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SF Bay Area PhotoFair Camera Show

Discussion in 'Mu-43 Member Activities, Meetups, and Hangouts' started by ranxoren, Jun 4, 2013.

  1. ranxoren

    ranxoren Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Im thinking of going to the PhotoFair Camera Show in Newark, CA on June 15th.
    Anyone else interested? We could carpool :)

    Info below:

     
  2. Y-V-E-S

    Y-V-E-S Mu-43 Veteran

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    May 20, 2011
    San Jose, CA
    Yves Gajardo
    Oh nice! I might be interested in coming! I won't be out of town that weekend.
     
  3. ranxoren

    ranxoren Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Great! I'm driving up from San Jose as well, let's carpool!
    I have room for 3 more people if you're coming from the South Bay
     
  4. ahuyevshi

    ahuyevshi Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 9, 2010
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    Awww... I'll be in NYC that weekend.. gggrr.
     
  5. ranxoren

    ranxoren Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    At least you're attending this Saturday's meet up! :)
     
  6. ahuyevshi

    ahuyevshi Mu-43 Veteran

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    As of right now yes, but with my wife about to burst that could change at any time.. We're driving to NYC so she can deliver there.
     
  7. ranxoren

    ranxoren Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Well we hope to have you on Saturday but if you're not around we'll know it's celebration time! :)
     
  8. ahuyevshi

    ahuyevshi Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 9, 2010
    Berkeley, CA
    Lol Celebration, cross country drive with a 5yo, 2 pocket dogs and a 9month pregnant wife...

    40 hours of this (the dogs were home for this one)

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Y6OQkqbH8bA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
     
  9. ranxoren

    ranxoren Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    That. was. awesome.
     
  10. ahuyevshi

    ahuyevshi Mu-43 Veteran

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    Lol.. That was only 20 minute drive ;)
     
  11. ranxoren

    ranxoren Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Looking forward to the 40hours one :p
     
  12. RobWatson

    RobWatson Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    You got enough room for 4 more kids!
     
  13. Mijo

    Mijo Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 23, 2012
    San Francisco, CA
    I've never been to an event like this, what are they like? I've been to car shows, air shows, Star Trek conventions, comic cons, pet expos, etc. but this seems more intense.
     
  14. ranxoren

    ranxoren Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Apr 22, 2013
    Toronto, ON
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    From the website:

    "THOUSANDS OF PHOTOGRAPHIC ITEMS
    CONTEMPORARY USED CAMERAS, LENSES AND EQUIPMENT
    COLLECTABLE, ANTIQUE AND CLASSIC CAMERAS, AND EQUIPMENT
    IMAGES, STEREO VIEWS, TIN TYPES.
    BUY!, SELL!, & TRADE!
    TELL YOUR FRIENDS!
    DIGITAL CAMERAS TOO!"

    From some testimonials online:

    "Such fun. Picked up a bunch of odds & ends for the Hasselblad 500's, including a rare set of filters for the 30mm fisheye. Enjoyed looking at the large selection of view cameras too!"

    "Don't forget! If you have camera equipment for sale, bring it! John from KEH will be there to buy, as well as Jessica/Wiro from Germany, Michi from Japan..... just to name a few."

    "Filters! Tim Rice, owner of Filterfind, will set up on 3 tables = 24 feet of filter display. Bring your lenses or make a note of filter sizes you need."

    I'm definitely going! Sounds like fun!
    Anyone else interested for sure?
     
  15. Nam-in-Sonoma

    Nam-in-Sonoma Mu-43 Veteran

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    I've been to one of these when they came to Santa Rosa near where I live. The one I went too was small. If you are into "antic" there are lots of stuff to buy. I didn't see that many recent stuff (granted that was about 3 years ago, they don't come around here any more). It's like flee market for camera equipments. I got good deal for filters.
     
  16. ranxoren

    ranxoren Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Toronto, ON
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    Yeah it seems there's a few modern stuff this time around :)

    You in?
     
  17. Nam-in-Sonoma

    Nam-in-Sonoma Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nam
    I will be out of town that weekend.