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| p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Pre-order: Voigtlander 10mm f/5.6 Aspherical E-mount |
Juha Kannisto wrote:
Thanks for the info on Araicamera. Being in Tokyo, I'm mostly familiar with Tokyo area camera stores, including many 2nd hand stores. Araicamera seems to be in Hyogo prefecture, quite far from here. Their online prices seem quite similar to Map Camera, Fujiya Camera and various other Tokyo area stores. I will keep an eye on their site from now on as well. Normally I buy my lenses from local stores, though I get all Sony lenses from Sony online shop.
I agree that certain camera prices are too high in Japan, including A7RII, A7SII and RX1R2. A7II, A7r and...Show more →
Having done (too) much buying and selling over the years here in Japan as a result of GAS, I agree, it very much depends on what you're interested in. The a-mount 300G2 and 500G, for instance, are competitively priced here, whereas they cost more than the Canikon competition in the US or Europe. I don't mind buying memory cards or filters online, but lenses or cameras? I prefer buying them from a handful stores in Tokyo that have been around for decades, have friendly and knowledgable staff and actually help you, if equipment is faulty/broken.
As for the new CV lens? I'm afraid, I'm not going to spend that much money on such a slow lens, since for me the main purpose of a 10mm lens would be astrophotography. I hope that those of you who have pre-ordered a copy, don't have to go through the lottery again to get a good copy.