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Where did you buy your last 'proper' camera?

Discussion in 'Weekly Poll' started by Damien_Demolder, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. thornrider

    thornrider In the Stop Bath

    Correct local pronunciation is Chompsfud:)
  2. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Re: Where did you buy your last 'proper' camera? from #1, but .

    ... I'm not going to say which one :rolleyes:


  3. Roy5051

    Roy5051 Well-Known Member

    What's a "proper camera"? An SLR, a Leica, a CSC, a high-end compact, a film camera?:confused:
  4. 0lybacker

    0lybacker In the Stop Bath

    You obviously asked for a DSLR.

    They misheard.

    They thought you wanted the SLR. :)

    On a more serious note, 50 yrs back there may have been close to a hundred retail outfits in central London. If you want to buy a camera from a full camera retailer (not a pro dealer or a specialist) there are now less than 10 outlets within the Congestion charge zone north of the Thames. :(

    I can think of Photomarkets (or whatever it's called) & West End Cams in Tottenham Court Rd, Cameraworld, York Cameras, RG Lewis plus, of course LCE in the Strand. Who have I missed?

    Grays, Richard Caplan, Aperture, RedDot I'm treating as a specialist, plus the shops in Pied Bull Yard and I'm ignoring the bling & computer/general electronics shops in TCR.

    That may explain why the camera dept. in John Lewis is so busy these days.

    But with all the money being earned, particularly in/around the City of London, there isn't a photo dealer to cash in on lunchtime & evening spending.

    Business opportunity?:confused:;)
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2013
  5. hech54

    hech54 Well-Known Member

    Nikon Service Point Munich via Ebay.
  6. ianwaite

    ianwaite Well-Known Member

    One thats not a phone or tablet! would be my guess

  7. AlanW

    AlanW Well-Known Member

    Knew what I wanted so . . . John Lewis, Click & Collect.
  8. PentaxManiac

    PentaxManiac Well-Known Member

    Today. On line, from Amazon.

    Fuji X10, in the process of being replaced so dropping in price but the deal on offer was particularly good and unlikely to last: camera kit plus Fuji leather case, 8GB Class 10 card, Fuji lens hood and spare battery. Spare battery 3rd party rather than Fuji, but still welcome, because apparantly the one fault with the X10 is poor battery life. Problem solved, carry two.

    And all for just under £325 including p&p.
  9. Brian

    Brian Venerable Elder

    on the other hand could somebody tell me what cameras are improper?
  10. ianwaite

    ianwaite Well-Known Member

    phone, ipad and any other thing which isn't a camera

  11. thornrider

    thornrider In the Stop Bath

    One from Hooker Cameras in Hooker, Oklahoma ? :)
  12. MartyG

    MartyG Well-Known Member

    [SUP]My last "proper" camera was purchased on eBay. A Nikon D70 for £50.[/SUP]
  13. RogerMac

    RogerMac Well-Known Member

    Fotosense - the best UK price I could find

  14. ianwaite

    ianwaite Well-Known Member

    I've answered this thread already but having just bought yet another camera body

    Brand new (grey market) 60D for just over £250 (all taxes paid) less than cheapest high street/online retailer. Guess where EBAY!

  15. thornrider

    thornrider In the Stop Bath

    Oh you naughty man!!
  16. RogerMac

    RogerMac Well-Known Member

    I thought that you were a full frame fanatic and I was a dyed in the wool four thirds user and here you are buying a crop sensor and I have just ordered a FF.

    It's a funny old world - perhaps we have decided to agree that it really is horses for courses

  17. ianwaite

    ianwaite Well-Known Member

    Hey Roger, I love full frame, when the new advancements are applied to it I'm sure it will stand beyond the rest. I after looking very carefully have decided that right now APS-C is getting close and when photographing wildlife etc. the 1.6 crop factor gives me the extra reach without the disadvantages of the extenders. So yes my friend maybe we are meeting in the middle somewhat! As always I respect everyones opinion, but we are finding common ground my friend. We as intelligent people are allowed the space to change our views as required, good to meet in the middle!

  18. TimHeath

    TimHeath Well-Known Member

    I bought my last camera, the D7000 from London Camera Exchange in Cheltenham. I always try and make significant purchases from them as the shop, to my mind, sums up what a camera shop ought to be like, helpful, knowledgeable and friendly with stock you want to buy. I know I can save money on the internet (like almost everything else I buy) but I would be sorry if they were gone from where they have been located in the town for as long as I can remember.
  19. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    Something that is presented as a camera but does not make, and never has made, photographs.
  20. ianwaite

    ianwaite Well-Known Member

    As well as iPads, iPhones and any other phone/tablet that pretends to be a camera part time, IMHO.


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