Hello Folks, This is my first post, great place you have here. I am Nikon Kiu, I am here to make sure you Leica people behave and not bad mouth Nikon. I am also here because yesterday I went to a camera show and Brian told me where his latest hanging spot it! Yes I caught Brian in a camera show in Virgina, both of us were early, Brian added to his collection of lenses... It was a photorama show: www.photorama.com I bought a cheap old flash unit. A Nikon SB-23 for $40 My first camera show was about 30 years ago, it was held in Hyatt Bethesda, a very nice hotel in a very nice neighborhood in Washington DC suburbs. it was also a Photorama venture, they had the grand ballroom in Hyatt hotel, there were about 120-140 tables, I remember it vividly because not only it was my first show, I was looking to buy a 70-210 AF Nikkor, I was looking for the cheaper version, I didn't have money for the f2.8, I bought one with the variable aperture for $225.00, it was my first Tele-Zoom. The place was packed with people, I was even asked by one if I was a collector, I replied no, I guess the man knew it before I did. Over the years, I attended many more camera shows, once or twice a year, they seem to be getting smaller and smaller, from big hotels closer to the city to smaller ones way outside. Nowadays, the camera shows are no more in Maryland, Virginia is also not happening that often, this was the first one this year, one of the reasons I went, there isn't another one scheduled. There were about 20-30 tables, not all were full! The show hours were to be between 10-3, many people were packing by the time I left around 1 pm. I talked to Abraham, he is the owner of Photorama, a very nice man, he is Canadian but I believe lives in Chicago area, he told me he has volunteered to take over another Camera show group in Chicago area, the people didn't want to do them anymore so he is taking over their schedule. He mentioned them: Chicago Photographic and Camera Collectors Society I will be attending another this year, this one will be October 2nd, right after Nikon Historical Society Convention 15 in Philadelphia, this will be a week before Leica Historical Society Convention also held in the same city. It will have 60 tables, I reserved a table to have a place to sit, I may even have some stuff to sell. It was the least I could do to keep something I like doing, going to camera shows and play with a bunch of stuff I wasn't planning to buy, like for me, to touch a Leica! Are the Camera Shows dying in your area? Do you attend any? What do you think?