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12-09-2017, 05:54 PM   #1
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Q system seems to be gone from Bic Camera Shinjuku

Yesterday I visited Bic Camera in Shinjuku. That's one of the largest camera retailers in Japan.

Last year the complete Q system (body and lenses) was on display, but it seems to be gone. Actually, in one of more obscure glass-doored shelves in the back, there's a funky mosaic-colored Q10(?) with a lens without any explanation/price/whatsoever but that's so apparently not for sale.

Not really unexpected but sad nevertheless

Added later:
On the same trip I also went to Ricoh Imaging Square Shinjuku (my post in Photographic Industry forum) and they're still displaying Q-S1.
But it seems like they're selling off Q accessories in their outlet section. In this picture, everything on the right 2/3 of the table is for Q series except for the things on translucent trays.



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What was the presence of the GRII?

Wondering if we're seeing prep for some new product.
12-09-2017, 10:18 PM   #3
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What was the presence of the GRII?

Wondering if we're seeing prep for some new product.
GRII is still on display, and they had them in stock.
12-10-2017, 07:23 PM   #4
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GR II's are still out of stock here at B&H, but back in at Adorama. Been watching for awhile.

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Iím in Tokyo this week. Anywhere to get Q accessories on clearance?
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QuoteOriginally posted by 2old4toys Quote
I’m in Tokyo this week. Anywhere to get Q accessories on clearance?
try MapCamera in shinjuku.
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At the Ricoh Imaging Square Shinjuku just today. Very glad I went. Great to see a QS-1 and full compliment of Q mount lenses on display. Picked up a branded official neoprene case that fits my QS-1 with 06 lens perfectly and at a pinch, even with the Tiny Manfrotto MP1 mini stand mounted on the body! Just •500. Also bought a leather (-like) half case and strap set for Q10 similarly at a bargain •500. There were other bits and bobs but these were all I wanted that were Q related.

MapCamera was a bust regards bargain hunting but they did have Q mount lenses to buy though no Q series bodies.
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Some images of the Pentax Q lens and accessories display at the Pentax place at Sinjuku.

I am running out of forum photo upload storage quota, so attached a google photo album link instead. Not sure how to show google photos displayed in-line for a forum post.

One image was taken at the Akiba Bic Camera. Give an idea of the prices in Tokyo stores April 2018. They had a full selection of lenses and hoods, K to Q adaptor, tripod foot for said adaptor, optical viewfinder... I picked up a black rim Pentax branded 40.5mm CPL.

Shared album - 2old 4toys - Google Photos


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