I had long heard that Tokyo was the Mecca of film camera stores and always dreamt of going. So when I discovered a need to travel to Japan for work, I decided to take advantage of the opportunity to see if I could find some time to check out the famous stores.
I did not have too much time to prepare, so I went to Japan Camera Hunter and found a map with a ton of stores around Tokyo. I downloaded this to my iPhone and off I went. I arrived on a Saturday night and had the full day on Sunday to walk around and check out the stores.
Below are the lessons I learned, and some recommendations to help you get the most out of any shopping trip in Tokyo.
For those curious about what I bought....I finally got my hands on a wonderful Nikon S2. I was going to leave it at that but at the last minutes I decided to pick up a Nikon F3T. I have the Nikon F3 but always dreamt of the F3 Professional and the F3 Titanium. I found a mint F3T for about USD 550. Like I said, not a steal but given the condition of the camera, a very respectable price. I will share pictures soon!
Patrick...confirmed film & digital photography addict.