. To have a source of equipment locally including actual feedback, recommendation and advice at great prices, as well as availability of rental equipment is invaluable. Thank you Eugene, Ramsey and Robert, I greatly appreciate your good-natured professionalism and patience.
We’ve been going here for years and everyone who has ever helped us has expertly led us in what was right for us and our business, not what was right for them and their bottom line. They know their stuff and are always open about the best tech out there. I am a customer for life!
This place is so outstanding! I have been renting/purchasing gear from them for about 15 years and every experience has been phenomenal. The staff is informative, efficient and helpful. The prices are totally reasonable. I have not been steered wrong a single time!
And if you are really lucky, you might show up on a day when they are sharing a sheet of fresh baklava with their customers! 😋 Love these folks!
Excellent service . . . both when buying the camera and then again when coming back into the store with questions a couple of months later. When buying, they actually downsold me rather than trying to upsell me. And, the camera they steered me to turned out to be exactly what I needed.
I have always found Competitive Camera most helpful for all my photographic needs, from rental to purchasing of camera equipment. The experience and knowledge of the large range of brands they keep in stock, by all the staff, is exceptional. They have always gone that extra mile for me. Their rental equipment is always in excellent condition and trustworthy.
It was about 25 years ago when I first visited the “old” location in Garland. I was introduced, by your very proud father, to this 12 year old “bespectacled kid”. It was soon very apparent that you knew more about taking photographs and photographic equipment that most (if not all) of your customers. You were quite awesome! For the past 25 years you have given me and my company outstanding service and advice on our photographic needs. I remember a time (although I doubt you offer this service today) when, “on your way home” you delivered a new camera, and at another time a few supplies to my office in Richardson! You have carried on the great service, competitive prices, for which you father became so famous. Best wishes and thanks for all those years of help and assistance.
I have been going to Competitive Camera for a few years now. I have always had great service and yesterday was no exception. I went for advice on how to best use the settings on my camera for “Friday Night Lights” where you encounter darkness, fast moving subjects, and bright stadium lights, etc. The advice was so helpful, and as a result, the photos from the football game look great!
I also purchase items at Competitive Camera which I need (as an amateur) for a well equipped camera bag. The store is well stocked and always has everything I need. A monopod was my most recent acquisition and I love it!
Competitive Camera’s staff are professional, helpful, knowledgeable, and patient.
Competitive Cameras is my go to place for photography equipment. The customer service is excellent and Eugene always remembers who I am and is there to make sure you have the best experience whether it is buying equipment, seeking advice, or making things right with faulty gear. We are very fortunate to have such a great camera store in Dallas.
Thank you everyone at Competitive Cameras!
I’m a professional music photographer, published locally in Dallas as well as nationally. I have been a customer of Ramsey and Gene for many years. All my gear comes from here for one very simple reason: They stand behind everything they sell, without question.
As a working pro, things happen; lenses break, cameras get dropped, and their knowledgeable staff has been there every time to make sure I’m geared up and ready for every shoot.
I cannot imagine taking my business anywhere else. You can’t go wrong with Competitive.
Brian K. Ullrich
When this store was in Garland I used to shop there. The owner was Ramsey and he knew EVERYTHING about photography. I think he was in the US Air Force. I was just getting into large format and he sold me his own 4×5 enlarger, even drove it to my apartment after hours in his truck! Nowdays large format is probably getting obsolete with the current technology, but I still love it. I still have both my 4×5 cameras bought at Competitive Cameras, plus my lenses and that great enlarger, and my high-school aged son has an interest. Photography is a great art…pure reality, somewhat modified reality, total abstract reality, it’s all there with photography. Hello to Ramsey and to your family, and I appreciate your service. Your Besseler 4×5 enlarger lives!!
I’ve been going to Competitive Cameras for over 5 years now. They have been my primary source for my photography needs as I grow my business and portfolio. Their knowledge and inventory is outstanding. Anytime I have a purchase decision to make, I can count on Eugene or Scott’s honest and knowledgeable feedback to help guide me along the way!
I’m a Canon guy and they are my one stop shop. Great inventory, excellent product knowledge and something that I value most…I trust them.
I would highly recommend this store to any photography, professional or recreational.