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04-25-2009, 12:56 PM   #16
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B&H is in Brooklyn, but Adorama is in Manhattan, and so is Willoughby's.

It'll be hot and humid in NYC in July so keep it light. Especially going into the subways.

I was at the new Yankee Stadium earlier this week and if you're able, you should definitely check it out. Prices are expensive but you can get tickets in the bleachers for 20 bucks or so.

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B&H is on 34th st and 9th ave Manhattan, for a while my office was 1/2 block away...
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Sorry, I guess B&H is in Manhattan.

I could have sworn it was in Brooklyn though.

There was a fire a few years ago and I thought I read that it burned a B&H warehouse in Brooklyn.
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just to be clear B&H is at 9th avenue and 34th street (just down from macy's)

Adorama is I think on 18th street between 5th and 6th. avenues

While you are in NY, look at the vivitar 85mm F1.4 (manual focus KA mount)

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You can walk from B&H >> Empire State Building >> Willoughby's >> Adorama.

That would be a nice day trip. A few more blocks south from Willoughby's and you can hit a restaurant in The Village for dinner.
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I haven't been to Willoughby's.
You can take some nice pictures on your way to Adorama. Go by Union Square, there are a lot of people there and you can get some nice photos.

Also some interesting little shops and apartment buildings. Some quieter neighborhoods as well.

Head down to the Financial District too.

Basically I think you'll love your trip. NYC is unlike any other city.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Buddha Jones Quote
Anyway, I will be staying with my cousin in Manhattan, and B&H is in Manhattan (or there abouts)
....On 9th Ave spanning from 34th to 33rd st.
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Ok, I think we've established were B&H is.
It's really not that big of a deal. It's just a camera store.

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The odd thing is I don't shop in any of these shops. I've bought most of my stuff from Prodigital2000, Buydig/Beach, or from Abe's of Maine. Free next dat shipping and no sales tax can make a big difference in the price of a big ticket item.
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The odd thing is I don't shop in any of these shops. I've bought most of my stuff from Prodigital2000, Buydig/Beach, or from Abe's of Maine. Free next dat shipping and no sales tax can make a big difference in the price of a big ticket item.
I've heard good things about Prodigital and Buydig.
I'm skeptic of Abes of Maine. Are they really legit?
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Why bother going to brick and mortar stores during a vacation when you have reputable internet retailers and forums coupled with cheaper prices?

Just take as many pictures as you can because NYC is in my opinion, a photographer's paradise.
04-26-2009, 02:19 AM   #27
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I believe the OP is talking about visiting one of the most reputable online stores, which coincedently have a B&M shop. From what friends have said, actually walking through the doors of B&H and looking is something that friends of mine say when they walk into Caboose Hobbies in Colorado (if you are a model train guy.)

Like a adult( kid in a candy store ) in a veritable camera and lens smorgasboard.
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I was in NYC one time buying camera stuff. Granted this was back in the early 90's. My brother's girlfriend at the time lived in NYC, and she recommended to me to haggle over the price, and then see if they lower the price some more when you throw in "what if I paid cash?"

Obviously with 3 lenses to buy that's an awful lot of cash. I think at the time it lowered the price of a $150 lens by $20.
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Back in the day, 60s through 70s, these NY stores were something to behold, and I'm sure it must have been similar on the West Coast. (Anyone remember Olden's in NY? Are they still around?)

These weren't photo stores, they were photo DEPARTMENT stores, carrying every brand, and the complete product lines. And of course, since they also sold processing gear, you had that nice chemical SMELL.
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