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Jack Kelley
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p.1 #1 · Reliable camera stores in Asia?


Grateful for recommendations on trustworthy camera shops in any of Beijing, Seoul, Shanghai, Nagasaki, Kagoshima, Taipei, Hong Kong, or Saigon in case I need to resupply (CF cards, batteries, etc.) or seek service while traveling.

I know to avoid the scam artists on Nathan Road in HK, but not where to go in any of these cities for quality care (which I hope not to need even once).

Thanks for suggestions.



Jan 20, 2013 at 03:29 AM
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p.1 #2 · Reliable camera stores in Asia?


http://www.tincheungcamera.com.hk/
Bought a lot there. Located in Tsim Sha Tsui (Hanoi Road, Building K11,3rd floor)
Also go to Stanley Road several reliable shops (go Chung Pui Photo Supplies ask for Paul Chan)
And go Shogun Camera www.shoguncamera.com Lock Road , Tsim Sah Tsui. Good for 2nd hand and alternative stuff.
Limited US stuff like Wimberley, Really Right Stuff, Acratech, Gary Fong here: http://www.iphotohk.com/shop/v3/ its actually an online shop but I went there to buy. Location Mongkok



Jan 20, 2013 at 09:29 AM
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if you are in Seoul area, stop by Yongsan Electronic City.. yes.. literally called Electronic City.. it's like men's dream come true.

/r
Andy



Jan 20, 2013 at 10:29 AM
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p.1 #4 · Reliable camera stores in Asia?


Thanks for the tips. Very helpful. It's so easy to get ripped off in unfamiliar places.

If anybody can weigh in on the other cities, much appreciated.



Jan 21, 2013 at 12:23 AM
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p.1 #5 · Reliable camera stores in Asia?


This is an online site but their reputation are good. You can compare their price on the Bodies and lenses. Memory cards here (country) are expensive. http://shashinki.com/shop/advertisement_products.php?osCsid=343db6abd5e1fdad33f705053224acef . Same owner as this one http://www.photomalaysia.com/ .

There are a few more dealers (both online and physical dealers) who can offer even slightly cheaper prices but I would not recommend to foreigners as we do not know how they deal with foreigners. Local buyers are fine.



Jan 21, 2013 at 01:41 AM
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In Seoul, I would recommend the camera area of Nam-dae-moon Market. It is more DSLR oriented than Yongsan. But, if you want actual price tags with a slight markup, the Canon retail store in Kangnam is the best (sometimes, it is better because the prices don't change depending on the customer). In general, things are more expensive in Korea than the USA. Good luck and good travels!


Jan 21, 2013 at 09:45 AM
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p.1 #7 · Reliable camera stores in Asia?


Thanks for the additional suggestions.

Still looking for good options in Shanghai, Taipei and Saigon (HCMC).



Jan 21, 2013 at 10:06 PM
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Khun Hans wrote:
Also go to Stanley Road several reliable shops (go Chung Pui Photo Supplies ask for Paul Chan)


Big thumbs up for Paul Chan at Chung Pui Photo Supply in Hong Kong. I've been buying through him for years and have referred countless people to him.



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Tony Leung
newsanky@hkstar.com
New Sankyo Camera Co Ltd
Shop #G19 Golden Mile Holiday Inn
50 Nathan Road, HONG KONG
10:00 to 19:30 Monday-Saturday



Jan 22, 2013 at 07:45 PM
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p.1 #10 · Reliable camera stores in Asia?


Thanks, guys. Building a nice list. And hoping not to need it. :-)


Jan 26, 2013 at 01:50 AM
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Id avoind every shop on Nathan Rd Hong Kong.
Wing Shin in Mong kok are good.
ALL shops in Japan are ok.
In Ho Chi Minh(sorry its not been Saigon for 35 yers) the tax center in district 1 is ok but be careful.



Jan 26, 2013 at 02:15 AM
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Thanks, dehowle. Being a geezer, I keep forgetting about Saigon being HCMC. Gotta work on that. I'm so old I still call Alaska "Seward's Folly."


Jan 26, 2013 at 02:52 AM
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I'm a Vietnamese, and I'm still prefer to call Saigon, not Hochiminh. Btw, Jack Kelley, if you need help in Saigon/HCMC, you could reach me at (+84)933.250.369. And yes, Khanh Long camera in the Tax Center (right in front of it, look at the small sign) would be a good place for photography equipments.

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Jan 26, 2013 at 04:52 AM
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Re: Seoul, I found the dealers in Namdaemun and Yongsan to be less than reputable (selling returns/refurbs as new, swapping out batteries for third party ones, etc). In fact, electronics buying in Korea was generally kind of a pain for me because there are a lot of dealers but a lot of them are shady. YMMV


Jan 26, 2013 at 05:01 AM
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azurekenzo wrote:
I'm a Vietnamese, and I'm still prefer to call Saigon, not Hochiminh. Btw, Jack Kelley, if you need help in Saigon/HCMC, you could reach me at (+84)933.250.369. And yes, Khanh Long camera in the Tax Center (right in front of it, look at the small sign) would be a good place for photography equipments.



I am not Vietnamese and yet I prefer to call it Saigon too.



Jan 26, 2013 at 01:31 PM
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Some interesting info in this thread thanks!


Feb 10, 2013 at 11:50 PM





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