With just a few days left of my project stint here in Hong Kong, I am busily looking around for things that I need for my new hobby. So I heeded friends’ and reputable forums’ suggestions and bought the much needed lens blower, lens cloth and the ancient and highly-recommended prime lens, 50mm 1.8 lens. These purchases are the best souvenirs I’ve ever had and ever bought for myself.
So I thought to post shots taken using the new lens; which by the way is a bit hard considering it doesn’t auto-focus with the Nikon D3100 but when I finally got the hang of it, I was so delighted like a kid.
Take nothing but pictures.
Leave nothing but footprints.
Kill nothing but time.
Break nothing, especially hearts.
For your photography needs, the Wing Shing Photo Supply over at Tung Choi Street, Mong Kok is worth checking out. The staff there are courteous, knowledgeable and helpful. They recommend you the better stuff even if it’s cheaper than what you’re interested in.
In general, whether you’re buying or window-shopping, stick to the big and reputable stores like Wing Shing, Broadway and Fortress. They are honest with their prices and they have courteous staff. Plus, these stores save you the effort of asking because the prices are already displayed. And do check the prices in your local shops before buying it in HK. I found out some lenses are more expensive here than back home.
Avoid those little shops declaring in bright neon signs that they sell “tax-free” goods. They should. Because Hong Kong is free of sales tax.
Especially avoid this store at Star House near Harbour City. The guy named Vick is very helpful but this other 40-something guy was particularly VERY RUDE. No wonder, few people wander in that store compared to those three stores which are always littered with buyers and window-shoppers.