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    Just got an email from them, stating that they are closing.
    Apparently they are now in the process of selling off the remaining inventory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdial View Post
    Just got an email from them, stating that they are closing.
    Apparently they are now in the process of selling off the remaining inventory.
    Ya, me too. Sad isn't it.

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    I was bummed to get that e-mail today, though I have to say, they became so digitally focused that they weren't able to meet my particular needs for the past few years with regard to film and chemistry, so I hadn't spent any money there in a while. That said, between the economy, and the seismic shifts in the field of photography, seems the retailers, little and medium sized box stores are the ones closing. People must be buying cameras at Best Buy, and not going to specialized retailers like Zeff, or (like me) ordering an awful lot of stuff from the big online retailers, B&H, etc.

    Wonder if EP Levine is next?

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    i dont' know about ep suzanne. maybe newtonville ( same owner/s )
    it seems that ep has carved out its niche over the years from a hardcore
    pro store, to a rental space ( rental camera source ) educational stop &C.

    just the same, maybe you are right ...

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    Is/was Zeff a boston based brick & mortar.
    I've bought nik naks off eBay from them but cant remember exact location?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemuir View Post
    Is/was Zeff a boston based brick & mortar.
    I've bought nik naks off eBay from them but cant remember exact location?

    Yup, Zeff is located in Belmont just outside Boston. And john... I think you might be right about EP Levine, hopefully they'll stick around. I've been researching color printing, and have learned that you can rent time on some fancy scanner there to make you own scans, and of course, the studio and classes. Maybe moving beyond the retail is the way to go, though Zeff had it's share of classes, too. They just both feel like similar business models to me, but maybe there's really only enough need for one such place???

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    Zeff is about a half mile from my school, and I used to give them all the business I could. They had been a downtown shop long before I got here in '78 and had moved out to the 'burbs for a better building, I think. With the management change a few years ago the store became less attractive to me. I haven't been in in awhile, but it does seem a shame to see another place go down the tubes.

    EP Levine had a great presence at the PHSNE show this weekend, with lots of consignment gear as well as their usual sell offs. They stayed both days, something they have not done for the past two or three shows. I think they have a strong rental and studio market as one of the "last men standing," so I hope they can stay afloat. Nice guys.

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    As I used to live in Waltham, I always went to Newtonville and never made it to Zeff. What I liked at Newtonville was that the people working there still used film and the darkroom. I bought some Ilford selenium toner there within the last 4 years and the clerk said to let them know how it was - she hadn't tried it, yet, but was looking forward to it. They helped me build my first darkroom and I supplied myself from there when I lived in MA. Down here, there's no one like them. I hope they stay around in case I get to move back up there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by winger View Post
    As I used to live in Waltham, ...
    Ha... me too, for several generations.

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