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Help! Where can I buy a M43 camera in Bruges?

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by noxid.nelle, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. noxid.nelle

    noxid.nelle New to Mu-43

    Sep 19, 2011
    Sheffield, UK
    Rhys Turner
    Hello, sorry for the strange first post. I have come on holiday from the UK to Bruges in Belgium. On the train from Brussels I didn't have a seat and was standing up when the carriage rocked quite severely throwing me against a wall. Unfortunately for me and my camera, my GF3 was in my coat pocket and the impact smashed the screen :eek:  :eek:  :eek: 

    So I am now in one of the most photogenic towns in the world without a camera :mad:  Google hasn't turned up many photography shops and I've only got two days here so don't want to spend them searching for camera shops. Does anyone on the forum know of any suitable shops or, alternatively, could someone who knows the language have a look on the internet for me and find me a shop to aim for?!

    Thanks, and fingers crossed!!!
  2. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
    Houston, TX
    Does the camera work other than the screen? Do you have some way to get the pix off the card to view them? (iPad, laptop, etc)

    Could always take the "spray and pray" approach, i bet you will get at least some that come out well - much better than nothing.
  3. Gwendal

    Gwendal Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 6, 2010
    Tuyttens have several models : Tuyttens (Brugge)
    52-58, Noordzandstraat 8000 Brugge (Bruges)

    Bring us great photos !

    PS : never been there, just found them when searching Google.
  4. noxid.nelle

    noxid.nelle New to Mu-43

    Sep 19, 2011
    Sheffield, UK
    Rhys Turner
    TC - yes, I do have a laptop with me, but my skills as a photographer are meagre enough even with being able to see what i am taking!

    Gwendal - thanks, that shop is about 200m from my hotel! Will take a look.
  5. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Sorry to hear about the camera! Safe travels!
  6. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman Subscribing Member

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    there is also a branch of Saturn here

    Frank Van Ackerpromenade 2
    8000 Brugge

    they are a big german electronic goods store... like Media Markt

    prices are usually good.

    there is also FNAC

    Fnac Bruges

    Markt, 18-19
    8000 Bruges


  7. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    And there is Demey, in the St Amandsstraat (Intro)
    Close to the pub "Chagal", you can't miss it.
    Dirk is one of the finest guys in town !!!!

    While you're there, a few blocks away, there is that pub "'t brugs beertje"
    (Welcome on the website of caf 't Brugs Beertje)
    Not entirely without reason, some connoisseurs called this place the best beer house in the world. So, don't miss it !!!!!

    Have fun in my native town,
  8. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
    Houston, TX
    Perhaps then it will be an improvement! :) 

    It looks like there are several people around, who know the area well - you are in good hands!
  9. noxid.nelle

    noxid.nelle New to Mu-43

    Sep 19, 2011
    Sheffield, UK
    Rhys Turner
    Thanks so much for all the suggestions. I'm ready to dash out as soon as the shops open to try and get a replacement. Hopefully my insurance will cover clumsiness :smile:

    Ha, true, maybe I should give it a try!
  10. noxid.nelle

    noxid.nelle New to Mu-43

    Sep 19, 2011
    Sheffield, UK
    Rhys Turner
    Well, I managed to get a E-PM1 in FNAC. Quite disappointed that I couldn't get another GF3. They had a GF2 in stock but wanted 750 Euros for it! No chance! This could be a struggle as I'm not used to Olympus menus having never had one before. Fingers crossed.
  11. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
    Enjoy the rest of your trip! I think you will find the E-PM1 easy to handle...
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