Where do you buy vintage lenses? (actual stores)

Started Oct 16, 2019 | Discussions thread
Dohmnuill Contributing Member • Posts: 797
Re: Where do you buy vintage lenses? (actual stores)

South Australians know where to go. Central Market Camera Store.

This shop is legendary for the choice of lenses offered; the range of Leica, Voigtlander, Contax, Zeiss, Nikkor et al is remarkable given the size of Adelaide (the capital city).

The store is old and old school (in the manner of Campkins in Cambridge), there are no high pressure salesmen (yes, they are men) and the advice given is very sound. Prices are very fair, the management attracts its custom by not fleecing buyers.

Wandering into the shop past the bustle of the  surrounding food stalls is an experience in itself albeit a dangerous one for there is little chance of leaving without exchanging your $$s for that collapsible Leitz or whatever.

The shop does publish an on-line list but a personal visit is recommended if that's possible. OK, it's a 24 hour flight from Heathrow for some; I manage to get there several times a year (after a 400 km drive or flight).

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