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Nairobi Camera shop

Jesse Kramer , Jul 10, 2006; 09:17 p.m.


I urgently need a camera shop in Nairobi that sells nikon gear

I have a teenage daughter in Kenya for the summer that has just had a N80 body failure

any help appreciated

Jesse Kramer


armando roldan , Jul 10, 2006; 09:32 p.m.

You might want to run down to local camera store in town and pick up a N80/N75 and send it US post office Global Express mail and it could be there in 5 days or less. I just send a new 30gb Ipod to Australia via Global Express and it got to my sister-in-law in 60 hrs from time of mailing.

The cost of postal will be less than the markup at a store in Kenya. Even in Austrlaia, most Nikon gear sells for at least 50% more than here.

Jesse Kramer , Jul 10, 2006; 10:27 p.m.


Please note that I have considered fedexing a N75 to her. I have been informed that Kenyan customs requires documentation from the country of MANUFACTURE that I cannot get in a timely manner

Thanks, Jesse

Derek Gillean , Jul 10, 2006; 11:23 p.m.

The best outlet for camera gear in Nairobi used to be the Sapra Studio, right across from the New Stanley Hotel.

Bill Thorlin , Jul 11, 2006; 03:57 a.m.

Tell her to go to Spectrum Colour Lab, Rehama House, Standard Street ( near Hilton ) - they do developing and printing but are very helpful people who may be able to give her advice on where to look.

Good luck.

Bill Thorlin , Jul 11, 2006; 04:25 a.m.

More info available on - www.eztrip.com - & search Nairobi.

Alex Lofquist , Jul 11, 2006; 01:09 p.m.

I remember a professional level camera store on the north side of Nairobi. I was appalled at the prices and never returned to it. I have been searching my Nairobi guides for its name but have had no luck at present. Perhaps the best source for stores in Nairobi would come from the Nairobi Photographic Society, P.O.Box 49876 Tel:337129.

Andrew Robertson , Jul 11, 2006; 04:26 p.m.

"Please note that I have considered fedexing a N75 to her. I have been informed that Kenyan customs requires documentation from the country of MANUFACTURE that I cannot get in a timely manner."

Consider calling the Kenyan Consulate and making your case to a diplomat. You'd be surprised at the magic things that can happen with such a course of action.

Jesse Kramer , Jul 12, 2006; 12:51 a.m.

I already thought of that...

I have tried to speak to ANYONE at the Kenyan Embassy or the New York and Los Angeles Consulates... So far I have been uanble to communicate with anyone

Anyone leaving for Nairobi this week ???


Shun Cheung , Jul 12, 2006; 02:12 a.m.

I have heard some stories that people break their high-end SLRs during photo safaris. Even though they manage to contact B&H to overnight one over, there is too much red tape at the destination countries.

Perhaps your daughter can just buy some point and shoot camera locally and use that for the rest of the trip. If photography is that important to her, next time remember to bring a backup. The two times I went to East Africa, I had 3 Nikon bodies with me each time. Fortunately for me, I have never had a body failed in the field. I have had lens problems a few times, though.

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