First of all, and seemingly like everything else in Hong Kong, the market starting at 10am was desert at 10.15am. Only one stall was set and few guys errand through the alleys.
I took the little time waiting to visit one of the exhibitions organized by the HKPF: “Klack and 7Fei”, 2 New HK Photo magazines, both founded by photographers. It was not very interesting, yet my favorite pieces there was the work of Oscar Wong. I did not get (most of) the rest.More info here.
Anyway, back to the fleas.
By 10.45am, a good crowd was wandering in the hall and some nice pieces were finally out.
About 15 to 20 passionates showcased their stuff and one thing was immediately noticeable: the large majority of sellers were pro shops (listings at the bottom of this post)!
Business seemed to be flourishing as amateurs looked for their dream lenses.
A rare piece among its peers.
Last 2 ones would fit well on my Christmas list, if only that vintage Hasselblad had a digital back…
Unsurprisingly, there was a large display of classic Leica lenses.
An Angenieux Lens for Leica R-Mount!!! Quite a rare sight, in particular on this side of the globe.
I was actually surprised by the weight of this Canon FD 300mm f/2.8L: ‘only’ 2.3kg!
Another Christmas-list item 🙂
I am no expert there but this Mamiya seems well priced!
Now this is not something you will see everyday. Only by being rare, this lens goes for HK$ 43,000, but its performances are known to be below par. A collector item rather than a photographer’s glass.
List of (some) of the shop present:
- L&H Photollection
Tsim Sha Tsui Shop (I have visited that one a few days ago, a very neat shop, all prices well indicated and no push-to-sale talk. I have seen good prices there as well on new gear.)SHOP C, G/F & BASEMENT, CHEONG HING BUILDING
72 NATHAN ROAD, TSIM SHA TSUI, KOWLOON, HONG KONG (map)
Tel: 00852-2191 9168
Fax: 00852-2311 9166
Monday to Saturday: 11:00AM-8:30PM
Sunday and Public Holiday: 12:00AM-8:30PM
Causeway Bay ShopSHOP NOS 35-36 & 50-51, 11/F, WINDSOR HOUSE,
311 GLOUCESTER ROAD, CAUSEWAY BAY, HONG KONG (map)
Tel: 00852-3907 0282
Fax: 00852-3907 0383
Monday to Saturday: 10:30AM-8:00PM
Sunday and Public Holiday: 12:00AM-8:00PM Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Shogun Camera
將 軍 攝 影 器 材 公 司
Tel: (852) 2384 1968
Fax: (852) 8161 9027
- Matsuya Camera & Video Centre
Tel: (852) 2724 0893
- M&K Kamera
1-3A HART AVENUE, TSIM SHA TSUI, KOWLOON, HONG KONG
Tel: 2712 6000