Photography Equipment in Beijing

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Nathan and his new toy

I’ve been meaning to document this here so I can find it easily in the future. Where do you go to buy photography equipment when you’re in China? Look no further than the Beijing photography city. If I remember correctly, it’s about 2 stories filled with a hundred different stores/booths.

I didn’t buy any big-ticket items, but I did pick up some accessories that were fairly inexpensive. Prices are comparable to US retail store prices, although online US prices are still slightly cheaper. Be careful when buying though, because I believe those gray market items do not include the manufacturer’s warranty.

If you want to check out photography equipment in China, visit the “photo gear mall” in Beijing.

Beijing Photography Equipment City
Address: Beijing, Haidian District, Wukesong Road No. 40
Phone:010-88119728 88119763 (Chinese only)
Store hours: 9:00am – 17:00pm (Winter), 9:00am – 18:00pm (Summer)

地址:北京海淀区五棵松路40号
电话:010-88119728 88119763
营业时间:早9:00—晚18:00

Subway: No 1 line, Wukesong station, Exit B to the North East of the Wukesong intersection, Walk 1km (10 minutes) to the north (east side of the 4th ring road). The place is on the right side of the road.

Image taken in Hong Kong, 2009. I think the picture looks a little too cartoon-y. Not sure what it is. I just remember the lighting was pretty bad in the tiny cafe place we were at.

Attiba Jefferson x Ty Evans x Panasonic GH2 Skate Video

ATIBA EVANS Panasonic GH2 Skate from skatefairy on Vimeo.

Atiba Jefferson and Ty Evans test the Lumix GH2 DSLR camera for Panasonic. Originally shot 1080i for Panasonic CES 2011 show. Nostalgic film mode with no color grading to show image straight out of the camera. This version de-interlaced and compressed for the web.

Lumix G Vario HD 14-140mm/F4.0-5.8
Lumix G Pancake 20mm/F1.7
Lumix G Fisheye 8mm/F3.5
Lumix G Vario 7-14mm/F4.0
Leica DG Macro-Elmarit 45mm/2.8

Official Panasonic Lumix GH2 site:

http://panasonic.net/avc/lumix/systemcamera/professional_movie/index.html

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