Tokyo Downtown Camera Shops

Tokyo Downtown Camera Shops

Meguro Post Office
Meguro Post Office

I ran to my new favorite camera shop in Ueno a few weeks back.   As I have said many times...bring your camera with you everywhere you go and you never have to go out shooting.   There are interesting things in front of you if you just take the time to notice them.

Ueno is one of those places that I just never seem to get to in Tokyo but I decided to run out and check out the camera shop who sold me the Leica M6J...

Meguro Station
Meguro Station
Meguro Station
Meguro Station
The train to Ueno
The train to Ueno
Ueno Station
Ueno Station
Ueno
Ueno

Chikuma... This little camera shop has EVERYTHING.

Chikuma Camera Shop
Chikuma Camera Shop
Chikuma Camera Shop
Chikuma Camera Shop
Map of Camera Shops in downtown Tokyo
Map of Camera Shops in downtown Tokyo

Shun-chan has kindly made a map of all of the Tokyo Downtown Camera Shops.  I was very excited to find this as now I have a lot of new neighborhoods and shops to explore.

Chikuma Camera Shop
Chikuma Camera Shop

Leica produced many limited edition M6s and Chikuma seems to have many of them.  This one is the Leica M6 Platinum.  It was to mark the 150 years of photography as well as commemorating 75 years of Leica involvement in the photography.  It's an M6 camera body with matching platinum-plated Summilux-M 1.4.  I don't think this one attached is the original lens that came in this set.

Leica 75 Jahre
Leica 75 Jahre
Leica 75 Jahre
Leica 75 Jahre

A white Hasselblad... Japan seems to have a lot of limited edition white cameras.

White Hasselblad
White Hasselblad

A gold plated Rolleiflex...

Gold Rolleiflex
Gold Rolleiflex

I am not even sure what this one is...but he was very excited to show me.

Camera Porn
Camera Porn

This is a prototype (1 of 5) of a Rollei 35.

Rollei 35 Prototype
Rollei 35 Prototype
Rollei 35 Prototype
Rollei 35 Prototype
Rollei 35 Prototype
Rollei 35 Prototype

A beautiful Leica M2...

Leica M2
Leica M2

A Leica MJ6...

Leica M6J
Leica M6J
Ueno
Ueno

I was able to escape with just a few snap shots and no $6,000 purchase.

Ueno Station
Ueno Station
Ueno Station
Ueno Station
Ueno Station
Ueno Station
Ueno Station
Ueno Station

I didn't realize how far away it was.  I had to switch trains 3 times...

On the train
On the train
Ueno
Ueno

The most useful thing in Tokyo... my Suica Card.  I didn't realize you can get one and register your name so if you lose it they can replace it and your remaining funds.

Train Pass for Tokyo
Train Pass for Tokyo
Train Station
Train Station

Thanks for stopping by today!

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