2ndBASE by Sanpou Camera
 2ndBASE by Sanpou Camera
 2ndBASE by Sanpou Camera

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Nestled beneath the railway tracks in the commercial facility “SEEKBASE AKI-OKA MANUFACTURE,” you’ll find “2nd BASE” – a retro camera store brimming with vintage lenses and film cameras.


  • address13-1 Kanda Neribeicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (Inside the SEEKBASE AKI-OKA MANUFACTURE 01 building)
  • tel03-6303-2388
  • business_hour11:00-20:00
  • accessJR Akihabara Station "Electric Town Exit" about 3 minutes on foot
Shop Holidays Every Wednesday / Year-end and New Year holidays
Website https://www.2ndbase.jp
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/2ndbase.by_sanpou_camera/
In addition to camera lenses, the 2nd BASE store also sells film and camera-related goods.

Whether you’re looking to buy or sell, the staff, who share a deep passion for cameras and lenses, are always eager to offer advice. It’s a store that welcomes beginners with open arms. 

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    Film cameras are gaining pupolar again

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    Retro lens that can be used with digital cameras using a mount adapter

At “2nd BASE,” a treasure trove of vintage lenses awaits. These lenses, designed for older cameras, can be attached to modern digital single-lens and mirrorless cameras using a mount adapter, allowing you to easily dive into the realm of retro photography. Old lenses offer affordability, distinctive retro aesthetics, and a mesmerizing bokeh effect.

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    Shot with a PENTAX ESPIO 115

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    Taken with a Wollensak CINE-VELOSTIGMAT 25mm/F1.5 attached to a digital SLR camera

It is also recommended to capture pictures of the surroundings of the shop in the Akihabara area using a camera or an old lens purchased at "2nd BASE." With a film camera, you can appreciate a unique atmosphere, including defocus and colors that cannot be controlled by settings, while valuing each image. On the other hand, using an old lens allows you to instantly view the photos you have just taken, eliminating the need for film development and concerns about running out of film rolls.

Regardless of the camera or old lens you choose, you can capture images with a nostalgic atmosphere that is not easily replicated with today's cameras. Please immerse yourself in the world of retro photography!

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