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Viziondetroit
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Post Number: 524
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 68.42.176.190
Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 - 8:42 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Can anyone tell if there is a camera shop in the city? All of the ones I know about are in the burs like Adray, Ritz, Woodward and Century.... The two Ritz location near me have closed in Oakland Mall and the Southfield and 12 mile location...

Is there shop in the city? School me
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Tetsua
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Post Number: 650
Registered: 01-2004
Posted From: 68.61.194.237
Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 - 8:45 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

There's a Ritz at Fairlane ... I think
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Viziondetroit
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Post Number: 525
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Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 - 8:58 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yeah there is one in Fairlane... I live near 75 & & Mile... thats a nice drive, I just figured there was something within the city limits...
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Drm
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Post Number: 973
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 69.212.49.149
Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 - 9:18 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Detroit Camera in the Penobscot Building.
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Supersport
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Post Number: 10177
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Posted From: 69.246.37.236
Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 - 9:40 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

& Mile in da mutha fuckin' hizause! lol
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Drm
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Post Number: 974
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Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 - 9:52 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Is & Mile south of 8 Mile?
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Bussey
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Post Number: 176
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Posted From: 69.220.232.174
Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 - 9:55 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

its near * mile, thats where im from , yo!
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Itsjeff
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Post Number: 6119
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 69.242.213.167
Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 - 10:28 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I hope that DRM's message wasn't lost amidst this clever banter. Detroit Camera in the Penobscot Building.
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Supersport
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Post Number: 10178
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Posted From: 69.246.37.236
Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 - 10:31 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Wasn't Detroit Camera and Cadillac Luggage one in the same? It was my understanding they both closed up, if not, please confirm otherwise.
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Drm
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Post Number: 975
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Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 - 10:33 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Your understanding is wrong. Detroit Camera used to share a space with Cadillac Luggage, but later moved into its own spot (on Fort Street, westernmost storefront of the Penobscot Building).
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Viziondetroit
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Post Number: 528
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 68.42.176.190
Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 - 10:42 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

lol 7 mile.. hit the shift key
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Wabashrr1
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Post Number: 154
Registered: 03-2006
Posted From: 64.12.116.204
Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2006 - 12:14 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

You're probably almost as close to Century as to downtown Detroit.. Maybe a little further to Century. What kind of lens are you seeking? Considered Ebay?
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Viziondetroit
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Post Number: 530
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Posted From: 68.42.176.190
Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2006 - 12:33 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I can always buy online.. nothing like getting what u want when u want it and talking to the salesmen etc...

I'm shooting a Nikon D-SLR.. looking at some good glass for it... I'll check out the penobscot store if it is still there.
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Livedog2
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Post Number: 420
Registered: 03-2006
Posted From: 24.223.133.177
Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2006 - 12:47 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Check out COSTCO. They've got a great sale on Nikon D50 digital SLR cameras right now. They call it a Family Sports & Action Outfit, including:
-D50 Digital Body
-28-80mm f/3.3-5.6G
-70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G
-Rugged Ballastic Nylon Camera System Case
-SD Memory Card
-Long Life Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
-Nikon Camera Strap (It is excellent)
-Software
-Power and Recharger Cords
-Many more extras

All for $779 + Tax

Most other camera stores charge that much just for the body!

Livedog2
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Viziondetroit
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Username: Viziondetroit

Post Number: 531
Registered: 11-2003
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Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2006 - 1:09 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Damn that is a greta deal.. too bad I already have a body.. I do need a back up (yet an excuse to buy another camera)
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The_aram
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Post Number: 4952
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 68.41.124.8
Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2006 - 1:20 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

i'd really recommend going to Adray in Dearborn. they know their shit.
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Jams
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Post Number: 3446
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Posted From: 68.79.100.62
Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2006 - 1:38 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

While not in Detroit, Adray's in Dearborn or Troy has received more of my dollars than I care to think about.

Alex at Detroit Camera is a great guy and quite knowledgeable about many facets of the industry. He's great at ordering specialized equipment or films.

If you're looking for used equipment, there's a great place on Ford Road near Venoy, J&? (the name escapes me at the moment) a very cool laid-back owner who would let me search through his dispays until I'd find some esoteric treasure that I suddenly had to have. I must have bought over 100 filters from him to fit the various lenses I own. (I shoot 16mm - 4x5, and I'm just learning digital)

Classic Camera on Mack in Grosse Pointe, usually has a good selection unless they have packed for a show somewhere. Not necessarily the best prices, but they saved my butt several times when one of my bodies camera went kaput just before a job (or in one case, I had to buy a new body in between the ceremony and the reception to finish the job, luckily I was in the Pointes).
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Mauser765
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Post Number: 816
Registered: 01-2004
Posted From: 4.229.69.77
Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2006 - 6:13 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

$450 for a D50 body and 28-90mm lens at Ritz. (Just bought one as a back up last week)
$779 is a rip off - you can get a D70 with a lens online for that much.
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Boo
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Post Number: 135
Registered: 01-2004
Posted From: 63.117.185.99
Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2006 - 8:33 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

i just bought a pentax dslr from adray in dearborn- it is probably closest to midtown (where i live). while i didn't get the best price those ppl behind the counter know their stuff- esp with accessories and such. they also steered me towards a more budget camera- which i always like b/c most salesmen seem to do the opposite...
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Viziondetroit
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Username: Viziondetroit

Post Number: 532
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 68.42.176.190
Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2006 - 10:44 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yeah Adray is a great store... I got a great Sigma 55-300 from them.. the guys there really know their stuff... anyone looking to buy some Nikon lenses hit me up.. I'm trying to sell a couple and get another one..

Adray has some good prices @ their online store.. too bad you can't those prices in the store :-D
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Odessa
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Post Number: 7
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Posted From: 69.216.135.187
Posted on Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 10:00 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Classic Camera is no more, they went out of business a year or two ago. CameraMart on Telegraph in Pontiac is a good place for digital equipment, Nikon F mount included, although it is a ride from Detroit.
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Viziondetroit
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Post Number: 533
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 65.42.23.2
Posted on Friday, June 16, 2006 - 1:03 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

So I went to Detroit Camera in the Penobscot during lunch.... waste of time actually.

it's actually Detroit Pen and Camera

They had like 10 camera bags, one lens that I could see, no cameras, and photo paper and a gang of pens... ahhh o well

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