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p.1 #1 · Camera shops (used) around Tokyo


I have heard that there are many good camera shops, with many used gears in good conditions in Japan, anyone here have experience with that? I will go to Tokyo (again, 2nd trip there within 4 months ) and might visit some if I have time. Any recommendations? I will be around Tokyo/Kanto area but won't have much time going too far away. Thanks.


Jan 28, 2013 at 09:47 AM
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p.1 #2 · Camera shops (used) around Tokyo


This might be a good start, been there twice already myself. Even so Canon and Nikon are Japanese products, don't expect on new equipment bargain prices (compared to Europe). I have not seen any second hand shop for photo gear
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akihabara



Jan 28, 2013 at 01:00 PM
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I was at two this summer. They aren't places you'll find just walking around. There was even a place that focused more on vintage/manual-focus stuff - very cool.

I'll ask my buddy who took me there for names, etc.



Jan 28, 2013 at 02:04 PM
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p.1 #4 · Camera shops (used) around Tokyo


Thanks guys.

Akihabara is more about electronic gadgets but not really photo gear, but I might take a look there as well.



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BTW - here is the thread from this summer:
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1121844/0#10712910

There were several places that were nothing but used stuff, and they had whole floors (though very small floors ) dedicated to Nikon, Canon, etc.

Prices were actually pretty dang good, especially for a product for which a replacement had already been announced (e.g. D700).



Jan 28, 2013 at 05:08 PM
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p.1 #6 · Camera shops (used) around Tokyo


Yes, I remember that picture in this forum, just couldn't locate it. .. oh well, I'm more interested in used lens than old bodies (already have enough...or even too many).. ok... a Canon body for alternative glass sounds nice ... too bad year end bonus this time is disappointing so very unlikely that I will come back with a Canon body..

Thanks again.



Jan 29, 2013 at 03:39 PM
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p.1 #7 · Camera shops (used) around Tokyo


ytwong wrote:
Yes, I remember that picture in this forum, just couldn't locate it. .. oh well, I'm more interested in used lens than old bodies (already have enough...or even too many).. ok... a Canon body for alternative glass sounds nice ... too bad year end bonus this time is disappointing so very unlikely that I will come back with a Canon body..

Thanks again.


They had whole walls of used lenses. They are some seriously cool places.

I'll ping my buddy to see if I can get more specific names/locations (if he remembers them), but MAP camera is one to start with...



Jan 29, 2013 at 09:59 PM
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p.1 #8 · Camera shops (used) around Tokyo


The camera stores are in Shinjuku (although there are other places as well). The well-known shop is Yodobashi.

They're a delight.

That much I know. Friends dropped me off there a few years ago and although I ventured into several shops, I still don't know which ones I was actually in since I couldn't read a thing and the people I asked didn't understand me. Oh well.



Jan 30, 2013 at 12:11 AM





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