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The Best Places to Buy Used Cameras and Lenses in 2022

Ever since I became a photographer, most of the cameras and lenses I have purchased have been used. Most cameras and lenses only come with one-year warranties (though there are exceptions), and since some used gear sellers offer 6-month warranties, that extra half-year is often not worth the difference (to me). And, of course, some items -- like vintage or discontinued cameras and lenses -- are only available used.

Where to Sell Your Used Camera Gear

Well, you finally did it. After months of thinking about it, pining over the pictures and recommendations of others on social media, and constantly inflating your budget, someone’s got a new camera. But after spending all that time thinking about your new purchase, you neglected to put any serious thought into what to do with your used camera gear. So where do you start?.

B&H Will Refund All Sales Tax for Every Customer with Its New Credit Card

Online shopping used to give buyers the perk of not having to pay sales tax, but the Supreme Court ruled last year that states can force online retailers to collect taxes. B&H just unveiled a solution to this "sales tax problem": it launched a new credit card that refunds all sales tax on all orders for all customers.

States Can Force Online Retailers to Collect Sales Tax: Supreme Court

Camera gear is about to get more expensive for most online shoppers in the United States. The Supreme Court just ruled that states may force online retailers to collect sales tax on their behalf. While Amazon already does this -- it has a "nexus" in every state -- camera gear giants like B&H and Adorama will now have to follow suit.

I Bought a Nikon 13mm f/5.6 AIS ‘Holy Grail’ Lens: Here’s the Unboxing

Late last Wednesday night, I was browsing the B&H Photo website looking for a refurbished Nikon D810. I entered “Nikon refurbished” as my search term, then sorted the results by price from high-to-low so that the D810 would float to the top. Lo and behold, right above the D810 as the first result was a “New Arrival” Nikon 13mm f/5.6 AI-S, refurbished with case.

5 Reasons to Shoot in Raw Instead of JPEG

If you're just getting started in digital photography, you may be wondering about the choice between shooting JPEG files and shooting in raw. Here's a quick 2-minute video by B&H in which photographer David Flores explains the benefits of a raw workflow.

B&H is Shipping an Extra $3,200 Sony a7R III to Customers by Accident

When I picked up my new $3,200 Sony a7R III camera from B&H Photo at UPS on Monday morning, I was surprised at how it was packed, because it was a box inside a box. This never happens, so imagine my surprise when I opened this rather large second box to find two cameras inside.

These Photos Take Us Inside B&H Warehouses in NYC

The camera gear retail giant B&H is working to defend itself this month after the US government filed a discrimination lawsuit against the company -- allegations B&H calls "inaccurate" and "bizarre." In an effort to clear its name, B&H is offering the public a glimpse inside its NYC warehouses.

B&H Responds to US Govt Lawsuit, Calls Claims ‘Inaccurate’ and ‘Bizarre’

One of the big stories in the photo industry this month was news that the US government is suing the camera superstore B&H Photo Video for discrimination and harassment of its workers.

After initially refusing the comment to the media, B&H yesterday published a statement about the lawsuit and offered its defense. The store calls the governments claims "not only inaccurate, but bizarre."

B&H Sued by US Government for Discrimination

Things haven't been going well for B&H Photo Video, one of the biggest names in the photography retail industry. Just months after being slammed with accusations of mistreatment and discrimination and seeing its workers protest and unionized, B&H is now being sued by the US government for discrimination.

These Horrifying Camera Death Scenes Will Make You Die a Little Inside

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Canon is currently running a special promotion in which photographers purchasing gear through authorized dealers will receive a free 13 months of CarePAK priority service and accident insurance (which protects from accidents such as careless drops and spills).

To promote CarePAK coverage of its products, B&H recently published the video above that shows careless and unlucky photographers having their gear damaged and destroyed in all kinds of painful ways.

Photographer Accuses B&H of ‘Bait and Switch’ After $7,100 Mistake

Camera gear retailers almost always have legal disclaimers that protect them from major pricing mistakes -- if a $10,000 item is accidentally priced at $10, the order can be cancelled and there's no obligation to honor the order and take a huge financial hit.

But, as one photographer just found out, pricing errors can sometimes hurt quite a bit. He's accusing photo megastore B&H of a "bait and switch" move after a $7,100 mistake involving a Hasselblad camera kit.

B&H Photo Warehouse Workers Vote to Unionize

B&H workers have unionized after passing a 200-to-88 vote yesterday to join the United Steelworkers (USW) union. Last month, nearly 200 workers launched a protest and unionization campaign, accusing the photo retail giant of subjecting employees to long hours, unsafe work environments, inadequate training, and discrimination.