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Jan 08, 2013 11:03 |  #1

Hi.

I'm on San Francisco for two days, and i need to buy a Sigma 1.4x tele converter, and maybe a Canon 60D camera.
Is there a photography store like adorama, b&h on San Francisco ?

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Jan 08, 2013 13:07 |  #2

Try Discount Camera on Kearny Street (near Union Square). They seem to have a wide selection if I recall. I stopped in last fall to replace lost lens caps. Prices weren't too bad....but it was just a lens cap.


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Jan 08, 2013 14:28 |  #3

There is calumet store in SF.


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Jan 08, 2013 15:04 as a reply to  @ bobbyz's post |  #4

I would make sure NOT to buy from the stores located close to Fisherman's Wharf.


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Jan 08, 2013 15:18 |  #5

bobbyz wrote in post #15462144 (external link)
There is calumet store in SF.

They also have a website and good selection of Canon gear in store. Good Luck!

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Jan 08, 2013 17:35 |  #6

Artdime wrote in post #15462313 (external link)
I would make sure NOT to buy from the stores located close to Fisherman's Wharf.

Not that I ever would, but why not?


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Jan 08, 2013 17:58 as a reply to  @ IShootThings's post |  #7

Because it's like buying from the stores that were "Going Out of Business" that one found around Times Square in NYC a few decades ago.


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Jan 08, 2013 19:05 as a reply to  @ Jim K's post |  #8

Yes, they are bait and switch shops and I do not trust them. They can also can get quite aggressive if you ask too many questions. I would spend my coin anywhere but in those stores.


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Jan 08, 2013 21:34 as a reply to  @ Artdime's post |  #9

http://www.primebuyers​report.org …era-equipment-repair.html (external link)
There are plenty of vendors in and around San Francisco worthy of your business.




  
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Jan 09, 2013 00:36 |  #10

Keeble &Schutat , palo alto, if you dont mind driving 30 miles south.


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Jan 09, 2013 09:05 |  #11

NU27D wrote in post #15463977 (external link)
http://www.primebuyers​report.org …era-equipment-repair.html (external link)
There are plenty of vendors in and around San Francisco worthy of your business.

That has to be one of the worst sites I have seen in a long time. It just lists every camera store that has been in the area in the last few years, many of which have been out of business for a long, long time.


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Jan 09, 2013 13:27 |  #12

Keeble & Schutat , palo alto .
There are maybe 6 stores in SF , but by the time you find a parking spot , get the " let me find someone who can help you - I just stopped going there .
There is a big parking lot behind the Keeble & Schutat used store . I just walk thru and go across the street to new stuff store . They have one of the best book sections I have found . Prices range from web to about 10% over . The people in the used store are the best ones to ask questions of .
There are stores in Berkley - I did not like the 3 - I went to and San Jose camera . San Jose camera - 1 in 4 salesmen will talk and listen to you - if you know what you want , they are OK , BUT I don't go there anymore [last 8 years] .


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Jan 09, 2013 21:39 |  #13

Ok, thank you all for your help.
Definitly i won't buy anything on fisherman's warf, and also i found i couple of photo stores on china town, very similar, all trying to sell anything twice or more the normal price ...
I will try tomorrow on Calumet and Keeble Keeble & Shuchat.

Thank you so much !!!


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Jan 10, 2013 00:19 |  #14

r.morales wrote in post #15466691 (external link)
Keeble & Schutat.

Do they have lenses on display? I drive down from SF to Los Altos every couple weeks but never stopped by there. I wouldn't mind trying out the 100-400L.


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Jan 10, 2013 00:42 |  #15

Calumet is legit


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