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Welcome to Foto Riesel Camera House

Foto Riesel was established in 1947 by Fabian Riesel, and is now owned and operated by Mark and Elizabeth Alderson.

Over the years, the showroom has moved around the Sydney CBD, and is currently located on Kent St, near Market St, Sydney. Our Camera House retail store is complemented by our new Create Centre, offering Giclee Fine Art Printing for photographers, artists, galleries and students.

Foto Riesel specialises in high quality camera equipment for all photographers, from beginners through to professionals, plus hard-to-find products, second-hand equipment and honest advice from knowledgeable staff.

We hold professional dealer accounts with Canon and Nikon plus Sony professional video. We also host photography workshops, free events and product launches. Our staff are practicing photographers with real-life photographic experience and expertise, who offer a unique, down-to-earth retail experience.

We are a destination store for rare, unique and hard-to-find products, including film, B&W paper, darkroom supplies, studio lighting, photography books and second-hand gear. We also import a range of specialist products, from brands including: Multiblitz, Printfile, Quantum, Genus, Kaiser, Fotospeed, onOne Software, Domke, Billingham and Gepe."

Our range of products also include Canon, Sony, Nikon, Panasonic, Olympus, FujiFilm, Samsung, Ricoh, JVC, Sanyo, Tamron, Sigma, Lowepro, Manfrotto, Kodak, Matin, Joby and Metz.

We are members of the PMA.

Foto Riesel has held the NSW State Government supply contract for photographic equipment for over 30 years. We are also an Australian Federal Government Endorsed Supplier, and a Preferred Australian Defence Supplier. Please visit our NSW Government website, for more information on our purchasing goods under our NSW Goverment contract.

Our services include:

  • Photo Restoration
  • Image Recovery
  • Media Transfer eg tape to DVD
  • Camera Service/repairs
  • Camera Hire
  • Print from Slides
  • Photographic Training
  • Passport Photos
  • Burn to CD
  • Image Recovery.
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360 Kent St
Sydney NSW 2000
Ph: +61 2 9299 6745
Fax: +61 2 9299 1658

Trading Hours
Monday 10.00 - 6.00
Tuesday 10.00 - 6.00
Wednesday 10.00 - 6.00
Thursday 10.00 - 7.00
Friday 10.00 - 6.00
Saturday 10.00 - 5.00
Sunday Closed

Colin MacDougall

Retail Manager | Anthropology BA (HONS)

How long have you been in the industry?

12 years

How long have you been working for Camera House?

7 years

What make's your job rewarding?

Being at the coalface.

What is your favourite camera?

Leica M6