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Introducing Rayqual lens adapters

We are pleased to be able to offer for sale adapters by the specialist Japanese adapter manufacturer Rayqual. Rayqual lens adapters are finely engineered high precision devices manufactured to tight tolerances MADE IN JAPAN, so rest assured that they will not compromise the high quality of your lenses or cameras.

To start things off we offer the new Rayqual Micro Four-Thirds adapter for Leica M lenses and Canon FD lenses. The adapter allows you to mount Leica M and Canon FD manual focus lenses on Micro 4/3 camera bodies such as the new Panasonic Lumix G1 digital camera.

Rayqual offers many more adapters so if you have a specific requirement, please contact us. For the current items on sale, please see here.

On the topic of using interesting lenses with the G1, what would you say if you could attach C-Mount lenses, used by 16mm movie cameras, on your G1? To be continued…

UPDATE: C-Mount adapter is available here.

2009 Offer: 10% off all black and white films

Globally experts agree that the outlook for 2009 remains bleak. And what could be better to photograph the bleak conditions of the predicted economic end of the world with quality black and white film?

For a limited time we are offering all black and white films at a discount of 10%, including the renowned Fujifilm instant range in black and white or the extravagant Fuji HR2 Minicopy. As usual all stock is fresh from manufacturer.

The future is gray, so let us enjoy its many beautiful shades!

Season’s Greetings

We would like to wish all readers, friends, contributors and customers a happy year end season. Christmas is virtually over in Japan with decorations being removed from today preparing for the real holiday which is Japanese New Year. Like Christmas in the West, the country will come to a stand-still next week while we join with our families for some quiet and festive time together. If you place an order during this holiday period, please note that processing might be slightly slower than normal. The JE team wishes everyone happy holidays and all the best for 2009, photographic and otherwise.

Shipping quotes now available

As you know we offer a variety of shipping options at different prices and service levels. This means that the most economic and flexible choice for your order is at the discretion of the customer and not forced on you. In the past it has been difficult to know in advance how much the shipping costs for your order would be. We have improved this by adding a shipping quote facility to the store to view the rates before even creating an account.

To find out shipping rates please add the desired items to your cart. When viewing the cart contents press the button “shipping quote” and the prices for all the options will be displayed. For an explanation of the shipping options please check the Shipping & Returns page.

New shipping option: Surface Mail

As an ultra-low budget option aimed at heavy items such as paper we offer Surface Mail service with around 2 months transit time. Surface Mail items have limited insurance depending on weight.

While the transit time is quite long, it is a viable alternative for heavy items that would normally prohibitively expensive to ship. With careful advance planning and ordering could be a great way of lowering your expenses even further.

For more information including tracking facility, please refer to the Shipping & Returns policy pages.