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    A trip to Yodobashi-Yokohama in search of a GXR

    I went down the elevator in my hotel to the B1 level, took a left into the "Diamond" underground passageway and in ten paces was confronted with the entrance to Yodobashi.
    If I had approached it above ground it would have looked like this:
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    After going to the second floor I found
    Tripods:
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    Stereo pinhole Holgas:
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    Nice displays of the EP-1
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    The GF-1
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    A whole lot of four thirds and micro four thirds adapters
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    Even a Polaroid back for my Phamiya AFD
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    But when I got to the Ricoh GXR I found that the guy with the camera was at another store and the camera with him - I think the sign says available in December
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    But you can choose from a very nice selection of camera de-humidifying cabinets; sort of reverse humidors (de-humidors?)
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    So I guess I will just have to wait a little while to fondle the darn thing
    -bob
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    Re: A trip to Yodobashi-Yokohama in search of a GXR

    What a LOVELY way to paint your Story....

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    Re: A trip to Yodobashi-Yokohama in search of a GXR

    Oh bob ... its just so not fair

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post
    I went down the elevator in my hotel to the B1 level,
    I used to live here:



    now I'm in Finland ... with views like this:



    no, thats not noise in the dark areas, its sleet

    swap ya?

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    Re: A trip to Yodobashi-Yokohama in search of a GXR

    Bob,
    Do tell, is your suitcase any heavier?

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    Re: A trip to Yodobashi-Yokohama in search of a GXR

    This is probably why my Daughter, who lives in Moscow, is jealous.
    I wonder how C1 noise reduction works on sleet?
    -bob

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    Re: A trip to Yodobashi-Yokohama in search of a GXR

    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    Bob,
    Do tell, is your suitcase any heavier?
    I ALMOST picked up the Macro 45 for the GF1, but decided to wait and get it state-side. The issue was that in order to qualify for the 10% "additional" discount I needed to get a Yodobashi "Gold Points" card. It takes 10% of each purchase and allows one to use that as cash on a subsequent purchase.
    Not good if you only want to buy one big thing.

    But I was tempted, they had lend-wrap in a number of soft pastel colors not to mention micro fiber cleaning cloths. They had a Pentax which is available on special order in 100 different colors of your choice.
    I should have picked up that stero pinhole Holga for Helen.
    -bob

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    Re: A trip to Yodobashi-Yokohama in search of a GXR

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post
    I ALMOST picked up the Macro 45 for the GF1, but decided to wait and get it state-side. The issue was that in order to qualify for the 10% "additional" discount I needed to get a Yodobashi "Gold Points" card.
    with some advanced notice I could have posted you mine ... it is languishing here...

    there's better views to be had in Japan in spring of course...







    have fun!

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    Re: A trip to Yodobashi-Yokohama in search of a GXR

    I can't quite make out the kanji radical just to the right of Ue in the name of the JR station. What is it?
    thanks
    -bob

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    Re: A trip to Yodobashi-Yokohama in search of a GXR

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post
    I can't quite make out the kanji radical just to the right of Ue in the name of the JR station. What is it?
    thanks
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    bob, if your asking me its 上野

    ueno eki

    ^-^

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    Re: A trip to Yodobashi-Yokohama in search of a GXR

    Ah of course, and I should have recognized the park.
    -bob

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    Re: A trip to Yodobashi-Yokohama in search of a GXR

    well ... its not commonly seen from that perspecitve ;-)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shinobazu_Pond

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