Looking Glass Photo
In my book, there's only one place to go for photography supplies—digital or film—in the Bay Area, and that is Looking Glass Photo in Berkeley. They have cameras (new and used), paper, film, chemicals, bags and all the accessories you need to take excellent photos on your digital or film camera. They even have a pay-per-hour darkroom. Looking to have film developed? They send it out to the best labs that far surpass the quality of Wolf or Ritz Photo. The staff are extremely knowledgeable, friendly and won't think twice about spending 5-10 minutes explaining how something works. This is a local, non-chain store with prices and services that make it the best place for any amateur or professional photographer in the Bay Area. I've gone there to ask about photo scanners, to consult with them about my Holga and to buy a LOT of film. Their camera bag section contains awesome alternative-looking Crumpler bags where you can disguise the fact that you're a tourist with a huge SLR.