Camera stores in Seattle and Portland, suggestions?
October 12, 2011 8:29 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking to nerd out on cameras in Portland and Seattle, suggestions?

I'm travelling to Portland and Seattle over the next week or so and looking for a camera store to pick up a new Fuji X100, but would also like to look around a few old camera stores with old used cameras and lenses, even vintage junk store stuff. Welcoming suggestions for either of the above.
posted by stackhaus23 to Media & Arts (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: In Portland: Pro Photo Supply. Terrific selection, friendly, helpful staff. Highly recommended for novices to professionals.
posted by pudders at 8:33 PM on October 12, 2011 [1 favorite]

Best answer: In Seattle there are precious few but in Seattle proper there's Glazer's Camera and, in the Kenmore suburb due a few miles northeast of downtown Seattle is Kenmore Camera.
posted by bz at 9:11 PM on October 12, 2011

I'd email Chase Jarvis... he might have some ideas. And hopefully you can get your hands on the x100 - its helped my 5DmkII gather dust lately.
posted by blaneyphoto at 9:25 PM on October 12, 2011

Best answer: mmmmm, Blue Moon. Then pop down the block to James John for some snack and drink.
posted by furnace.heart at 9:30 PM on October 12, 2011

Kenmore Camera is a great store.
posted by grouse at 10:01 PM on October 12, 2011

Best answer: Second Pro Photo Supply, you might also check out Citizens Photo.
posted by alpinist at 11:04 PM on October 12, 2011

Response by poster: Thanks people, I'll be in Portland this morning so will check out Pro Photo and Citizen's Photo and also the ones mentioned in Seattle later in the week.
posted by stackhaus23 at 2:55 AM on October 13, 2011

Fremont in Seattle has a ton of vintage/antique stores, many of which have collections of weird old cameras. Don't have any particular stores to recommend, though.
posted by msbrauer at 10:29 AM on October 13, 2011

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