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« on: May 03, 2021, 04:35:46 »
https://richardhaw.com/2021/05/03/shopping-gokurakudo-shinjuku/

one of the best kept secrets of many collectors :o :o :o

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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2021, 13:04:48 »
On the outset it looks like quite a small shop,,, then inventory images of rows and rows on shelf after shelf filled to the limit with lenses  :o :o :o Wow

Thx for sharing!
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« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2021, 15:57:58 »
its one of the secrets of zeiss collectors (like me) :o :o :o

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« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2021, 17:16:02 »
Yes, WOW indeed. So there is at least some small market/interest for old Contax gear in Japan?

Contax was the last brand I used before "going digital" back in 2006, I have a few 139 bodies that may or may not work, and some old Zeiss lenses. And have been thinking over the years that it would be fun trying them on a digital camera. So when prices for the first and then second generation Sony A7 came down some years ago I told myself it was time for a "digital Contax". First I ordered the Novoflex Contax to E-mount adapter. That was a mistake. Because before actually buying the little Sony I checked it out in a local store, and was so disappointed with the electronic finder I just gave it all up.

Then just a couple of weeks ago (late, I know) I got my first Z7 (first generation), very very very nice to use with manual F-lenses.  So I have once again ordered a Novoflex adapter, for the Z-mount. Still waiting, but really looking forward to using my old Contax lenses again :)

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« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2021, 17:24:58 »
the Z series finders are the best i have tried :o :o :o
the RTS is a nice body ::)