Going to Japan - what should I get?

Started Aug 14, 2009 | Discussions thread
Mike G3
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Re: Going to Japan - what should I get?
In reply to tailgate1234, Aug 16, 2009

New lenses are not cheaper than in US, but they seem to have a ton of used lenses and bodies. You might be able to get a good deal on some of those. I bought a used 135 f2L from MapCamera in Shinjuku, Tokyo for just over 71000 yen. Optically flawless as far as I can tell. Might just be an OK deal if you're from US, but since I'm in Australia, land of over-priced photo gear, it was a great deal, IMHO Plus, i could check it out and test it on camera before buying, unlike buying used off ebay or forums. If you do shop around for gear, remember to bring your passport as some places (like Map Camera) offer tax free prices even on used gear.

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