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Kurt Sorensen 09-27-2004 07:51 PM

Photo shops in central London
 
I'm going to London in the near future and was wondering if you could
give me some recomendations on which shops to look for. I'll be
staying in proximity of Canary Wharf, but if there's better
opportunities other places i'll take them into account as well.

I'm looking for a new tripod, filters (NDx4 And grad grey) a rucksack
and if the price is right some sort of portable storage.


Regards

Kurt, Denmark


Tim Boniwell 09-27-2004 10:43 PM

Re: Photo shops in central London
 
Kurt,

I don't know about Canary Wharf - there is a large shopping mall there, but
I don't think that there is much in the way of a good photo shop - maybe a
small Jessops (a UK chain of photo dealers with a premises in most UK
towns - sadly some staff are less than knowledgeable, whilst others are
clearly enthusiasts - pot luck).

Head for the West End - New Oxford Street (Tottenham Court Road Tube and
head east) - there is a huge Jessops and a slightly more "pro" photo shop -
Jacobs, which has a massive selection of used gear as well as the latest
digital stuff. There are others, some specialist, some pro.; it depends what
you are looking for. The best Leica dealer in London (Classic Camera) is not
far from the east end of New Oxford Street, for example, (
http://www.theclassiccamera.com/index.html ) and almost next door are two
other dealers. Back in Tottenham Court Road are two or three others that may
be worth a look. Just north of Holborn Kingsway Tube (same part of London)
is a rather quaint old world sort of dealer in Southampton Row - R. G.
Lewis, very knowledgeable especially about the previous generation of high
quality gear, but also up to date on the latest.

You can have a whole day in this part of London going from one dealer to
another!

Have fun,

Tim Boniwell

"Kurt Sorensen" <kurt.sorensen@vip.cybercity.dk > wrote in message
news:u7rgl05a96i842ca2q93ggc68kk6v65mf0@4ax.com...
> I'm going to London in the near future and was wondering if you could
> give me some recomendations on which shops to look for. I'll be
> staying in proximity of Canary Wharf, but if there's better
> opportunities other places i'll take them into account as well.
>
> I'm looking for a new tripod, filters (NDx4 And grad grey) a rucksack
> and if the price is right some sort of portable storage.
>
>
> Regards
>
> Kurt, Denmark
>




Ken Tough 09-28-2004 06:16 AM

Re: Photo shops in central London
 
Kurt Sorensen <kurt.sorensen@vip.cybercity.dk> wrote:
>I'm going to London in the near future and was wondering if you could
>give me some recomendations on which shops to look for. I'll be
>staying in proximity of Canary Wharf, but if there's better
>opportunities other places i'll take them into account as well.
>
>I'm looking for a new tripod, filters (NDx4 And grad grey) a rucksack
>and if the price is right some sort of portable storage.


Try Tottenham Court Road, just north of Oxford street. There's
quite a few bargain rucksack places around that corner. I'd have
thought Canary Wharf would be pretty expensive in comparison.

Also have a look at:
http://ukcamera.com/towns/london.htm
--
Ken Tough


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