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.

Meguro Post Office

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

The train to Ueno

Ueno Station

Ueno

Chikuma… This little camera shop has EVERYTHING.

Chikuma Camera Shop

Chikuma Camera Shop

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.
Map of Camera Shops in downtown Tokyo

 

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

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

White Hasselblad

A gold plated Rolleiflex…

Gold Rolleiflex

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

Camera Porn

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

Rollei 35 Prototype

Rollei 35 Prototype

Rollei 35 Prototype

A beautiful Leica M2…

Leica M2

A Leica MJ6…

Leica M6J

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

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

On the train

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 Station

Thanks for stopping by today!

 

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