WARNING: Don't go to B & H SuperStore

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  1. pbelarge

    pbelarge TPF Noob!

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    I had planned to go to Fleet Week in NYC today, thinking it would be a great photo-op. I was looking on Google Map to find a close parking garage. My eye caught B&H SuperStore a few blocks away. HA... I thought I would kill 2 birds with one stone and visit the store to do a touchy-feely kind of thing with some of the equipment I am trying to decide to purchase, and then go to visit some of the ships.

    BIG Mistake :mrgreen: Has anyone been in that store? Forgetaboutit. It is a very sick place for photographers to visit. Trust me you won't come out alive. ;)



    More on the results of my visit later, I have to change my tattered clothing and get some rest...........
     
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    Thanks man! I so happy I leave far away from NY. I get into enough troubles reading there catalogs sitting on a toilet :mrgreen:
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    The B&H store is Photographer Heaven........
     
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    I got in a lot of trouble the other day from my husband after their catalog showed up in our mailbox... i had just finished promising I was done buying new gear, and he thought I had sent away for it... oops - lol
     
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    So, how much is the damage?
     
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    I go there every time I make the 1 hour 20min trip to the city. It definitely takes some will power to walk out of that store. This is especially true for the used section. Adorama is also in the city but no where as large of a showroom.

    On the other hand, I am one of those guys that values good 1 on 1 relationship and service from a local camera shop. So most of my business goes there... BH if they don't have it. My local shop are also staffed by a couple of Leica fanatics which is a big advantage for me. In fact, I just bought a camera from them today...
     
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    The worst part of the venture is, I am less than 30 minutes away from the store if there is no traffic....bad, very bad.


    I was in the store discussing as much as possible to learn as much as possible. I thought they were busy-lots of people there, they said it was still slow and expected to be busy by noon. I had my "wish list" with me, that I worked on just last night.
    I was surprised at how helpful so many of the people working there were as I walked around asking questions, being a large store in the middle of NYC and all.

    I stumbled out of the store with:

    1. New Lowepro pack
    2. New 82mm polarizer filter...you see where this is going:mrgreen:
    3. New 16-35mm f/2.8L II
    4. 8 gig UDMA card....heehehehe
    5. Canon 7D


    Not long after I left the store, I promptly got on the phone and called my wife's boss and asked him to add more hours to her schedule.;)
    You can't expect me to work more, I need the time to shoot:lmao:


    Never having held a camera larger than the T1i, I was pleasantly surprised how good the 7D felt in my hands. It actually fit in my hands better than the T1i.
    I can tell you I played with quite a few cameras and a number of different lenses. The gentlman helping made a very smart sales move. He left all of the cameras and lenses on the counter in front of me while I was playing.

    I was toying mostly with the 5dII and the 7D. We talked about the possibilities of what canon may do in introducing cameras in the next year...that helped me to choose the 7d. Then a couple of the guys were discussing lenses between themselves and a couple of customers...that is what helped me choose the 16-35. It was fun, and I will be back there soon.:thumbup:
     
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    All I can say is..... :lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao:
     
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    Josh220 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Ugh, he sounds like such a tool. That video really irks me.

    "Gosh, it's got a lot of buttons"

    "The only reason for a telephoto is because you are not good enough to get closer"

    Dumbass...

    Anyways, that's quite a shopping cart. Congrats on all of the new gear!!
     
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    I don't buy new digital stuff. I just can't afford it right now unless it's something little like a filter or something, but I get that catalog just so I can sit there and read it in bliss. Neighbor left a very old one in the laundry room once? I had so much fun reading it I had to go and order one for myself. That catalog, it's total Photo Porn!

    :)
     
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    Thats what? about 25 hundo im guessing?
     

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