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    That's terrific news. I do hope they continue to carry certain product lines, like the Brilliant papers and the Bowens lighting gear, that the old Calumet distributed.

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    Good news... but is this really the British Calumet re-starting a US operation, or 3 smart guys starting a new business? Either way I'm happy if they have good product and good prices and good service, but it sounds more like the latter to me than the former.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianShaw View Post
    Good news... but is this really the British Calumet re-starting a US operation, or 3 smart guys starting a new business? Either way I'm happy if they have good product and good prices and good service, but it sounds more like the latter to me than the former.
    They are probably linked by the three owners being involved with both companies. In the UK/U a number of companies merged finally coming under the Claumet banner in more recent years. Calumet may well have been more profitable in the UK than the US as they are a much bigger player in the professional market this side of the Atlantic hover they are very heavily biased towards digital and I stopped using them a few years ago as they no longer carried the films and papers I used.

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    I wish them sucess.
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    (Removed double post, sorry)
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    (Something weird is going on. I post elsewhere but it pops up here. Ipad with Tapatalk is fine for reading, but not posting!? So, removed again....)

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    "Have fun and catch that light beam!"
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    * I'm an analogue enthusiast, trying not to fall into the digital abyss.
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    Why the big surprise? Their merchandise was the same as Best Buy's - Target - Walmart - etc.
    They used to be a photography store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c6h6o3 View Post
    There's only one camera store left in DC, and judging from their website, one has to wonder how long they'll last. However, Dick has always catered to pros by specializing in superlative factory authorized repairs of high end equipment, so maybe the last man standing in this town will stand for quite a while.

    The bad news is that there's not a single word on his website about film. Not a single word.
    ProPhoto's website still says they're moving, when in fact they moved about nine months ago. I've dropped into the new place several times -- once to drop of a Nikon F for a CLA -- and it is very, very much smaller than his old place. He still has some used gear, still sells Leica, and apparently still repairs equipment though Dick and brother (whom I haven't seen for a while) work out of sight of the public now. I mentioned to Dick that he had a lot less stuff on the sales floor (no paper or developers, etc.) and his reply rather indicated that they'd gotten rid of most of it (though some may be "in the back").

    I'm glad they're still there, as I've been shopping there for over twenty years, but the store clearly reflects how photography equipment is presently valued and sold.

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    C&A Marketing Acquires Calumet Photographic at Bankruptcy Auction

    http://camarketing.com/ca-marketing-...-photographic/

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    That's really very interesting. Thanks for the link...

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