|Marco Missiaja's Pro Photo Italia shop at 1805 Ramo dei Fuseri|
I also appreciated the fact that I could ask him about different lenses I was considering for my camera without ever feeling that his answers were dictated simply by his interest in making a sale. He didn't suggest equipment based upon its cost, or his profit margin. On the contrary, I've known him to simply tell me flat out that something I was thinking of buying was not something I actually needed.
I learned about the camera I now use--a Fujifilm X-E1--from him as a result of asking about some of his own framed night shots of Venice for sale in his store. When my old Canon gave out not long after, he allowed me to try out his own X-E1 after I expressed interest in it. I haven't used my tripod since. (That was one year ago, when the X-E1 had been out just a couple of months. Now that Fujifilm has released the new X-E2, you can get the older model, with its excellent image quality and low light capabilities, at very good prices. I wouldn't recommend it, though, for someone who shoots a lot of action or sports.)
|Marco and colleague behind the counter at 1805 Ramo dei Fuseri (image updated 11 Oct 2014)|
|The interior of 1805 Ramo dei Fuseri (image updated 11 October 2104)|
I've found Marco's prices to be the best not only in Venice proper, but usually as good as any I've seen on the mainland or online. But you can check this out for yourself by visiting his website and online store at: http://www.prophotoitalia.com/
And when you're in Venice you can stop in and see firsthand.
|The second half of Pro Photo Italia at 4463 Ramo dei Fuseri|
|The interior of 4463 Ramo dei Fuseri|