50mm-f2

Flea Market, Yasukuni Shrine

Leica M4 with 5cm f2 Summar lens

The flea market at Yasukuni on Sundays is a menagerie of all sorts of Japanese antiques. A gentleman approached me and pointed at the camera over my shoulder- “That’s a nice camera-  let me show you my Leica. ”  From his bag he pulled out this beautifully well worn black paint M4 with a pre-war 5cm f2 Summar lens.  He told me he bought it in Prague about ten years ago.

It was kind enough of him to share his camera so his telling me he’s seen the Tokyo Camera Style feature in Nippon Camera was a nice bonus.