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Gear Talk => Other => Topic started by: Snoogly on August 01, 2022, 08:40:26

Title: A big shout to Fujiyama Camera in Japan.
Post by: Snoogly on August 01, 2022, 08:40:26
They have without doubt offered me the most for used cameras and lenses, and their prices for used equipment are also very nice.

I guess they operate on a much lower overhead than Mapcamera et all. Their HQ is in a grungy area, to be sure.


Once Japan (if) opens up, I can heartily recommend Fujiya.

As an example, I recently bought an af-s 28mm 1.4e Ed from yahoo auctions for ¥123,000. It was fine, but didn’t focus that well on DSLR bodies. Sold it to Fujiya for ¥124,000 :-)
Title: Re: A big shout to Fujiyama Camera in Japan.
Post by: Akira on August 01, 2022, 09:56:25
I typically buy any camera at Fujiya.  To me, the second best without much margin is Map Camera, but 15% addition to the assessed price for the trade-in is attractive at Fujiya.
Title: Re: A big shout to Fujiyama Camera in Japan.
Post by: Zang on August 01, 2022, 14:25:48
Do they ship worldwide?
Title: Re: A big shout to Fujiyama Camera in Japan.
Post by: Akira on August 01, 2022, 15:03:37
Do they ship worldwide?

Unfortunately, they don't ship their goods abroad.  For the brand new Japan-made photography equipment, it should be cheaper to buy them at the shops in the States.
Title: Re: A big shout to Fujiyama Camera in Japan.
Post by: Zang on August 01, 2022, 15:09:29
Thanks Akira. I was thinking about used gear :)
Title: Re: A big shout to Fujiyama Camera in Japan.
Post by: Akira on August 01, 2022, 15:23:00
Thanks Akira. I was thinking about used gear :)

According to my recent experiences, eBay is better place for the people living outside Japan to look for the second hand Nikkors, especially MF lenses.  You can find good Japanese sellers out there.  I've bought nice samples of 50/2.0 and Ai AF 70-300 Zoom on eBay.
Title: Re: A big shout to Fujiyama Camera in Japan.
Post by: Zang on August 01, 2022, 15:30:31
I never used ebay before I did last week. The 'mint' Zeiss 85mm had excessive amount of inside dust, fungus on one of the element, aperture not fully open at the maximum number, rattling front element... :(
Title: Re: A big shout to Fujiyama Camera in Japan.
Post by: Akira on August 01, 2022, 15:37:24
I never used ebay before I did last week. The 'mint' Zeiss 85mm had excessive amount of inside dust, fungus on one of the element, aperture not fully open at the maximum number, rattling front element... :(

Sorry about your mishap.  I only dealt with the sellers with 100% positive feedback on eBay.  The above mentioned Nikkors and a couple of Industar-50 were bought from such sellers from Japan and Ukraine respectively.  I haven't experienced any problem of the improper description of the condition (yet).

When I buy effect pedals on eBay, I'm a bit less particular about the 100% positive feedback.  Because the scratches and dents don't matter.
Title: Re: A big shout to Fujiyama Camera in Japan.
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on August 03, 2022, 04:37:55
With lenses I’ve been pretty lucky with eBay. I did get a 105mm micro-nikkor which had very stiff action due to old grease, but often what I buy from Japan is in great condition.
Title: Re: A big shout to Fujiyama Camera in Japan.
Post by: Zang on August 03, 2022, 16:35:30
I bought the lens from Quebec Canada. That was my first ebay purchase ever. I see zillions of stuffs from Japan, but I am not patient enough to wait for shipping. I might try that in the future.
Title: Re: A big shout to Fujiyama Camera in Japan.
Post by: Ian Watson on August 03, 2022, 16:41:37
I bought a Rayqual adapter from Japan and had it in about a week.
Title: Re: A big shout to Fujiyama Camera in Japan.
Post by: Zang on August 03, 2022, 17:07:15
I bought a Rayqual adapter from Japan and had it in about a week.

Good to know! I think the ETS in the ads are over estimated a bit and the real shipping can be much faster.