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Jonathan Taylor

Yes, you can still by film...


Hello everyone out there in interweb land! My name is Jonathan and on most days you can find me in the used department of our downtown store. I will be blogging about the odd, strange, and always cool things found in my little corner of heaven called the used department. Probably once a week I am confronted by a customer who seems shocked that film is still available and that there are still people out in the world using it on a regular basis. I just so happen to be one of those people who shoot film about 90% and digital the other 10% of the time. I explain to them that there are so many great film cameras out there that they can buy real cheap and there are all kinds of benefits to using a film camera. One of these benefits is they're cheap! You drop it, gets stolen, or just dies your not out a whole lot of money. Yes there are still some that hold there value, Leica, Linhof, and a few others, but there's a whole bunch of cool cameras for $500 or less. The second benefit is that film limits your shots down to 24 or 36  so it forces you to slow down and take time in framing the shot you want. So I say come in and find yourself a film camera, a roll of film, and slow down. Digital is great instant gratification, but sometimes its good to wait and see what what appears on the film. Oh and did I mention we also have a lab that processes film.


Wednesday Used round up (A day late and a dollar short)

Quickly here, I'll point out our used Panasonic gear: - A Tz4 - the much loved LX-3 (Heck, I have one. I love it.) - A Tz5 - if you're looking to break into the m4:3 user's club.


Robert's Wednesday Used Round-Up

This thing is flat!No round-up last week as we were clearing inventory in preparation for EXPO weekend. (By the way, EXPO this weekend so come and see the reps Friday and Saturday.)

Highlights for this week start off with the Voigtländer 20mm f/3.5 (pictured left). What's remarkable about this beaut is how narrow it is. I'm pretty sure it's the narrowest lens I've photographed for the used department.

If you're looking for a used D700, we've got one in EX condition.

Too big? There's a D300 in LN condition.

If any of that is just too small potatoes, then you should give a look at the refurbished Leica M9 in Steel Gray we have. Giggity.


Wednesday Used Highlights - 04/20/11

This week I'm going to point out that we've got a mess of refurbished Nikon gear come into our store like the:

Refurbished D7000, body only.

Also, the elusive Refurbished D700

Shiny! Body only!

Sorry kids, lens sold separately.

If you're looking for a really inexpensive, 90 day warranted entry to Nikon DSLRs, then the Gold Trimmed D60 SE is totally the way. Don't forget an AF-S lens to complement.

The important thing to remember about Nikon Refurbished is that it comes with 90 days of coverage from Nikon, which means you can think of it as new when it comes to shopping for a MACK warranty, and their Diamond variety are the best bang for your buck when purchasing Nikon refurbished.


Wednesday Used Highlights - Two New Categories!

For those who were paying attention last week, we've got two new categories in the Used section of our website. Those being Scanners and Large Format and don't think we made 'em to leave 'em empty.

We have two scanners - the Super Coolscan 4000ED (pictured right) and a Super Coolscan 9000ED.

In the Large Format area we've got Graphic View II.

If you're looking for medium format lenses, we've got some too - a Hasselblad C 80 f/2.8 for example.

Or perhaps you've been seeking a 105mm macro for your Canon but your budget is under $400? We've got a Sigma 105mm  2.8 for EF mount here for you.

What about that caption contest? Check it after the break.


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Wednesday Used Highlights - 04/06/2011

Nikon AF-S 500mm F/4 D

Orange clamp sold separately

Step right up, folks! Check out the Used department highlights for the week:

Pictured left - a Nikon AF-S 500mm F/4 D in BGN condition.

An all new (ha ha) category in Used - the Lighting and Studio category - temporary home to a Dynalite M2000X power pack among other packs and heads.

We've added some BGN rated medium format Bronica and Mamiya gear to the Medium Format used folder.

Next week should have us introducing another new category and highlighting some more rockin' gear.  A special photo after the jump...

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