We felt like we hit the jackpot. A little while ago I was doing my irregular visit to the fishmarket. I walked past the sashimi section and noticed blue fin tuna was on sale. Yellow fin is on sale every day so this was a little unusual. I also thought all the blue fin would be exported or not sold at the retail level. Guess it was in season. The one thing that caught my eye wasn’t that it was blue fin on sale.
This was a ramen shop close to our hotel. We would go past it at various times and see lots of commuters and locals eating there. So we gave it a go on a slow and quiet Sunday. There’s the occasional travellers like us because it is close to the APA hotel in Shinjuku.
I had an impulsive moment and bought something called a Fuji GW690II, aka the Texas Leica – because it is a large camera compared to a slr. It is a little battered and light sealing needs replacing. But I didn’t think I had much to lose with the pricing. This is a 120 format camera. The Hasselblad takes 6×6 format and other medium formats take 6×6 or 6×7 frames. This takes 6×9 frames, which means each roll of 120 takes only 8 frames.