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Old 08-23-2007   #1
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I'll be in California soon starting in LA, Santa Barbara and on to San Francisco. Any of you got stores you recommend for a good deal, internet no good as I'm UK based. Battery grip, 100mm macro and monopod are the three things I'd be looking for. Good second hand stuff would be perfectly acceptable. Any help would be appreciated as it's my first visit.

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Samy's is pretty popular...store locations below...

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Here are the directions to Calumet, Los Angeles, and here for San Francisco.
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I would also suggest Looking Glass Photo in Berkeley. Great store with a very helpful staff!
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You will be paying around 8% +/- sales tax in California.

A couple of years ago a DPR fellow subscriber from Belgium was coming thru our Central Coast area on a 2 week trip thru California and Nevada. He had his NYC dealer send me a P&S and a couple of extra things so he could avoid both VAT & California sales tax at NYC prices.

If you have family or a trusted friend here you might try something similar.

Samy's has stores both in LA and Santa Barbara. I've dealt with them for at least 25 years. Their staff is well qualified, but you will also find that Calumet and Canoga Camera have good reputations. In the SF area I've had excellent service from Keeble & Shuchat in Palo Alto between San Jose and San Francisco. My wife ordered a few things she thought I needed one Christmas...close but just off a bit...they made everything perfect without a question. Not sure about "deals" in any of these shops, though.


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