Photography Equipment where to buy online?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by TWolf, Jun 26, 2019.

  1. TWolf


    Jan 20, 2011
    The Deep South
    Are there any Musician's Friend or Sweetwater's of the camera/photography world out there? You know reputable sites where you might find better deals than ordering direct from Nikon or Canon?
  2. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    B&H is legit. I've bought from them online and in store.

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  3. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru..........

    Apr 11, 2006
    Out there!
    I've bought from both Adorama and B&H. Been a faithful customer to the latter for decades.
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  4. mikeoso

    mikeoso Acoustic Curmudgeon

    Feb 14, 2014
    eastern Iowa
    B&H has been good to me, as far as price and selection.
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  5. fhm555

    fhm555 So FOS my eyes are brown

    Feb 16, 2011
    Not trying to hijack, but where is a reliable place to buy and sell used photography equipment on the interwebs? I know someone with a trove of older Nikon lenses and SLR bodies they are wanting to sell.
  6. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru..........

    Apr 11, 2006
    Out there!
    Try Igor:

    Igor's Camera Exchange

    I have known him for over 20 years now.
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  7. pcake

    pcake Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2011
    Los Angeleez
    B&H and adorama are where i usually buy new photo gear - B&H more than adorama for some reason. i also sometimes at bestbuy or samy's, and i've also bought several cameras and lenses used from B&H. also buy used from keh.

    you can sell used to B&H and keh, as well.
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  8. Gorn

    Gorn Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    "You go to B&H!" commercials have been hammered into my brain for as long as I can remember. They also have good stuff and customer service.
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  9. TWolf


    Jan 20, 2011
    The Deep South
    Thanks for the replies. I had seen B&H come up but wanted to make sure they were legit. So I'll check them out.
  10. hbarcat

    hbarcat Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2006
    Rochelle, Illinois
    +1 for B & H.
  11. pcake

    pcake Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2011
    Los Angeleez
    i've been buying from them for years - great customer service.
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  12. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    B&H is a pretty big player in photo, video and audio AV gear. I bought a fair amount of stuff from them in my years running an AV section. I've also done business with Adorama and it has consistently gone well. They run more retail sales and promos than B&H does.
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  13. dwm74


    Nov 8, 2009
    Phoenix, AZ
    Another recommendation for B&H.

    Bought some astronomy gear there, too. :thumbsup:
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  14. Ghook


    Sep 25, 2018
    Eastern US
    Beach, B&H and Adorama. Stay away from Abe's , like far away.
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  15. keyboardguy

    keyboardguy Supporting Member

    May 11, 2005
    I've dealt with B&H since the early 70's.
    Still around, that say's something to me.
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  16. KohanMike

    KohanMike Gold Supporting Member

    B&H, Adorama, Samy's are my go tos. B&H also carries lots of audio gear.
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  17. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    If the SLRs are film cameras, he may have to pay someone to haul them off. The older lenses may be worth more than they were when new, though, especially if they are fast (large aperture). Anyway, B&H is the place for new gear - the very best in customer service.
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  18. pappabass

    pappabass Inactive

    May 19, 2006
    Alabama !! Roll Tide
    Yep, B&H. When I was a pro I bought $2000+ cameras from them without a 2nd thought
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  19. TWolf


    Jan 20, 2011
    The Deep South
    I was just getting ready to ask about Abes of Maine. I'm loking for a Nikon D7200 and they are the only ones Ive found with one in stock since it is a generation back from the D7500.
    Thanks for the heads up. What kind of bad experience did you have?

    Edited: To say Abe's is the only place i can find it "new" and not a refurbished version. Amazon has them but kind of scared me off by comments and reviews that it was not a "USA" camera and black market camera with no Nikon warranty.
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2019