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-The Dave-
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-JAY- wrote:
Fuck B&C... Fuck them in their fucking asses...






Just gonna put that right there.

+1,000,000,000 etc

Aug 25 12 12:27 am  Link  Quote 
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-JAY-
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-The Dave- wrote:

+1,000,000,000 etc

THEY DIDN'T KNOW WHAT 120 FILM WAS! And you need to replace your memory card once it's full... and 50d's take sd cards... and I needed $800 gitzo legs to hold my T2i... and VC works well with moving subjects at 1/10sec... and adapting manual focus lenses to DSLRs was useless cause "lenses back then were bad, the new 24-70L II is great!" ... and "what's a camera cage? ... and ... and... and...

dafuq... like seriously.

Aug 25 12 01:38 am  Link  Quote 
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j3_photo
Posts: 19,851
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


-JAY- wrote:

THEY DIDN'T KNOW WHAT 120 FILM WAS! And you need to replace your memory card once it's full... and 50d's take sd cards... and I needed $800 gitzo legs to hold my T2i... and VC works well with moving subjects at 1/10sec... and adapting manual focus lenses to DSLRs was useless cause "lenses back then were bad, the new 24-70L II is great!" ... and "what's a camera cage? ... and ... and... and...

dafuq... like seriously.

sigh...damn.  I hate that there isn't a Samy's Camera in this town.

Aug 25 12 05:48 am  Link  Quote 
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Shot By Adam
Posts: 5,617
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


j3_photo wrote:
sigh...damn.  I hate that there isn't a Samy's Camera in this town.

Amen. The German guy who owns B&C is pretty knowledgeable but everyone else there barely knows the difference between a camera and car.

But the worst is when you go into the funeral home otherwise known as Caseys. Wow that place is depressing. I went in there the other day as my flash bracket broke and I needed a quick replacement for a gig. I walk in and the old geezers who run the joint point me to the whopping TWO that they carry. The first words out of their mouth was, "We used to carry more but we can't compete with those jerks on that there Internet." So I said, "OK, so how come YOU guys don't sell on the Internet? Remember, Samy's, Beach Camera, Adorama, B&H...all of them just started as local camera shops before they started their big-time operations online and there's still plenty of room for others." The guy just looked at me like I was speaking Martian. Pathetic.

Aug 25 12 06:20 am  Link  Quote 
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A M Johnson
Posts: 8,024
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Shot By Adam wrote:
Amen. The German guy who owns B&C is pretty knowledgeable but everyone else there barely knows the difference between a camera and car.

I like him. Can't remember his name anymore though. I haven't been in there a while but have never had problems with them. It might be a case of not letting them bullshit me.

Shot By Adam wrote:
But the worst is when you go into the funeral home otherwise known as Caseys. Wow that place is depressing.

I try to buy stuff from them but they usually either don't have it or they want double what the street price is. I still try but I only try when I'm in the area anyway.

Aug 25 12 07:07 am  Link  Quote 
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Shot By Adam
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A M Johnson wrote:
I like him. Can't remember his name anymore though. I haven't been in there a while but have never had problems with them. It might be a case of not letting them bullshit me.

I never run into issues with them trying to BS me, it's just that other than the owner, they just are not knowledgeable people on photography any more than one of those high-school kids in yellow shirts are at Best Buy.

I try to buy stuff from them but they usually either don't have it or they want double what the street price is. I still try but I only try when I'm in the area anyway.

They're really out of the way for me but when I'm in the area or when I need something that Sahara or B&C doesn't have I go there. The problem is, every time I go there the inventory is less than the last time I was there. Based on their attitude and dwindling business, I'd be shocked if they were still around by the end of 2013.

Aug 25 12 08:06 am  Link  Quote 
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A M Johnson
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Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Shot By Adam wrote:
They're really out of the way for me but when I'm in the area or when I need something that Sahara or B&C doesn't have I go there. The problem is, every time I go there the inventory is less than the last time I was there. Based on their attitude and dwindling business, I'd be shocked if they were still around by the end of 2013.

I thought Sahara Camera Center was out of business? I haven't been there in years. Talk about idiots!

I really like shooting the breeze with the guys at Casey's.

Aug 25 12 08:10 am  Link  Quote 
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QJs Imaging
Posts: 52
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


-The Dave- wrote:
He took your picture? Did you take his? Get his name?

Got his buisness card .

