You might want to call by Alan Lane's cubby, "Camera Lane" on the corner of Hardware and Little Bourke Streets. What you can't see in the cramped display window might be lurking several layers back in dark shelves inside. It's sometimes very surprising what he's ferreting away. If nothing turns up, at least you might have the privilege of being served by the eyecatching Venus, Al's very sharp second-in-command and Leica-tragic.
Meanwhile, if you're satisfyingly convinced by LJH's side-splitting swipe at Mikhail's Kamerahaus, check out this Mamiya pup on FleaBay — here in Australia.
Thanks again guys!
I have absolutely no problem buying online (I've been doing so for last 10 years).
Just thought there may be a place to go see/buy locally.
I've seen few cameras in VANBAR, month or so ago, but yeah they prices are quiet extreme.
I haven't been to camera lane for at least 6 months, will check them out this week.
I'm not in a hurry so will take my time finding the right one :)
You can still find the occasional great piece of medium fomat and large format gear at Camera exchange
This store used to be in Lonsdale St but has moved to Box Hill to survive
I recently picked up a zone vi 8 x 10 camera in great condition for a very reasonable price!
But I also shop on eBay and recently picked up a 240 MC Apo Ronar for $280 in mint condition!
At least there are options!