Where do you buy vintage lenses? (actual stores)

Started Oct 16, 2019 | Discussions thread
OP chaimav Senior Member • Posts: 1,361
Re: Where do you buy vintage lenses? (actual stores)

Travis Butler wrote:

When I was visiting Orlando, I had a few hours to kill and did a search for local photo stores. The one I found was The Old Camera Store (http://www.oldcamerastore.com), which operates out of the Oveido Antique Mall. The owner wasn't there when I visited, so the antique mall people were the ones who worked with me; they didn't know anything about lenses but were able to open the cases and let me look. The stock fell into two categories: 'cheap' lenses that were just out on the shelf for people to look through, and expensive lenses in display cabinets. The lenses I looked at in the display cabinets were in good shape and appeared to be well maintained. The 'cheap' lenses were in the $5-20 category, the expensive ones went for $100 on up.

There is actually a chance I will be in that area for business soon

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