Aug 25 12 09:46 am  Link  Quote 
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QJs Imaging
Posts: 52
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Shot By Adam wrote:
If 100 bucks is going to "sink your business" then you aren't in business to begin with, you're in a hobby that pays from time to time.

For me personally- absolutely. Its not just  " 100 " bucks, thats 100 for every hour Im taking there photos.
Im a budget Photog. I dont charge 200 an hour or something . LOL
I dont charge alot for my photos , and I take a pride in that actually .
I if Im paying 100 an hour for just a permit, this will indeed hurt me greatly. Im going to have to re- adjust some costs if Im going to make it here . I know of a business owner here that told me pays enough permits to pay that Rangers wages per year. He obviously is doing well  with work here. LOL

btw... I AM a business and have been for 5 1/2 years . Ive shot everything from Commercial Buisness to Dirst sport racing/Media . Ive been in LV for a total of 3 months . Work is going to take me some time here to get where I used to be prior to my move. Thank God I have filler in the Motosport Industry .

I just wanted to share my experience so that no one else has this happen to them .

Aug 25 12 09:58 am  Link  Quote 
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QJs Imaging
Posts: 52
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Are there any Camera stores in the North end of Vegas ? Ive been to one here  (cant remember the name, nice guys working there ) but its a ways away from where I live and I seen one on the strip .. I thought for sure there would be more stores here .
Aug 25 12 10:01 am  Link  Quote 
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A M Johnson
Posts: 8,024
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


QJs Imaging wrote:
Are there any Camera stores in the North end of Vegas ? Ive been to one here  (cant remember the name, nice guys working there ) but its a ways away from where I live and I seen one on the strip .. I thought for sure there would be more stores here .

The only three I know of is B&C, Casey's and Jay's.





(inside joke) big_smile

Aug 25 12 10:12 am  Link  Quote 
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-The Dave-
Posts: 8,614
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Shot By Adam wrote:
But the worst is when you go into the funeral home otherwise known as Caseys. Wow that place is depressing. I went in there the other day as my flash bracket broke and I needed a quick replacement for a gig. I walk in and the old geezers who run the joint point me to the whopping TWO that they carry. The first words out of their mouth was, "We used to carry more but we can't compete with those jerks on that there Internet." So I said, "OK, so how come YOU guys don't sell on the Internet? Remember, Samy's, Beach Camera, Adorama, B&H...all of them just started as local camera shops before they started their big-time operations online and there's still plenty of room for others." The guy just looked at me like I was speaking Martian. Pathetic.

I love that "funeral home" since old guys DO work there. No where else in town you can go to and talk film. Try to talk about a 4x5 or say RB over at B&C, you will get looks like you have 3 heads, all with pancakes in them.

B&C is just a better stocked Wolf camera. Oh wait, Wolf camera had smarter people working there than B&C has...

Aug 25 12 10:26 am  Link  Quote 
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-The Dave-
Posts: 8,614
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


QJs Imaging wrote:

Got his buisness card .

PM me his name, dept if you want.

Aug 25 12 10:27 am  Link  Quote 
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Shot By Adam
Posts: 5,617
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


-The Dave- wrote:
I love that "funeral home" since old guys DO work there. No where else in town you can go to and talk film. Try to talk about a 4x5 or say RB over at B&C, you will get looks like you have 3 heads, all with pancakes in them.

B&C is just a better stocked Wolf camera. Oh wait, Wolf camera had smarter people working there than B&C has...

As far as "talking shop", I completely agree. The old geezers at Caseys are great. It just gets so depressing sometimes though when they keep lamenting on how bad business is.

As for Wolf Camera? Yep, I shudder to just think about how bad that place was. Ugh

Aug 25 12 10:35 am  Link  Quote 
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A M Johnson
Posts: 8,024
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Shot By Adam wrote:

As far as "talking shop", I completely agree. The old geezers at Caseys are great. It just gets so depressing sometimes though when they keep lamenting on how bad business is.

As for Wolf Camera? Yep, I shudder to just think about how bad that place was. Ugh

I used to shop there quite a bit years ago when I lived in Phoenix. If all you need is common items and don't need answers, it works. Kind of like B&C now.

