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    This is a shame for photography in general, at least here in the Washington DC area. I've occasionally dropped into the Penn Camera shop (owned by Calumet) over by Tysons Corner; it used to be that Penn would take trades and so have some used gear for sale, but that vanished in large part when Calumet took over and focused nearly entirely on digital. Their supplies of chemistry dropped to near nothing, so I no longer had much interest in going in. But they did have items that could be used by either analog or digital photographers: carry bags, backgrounds, lighting, etc. What's kind of odd is that the Metro has been extended to go through Tysons Corner and one of the stops is directly in front of Penn Camera there, so if it were still in business when the Metro line opens it would have stood a good chance of increased foot traffic. I can't now think of many other camera stores in the area I'll be visiting.

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    I remember asking about the used equipment question (they were suspending all trades for used gear for a while) when Calumet first took over Penn and was given some song and dance about regulations, which at the time sounded suspicious. Now I wonder if their financial situation was already a cause of that problem.

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    Well when Jacobs folded in the UK the next week they reopened some of the stores with skeleton staffs selling the stock at fire sale/clearance prices.

    So I really had to help them, ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CatLABS View Post
    The eastman house museum store sells pretty much everything from chemicals to film (perhaps even paper?)
    The Eastman House store sells T=Shirts, Books, Hats and Movie Posters among other things, but no photographic items at all. In the basement, in the labs it is a different story.

    AFAIK, Kodak is frankly indifferent to the situation regarding camera stores in Rochester. Rowe Photo is all digital now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Photo Engineer View Post
    The Eastman House store sells T=Shirts, Books, Hats and Movie Posters among other things, but no photographic items at all. In the basement, in the labs it is a different story.

    AFAIK, Kodak is frankly indifferent to the situation regarding camera stores in Rochester. Rowe Photo is all digital now.

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    Don't forget the collection of toy cameras like Diana's and holgas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newt_on_Swings View Post
    Don't forget the collection of toy cameras like Diana's and holgas.
    The coffee mugs and stationary are also very fine!

    If photography is a ship, the George Eastman House is a lifeboat!
    Everytime I find a film or paper that I like, they discontinue it. - Paul Strand - Aperture monograph on Strand

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    Quote Originally Posted by Photo Engineer View Post
    The Eastman House store sells T=Shirts, Books, Hats and Movie Posters among other things, but no photographic items at all. In the basement, in the labs it is a different story.

    AFAIK, Kodak is frankly indifferent to the situation regarding camera stores in Rochester. Rowe Photo is all digital now.

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    Actually the museum store has a film selection that puts many "pro" stores to shame. Add that to free parking, and a nice cafe - who could want more.
    I am sure if more students used that as a resource for supplied they would carry whatever those students needed...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Nadvornick View Post
    Guess that explains the $5.00 sale on Fred Picker video DVDs.

    And the complete shutting down of the Fidelity/Regal/Lisco film holder business they owned.



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    So... Does that mean my film holders are worth more now?

    Or that when I want 8x10 holders I will have to pay more?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xmas View Post
    Well when Jacobs folded in the UK the next week they reopened some of the stores with skeleton staffs selling the stock at fire sale/clearance prices.

    So I really had to help them, ...
    I bet the employees never got paid for that work...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CatLABS View Post
    Actually the museum store has a film selection that puts many "pro" stores to shame. Add that to free parking, and a nice cafe - who could want more.
    I am sure if more students used that as a resource for supplied they would carry whatever those students needed...
    IDK what shop you frequent there, but I just got back from GEH a few hours ago. No film there. I ate in the Cafe. The place was jammed with children on tour but the cafe was nearly empty. Chris and Nick and I had a nice quite lunch with Fred (prof_pixel) and then went back to work on the workshop for next week.

    No film in sight. Were you last there about 50 years ago?

    Oh, they sell my book but are out of it right now, and I said hi to the store manager who stopped into the cafe for something to drink. So, I am not a stranger there. I also have a collection of t-shirts and sweat shirts with the GEH logo.

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