To buy a cheap 35mm camera i NYC

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  1. Erik Petersson

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    Hello,
    I am travelling, and a couple of dayss ago I lost my camera (a Smena 8M, so no biggie). Now I have a week in NYC and want to buy another for the rest of the trip. Perhaps someone from NYC could recommend where I can pick up a cheap point and shoot or something, just to get me through the week.
    Thanks!
    Erik
     
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    Adorama and B&H are both in New York. I've never been but I buy stuff from Adorama all the time and occasionally from B&H.
     
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    Lomography store 41 West 8th Street.
     
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    You are Swedish. You owe it to yourself and your country to buy a Hasselblad. This is your best chance!

    :smile:
     
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    I would look up charity/thrift stores.
    (Do Adorama and B&H have rummage boxes with cheap compacts?)
     
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    Do druggies still steal cameras? If so, you could spend a little time in one of the spaces that now block streets that have been installed by mayors Bloomberg and deBlasio bot the convenience of dealers to conduct their business.
    B&H is a good choice but most of their used equipment is of very good quality. Yes, you should buy a Hasselblad!
     
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    Thanks everyone! There are actually a few thrift stores close to my airbnb, so I’ll check them out, and I’ll keep an eye on this craigslist thing. If I buy the lomo I could probably resell it in Sweden...
    Hasselblad is nice of course, but would not fit in ny little bag!
     
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    You'll probably find what you seek in one of the thrift stores. Report back on your finds :smile:
     
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    You'd think that in NY, a huge city that there would be plenty of film cameras to be had!
     
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    From a first hand visit, B and H will not have any new or used 35 mm film cameras unless you want to spend thousands (new). They may have 1 or 2 used medium format cameras for under a thousand.

    They claim there aren't any high quality used 35 mm cameras out there which they can support. And previous few medium formats.
     
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    I did pick up a LC-A lomo, in Williamsburg. Am I a lomographer now?
     
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    The thrift stores offered a very rusty Kiev rangefinder and a couple of ”focus free” point and shoots that looked very sad. But it was fun to go there, so thanks!
     
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    Congratulations - that camera will be fun.
     
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