Just been to Britain’s largest annual photography show in Birmingham NEC – these times called “UK Photoshow” but in the past “Focal”. I’ve been to it a few times over the years -usually just to geek out (hey I know good photography isn’t about the gear – but I enjoy that aspect anyway) but also occasionally to buy equipment.
There have been good deals to be had in the past – but I think less so in recent years. I’ve gone into the habit of photographing price lists to share them online so others can see if they want to go. This year though I’ve just been on the penultimate day – so maybe not so much of use – but what the hell.
I only photographed the price lists I saw that were easily photographed – a fair few only had prices on individual items – as I wasn’t buying – I didn’t go for them.
Sorry for the quality – taken on a phone.
I’m not one for taking my camera to photography shows.
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Some prices from The Photography Show – 2014.
Only had the phone to photograph these so resolution is a bit off.
In past years I’ve heard that prices are negotiable – so try to haggle 😉
On the whole I was disappointed with the deals so only bought a memory card and some printer paper samples.
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(Sorry – only got the Nikon lens prices)
London Camera Exchange
Example of the woeful savings:
On the Nikon 70-200 2.8 VR ii:
Calumet – £6
Cameraworld – £0
LCE – £0
Just found out that another company has taken up the baton of what used to be Focus on Imaging. Was sad when I heard that Focus on Imaging was to end as it was the biggest photography trade fair of it’s type in the UK – so it’s good news to hear it’s actually going to continue.
1st to 4th March at Birmingham NEC – £13/15
From what I’ve heard it should be the same – just run by a different company.
Some details links: