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Table where you can try camera lenses

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by brandoninva on ‎02-14-2017 03:06 PM

My idea is that Best Buy should set up a table with camera lenses from different companies, and customers could bring in their own cameras and try out the lenses before purchasing one. It would be like the tables that you can try out laptops/desktops and the tables with Apple products. The lenses could range in sizes from 18-55mm all the way to 500mm lenses. There could also be extenders/teleconverters for lenses.

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As a photographer myself I really like this idea, but given the cost of most lenses it is unlikely we would do this. Our displays get damaged all the time by customers, and being that some lenses cost five figures I just don't see us doing this. I would be interested in hearing if other customers would like to see this as a reality. Make sure to vote for an idea if you like it.

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by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist
on ‎02-14-2017 04:16 PM
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As a photographer myself I really like this idea, but given the cost of most lenses it is unlikely we would do this. Our displays get damaged all the time by customers, and being that some lenses cost five figures I just don't see us doing this. I would be interested in hearing if other customers would like to see this as a reality. Make sure to vote for an idea if you like it.

by Trusted Contributor
on ‎02-14-2017 08:48 PM

I have to agree with Allan on this one. I have quite the extensive lens selection and I would very much like to tyr out a  new lens before I purchase it but putting out a $600 lens for people to try out would not really be a good idea for a store like Best Buy.

 

Smaller brick and mortar stores do this but they have their lenses under a glass case and will take them out one at a time.

by Valued Contributor
on ‎02-14-2017 10:52 PM

Thoughts

  • Damage is a great concern.... however how is it done with regular camera stores???
  • Also.... 500mm lenses are a rare sale.  Most sales would limit themselves to the f/2.8 zoom lenses in cost.
  • I would limit such a demo table to major cities.
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