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Mar 07, 2012 10:35 |  #16

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I have used them a lot. Amazon, Adorama, and B&H are where I buy almost all my photogear.

This x 100.

These three are all I ever use and I've had GREAT service from each of them. With Adorama and B&H, you can actually call them and get really good advice also.


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Mar 07, 2012 11:30 |  #17

johngalt_ny wrote in post #14042807 (external link)
This x 100.

These three are all I ever use and I've had GREAT service from each of them. With Adorama and B&H, you can actually call them and get really good advice also.

There are about eight or ten companies that I'm very comfortable buying from and will generally go for the one with the best price. When prices are the same, depending on the item, I'll go first to Costco for their great return policy, and secondly to Amazon for their good return policy and for convenience.

Amazon and NewEgg both have very active customer participation in their product reviews. Emotionally, I'd love to support the local camera shop but, logically, that's tough to do. Both Adorama and B&H are large businesses; neither of them are the local mom and pop photo shop.


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Mar 07, 2012 14:40 |  #18

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I ended up ordering two lenses from B&H after I posted this. The 85mm 1.8 that I love and the 75-300 for my husband. We already had a 55-250 and there wasnt that much of a difference in focal length for me to justify spending $200 on the 75-300, so I called about sending it back. They were really helpful and said it would be no problem. I love the fact that they have the 30 day guarantee. If it wasn't for this I would just be out $200. I am waiting to see how fast they are able to handle the return. If all goes smoothly, then I will definitely order from them again!

Thank you for your confidence in us and for your kind words. We're more concerned you're satisfied with the experience than with the equipment, although we're concerned about both, naturally.


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Mar 07, 2012 15:49 |  #19

Can't go wrong with B&H IMO, even posting down here they are first rate.


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Mar 07, 2012 19:30 |  #20

cacawcacaw wrote in post #14043148 (external link)
. Both Adorama and B&H are large businesses; neither of them are the local mom and pop photo shop.

They are for us New Yorkers
I'll be stopping in at B&H tomorrow to p/u a Sekonic 308 s in red!
Even though I can have it mailed free shipping I'll be on 33rd. So why not stop in.


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Mar 07, 2012 19:33 |  #21

Another B&H customer. They have taken very good care of me. I usually always get my stuff from them in 2-3 days also <- that is hard to beat too.


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Mar 07, 2012 19:42 |  #22

I've used them a ton of times...nothing but great things to say about them. Everything so far has been smooth, even when I got a defective lens (not their fault)...I'd recommend them without hesitation.


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Mar 08, 2012 16:41 as a reply to  @ LowriderS10's post |  #23

B & H is hard to beat; I work for a large AV systems integrator, and the prices at B & H often beat our direct-from-the-manufacturer prices. I use them all the time.


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Mar 08, 2012 19:11 |  #24

ldt_81 wrote in post #13967749 (external link)
Just curious how many people use B&H? I have never ordered thru them, but was planning on ordering my 85mm 1.8 from them soon, considering they are cheaper.

I see they are a considerable amount cheaper than the made in USA ones, but I am nervous about buying a "grey" product.

One thing is that lenses are not "made in USA", they are designated for USA sale and carry a USA warranty. Buy a "imported" product in the USA and you won't have a warranty to use.

Lastly, why not buy from a local store instead of one particular store because "they are cheaper" as you say? Spend your money in your local economy instead of sending your money out of town or even out of state. Spend your money locally and more of your money will "stay" in your local economy instead of into New York economy. Spending money locally will help keep and create local jobs. Every city needs jobs these days, right? ;) Don't be a cheapskate.




  
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Mar 09, 2012 09:24 |  #25

You-by-Lou wrote in post #14046170 (external link)
They are for us New Yorkers
I'll be stopping in at B&H tomorrow to p/u a Sekonic 308 s in red!
Even though I can have it mailed free shipping I'll be on 33rd. So why not stop in.


cause they were closed this Thursday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!​!
so I wound up ordering online this morning anyway


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Mar 09, 2012 20:47 |  #26

HappySnapper90 wrote in post #14052739 (external link)
One thing is that lenses are not "made in USA", they are designated for USA sale and carry a USA warranty. Buy a "imported" product in the USA and you won't have a warranty to use.

Lastly, why not buy from a local store instead of one particular store because "they are cheaper" as you say? Spend your money in your local economy instead of sending your money out of town or even out of state. Spend your money locally and more of your money will "stay" in your local economy instead of into New York economy. Spending money locally will help keep and create local jobs. Every city needs jobs these days, right? ;) Don't be a cheapskate.

Because I am a cheapskate (with everything I buy) I can afford hobbies, such a photography. I like to save money. The only camera store I know of around here is Wolf Camera and they didn't even have the Canon 85mm f/1.8 lens I wanted. I did buy a wireless remote from them though. I recirculated that $35 dollars back into my local economy! :D


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Mar 09, 2012 20:55 |  #27
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i have ordered abd sadly sold two canon 5d mk ii, 2 85mm 1.8,3 50mm 1.8, one nikon 50mm 1.8, 2 135mm f/2 L lenses, and much more with never an issue! they rock!




  
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Mar 10, 2012 21:42 |  #28

Another vote of confidence here for B&H, Adorama, and Amazon. If you get the chance, visit the B&H store in NYC, it is like a photographer's dreamworld there!


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Mar 10, 2012 22:29 |  #29

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Another vote of confidence here for B&H, Adorama, and Amazon. If you get the chance, visit the B&H store in NYC, it is like a photographer's dreamworld there!

It's like a pilgrimage to Jerusalem 'cept for photographers.


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Mar 10, 2012 23:48 |  #30

My algorithm;

Check BH, if it exists and price is the same or lower buy from them,

If item doesn't exist(they are selective) check Amazon. I guess they have an agreement with Adorama that i saw a lot of Adorama products are listed there, so no need to check Adorama website. And the second reason is they can sell the stuff that BH doesn't sell. If the price is reasonable buy from Amazon.

If i think the price is not fair or cannot find what i'm exactly looking for, check ebay, consider longer shipping period, and if i find buy from there.

If there's still no result, glorious google is always there for me ;)


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