About Us

About Us
WE have moved!  After nearly 50 years at Musselburgh Pharmacy, Southern Cameras has moved!  
We are now located at Baylis The Chemist at 267 King Edward Street, South Dunedin

Musselburgh Pharmacy had a strong Photographics Dept for more than 40 years and it all began by accident.

" Back then a friend of Max's asked if we could supply him with two Pentax SLRs (ME-Supers),and as a long-time Pentax owner Himself, Max decided that we could; mate-rates at that. Impressed by the product he came to the conclusion we could sell these things in numbers... if the price was right. Deep-Discount on Camera equipment was nearly unheard of in NZ back then. Nevertheless we went ahead and bought three more cameras. They were gone in a week. A display advertisement in the local paper later and we were on the way.... "

"Since then we have expanded our product line to include other brands, such as Olympus and Canon, as well as quality Binoculars and (a long term interest of Max's & a developing interest of Hayden's) Telescopes for the Night-Sky and Land viewing. However something has never changed: On this site you will find quality products in every price range with performance that will delight long after the price is forgotten, and that price will reflect the deep-discount philosophy which we adopted a quarter of a century ago. PLUS any new product we supply has a full Factory Warranty that you can count on here in New Zealand."

Starting in 2016,  Analogue aka film photography is making a comeback, we now stock film from Lomography, Kodak, Fuji and Ilford in formats from the tiny 110 cartridge to 35mm to120 roll film, we can even source large format 4x5" Sheet film as well!  

 We also supply chemicals  and equipment to process B+W films at home!

I ( Hayden) joined the team in 2002 and feel that i was in on the ground floor so to speak with the then emerging Digital Technology. Since late 2003 Digital Photography has really taken hold, and with my interest in computers and photography im lucky that i have tried a lot of different software programs from basic online editors to top of the line programs such as Photoshop, so i can help point you in the right direction when it comes to 'touching up' those precious memories.

 Im a keen photographer myself, Shooting digital AND film cameras of various formats, I also develop my own Black & White films at home, so with my digital, and analogue knowledge, i can offer advice, tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your photography

 Feel free to come instore or phone me and talk to me about your camera/sport optical requirements to get the best possible equipment for your needs.

We are open Monday to Friday 8:30am - 5:30pm and Saturday's 9:30am - 12:30pm

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