May i ask, why is the F3 so popular? I have the Fm3a and i think its great and latest, but the f3 is what photographers talk most about.
Some like the F3 some like the other F series cameras like F, F2, F3, F4, F5, F6 etc... and I do agree each has its own pro and con. To me the F3 has a nice balance between features and quality among all the F's. But the FM3a is not comparable to the F3 as it's in another class of camera. It's may be the latest and greatest among the FM/FE series of cameras but it's not in the same league as the F's.
I would love to know where this store is. Or even just see some pictures of the interior. Camera stores like that are a vanishing breed...
I've been asked that by many. But I would feel far too intrusive taking photos in their place. I imagine they are self conscious about it, and it really is messy to the point of being rather gross. Boxes of kitty litter on the counter etc...
The store is in Tokyo.
I take it you are in Japan since your location is Tokyo: the Japanese are still nuts over film cameras and I was thinking about selling a relatively rare camera in a Japanese store. My daughter is travelling there in September and I might have her take it. can you suggest a good store
If it is an older classic camera there are lots of stores that specialize in them, especially in the Ginza area. Sales prices tend to be extremely high. But when they buy cameras from people they typically only give you 50% of their intended sales price. You can usually get more money on the internet.
A large, trustworthy place that handles all sorts of cameras and buys at reasonably good prices is Map Camera in Shinjuku. I never buy from them because they are expensive but they have the biggest inventory of any used camera store in Tokyo.