Aug 25 12 10:52 am  Link  Quote 
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-The Dave-
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I'm a geezer and I'm old so maybe that's why I like the place. smile

Of course I still walk around with a potato masher mounted to my camera too big_smile
Aug 25 12 10:58 am  Link  Quote 
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Shot By Adam
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Las Vegas, Nevada, US


-The Dave- wrote:
I'm a geezer and I'm old so maybe that's why I like the place. smile

Of course I still walk around with a potato masher mounted to my camera too big_smile

LOL...Nah, you're a different kind of geezer Dave. Some people are old-school. Those guys are just old.  :-)

Aug 25 12 02:19 pm  Link  Quote 
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A M Johnson
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Shot By Adam wrote:

LOL...Nah, you're a different kind of geezer Dave. Some people are old-school. Those guys are just old.  :-)

Jim and Carl are just fun. I enjoy talking to them. Tom and Steve are wound a little tight but good to talk to too.

Aug 25 12 03:41 pm  Link  Quote 
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A M Johnson
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Las Vegas, Nevada, US


...and in other news, I shot a roll of that overheated Walgreen’s film from last summer in a new (to me) camera. I just wanted to see how well it worked. The shutter obviously worked I saw, but the on camera flash is always on. Looking at the negs, I see that about 10-12' is the sweet spot for the flash and it shoots about 1 over. I scanned them and I'll call it art for now. big_smile

I took the test roll over to the local Walgreen's for a $3.99 developing job. I might have to upgrade my opinion of Carl Hinkle. big_smile
Aug 25 12 05:11 pm  Link  Quote 
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-The Dave-
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A M Johnson wrote:
...and in other news, I shot a roll of that overheated Walgreen’s film from last summer in a new (to me) camera. I just wanted to see how well it worked. The shutter obviously worked I saw, but the on camera flash is always on. Looking at the negs, I see that about 10-12' is the sweet spot for the flash and it shoots about 1 over. I scanned them and I'll call it art for now. big_smile

I took the test roll over to the local Walgreen's for a $3.99 developing job. I might have to upgrade my opinion of Carl Hinkle. big_smile

Speaking of that old Walgreens crap film, do you have a couple extra rolls you don't want?  I need to sacrifice a couple rolls practicing spooling.

Oh my Fiji dark box came in today and the 35 & 120 loading guides are still in it! WOOT!

I also can't fine my film picker. sad

Aug 25 12 08:09 pm  Link  Quote 
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VonJake-O Foto
Posts: 761
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


When did Sahara close? They had the coolest odds and ends for cheap.
Aug 25 12 10:14 pm  Link  Quote 
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Shot By Adam
Posts: 5,617
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


VonJake-O Foto wrote:
When did Sahara close? They had the coolest odds and ends for cheap.

As far as I know, they're still around. They just don't have their store on East Sahara anymore, Now they are at Rancho/Sahara behind the Macaroni Grill. The place is real small and they have some OK deals on things once in a while but their selection of things is pretty slim.

Aug 25 12 10:28 pm  Link  Quote 
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-The Dave-
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Shot By Adam wrote:

As far as I know, they're still around. They just don't have their store on East Sahara anymore, Now they are at Rancho/Sahara behind the Macaroni Grill. The place is real small and they have some OK deals on things once in a while but their selection of things is pretty slim.

Nope, not anymore, it's an empty shell now.  They are history!

Aug 25 12 11:07 pm  Link  Quote 
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-JAY-
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-The Dave- wrote:

Nope, not anymore, it's an empty shell now.  They are history!

as of friday, when I stopped by, yeah.

Aug 25 12 11:12 pm  Link  Quote 
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-JAY-
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And what's a DIY project without a little blood loss?

I'll replace that blood with rum...
Aug 25 12 11:13 pm  Link  Quote 
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Shot By Adam
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-The Dave- wrote:

Nope, not anymore, it's an empty shell now.  They are history!

OK, interesting. I can't say it comes as any big shock.

Aug 26 12 01:39 am  Link  Quote 
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-JAY-
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Shot By Adam wrote:

OK, interesting. I can't say it comes as any big shock.

Not a shock at all.

The place sucked for buying stuff that mattered... But, I loved walking in there for shit I never knew I needed, though.

Aug 26 12 01:49 am  Link  Quote 
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Shot By Adam
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-JAY- wrote:

Not a shock at all.

The place sucked for buying stuff that mattered... But, I loved walking in there for shit I never knew I needed, though.

