Renowned photo-journalist Isaac Pereira was visiting Hong Kong yesterday and asked me to bring him to places where he could find “analog” film and paper. After scoring what he needed in Mong Kok, I suggested a visit to Champagne Court in Tsim Sha Tsui. It’s one of those rare gems in Hong Kong, a one-floor shopping center that’s primarily devoted to used film cameras. The selection in the shops there is truly mind-boggling.
Here’s something you won’t see every day – an 8mm Nikon lens. (HK$12,000 is approximately US$1,500.)
Yeah, they have a few Rolleiflex’s.
More Hasselblad’s than you could shake a stick at (if that’s your idea of a good time).
Ever just look at a camera and wonder what it has seen in its lifetime?
Bonus photo – Isaac was shooting some Sony promo girls showing off Sony’s new tablet computer thingie. I took the opportunity to get this photo of him. (Okay, I did get some shots of the Sony girls too but I think this photo is more interesting.)