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Quiapo Church. This area is an inspiration behind the name of this shop.
Shot with Nikon D5200 + Nikkor Auto-S 50mm f/1.4 (Pre-AI) + 0.21x Fisheye Adapter



Hello everyone! I'm Rattus Yu, please allow me to tell you a short story of how we came up with this shop...




The very first time I ventured into photography was in 2011 with a very cheap digital camera. I wasn't seriously into photography at that time, but as a blogger, this is an important tool for telling your story or product reviews, sort of like what you do in journalism.

Throughout the years, my previous cameras felt limiting but I wasn't ready to invest in a DSLR yet. After gaining a serious interest in photography in 2015, I finally I decided to upgrade in August of that year.

Slowly but surely, I often went out alone to enhance my skill with my buddy, the Nikon D5200. The kit lens was really good in terms of sharpness, contrast and colors. But like the rest of you, I felt the need to look somewhere else after a while.

Welcome to Quiapo Vintage Camera Shop!
Shot with a Soligor 80-200mm f/4.5 Telephoto Lens



Since a young age of 3, I already found myself hunting for vintage stuff locked up somewhere in a storage room at home. That's how I discovered my grandfather's vinyl collection and shared his love for classical and opera music. (He was long gone at that time)

Now, it's the vintage bug that bit me again. This time, with camera lenses. Vintage lenses and camera stuff are attractive to me because they look different, have strong build and are also very affordable. The manual focus and challenge in using them further adds to the excitement.

You also get that strange feeling of holding a piece of history, wondering who the previous owners were, what its previous life was like, and what fond memories it helped to preserve.

Welcome to Quiapo Vintage Camera Shop!
Shot with Nikkor 43-86mm f/3.5 + 0.21x Fisheye Adapter at night



This is my story for opening this shop in March 2016 -- so that I would be motivated to further hunt for vintage and rare items (if lucky). Through this shop, there's a sustainable way for me to discover stuff, take them out for a test and review, then pass them on at reasonable prices to make people happy.

We preferably stick to selling vintage stuff. If you want any items that are not currently in our catalogue, we can hunt them for you.

Lastly, I hope you don't mind checking out my other links and drop a comment in any of my posts. Thanks! =)

Welcome to Quiapo Vintage Camera Shop!

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Your generous donations help me to review more products
and re-sell them at budget prices.
That way, more people will become happy!

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