Tamarkin Camera offers the very best serviceService is paramount today, as always, and we provide the finest service available – from expert appraisals to helping you choose the perfect gear for you and your style of photography., expertiseWe offer the most extensive knowledge base and have used virtually every piece of Leica gear brought to market since 1925. Ask us – we’ll answer every Leica question you have. and photographic gearTamarkin Camera sells only the best. Period. We offer the finest hand-made state-of-the-art and vintage photographic gear available – Leica camera, Oberwerth camera bags and Tamarkin Camera Leather Straps. on the planet.

300 West Superior Street, Suite 202
Chicago, Illinois 60654

(800) BUY-LEICA    
(800) 289-5342
(312) 642-2255 telephone
(312) 642-2292 fax

Tamarkin Camera is open for business!

Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.


Our showroom and gallery remain By Appointment Only for the health and safety of all during the coronavirus pandemic. We are happy to create an appointment for you to visit, "curbside" service or a virtual meeting.

We are closed on most Federal Holidays.

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Tamarkin Camera is an authorized Leica Camera and Sport Optics dealer with a showroom in the River North Gallery district in downtown Chicago. We are also mail-order Leica dealers. Within our showroom is The Rangefinder Gallery, which showcases images made with the legendary Leica M camera.

Leaders in Leica expertise and service, Tamarkin Camera sells more Leica per square foot than any Leica dealer in the world.

Buying & Selling

If you would like to buy an item or simply have a question about an item on our website, please call us.

Tamarkin Camera prefers direct contact with our customers, which is why you will not find a shopping cart on our website. We find that direct - sometimes electronic - contact between us and our customers is paramount, especially when a item is used or collectible.

The Legendary Leica M

What's New

  • 24-70 Vario-Elmarit-SL f2,8 ASPH
  • The Leica M10-R ... "R" is for Resolution!
  • Leica M10 Monochrom "Wetzlar"
  • Introducing the 90 Summilux-M f1,5 ASPH