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Charles Willoughby opened his eponymous Willoughby’s Camera Emporium in 1898, making it New York City’s longest operating retailer of camera supplies. In addition to the showroom’s large stock of point-and-shoots and high-end single-lens reflex cameras by major brands like Sony, Fuji and Canon, today’s shop sells all manner of optical gizmos including camcorders, binoculars, spotting scopes and range finders. Willoughby's also services and repairs damaged cameras and develops film, and an entire sections of the Midtown retail space has been taken up by Leica, giving them a chic makeover that belies the storefront’s age. For more than a century, Willoughby’s has remained one of the top destinations in the city for all things camera-related.