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    Default Shopping in china.

    I am going china from 14th to 22th nov. I was wondering where I can find some good camera shop selling old lens in china. Looking forward to upgrade my FD 55mm F1.2 to FD 85mm F1.2L. Thanks for any reply.

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    Default Re: Shopping in china.

    Quote Originally Posted by wootsk View Post
    I am going china from 14th to 22th nov. I was wondering where I can find some good camera shop selling old lens in china. Looking forward to upgrade my FD 55mm F1.2 to FD 85mm F1.2L. Thanks for any reply.
    Which part of china? China is very big you know.

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    Nice question. Forgot that's not singapore, haven't asked my dad where he's going as I will be tagging along only... Will ask him and update the question again. Thanks for the reply anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by wootsk View Post
    Nice question. Forgot that's not singapore, haven't asked my dad where he's going as I will be tagging along only... Will ask him and update the question again. Thanks for the reply anyway
    Only somethings are worth buying in China. Namely made-in-china products like accessories, studio accessories.

    Lenses and cameras you are much better off buying them in HK because China still have import taxes, unless the lenses are made in China, like the Nikon 35/1.8 which is made in Wuxi, so it is quite cheap in China.

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    Default Re: Shopping in china.

    I am looking for older FD lens, not those newer made EF/ EF-S lens. So I was just wondering if there are shops in china with large collection of them and selling at good price. Getting from E-Bay and online stores aren't really comfortable and I scared for chances of lens damage during handling. Getting from singapore, I can't seem to find someone who sells FD 85mm F1.2L and pricing might be a bit high as it is quite rare in singapore.

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    Default Re: Shopping in china.

    When I was looking around in the used equipment dealers, I see hasselblads, ricoh, rollei, old Nikons, contax, but no canon FD...

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    Default Re: Shopping in china.

    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    When I was looking around in the used equipment dealers, I see hasselblads, ricoh, rollei, old Nikons, contax, but no canon FD...
    Not good news to me
    Well thanks again

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    Quote Originally Posted by wootsk View Post
    Not good news to me
    Well thanks again
    During the years past, the older timers in China are big on Nikon... not so much on Canon...
    In the recent digital times, they are big on Canon. And nikon too.

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    Default Re: Shopping in china.

    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    During the years past, the older timers in China are big on Nikon... not so much on Canon...
    In the recent digital times, they are big on Canon. And nikon too.
    Haiz, btw I am visiting Chongqing area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wootsk View Post
    Haiz, btw I am visiting Chongqing area.
    Chongqing is bad location for camera stuffs. mostly overpriced.

    If you need recommendations for food, especially if you are going to be staying in central chongqing (Jie Fang Bei) area, I can give you some.

    So you flying silkair into CQ? if you do stop over, might as well stop over in macau or HK and go camera shopping there.

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    Default Re: Shopping in china.

    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    Chongqing is bad location for camera stuffs. mostly overpriced.

    If you need recommendations for food, especially if you are going to be staying in central chongqing (Jie Fang Bei) area, I can give you some.

    So you flying silkair into CQ? if you do stop over, might as well stop over in macau or HK and go camera shopping there.
    I see, wonder what good food is there waiting for me. Anyway I don't think I will have stop over, if I do have, I do hope it's HK and I can get some films and glasses there

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    Default Re: Shopping in china.

    yeah.... you will find alot there if you are lucky enough....

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    Default Re: Shopping in china.

    Just finish tour at Chiong Qing, Chang Jiang 3 Sia area and Wu Dang, saw some films, sadly they are common and quite little. Nothing much and quite undeveloped except nice tour area and view, some local photography of trades and view not found in Singapore. Currently at Wu Han and traveling to Guang Zhou soon, any recommandation for food or film photography equipment?
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