In Lincoln we are quite lucky in that we have 2 dedicated local Photographic retailers; they are both London Camera Exchanges. One of them can be found on the High Street, not far from Argos and the other is on Sliver Street. The High street store was originally a dedicated Panasonic store and had close ties to the London Camera Exchange on Silver Street; just over a year ago this re-branded itself to an London Camera Exchange too.
Whilst each store stocks many of the standard Photographic items and brands they both specialise in certain areas; the High Street Store is a Sony official store whilst the Silver Street Store is a Canon pro store for example.
It is important that you support you local retailer(s) where possible and I usually get my photographic items from them; some of the more specialised items (like Gordy straps or PhotoMadd Fijufilm camera brackets) or high commodity items (i.e. memory cards) I may source from other retailers.
Along with the yearly photo show that they host, they also arrange many special days and promotions too. The next of these is in Early June and both stores are co-hosting “The Lincoln Photo Week”, this runs from the 7th to 13th June (Saturday to Friday) and each store will have up to two different suppliers on site each day along with special promotions for that day. The High Street Store and the Silver Street Store will host different suppliers each day. Some of the suppliers such as Fujifilm will only be at one of the stores, whilst the larger manufacturers such as Canon and Nikon will be at both stores.
The manager (Dave) at the Silver Street store told me that more details will be released nearer the time, however I have insider information that Fujifilm will be at the High Street store on Tuesday 10th June.
We can probably expect the following to be present at one or more the shows:
- Many more….
More details can be found at the Store LCE store site here.
I hope to publish a full list once I know more :).