CLEM'S CLASSIC CAMERAS was established by Clemente Francesco Antonio Colonnese (1942-2017) - who loved photography, every kind of camera, sales and most of all, interacting with all the people who came to visit his landmark shop at the Daytona Flea Market.
Clem first opened his camera business in the downtown shopping district near his home in Deland, Florida. Experiencing success and wanting more, he moved his shop in 1992 to the famed Daytona Beach Flea & Farmer’s Market - a colossal hub of shopping activity drawing massive crowds every weekend. He spent the next 25 years building his business and enjoying visits with thousands of customers over the years, many of whom became lifelong friends. Clem’s Classic Cameras (CCC) is a landmark at the Market, with it’s own special following and always a ‘must see’ destination for camera lovers visiting the area from all over the country and beyond!
Clem’s success and his strong attachment to the shop inspired two of his four children to carry CCC into the future . We’ve placed Russell Atwell, Clem’s friend and colleague, at the helm, using his vast camera knowledge and sales experience to help steer our way to many more satisfied customers. A graduate of DSC Southeast School of Photography, Russ has spent his entire career with cameras. His easy going style provides customers with everything they need and nothing they don’t want. He is dedicated to ensure you get what you’re after and you understand what you’re buying. Got technical questions? Ask! Need items we don’t have? Ask! Not sure what you need? Ask!
The camera store is two booths filled with vintage cameras of various formats; digital cameras, lenses, filters, tripods and other accessories - including film (35 mm, 120 and Polaroid.)
We also keep a climate controlled storage unit with overflow items and things too large to keep at the shop. Looking for something in particular? Visit, call or shoot us an email - we may just have your item. If not, inventory changes all the time so keep in touch. Subscribe to our email list for inventory updates.
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