Leica Causeway Bay in Hong Kong
Leica Causeway Bay was just about a 20 minute walk from my hotel in Hong Kong, and it was easily the most beautiful place I visited during my trip there. The iconic street has three Leica stores within it, as well as other high-end fashion brands such as carhatt WIP and NIKE label. It’s always busy with people of all walks of life coming to check out the amazing merchandise on display; I couldn’t help but fall in love with the street, and I think it’s an incredibly worthwhile stop if you ever find yourself in Hong Kong!
Since Leica is a German company, it only made sense that they chose to open their first storefront in Hong Kong. That said, if you’re looking for Leica cameras and lenses, you can find them almost anywhere in Hong Kong. The best place to get them is at Leica Causeway Bay, which has multiple stores including cameras and lenses. Although these products may be expensive (only justified), it’s an easy way to buy these products with ease. While walking around on Leica Causeway you can easily go inside of some shops just to view or even try out camera and lens packages offered. Some people choose to take photos there while others just walk by checking things out as well.
Leica Causeway Bay is located 12 Pak Sha Road, Causeway Bay. It is also known as center of causeway bay. This street attracts luxury and fashion brands such as Hermes, Chanel and so on. Here is a list of luxury brand shops you can find on Leica causeway bay
How to get there?
To get there from metro station, take Exit D of Causeway Bay Station and walk around 3 minutes to get there. Alternatively, you can also take bus no. 35M and stop at Causeway bay station and walk for about 1 minute more to get to Leica causeway bay. From Tsim Sha Tsui station, you can either walk for about 10 minutes or take MTR Bus No. 6 for about 7 stops before reaching your destination.
Why choose Leica?
Leica is synonymous with high-quality, high-class photography. The company was founded over a century ago and since then it has established itself as a world leader within its field. Leica cameras are designed to perfection, with stylish looks that don’t interfere with their high performance, perfect for beginners but advanced photographers will love them too. A Leica camera is an investment that will last for years to come – not only because of its timeless design but also because of its unique quality. Leica represent a genre of photography just like macintosh computers or songs from coldplay; Leica products carry with them an air of sophistication and uniqueness. Each camera serves as a work of art in its own right; they have sleek designs without sacrificing functionality and can appeal to both newbies and professional alike. Leica cameras were built to last and take pictures beyond what you would expect from a compact camera. If you’re serious about your photography, Leica should be your choice when shopping around for a new digital camera! So what do you think? Would you choose Leica?
Taking Photos around Leica Flagship Store in Causeway Bay
Leica have a flagship store within Causeway bay, its located on Island Place. It is probably one of those places in Hong Kong that will attract street photographer from all over. The street is interesting to many street photographer as well, just a few minutes walk from Watson road and its many other tiny shopping malls, it is definitely a nice place to stroll and shop while taking photographs at Leica flagship store. There are quite some photographers that do street photography there as well, most of them set up their small tripod right infront of Leica Flagship Store with their large-aperture lens point directly towards it so that they can capture people coming out from/going into Leica Store. Some of these artists tend to be quite good as well. The location may not be ideal for everyone though, especially if you're expecting loads of things to photograph.
Street photography in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Leica cameras are immensely popular among street photographers, as they produce crisp and clear photos. Take an evening stroll on a sunny day in one of Hong Kong’s most vibrant neighborhoods, Causeway Bay, with Leica M-P 240, Leica 35mm Summilux f/1.4 ASPH lens and ISO 800 film by Kodak. Shooting film takes lots of practice, so it helps to take your time when you first start out with Leica photography. Taking pictures with Leica films are costly because every single photo will be counted. Be careful what you press as every photo must come from heart! Pressing 3 or 4 times for unintentional goofing is no problem but try to refrain yourself at all cost! If shooting people is not necessarily part of your photography expertise, then Leica may not be the best choice. However, if photographing tall buildings with beautiful architecture caught your attention since young, then Leica may just provide you some good tools to achieve that goal! Wide lenses also help capture more details within buildings across streets.
Extra Tips Section: Conclusion
Being a photographer is always a hard job. There are always 10,000 creative ideas you want to try out but no time for it. I’m hoping Leica Camera will continue producing more new releases of camera to challenge people and expand our creativity to improve ourselves. Leica cameras also have robust design, quality, and built well which is actually one of my reasons why I love it so much. In short, Leica Photography help me focus on creation instead of management.