Where to Buy Second-Hand Camera gear in HKG

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by sedna, Sep 16, 2004.

  1. sedna

    sedna Guest

    stopping by Hongkong, where do you find shops that sell second-hand
    camera gear?
     
    sedna, Sep 16, 2004
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  2. sedna

    Rob Guest

    In HK they have re manufactured gear fully serviced from the
    manufactures. Its comes as new.

    S/Hand used gear especially lenses would not be on my shopping list from
    HK. The humidity and salt are too high for good photographic equipment
    storage conditions.

    rm
     
    Rob, Sep 16, 2004
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  3. sedna

    sedna Guest

    Not the answer expected. Just Need a district name, street or suburb or
    shopping mall or alleyway. Anybody been there??
     
    sedna, Sep 16, 2004
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  4. Walk up Nathan Road, Holiday Inn side, about 2 blocks from Tsim Tsa Shui
    (sp?) MTR station, come to a big hotel (forgot name) with car drive in on
    side street. Turn left here, first arcade about 6 or 7 shops with a ton of
    sh gear.

    Watch out for the Paki touts in the streets trying to sell you "copy watch"
    and keep your wallet out of sight.
     
    John Phillips, Sep 16, 2004
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  5. sedna

    laurie Guest

    Try Mongkok Mxn Shxng or Mongkok DC Fexxr or WanChai 298

    cheers laurie
     
    laurie, Sep 16, 2004
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  6. sedna

    [BnH] Guest

    Can you speak Cantonese or be accompanied with one that speaks Cantonese ?

    If not, I would suggest you to stay away from buying 2nd hand gear in HK ...
    as their new [ or repackaged as new ] is cheap already.

    =bob=
     
    [BnH], Sep 16, 2004
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  7. sedna

    Narco Guest

    For new genuine new gear:

    Wing Shing & Man Shing are highly recommended! Been in business for 30
    years, and just opened a new store. There are sisters stores. They
    basically stock everything lenses you could think of right in the store,
    even a Canon 600mm
    Anyway, I brought my own 70-200L from them.

    Wing Shing
    55-57
    Sai Yang Choi Street
    Mong Kok
    (MTR Mong Kok Station exit D3)

    Man Shing
    106
    Tung Choi Street
    (MTR Mong Kok Station exit D2)

    Wing Shing (new store)
    91-95
    Fan Yuen Street
    (MTR Mong Kok Station exit D3)
    two streets away from the main store.

    Try to goto these stores in the early afternoon, as they would be crowded
    with people.

    Maps:
    http://www.photosharp.com.tw/hk/manshing.gif
    http://www.photosharp.com.tw/hk/wingshing.gif

    For secondhand gear:

    Tin Cheung
    100
    Nathan Road
    Tung Ying Building
    (MRT Tsim Sha Tsui station B1 exit, you'd see a big Mosque on the opposite
    street right out from the exit. Then turn right on to Nathan road and cross
    one traffic light and you'd see this rather oldish un-maintained building.
    Walk right to the end of the building and you'll see it)

    Map
    http://www.photosharp.com.tw/hk/tungying.gif

    Camera House(??? don't know the English name)
    Right next to Tin Cheung, you can't miss it!

    I would recommend Tin Cheung because, a lot of the sources of gear from
    "Camera House" seems from ex-professionals or reporters, therefore, expect
    the second gear from there had been "professionally used" or even abused!
    Beware, their killer-apt is the boss's touge; he could lure you into buying
    things.
    For Tin Cheung, you can find basically anything (believe me I mean anything)
    second. Just be aware that the NEW gear they sell are imported and are of
    good prices. There's nothing wrong with them, (assuming you are buying
    lenses, as most lenses are covered internationally) just that there sources
    are different. Important vs. Official goods work quite differently in HK
    and since you'll be bring them back to Aus, who cares.

    There are few in Central HK island (that I'm not too familiar with), which
    is very near to Lan Kwai Fong <--- this is a very famous street with loads
    of pubs. So just ask your hotel reception about camera in central near Lan
    Kwai Fong, they should be able to tell you! Because there are so many
    stores there, most of the labs there offer free development of C41 every
    Sundays, so you could as well take as much photos as you like before you go
    there. Don't bother buying ANY films from Australia cos they are bloody
    cheap in HK.

    Good luck!
     
    Narco, Sep 16, 2004
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  8. sedna

    sedna Guest


    Thanks, Fantastic Info. I'll be looking for a D100 or D1x and perhaps a
    28-70mm f2.8 cheers
     
    sedna, Sep 17, 2004
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