Sarber's Owner Reflects on Decades of Cameras, Film, Memories in Montclair

Sarber's Cameras, which has operated in Montclair since 1964, will close at the end of January.

 “For so many people, there is a consistency — all of the photos that are in their albums, all the photos in the frames, all the cameras they’ve had for the last 20, 30, 40 years, they were all purchased here,” says David Sarber in an interview published on Oakland North Tuesday. "This is the community’s camera store.” 

Sarber is the owner of Sarber's Cameras, a fixture in Montclair since his parents moved the business to Mountain Boulevard in 1964. The store is closing at the end of January, a victim of recession, supply problems and the changing landscape of photography.

Sarber, who is in his 50s, says he's not retiring. He's thinking about selling his collection of vintage photography equipment at trade shows after the store closes.

Meanwhile, Sarber's Cameras is selling its entire stock at 35 percent off.

Read the compete interview with David Sarber here.

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