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    Nice Camera shops in Paris?

    Hi, I am off to Paris for a couple of days, so wondering whether among you (I especially count on you Parisian Apuggers ) anybody can advise some nice shops over there?
    In between visiting Notredame and walking and taking photos along the Seine I'd like to visit some nice cameras shops (possibly selling used analog stuff that digifans don't like anymore ) If centrally located it helps of course. Many thanks for the help.
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    Odéon Photo - surprisingly on the Place de l'Odéon in Saint Germain des Près used to have a nice selection of used gear. They were priced waaaaaay out of the market, as nearly everything in Paris, but still worth a browse. Otherwise, have a stroll up and down the rue Condorcet near the Gare du Nord - photography street if there is one in Paris.
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    Grazie 1000 Niko

    Quote Originally Posted by NikoSperi
    Odéon Photo - surprisingly on the Place de l'Odéon in Saint Germain des Près used to have a nice selection of used gear. They were priced waaaaaay out of the market, as nearly everything in Paris, but still worth a browse. Otherwise, have a stroll up and down the rue Condorcet near the Gare du Nord - photography street if there is one in Paris.
    "A photograph is not created by a photographer. What he does is just to open a little window and capture it. The world then writes itself on the film. The act of the photographer is closer to reading than it is to writing. They are the readers of the world."
    Ferdinando Scianna, Magnum photographer

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    I used to buy gear occasionally at FNAC Montparnasse -- only department store photo dept I've ever seen that carried both new and used.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bjorke
    I used to buy gear occasionally at FNAC Montparnasse -- only department store photo dept I've ever seen that carried both new and used.
    Fnac decided a few years ago that it would pull out of the second hand market... You'd be hard pressed to find anything film in one of their stores today.
    If you tone it down alot, it almost becomes bearable.

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    The House of Leica... sigh. Sometimes, a bargain.

    And the flea markets. I found a Hugo Meyer casket set ( Protars ! ) at Saint-Ouen, at a very nice price. It took all afternoon to haggle the price down to what I had in my pocket: I took time out for a restorative bowl of stew and glass or two of wine. Les Puces are completely unpredictable. Happy hunting !
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    I found the guys at bd Beaumarchais (Maison du Leica, GD Format) to be too expensive, judging by my standards... On the other hand, I have not (yet) found a single place in Paris selling second-hand cameras as cheap as you'll find them in other countries...



 

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