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    Camera shops in Baltics/Poland?

    My wife and I will soon be on a tour that will visit Tallinn, Vilnius, Riga, Warsaw, and Cracow. As it's a group tour we won't have massive free time, but we'll occasionally have an hour or two to wander on our own. If an interesting camera shop happens to be in the general area our walking route might just coincidentally pass it.

    Are there still any places that sell film? I'll be taking 35mm gear on this trip, just for a change, and should have enough with me, but one never knows.

    Any suggestions?

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    Re: Camera shops in Baltics/Poland?

    My daughter often visits Estonia. They have everything in the cities.

    A quick search found this page. https://www.photopoint.ee/fotokaubad
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    Re: Camera shops in Baltics/Poland?

    Thanks Randy. This seems to be a pretty complete shop including film and chemistry, though I didn't see any used gear. I'll poke around their pages some more though.

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    Although I spend 40 days in Poland couple of years ago ....I'd carry film. However, you might want to try contacting Ilford distribution: biuro@falter.pl
    Hmmm, they may have a clue where to get some film in Warsaw, etc....and perhaps it might lead to other film sales, as well ?

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    Re: Camera shops in Baltics/Poland?

    If you happen to be in Warsaw on Sunday you can go to a flea market at Batory Street 10 (ulica Batorego 10, 00-001 Warszawa) - it's located in the premisses of a student club called Stodoła (Barn) so it's simply also called Stodoła.
    Here a link to google maps: https://www.google.pl/maps/place/Gie...7!4d21.0102669
    Opening hours 10.00-14.00 (10 AM-2 PM) - only Sundays. Very close to the metro (subway). I hope it still works, I haven't been there for seven years. Entrance fee (was) 8 PLN - about 2,5 bucks per person. Last time I was there a lot of second hand stuff (cameras, lenses, shades, flashes, books etc.) plus at least few stands with films (for sure 135 and 120, I don't remember what about 4x5 and larger formats), papers and chemicals.

    As to others sources of film: check this one https://czarno-biale.pl/sklep/224-filmy-fotograficzne (These are on-line prices, on place a bit more. To get it in $ just divide PLN by 3,7). Opening hours : Monday to Friday 10.00-18.00 (on Thursdays to 19.00) And here its location: https://www.google.pl/maps/place/Cza...3!4d20.9949741

    Another one is https://fotoforma.pl/sprzet-fotograficzny/negatywy.html. Opening hours Monday-Friday 10.00-10.00 and Saturdays 10.00-15.00.
    Located here: https://www.google.pl/maps/place/FOT...4!4d20.9980388

    No retailer of new large format cameras and accesories (and generally analog stuff) but as it regards second hand gear you can try these places:
    - https://www.interfoto.eu/ (a little bit strange place because you have to call for an appointment, otherwise you can go inside and look what's on shelves but have to wait for a sale assistant once you want to buy or even ask for anything),
    - https://e-oko.pl/
    - http://www.aparatfoto.com.pl/
    - https://pl-pl.facebook.com/pg/Foto-L...=page_internal (This guy should have some old stuff - if you don't have too much time go there. Anyway your trip will be probably toured somewhere there.).

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    Re: Camera shops in Baltics/Poland?

    And here something about second hand shops in Cracow: https://www.google.pl/search?q=komis...5!2i829!4f13.1

    A hint: instead "second hand camera shop + city name" look for "komis fotograficzny + city name".

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