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Roaming Bangkok – “Leica Gallery” at Camera & Lens

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Taken with Leica M8 and Summilux 75mm f/1.4 lens

Taken with Leica M8 and Summilux 75mm f/1.4 lens

Camera & Lens is part of the Fotofile family of camera stores in Bangkok.  The shop is located in the Central Plaza Rama III shopping center and is home to the “Leica Gallery” which is an extensive collection of Leica cameras and accessories.  It’s an interesting exhibit and one can spend a couple of hours looking at the equipment.

Camera & Lens stocks an inventory of Leica M accessories including Leica, Carl Zeiss and Voightlander lens.  Although the shop doesn’t stock every Leica-branded accessory, it’s close.  It has probably the most extensive selection of UV/IR cut filters for the M8 this side of Japan.  For example, they have both the 58mm and 60mm filters in stock, both of which are in short supply worldwide.  And the prices are good.  I purchased the 60mm in Japan last fall and Singapore last week and Camera & Lens sells this filter for between 40-60 USD less.  (And don’t forgot that you will receive 7% VAT refund at the airport upon departure.)

They also offer a selection of used lens.  Not quite the selection I’ve seen at shops in Japan, but not bad.  Prices are competitive with other countries.  For example, I looked at two used Summilux 75mm f/1.4 lens.  One was priced at 1700 USD and the other at 2200 USD.  The more expensive one was a complete kit and in superb condition.  (And again 7% VAT refund.)

Of course the key to a good deal is to do research before you buy.  And remember, most camera shops in Thailand will give you a discount.

They also carry Canon and Nikon cameras and lens, both new and used, as well as, most other accessories you would expect from a pro-level camera shop.

If you’re traveling in Thailand and need to buy Leica accessories, this is the place to come.

Taken with Leica M8 and Carl Zeiss Biogon 21mm f/2.8 lens

Taken with Leica M8 and Carl Zeiss Biogon 21mm f/2.8 lens


Written by leolaksi

March 22, 2009 at 6:35 am

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  1. Excellent, thanks for this. Now Leica only has to introduce an M9 with sapphire LCD cover.


    March 24, 2010 at 3:18 pm

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