JapanCameraHunter Rumors: 120 film cases *Sneak Preview*


by Bellamy /

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JapanCameraHunter Rumors:  120 film cases *Sneak Preview*
After snooping around JCH towers and finding the scribblings of a man obsessed we have finally managed to gain access to some shots of the rumored 120 film cases that are expected to be available soon.

Here are some recently released sneak shots of the cases from the prototype case. Security is tight and I fear they are watching me.

The cases look to be of a decent size to be able to keep in your bag easily, and they look like they keep the light off your film well, with a secure fit. We were unable to obtain any more pictures as the data card was corrupted and our CSI team are on leave after the Leica mini M release.

I am guessing that the tech specs are:

1 case holds 5 rolls of film
Made of high quality plastic
Some stuff written on them
er, thats about it.

If rumours are to be believed they will be in the same price range as the 135 cases. I heard from my (probably unpaid) informant that there will be other colours later on in the production. When I monitored the factory from 1 mile away with my Sigma mega canon 200-500mm lens (which I use for street portrait) I could see the cases being made, so I am guessing they are about 2-3 weeks away from being released.

OK, now I have had my bit of fun, I am pushing really hard to get these out really soon.
After releasing the 135 cases I was completely blown away by their success, I never imagined they would be so popular. I have sent those cases all over the world, to places I would have never imagined. It is a really cool, feeling to know that there are so many happy film shooters out there enjoying the cases.
But, there was always a little buzz in the background, a whisper in the wind…People mentioned the desire for 120 film cases, like the ones of old and faraway times. At first I thought this a novel idea, but probably not possible because of the high costs involved (I have never and never will use Kickstarter et al). But the whisper turned into a chant “We want 120 cases!”. So, I decided, if enough people are asking then maybe it can be done.

I am not going to take pre-orders, the last time I did that it took weeks for people to get theirs because of the crazy backlog. As soon as ordering is available I will have the details up. Thanks for your support, your patience and for helping to keep film alive.


20 comments on “JapanCameraHunter Rumors: 120 film cases *Sneak Preview*”

    Kosta June 12, 2013 at 2:35 pm / Reply

    Thanks Mr.JCH.

    I know I’m very excited for this. I don’t think I’m just “keeping film alive” though – but keep it kicking!

    ZDP-189 June 12, 2013 at 3:16 pm / Reply

    We want 120 cases!
    We want 120 cases!
    We want 120 cases!
    We want 120 cases!

    Uh, why does ‘hunter’ have a lower case ‘h’?

      Bellamy June 12, 2013 at 3:49 pm /

      All will be revealed.

    Christian Poulton June 12, 2013 at 3:38 pm / Reply

    Woo-hoo! Woo-hoo! Woo-hoo! Hoo-hoo! Woo-hoo!
    This is what I’ve been after for a long long time. No more 120 rolls floating about in my camera bag, no more zip lock bags full of assorted speed rolls of film, all jumbled up and there will be a secure (light tight?) space for exposed rolls to live until I can get them processed……..

    riccardo June 12, 2013 at 6:02 pm / Reply

    Cant wait! really!

    Martin June 12, 2013 at 6:14 pm / Reply

    I’d definitely be keen for these, perhaps if I am honest without the logo…but cool either way.

      Bellamy June 12, 2013 at 10:57 pm /

      Gotta put the logo on there to make sure the copycats don’t do the same thing. Would have preferred it to be smaller, but what can you do?

      Martin June 13, 2013 at 9:16 am /

      fair enough.

    BetoC June 12, 2013 at 9:00 pm / Reply

    aaaaaaah yeah – he got the 120! I was hoping for a case like this after seeing someone had a 120 film holder made on a 3D printer.

    Scott W June 12, 2013 at 9:16 pm / Reply

    Nicely done Bellamy! Can’t wait to place my order.

    Up next, a 5 roll film case for 35mm? A 1×5 instead of the 2×5 case. Don’t get me wrong, I love the 10 roll cases too and I own several of yours,, but there are times where a slimmer case would be nice.

      Martin June 13, 2013 at 9:16 am /

      I agree…to be honest I think the chances of me needing 10 rolls at once is probably unlikely. I realise it is probably a huge pain setting off orders, so just widely speculating…but smaller numbers would be brill.

    Tomas June 12, 2013 at 11:25 pm / Reply

    Yes! Just what I need!

    Any chance of a sneaky early idea of when they might be released – I just can’t miss the opportunity to get my hands on one!

    Grace Hughes June 12, 2013 at 11:33 pm / Reply

    My Rolleiflex will thank you. (So will my husband lol he finds my film stored everywhere.)

    Petr V June 13, 2013 at 12:58 am / Reply

    Oh my (^_^) This is so awesome. I will be ordering the case too. That’s for sure.

    Jasper June 13, 2013 at 6:23 am / Reply


    Phong Nguyen June 13, 2013 at 6:45 am / Reply

    woohooooo! Can’t wait ;-)

    mark zed June 13, 2013 at 8:12 am / Reply

    budgeted for, and now just waiting for the go ahead to order….

    André June 14, 2013 at 1:50 am / Reply

    The only problem is that I was about to buy the 135 but now i’ve to wait these. I like the idea of a smaller 35mm box too, would be handy! We want film cases!!

      Bellamy June 14, 2013 at 10:48 pm /

      There is a smaller 135 case in the works. It takes time to make the moulds though. I am on it.

    Alex June 27, 2013 at 7:35 pm / Reply

    i’m buying some!
    great stuff and muche more needed than a 135 whiwh alreasy has its “shell”

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