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Reinstated

I have had a lot going on lately.  Wow it's been almost a month!   I think this was the longest I haven't posted on ShootTokyo but life sometimes goes that way.  I have been super busy with some family things that needed my attention.  It just wasn't possible to focus on both and needed to give this a break.  I have a few photography outing planned so looking for another post towards the end of the weekend or this coming weekend.  I got a nice review of my ShootTokyo Book at WinkBooks.   I got notified via an email this morning and it was a pleasant surprise. I get asked a lot about cameras and blogging.   Recently I have been helping my neighbor and previous co-worker Fukuda-san spend his life saving building out a Leica collection and setting up a Fukuda-san's website.   If you like my photography you might like his as well as we are living in the same areas, living similar lifestyles and shooting the same cameras.   Plus he is blogging in english.   Enjoy!

Today's Configuration:  Leica M9-P with a Summilux 50mm f/1.4

Shinjuku Station...

Shinjuku
Shinjuku

I headed down to MAP Camera in Shinjuku yesterday.  I have been watching the pricing of the Summilux 50mm Black Chrome that I bought when I was in NYC.  It is getting pretty expensive in Tokyo selling for around $5,800 USD the $3,600 I paid for it.    I really don't like the oversized hood on it and really wanted to get the standard Summilux 50mm f/1.4   I was really surprised I was able to trade it in at MAP for 648,000 Yen ($5,400 USD) and get a new Summilux 50mm for 460,000 Yen ($3,800 USD).   That's a nice profit for a few months of holding on to a lens.  Seems like a good arbitrage opportunity if I can find some more in the states but the prices seem to be going up on eBay too.

Map Store in Shinjuku
Map Store in Shinjuku

Protesting something...

Protest in Shinjuku
Protest in Shinjuku
Shinjuku Yakitori Alley
Shinjuku Yakitori Alley
Shinjuku
Shinjuku

I never really understand graffiti in Tokyo.  I can never read it and it is covered in strange stickers...

Shinjuku
Shinjuku

Shibuya Station...

Shibuya Station
Shibuya Station

Look at this crazy guy... no hands!

Train Manners
Train Manners

Pokemon Express... (I thought Kai would like this)

Jiyugaoka Station
Jiyugaoka Station
Jiyugaoka Station
Jiyugaoka Station

A small little matsuri happening in front of my house...

Jiyugaoka Matsuri
Jiyugaoka Matsuri

The rainy season has ended and it is brutally hot in Tokyo... I went to get my morning Starbucks and you could see dark shadows even at 7:30AM!

Shadows
Shadows

My test shot with every new lens...

Jiyugaoka Shrine
Jiyugaoka Shrine
Closed
Closed
Open
Open
Hara Donuts Jiyugaoka
Hara Donuts Jiyugaoka

Kai really wants them to sell these so he can get them...

Garden in Jiyugaoka
Garden in Jiyugaoka
Garden in Jiyugaoka
Garden in Jiyugaoka

I got my car washed today.  It was pretty cheap at $35 or so as they buffed it as well.   It was spotless when I got it back.   The attention to detail was amazing for that price.  The best part was they gave me a coupon.  If I bring the car back within a month it's only 100 yen ($1 USD) to wash my car again.  What a deal!

Audi RS4
Audi RS4
Train Line
Train Line

I have been window shopping for a second Panerai lately.   I'm currently looking at the PAM510 and the PAM560.   I currently have the PAM268 and think one of these might make a good second watch.   Does anyone own one of these?

Ginza Station
Ginza Station

I do not own of these...

Ferrari
Ferrari

Thanks for stopping by today...

Sell Your Soul

Sell Your Soul

Clearing my head

Clearing my head

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