Dear Frugal Photo Friends, Mark your calendars. Here are some upcoming camera shows if you happen to live in the San Francisco Bay Area. For those of you thinking... why would somebody go to a camera swap anymore when there's ebay, B&H, KEH, Craigslist etc. Well, there are a number of reasons. You can try before you buy for one. There are no shipping charges. And believe it or not, there are sometimes better deals than online. For example, I was recently in the market for 5x7" film holders. I bid on a few on Ebay but the bids went over $20 per holder. Then I saw a few at the Seawood Photo table at a Hayward photo swap. I ended up paying about $15 per holder. Plus I got a promise from Seawood that I could exchange at their shop if there were any problems. Good luck finding deals like that on the interwebz. UPCOMING CAMERA SWAP MEETS in the San Francisco Bay Area (early 2018) Hayward Camera Show Sunday February 11th Carpenters Local 713 1050 Mattox Rd.