High end camera stores in Wash. DC?

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Alan Browne, Mar 18, 2006.

  1. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Guest

    Or in Crystal City?

    Thx, Alan
     
    Alan Browne, Mar 18, 2006
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  2. Alan Browne

    mg Guest

    Penn Camera is as close as we come, and there's nothing of interest in Crystal
    City. It is a short Metro hop from there to Penn's downtown location, though.

    -- Larry
     
    mg, Mar 18, 2006
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  3. Greg \Blank\ - Lizard King., Mar 18, 2006
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  4. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Guest

    Thanks to you and mg. I found their site and sent them an e-mail, no
    reply yet. I'll be in meetings close to their 9th & "E" street location
    and no so far from their 18th and "K street location. Why the hell
    doesn't Washington "name" their streets [rehtorical].

    Cheers,
    Alan.
     
    Alan Browne, Mar 18, 2006
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    Bob Salomon Guest

    They do. Starting at Constitution and working North they are in
    alphabetical order. Once you get to Z they start all over again using
    alphabetical names. From east to west they are in numerical order. The
    problem is when you hit an Avenue. They don't run N/S or E/W but bisect
    streets.

    Go in other directions from Constitution they are also alphabetized and
    numerical. Suffexes tell you what direction to go from Constitution.

    Go to the main Penn store on K. Also Pro Photo downtown on I St might
    have what you want
     
    Bob Salomon, Mar 18, 2006
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  6. Alan Browne

    bjw Guest

    It's semi-rational as Bob S. explained. Penn Camera is
    the store you want. But if you have spare time, visit the National
    Gallery of Art and the Hirshhorn Museum. Both are on the Mall.
     
    bjw, Mar 18, 2006
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  7. Alan Browne

    bjw Guest

    It's semi-rational as Bob S. explained. Penn Camera is
    the store you want. But if you have spare time, visit the National
    Gallery of Art and the Hirshhorn Museum. Both are on the Mall.

    Every hour outside Crystal City is like two hours added on to
    the rest of your life.
     
    bjw, Mar 18, 2006
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  8. Personally, I love cities where the streets are numbered and/or
    alphabeticalized. It is really easy to figure out just where you are, and
    just how far you have to go to get where you want to be.
     
    William Graham, Mar 18, 2006
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  9. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Guest

    That's fine, but surely they can find names rather than just letters?
    I'll check out pro Photo too. Isn't too far from where I'll be.

    Cheers,
    Alan
     
    Alan Browne, Mar 19, 2006
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  10. Alan Browne

    fredfighter Guest

    Penn Camera has several stores in the area and
    there is a place called Industrial Photo in SIlver
    Spring.
     
    fredfighter, Mar 20, 2006
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  11. Alan Browne

    Bob Salomon Guest

    Not unless they went back into business.
     
    Bob Salomon, Mar 20, 2006
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  12. Nevermore.
     
    Greg \Blank\ - Lizard King., Mar 20, 2006
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    Lloyd Wells Guest

    Industrial was a great place - it had a huge space that had just about
    everything you could imagine plus a knowlegeable sales staff. The problem
    was that there never seemed to be very many customers. I think it was also
    a bit intimidating - afterall it was INDUSTRIAL Photo and it took me a while
    to venture into the store when I made the move to using my camera for more
    than just snapshots. It's been closed for about 10 years now and Penn
    Camera (the Rockville, MD store) is really the only pro shop close by.

    The best place I've found for one-hour developing is up Rockville Pike about
    a mile at Great American Photo. You don't get a blank stare when you ask
    them to push one stop, plus I've never had a scratched negative.
     
    Lloyd Wells, Mar 21, 2006
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