But wait…It looks like an M3. What gives? The owner explained to me that he replaced the top plate with an old M3. If you look closely at the self-timer, It’s actually the battery door for the M6. Custom made, custom played.
One of Josh’s favorite photographers is Daido Moriyama. Moriyama-san is known for exclusively shooting with Ricoh cameras. Josh is hoping Moriyama-san could sign one of his Ricohs. (Sorry, no rabbit sticker)
The lens mounted is a legendary hunk of glass who some call “The dream lens”. Not only do collectors fantasize about it, the 0.95 paints visual dreams on to 35mm films. If you’re interested in learning about the Canon 7 you can check out Japancamerahunter’s post here.
Don’t have the money for a Leica and you’re interested in testing out a rangefinder. You can find a compact rangefinder or two for good prices over at hi-camera in Namdaemun. Feel free to message me on how to get there.
This beauty belongs to a camera shop owner in Namdaemun. According to my friend, this M3 was featured in a Korean movie called Hello Ghost. If you enjoy Korean dramas and Leicas, I suggest you check it out!
This always happens to me. I come in to Chungmuro looking for deals on lenses and I usually end up shaking hands with Mr. Kelley. You may have seen his work on flickr, if you haven’t, I suggest you do. That day, he was eyeing a Leica M6 and I was looking to pick up a 50mm Elmar. At the end of the day, we both got what we wanted.