Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Introduction to B&H Photo as a resource, part of Photo Gear Weekly.
- In this installment of Photo Gear Weekly, we are at the B&H SuperStore in New York City and it really is a superstore. The place is absolutely huge. They've got a conveyor system that moves all the gear around. When you're buying something, it's taken out to the front for you automatically. Really, an impressive place. In fact, when photographers visit New York, this is often very high on their list, a visit to B&H Photo to visit the SuperStore to see all of the gear that they've got available and to see that conveyor system in action. We are actually going to be paying a lot of visits to B&H Photo during the course of Photo Gear Weekly, so that we can take advantage of some of their expertise, their help.
One of the things I've always been impressed about at B&H Photo is that when you go from department to department, you're able to speak with someone who really understands the particular gear that's available in that department. You can get answers about specific features of a camera, find out which camera bag might be best for you, learn more about lighting. If you've got a question about photography, there will be somebody at B&H Photo who can answer that question. If you're not in New York City or you're not able to visit New York City to visit B&H Photo in person, you can actually call them on the phone and get expert guidance as well.
You can visit their website and read specifications and reviews about all of the various products, and, of course, place your order online as well. If you're not able to get to New York City, you can also see the fine folks at B&H at other events around the country. So, if you'll be visiting a regional or a local photography event, take a look. You may very well find that B&H will have some of their experts on hand to answer your questions. There's really nothing that replaces having an opportunity to touch a camera, to feel the camera, see how it feels in your hand, how those buttons fall, take a look at a lens, really getting to know the equipment before you buy it.
So, B&H is certainly a great place to do that. We'll be doing that in future installments of Photo Gear Weekly. But I encourage you, whatever camera store is nearby, go visit before you make a big purchase. Get to know that equipment just a little bit better. So, we're going to do that here in future installments. We'll head on inside and see what sort of great stuff we can find.