Chicago, Illinois and online
Helix (alongside its Chicago competitor, Calumet
) is one of those old-school stores where you're likely to find a knowledgeable person behind the counter who'll answer your questions and help you pick out a good digital camera.They carry a lot of pro equipment and pricey digital SLRs, but they also have helpful supplies for the home photographer and hobbyist — photo printers, mobile hard drives, storage boxes for prints, and paper cutters, for instance.
Helix thrived during the non-digital era and has gradually made the transition into digital cameras and online sales, which means that in addition to all the modern tech, they also have a good inventory of 35 mm cameras and used equipment. Check out their used listings and ebay site for more info.
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• Leica X1 Digital Camera, $1,995
• Sigma DP1 Digital Camera, $699
• Canon EOS 50D Body, $1,040
• PIXMA Pro 9000 Mark II Photo Printer, $499
• Holga 120N, $28
• Mobile Hard Drives - 500 GB Rugged Hard Disk, $135
• Canon Realis X700 Projector, $2,590
• Nikon Super Coolscan 9000 ED, $2,300
• Lineco Museum Quality Storage Boxes, $20
• Think Tank Urban Disguise 50 Bag, $170
• Rotatrim RCM18 Professional 18 inch Paper Cutter, $255
• d2 Quadra Hard Disk - 1TB, $149
• Tech Lover's Guide: Chicago