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09-25-2007, 10:10 AM
I was in Beijing in May of this year. Film is available pretty well everywhere as long as you want colour print. Professional films from Ilford, Kodak and Fuji are also available but only from professional suppliers. Most of the cameras I saw for sale were digital point and shoots. Mind you I didn't go with the aim of making any purchases. Virtually every Chinese tourist I saw had some form of digital camera
Dubai, Prague, St Petersburg, Moscow and Beijing...
I'm leaving for the Trans-Siberian Railway in two weeks!
Apart from endless fantastic photo opportunities, it has been pointed out to me that this is a good chance to pick up some cheap+interesting gear (brass lenses, maybe an Iskra) that wouldn't normally make it to the west or wouldn't be worth shipping. I have 3 days in Prague, 6 in St Petersburg, 2 in Moscow & 3 in Beijing. Plus 4 in Mongolia and 5 in Guilin/Yangshuo but I don't expect so much shopping there Does anyone have suggestions for interesting secondhand gear shops in these cities?
Of course if there's something that I must go see/photograph in any of those places that you think I perhaps don't know of, by all means I'd like to hear about that too.
Run don't walk to the Wukesong camera mall in Beijing.
Pretty much everything there, really. Lots of second hand places, brand new shops and accessories too. I got an inexpensive tripod I really liked there, even some film/paper/chemistry places too.
Not sure when it happens, but when I was there last fall on a Sunday (IIRC) there were tables set up all around the large building, and they had a flea market kind of thing going...just fantastic. Seems like a regular thing but I don't know if it's weekly, monthly or what.
Accessible easily from subways...just get off at the, you guessed it, Wukesong stop. Not hard to find.
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