Pro Photo shop close to Eglin AFB/ Fort Walton Beach, FL?

Started Apr 24, 2014 | Discussions thread
Rexgig0 Veteran Member • Posts: 4,282
Re: Pro Photo shop close to Eglin AFB/ Fort Walton Beach, FL?

A disadvantage of Best Buy is a lack of variety to be found in the store. Only the most popular consumer-level items are likely to be available. Best Buy's website does allow fairly accurate real-time check of individual items available in the individual stores.

Nikon USA's site has a PDF of authorized dealers, which are categorized, with the "P" in "NPD" referring to  professional, an indicator of much better inventory and expertise.

Geographically, this area is quite flat, so distances can be travelled rather quickly along major highways, especially east and west, if one has an automobile. Foggy conditions, however, can compel one to travel more slowly during the hours of pre-dawn darkness. Morning and afternoon commuters can result in quite slow travel along Intersate Highway 12 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, should one wish to travel that far west.

As for individual camera shops, the best I can personally recommend is Houston Camera Exchange, a very long day's drive to the west, about nine hours from Pensacola, assuming one avoids the peak commuter times in Baton Rouge and Houston, and there is no fog along Interstate Highway 10. There are probably some professional-level dealers in northern Alabama, Georgia, and peninsular Florida that would be much nearer.

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