A lucky find in Shinjuku

A lucky find in Shinjuku

I had a lucky find this week in Shinjuku (Tokyo, Japan).   I was looking for a SBLOO bright finder for my M9.   Through my searching I learnt there were three types; circa ~1950 steel ones, circa ~1950 black metal ones and black plastic ones.   There seem to be plenty of steel ones around in various conditions.   I really wanted a black one as I think it offers a much better look to the camera.   I check with a few dealers who all said just get a steel one, the Black Metal one might cost you $1,500 and the black plastic ~$700USD, both are extremely rare so it isn't likely you will find either so I would recommend just getting a steel one if you find one you like. I took a walk in Shinjuku at lunch the other day and came across Lucky Camera.   As I was looking through the steel ones I made some comments that I really wanted a black one at which time the owner produced a black plastic one.    $300USD later it was mine!    It's a neat gadget and helps with framing the shot as the camera's view finder is partially blocked by the lens and lens cap.

Leica M9, Summilux 35mm f/1.4 ASPH, 1/90, f/6.7, ISO400

Lucky_Camera_1

Lucky_Camera_1

Leica M9, Summilux 35mm f/1.4 ASPH, 1/60, f/3.4, ISO400

Lucky_Camera_2

Lucky_Camera_2

Leica M9, Summilux 35mm f/1.4 ASPH, 1/30, f/8.0, ISO400

Lucky_Camera_3

Lucky_Camera_3

Leica M9, Summilux 35mm f/1.4 ASPH, 1/30, f/8.0, ISO400

Lucky_Camera_4

Lucky_Camera_4

Leica M9, Summilux 35mm f/1.4 ASPH, 1/180, f/3.4, ISO400

Lucky_Camera_5

Lucky_Camera_5

Canon 5DMKII, 100mm f2.8 Macro, 1/45, f/2.8, ISO800

Lucky_Camera_6

Lucky_Camera_6

Canon 5DMKII, 100mm f2.8 Macro, 1/4, f/8, ISO1250

Lucky_Camera_7

Lucky_Camera_7

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