JapanCameraHunter Soft Releases


by Bellamy /

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Japancamerahunter Soft Releases
Some of you might remember I was planning on making some soft release buttons a while back. Well, I had not forgotten and I have been busy putting the finishing touches on them. And now they are here!

Earlier on this year I posted a piece about the idea of making soft releases and wanted your feedback on what you would like to see. Well, I listened to your advice and Luke Satoru and myself finally came to the end version of the official JCH Soft Release.


The original versions had JCH on top, but that was not really popular. As was the lack of paint. So these releases have taken that on boards and as you can see they are beautifully simple.
Each release is hand milled and hand painted to the highest  standard. We are only making these in small batches to ensure that they come out perfectly. Because the brass is painted, it will wear over time to give you that beautiful patina and brassing that we all love on painted cameras.


At the moment only two colours are available, Red and Black. We thought these to be the most attractive colours. Although I am certainly open to suggestions for a limited run of special colour versions.


On the base of the release there is a discreet etching with LS for Luke Satoru and JCH for yours truly. We really wanted to keep these ones a lot more low key than the previous prototypes.

The releases will fit into any release screw on any camera that has one (which means loads and loads of cameras).

Click here to get one

*Wow! That was quick. The first batch sold out immediately. Now releases are pre-order only, 2-3 weeks production time* 

I hope you like them.

12 comments on “JapanCameraHunter Soft Releases”

    kevin November 2, 2013 at 8:55 pm / Reply


    when I select Germany, it adds 1600 yen to my cost :( (for shipping)

      Bellamy November 2, 2013 at 9:18 pm /

      Sorry, I have fixed that now.
      Many thanks

    Peter November 3, 2013 at 12:39 am / Reply

    Hey Bellamy,

    Will there be a concave model in the future?


      Bellamy November 3, 2013 at 8:04 am /

      No plans for that one at the moment. I shall give it some thought. Thanks.

    Jeff Wieser November 3, 2013 at 9:41 am / Reply

    These look great! Thanks Bellamy for another exciting product. I used to have an Abrahammson release but it fell off my camera at some point and I’ve been rough riding since.

    Hui Kai November 3, 2013 at 12:25 pm / Reply

    Not sure which colour to go with my M6 ti

    Computer Controlled November 3, 2013 at 1:04 pm / Reply

    Sold Out. Damn =o/

      Bellamy November 3, 2013 at 5:23 pm /

      Don’t worry. You can still order, it will just take a little bit longer for them to arrive.

    Christian November 4, 2013 at 9:42 pm / Reply

    Nice, just what I wanted. One black on it’s way to Sweden. Like your attention to detail in all you do.


    Joe November 8, 2013 at 3:54 am / Reply

    Wow that was quick!

    I ordered mine on Saturday and it arrived on Thursday already.
    I wasn’t expecting a package from Tokyo to arrive in London so soon.
    I thought you’d send it using a slower shipping method.

    The finish on it is perfect. I’ve just put it on my x100 and it fits nicely. I’ve saving up for a Leica, so I might transfer it over when I finally get it, or order another one.

    Felipe October 21, 2015 at 3:46 am / Reply

    When i add one to cart and say to Spain add 1600 iens, it’s or it’s not a free shipping?


      Bellamy October 21, 2015 at 7:35 am /

      Sorry, I cannot do free shipping any longer on these. Since the currency rates have changed I have had to start charging shipping. Thanks.

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