which camera shops to visit in LA and Vegas?

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by JohnJ, Jun 14, 2005.

  1. JohnJ

    JohnJ Guest

    Hi Guys

    Which camera shops do you recommend visiting in LA and Vegas. My interest is
    in second hand Contax, Leica and Canon equipment. TIA

    JohnJ, Jun 14, 2005
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    calcerise Guest

    In LA I have no idea. In LV there are none...maybe they drive to LA??
    calcerise, Jun 15, 2005
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    Oscar Guest

    In L.A. area, Samy's, Calumet, Bel Air, Canoga Camera (San Fernando
    Valley), Terry's (Long Beach), Silvio's (Torrance), Powell's (Pasadena)
    and I'm sure many others are out there.
    Oscar, Jun 15, 2005
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    bmoag Guest

    Samy's, Belair and Silvio's are well stocked. However if you want used
    equipment call ahead to see what they have in stock (also there are several
    Samy's in the LA-Santa Barbara axis of evil).
    bmoag, Jun 15, 2005
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    Thom Guest

    Don't forget that Santa Barbara is Brooks Institute country and will
    have good photo supply stores including the opnes on campus.

    Thom, Jun 15, 2005
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    JohnJ Guest

    Thanks Guys

    JohnJ, Jun 15, 2005
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    Oscar Guest

    I have to agree that the Samy's in Santa Barbara is well-stocked, very
    clean, and an excellent selection of books. Calumet in Santa Barbara is
    a bit smaller, has good used equipment, but not well-stocked. The
    personnel at both stores are knowledgable, helpful, and very friendly.

    Never have been to Bel Air...the name alone suggests the gear has a a
    higher mark up...don't know for sure.

    Claremont Camera (in Claremont, of course) went belly up. It's a small
    store now selling a few items and making money printing 4X6. Guess the
    owner didn't see the digital writing on the wall. About 5 years ago I
    went into the store asking to see a digital camera...the salesman
    snickered and said they might start selling them in 10 years. I got the
    last laugh.
    Oscar, Jun 15, 2005
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