Hong Kong Analogue Camera Trail – Matsuya Camera – Tsim Sha Tsui

Matsuya Camera

R0010284In the same building as Shogun, Matsuya is also worth a look. Matsuya Camera has a very extensive range of Nikon lenses – probably one of the better ranges outside of David Chan’s store for both Nikon bodies and lenses.

They have some beautiful examples of Nikon F, FA, FM2, FM3as and other collectable and useable cameras. The prices were pretty reasonable – a Nikon F3T was going for about $3680 HK which seemed OK to me. There was a great collection of F3 bodies – one of my favourite all time cameras.

Contax G systems were a feature of their stock – maybe I just notice them more as one of my dream cameras! So, if you are after a Contax G system, Matsuya is a great place to start, particularly if you need a body. Some medium format gear, but not enough to suggest a specialty in one particular system.

One of the things I loved about Matsuya Camera is all the stock was clearly priced – to at least give you a starting point for negotiations and to make sure you are not wasting anyone’s time. Some of the stores in HK do not mark everything, and it can be a little annoying if you are used to having a price tag to kick things off…

Matsuya had some interesting cameras like a Contax TVS, Contax T2, and a good range of half frame Olympus PENs. It was a little hard to find – I had to ask the guys at Shogun where to find the store!  

Just look for the entrance to the interior mall on Tsim Sha Tsui Mansion – or ask the guys at Shogun…

2 Responses to “Hong Kong Analogue Camera Trail – Matsuya Camera – Tsim Sha Tsui”

  1. lx7471@hotmail.com Reply November 7, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    If you buy camera gear in Matsuya? I seriously suggest that you check the camera gear extremely thoroughly. They buy their cameras and lenses in large lots. Meaning it’s a mixed bag of camera gear and often aren’t reliable stuff. Then they just clean on the surface but they don’t thoroughly check all the camera functions or if the lens is fungus free or aperture isn’t sticky. I’ve been buying from this place for over 20 years and for the last 5/6 years I’ve stopped because I was tired of being their quality control customer. I know the owners very well. Henry Ho is nice but watch out of Harry Ho the chubby one. Harry is an obnoxious individual. There are better shops elsewhere and with analog cameras not being made for well over a decade or so what they buy in large lots and break up to sell in pieces are the dregs ( bottom of the barrel) and finding a proper fully working gear is more of a chance game with them now. Shogun next door they check everything from head to toe very reliable but they don’t tend to sell low end stuff or common stuff like Matsuya.



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