Agreed. I actually bought some gels there a few months ago when nobody else in town had them. Once in a while you'd get some cook finds in there but god forbid you ever needed anything wild and crazy like a lens. smile

Aug 26 12 02:03 am  Link  Quote 
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A M Johnson
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Shot By Adam wrote:

Agreed. I actually bought some gels there a few months ago when nobody else in town had them. Once in a while you'd get some cook finds in there but god forbid you ever needed anything wild and crazy like a lens. smile

Doing one thing right by accident doesn't wipe out the 10,000 bad things they did because they were total fuck ups. big_smile

Aug 26 12 10:08 am  Link  Quote 
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-The Dave-
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I feel like having Chinese food today...

http://www.daplv.com/MM/DaveRice.jpg
Aug 27 12 12:40 pm  Link  Quote 
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A M Johnson
Posts: 8,024
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Is that a chop stick or are you happy to see me?
Aug 27 12 12:46 pm  Link  Quote 
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-The Dave-
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For some strange reason I get a happy sensation when they buy my pictures then use them to bash a Kardashian or basically call one of them a cow smile

http://www.eonline.com/photos/233/fashion-police/212861
Aug 27 12 01:17 pm  Link  Quote 
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-JAY-
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Let the face stabbing begin.

I have 32 packages coming to me from various locations over the next couple weeks.

The post office wont deliver anything to my apartment complex that won't fit in my individual mailbox, cause the apt complex won't allow them to use the parcel boxes.

So... Fifteen trips to the post office... An hour each visit... Cause my apartment complex managers are fuckheads.
Aug 28 12 10:56 am  Link  Quote 
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Shot By Adam
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-JAY- wrote:
Let the face stabbing begin.

I have 32 packages coming to me from various locations over the next couple weeks.

The post office wont deliver anything to my apartment complex that won't fit in my individual mailbox, cause the apt complex won't allow them to use the parcel boxes.

So... Fifteen trips to the post office... An hour each visit... Cause my apartment complex managers are fuckheads.

That's why I have a box at a UPS store by my house. It's worth the $15/month to have a business entity address that's not my home and when I need packages delivered, they go there.

Aug 28 12 11:16 am  Link  Quote 
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A M Johnson
Posts: 8,024
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Shot By Adam wrote:

That's why I have a box at a UPS store by my house. It's worth the $15/month to have a business entity address that's not my home and when I need packages delivered, they go there.

Yup, mines $48.00 for 3 months. No sense in being inefficient.

Aug 28 12 11:22 am  Link  Quote 
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-JAY-
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Yeah, a box is #1 on my list. UPS store boxes are a "physical address" yeah? Moreso than a po box? 1234 some street #123 so it's more useable than po box?
Aug 28 12 11:48 am  Link  Quote 
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A M Johnson
Posts: 8,024
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


-JAY- wrote:
Yeah, a box is #1 on my list. UPS store boxes are a "physical address" yeah? Moreso than a po box? 1234 some street #123 so it's more useable than po box?

Yup, plus they take all shipping companies. You can also drop stuff off and they will do it all for you when you need to ship stuff.

Aug 28 12 12:18 pm  Link  Quote 
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A M Johnson
Posts: 8,024
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Text exchange this morning:

Him: Nikon F-601 SLR with 35-70 and case - $100.....Still for sell

Me: Yes when can you pick it up?

Him: (1/3)Ok,i'm in mood of getting the item in person today and pay you the cash,but i'm not in the city now to get that done,well am ready to

Him: (2/3)offer you your amount for the item as you said,i'm getting it for a co-worker whom was on a trip in Lagos 23401, and i will pay

Him: (3/3)additional $150 for you to get the item shipped to him at your local post office of USPS EXPRESS MAIL, please i'm new doing this, so

Me: Idiot...
Aug 28 12 06:14 pm  Link  Quote 
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-The Dave-
Posts: 8,614
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


sounds like a fine trust worthy upstanding young man looking for a nice Nikon......
Aug 28 12 10:48 pm  Link  Quote 
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Shot By Adam
Posts: 5,617
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


I came across this ad on CL today that was a bit interesting. I'd post it here but it's already been flagged off. Basically they were looking for a photographer to do a TFP shoot for a "high profile" person. Out of curiosity I emailed them and asked who it was. The person's "Assistant and PR Agent" got back to me to tell me that it was the famous "Miss Las Vegas USA Pageant winner for 2013".

I wrote back and asked if it was the actual Miss Universe contestant for the US and she said no, this was just the Las Vegas winner. She still has to go on to compete to with Miss Nevada and then win Miss USA. So this "high profile" person was basically another MM user. LOL  Classic.
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