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    photostores california L.A./san francisco

    HI folks

    I am visiting L.A. and San Francisco this year and I would like to know if there are any nice stores for buying used gear or film for a good price besides freestylephoto.
    I will buy online in advance to have some filmstock as I don't want to take so much film withme when I travel from Vienna to L.A.

    any Ideas, stores to go to or any other photorelated info for L.A. or San Francisco

    I do not search for anything specific as I shoot from 35mm till 4x5" any use all kinds of brands from little p+s made by pentax to my mamiya rz67 to a wonderfull sinar P2.
    regarding the filmquestion: I will only bring 35m and a 6x6 rolleicord Vb

    I appreciate your time to answer in advance

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    I haven't been there for years but I know they are still in business. Look up Adolph Gasser in San Francisco they used to have a very interesting used department something of a mini museum.

    http://www.jeffreyglasser.com/

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    In the San Francisco area, as previously mentioned, check out Adolph Gasser, although their prices are not terribly competitive. Another worthwhile visit is Keeble & Schuchat down in Palo Alto. I want to say there's a place over in Berkeley that also deals in used camera gear but I forget the name and I've never been there myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFlyingCamera View Post
    In the San Francisco area, as previously mentioned, check out Adolph Gasser, although their prices are not terribly competitive. Another worthwhile visit is Keeble & Schuchat down in Palo Alto. I want to say there's a place over in Berkeley that also deals in used camera gear but I forget the name and I've never been there myself.
    Do you mean Looking Glass Photo on Telegraph Avenue?
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    In SF check out Glass Key for film and darkroom stuff. Located in a used record store Matt carries a good selection of film, paper and chemistry.

    Roger

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    There are also the camera swap meets every mouth or so ,one in Pasadena,Buena Park,and a few others around LA and Orange Co. You can Google Bargain Camera Shows or Pasadena Camera Show to find days,times and locations.

    Mike

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    Hey there...barry from Bel Air Camera here. Not sure who Sirius Glass spoke to but we have Hundreds of used Film Cameras and lenses from Toyo, Hasselblad, Mamiya, Pentax, Nikon, Contax, Canon, Olympus, Minolta, Leica, Zeiss Icon, and more, 35mm, Medium and Large format. All are refurbished with warranties and are at or below prices found at KEH. Of course we have plenty of NEW stock as well. We are clearing out some Contax 645 and some Leica R stock at pretty good prices. Feel free to e-mail me or give me a call at 310-208-5150 and tell me what you are looking for.

    Barry

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    Keeble & Shuchat in Palo Alto. --- Very Highly recommended for everything photographic!

    Camera West in Walnut Creek - high end used gear with prices to match, nice folks.

    "Kamera Korner" in downtown San Jose -- I've not been there in a few years but used to be worth the trip. reasonable prices. Lots of stuff. They used to have "junk bins" that one could pick through. Some repairs done on site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barryBelAir View Post
    Hey there...barry from Bel Air Camera here. Not sure who Sirius Glass spoke to but we have Hundreds of used Film Cameras and lenses from Toyo, Hasselblad, Mamiya, Pentax, Nikon, Contax, Canon, Olympus, Minolta, Leica, Zeiss Icon, and more, 35mm, Medium and Large format. All are refurbished with warranties and are at or below prices found at KEH. Of course we have plenty of NEW stock as well. We are clearing out some Contax 645 and some Leica R stock at pretty good prices. Feel free to e-mail me or give me a call at 310-208-5150 and tell me what you are looking for.

    Barry
    Now that's good to hear!
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BradS View Post
    Keeble & Shuchat in Palo Alto. --- Very Highly recommended for everything photographic!
    I haven't been there in several years. I remember them having a lot of stuff, but also for some reason being rather rude, or at least disinterested in answering questions about used equipment. I was interested in buying some stuff, but if they didn't much want to sell it, well...
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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