Where are the best used-camera shops in Berlin?
April 2, 2010 2:50 PM   Subscribe

Where are the good used-camera stores in Berlin, Germany?

Some friends of mine are in Berlin with their kids at the moment. They like photography, including film photography. But the faithful Nikon FM-2 one of them had been using has recently breathed its last. Where, then, are the best places in Berlin to browse for a good, not-too-expensive used film camera--and, for that matter, other photographic equipment?

This is information I'm planning to use myself, too, just as soon as I can swing myself a trip to Berlin...
posted by lapsangsouchong to Shopping (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
One of the best places is www.asa90.com in Kreuzberg neighborhood, also what concerns the prices. Quite a good choice in used stuff have www.fotomeyer.de in Wilmersdorf and www.wuestefeld.com with two shops in Charlottenburg. Another shop we saw is in Prenzlauer Berg: www.fotoli.de, but it was always closed. In Kreuzberg on Oranienburger Strasse, near crossing with Adalbertstrasse, is a turkish photographer who sells some used equipment. Another good place to look can be the fleemarket at Mauerpark in Prenzlauer Berg www.mauerparkmarkt.de. Good luck!
posted by megob at 10:44 AM on April 3, 2010

Thanks! Very useful.
posted by lapsangsouchong at 7:26 PM on April 5, 2010

Further information (in case anyone happens to search this thread in the future) from my friends, who found the answer above extremely useful. They wanted to add that:
anyone who's making the trip to Asa90 should also have a look at Photo Braune, a few blocks away at the junction between Hermannplatz and Karl-Marx Strasse. There's a huge range of analogue second-hand stuff there, including some older rangefinders, and the proprietor is very friendly and knowledgeable, also repairs cameras and incidentally speaks excellent English. Here are the details:

Karl-Marx-Str. 7
12043 Berlin
Tel.: 030/ 623 70 55

posted by lapsangsouchong at 4:51 PM on April 6, 2010

fine! good to know that. will check it out on occasion. thx!
posted by megob at 1:58 AM on April 7, 2010

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