A place to buy film in Chicago IL
Just came back from the lomography store in Chicago.
Amazingly, they carry TONS of film, from BW to Chromes, and we spotted some Fuji T64 rolls beating around as well as fuji pack film, and all kinds of other stuff.
They are open long hours and this store is a real brick and mortar, locally owned business that sells nothing but film and film cameras.
More then worth the effort to go there and buy some film if you are local, and give them your business, especially in light of calumet being closed etc....
The 3 times i was there parking was a breeze right in front of the door.
Support them, support film. Buy local, support your community!
1422 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
A new store is announced in Chicago:
Bert from Holland
"CalPhotoUS is a small start up based in Chicago with decades of photo experience to supply you with the gear you want and the answers you need.
We are beginning to stock from the top Vendors and have Nikon at the ready.
We can ship to any location in the US and are looking to open a store location in the Chicagoland area very soon.
Check us at www.calphotous.com
- updates as we continue to grow.
Thanks for your support!"
"Have fun and catch that light beam!"
Bert from Holland
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until that store (which will most likely not sell film) is open, and has a real address there is no reason not buy at the lomo store...
Central Camera, 230 S. Wabash, has everything.
No, seriously. Everything. Old line, long-time old fashioned camera store.
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Of course central camera is an excellent store for the film minded person.
The lomo store is for anyone not in downtown, or who wants somewhere easier to get to, with a super cool vibe and lots of friendly help and resources (and of course film).
The two stores mentioned are less than three miles apart. Take the Blue Line El from one to the other.
Originally Posted by CatLABS
Just off the plane from a week in Chicago -- my first time there. I think it's my new favorite city! -- in spite of the late season cold (will this winter ever end?). I ran out of film, and took a walk down to Central Camera for some Portra in 120. Very cool old store, and it seemed very well stocked, even though I didn't have time to stay and look around. Calumet was closer to where I was staying, but alas, alas...
Originally Posted by summicron1
Folks were lamenting the fact the calumet stopped selling a proper selection of film even before their demise.
Originally Posted by TimFox
This store was not even on the radar.
Its a great alternative to the online hacks, and why not support any brick and mortar business that sells film?
Sure buy some at central, and buy some here. They all need our support.