Hong Kong Classic Camera Fair 2015—Round Two
The Hong Kong camera scene is proving to be much more fun than I anticipated, that’s for sure. In the past week I have made so many new contacts and friends that I feel I could spend a lot more time here without becoming bored. Instead of doing all the touristy things—although I did a few—I’ve been concentrating on learning my way around the multitude of specialist camera shops in the Tsim Sha Tsui area. I've also been exercising the Leica Q exclusively. The D-Lux, which I brought "just in case" has been sitting in the hotel unused. I should have stuck to the one-camera-one-lens maxim.
Later in the week I’ll be publishing my mini guide for Leica owners new to Hong Kong. I hope that my efforts will save you time and take you straight to the stores worth seeing and worth dealing with. I’ve planned a leisurely afternoon stroll from near Tsim Sha Tsui station up to my last port of call, Photopia, now one of the internationally best known Leica specialist. In the lead picture you can see Gilbert Yuen in his habitat but, during the weekend, he has been fending off hordes on his very popular stall at the Classic Camera Fair.
Although I’m a veteran of camera fairs, this was my first event in the Far East and I found it absolutely fascinating. I met so many nice people and everyone was keen to chat, with the Leica Q being a major topic of interest. What did I think? Is it worth buying? Is it better than the M?
All pictures taken with the Leica Q