Japan Camera Hunter http://www.japancamerahunter.com Find the camera of your dreams Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:40:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.3 Get Featured: Hun Pongsathorn Leelaprachakulhttp://www.japancamerahunter.com/2015/04/get-featured-hun-pongsathorn-leelaprachakul/ http://www.japancamerahunter.com/2015/04/get-featured-hun-pongsathorn-leelaprachakul/#comments Sun, 26 Apr 2015 09:02:21 +0000 http://www.japancamerahunter.com/?p=20436 Get Featured: Hun Pongsathorn Leelaprachakul Hun has a long name, but doesn’t say much. So we shall have to let his pictures do the talking. This series, entitled “Lost” is a very interesting and sometimes intimate look at Laos. Check it out. My name is Hun Pongsathorn Leelaprachakul. I’m an amateur street photographer in Thailand and […]

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Get Featured: Hun Pongsathorn Leelaprachakul
Hun has a long name, but doesn’t say much. So we shall have to let his pictures do the talking. This series, entitled “Lost” is a very interesting and sometimes intimate look at Laos. Check it out.

My name is Hun Pongsathorn Leelaprachakul. I’m an amateur street photographer in Thailand and JCH is my fav web for updating new/old stuff on film camera.

Currently, I am an amateur street photographer in Thailand. I currently have 2 cameras (1 analog and 1 digital). Also, this set “Lost” was shot in Tri-X with 400 process.

This set was shot in Laos where I visited last year and. The most interesting thing I found is the city fulfilled by nature and strong culture while showing some form of confusing and tension inside the rapidly transforming economy.

Here is the link to my flickr and webpage.
My flickr: www.flickr.com/hearhun
My website: www.hearhun.com

Thanks you
Hun

Thanks for sharing your work with us, Hun. This is a beautiful look at a place seldom seen. I would dearly love to travel there before it is all gone.

Come on, share with us what you have and get yourself featured.
Click on this link and send in your project/work: Get Featured. *I am looking for mainly projects, not individual images*
Oh, and click here to see a few of the photographers that have been on the site before http://www.japancamerahunter.com/?s=featured

Please make sure you come and comment, polite and constructive critique is welcome.
Thanks
JCH

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In your bag No: 1173 – Simon Proctorhttp://www.japancamerahunter.com/2015/04/in-your-bag-no-1173-simon-proctor/ http://www.japancamerahunter.com/2015/04/in-your-bag-no-1173-simon-proctor/#comments Sat, 25 Apr 2015 22:52:13 +0000 http://www.japancamerahunter.com/?p=20429 In your bag No: 1173, Simon Proctor Simon shares with us his….Spy kit. No bag in sight as all of this lot is to be concealed about his person when he is stalking the street of Paris, hunting his quarry. Check out this rather special In Your Bag… hi really love your series about peoples […]

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In your bag No: 1173, Simon Proctor
Simon shares with us his….Spy kit. No bag in sight as all of this lot is to be concealed about his person when he is stalking the street of Paris, hunting his quarry. Check out this rather special In Your Bag…

hi really love your series about peoples camera bags so i thought i could send you mine

I am a 46 year old Spy currently living in Paris, but originally from XXXXXX.
When i’m not taking pictures of XXXXXX for my job, I like to shoot candid street portraiture, (just a relief for people to actually know i’m there for a change) .
I love both my vintage 110’s. Although the binocular camera can be a little impersonal sometimes.
Some people say 110 films sucks but they don’t know shit and I usually punch them, (but I never leave a mark).

in my bag typically I carry

Minolta compact 110 Zoom SLR camera
Keys
Bundles of money (various currencies)
Habitat multitool (currently on sale, Bargain)
lucky checkerboard cufflink
Valium
Maglite
Walter P99 with custom silencer
Russian NFL doll
Tasco 110 mm binocular Camera
Pair of Intervention Gloves

some of my photos on the internet www.procter.me

Check out the links and make sure you come and comment.

Keep them coming folks, we need more submissions, so get your bag on Japancamerahunter.com.

Send me a hi resolution image of the bag. Optimum size is 1500 across. Please ensure there is a bag in the shot, unless you don’t use one. The more you can write about yourself the better, make it appealing and tell us a story.

Oh and don’t forget your contact details (twitter, flickr, tumbler et al). Send the bag shots here. Please understand that there is a long wait now as there is a backlog of submissions. Not all make the cut, so make sure yours is funny/interesting/quirky. And please make sure the shot is of good quality, as the ones that are not do not go up.

Cheers
Japancamerahunter

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In your bag No: 1172 – Joe Morrisseyhttp://www.japancamerahunter.com/2015/04/in-your-bag-no-1172-joe-morrissey/ http://www.japancamerahunter.com/2015/04/in-your-bag-no-1172-joe-morrissey/#comments Fri, 24 Apr 2015 02:06:06 +0000 http://www.japancamerahunter.com/?p=20410 In your bag No: 1172 – Joe Morrissey Joe shares with us not so much of a bag really. In fact I think this one is going to prove rather controversial with some of you guys. Is this really a camera bag at all? Still, it is what Joe uses to shoot, so check it […]

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In your bag No: 1172 – Joe Morrissey
Joe shares with us not so much of a bag really. In fact I think this one is going to prove rather controversial with some of you guys. Is this really a camera bag at all? Still, it is what Joe uses to shoot, so check it out.

Hi JCH

This is the contents of my “camera bag”.
In truth, i don’t use one, but theres a good reason for that, I primarily shoot with an iPhone.
I guess my “bag” would be my pocket…

I love shooting with my Fuji X100, but even a camera that is promoted as being so portable, is an inconvenience for me.
I like to capture the moment and being prepared for every moment, isn’t the easiest thing to do.

As they say, “The best camera is the one that’s with you” and if you have your Leica M6 is with you, then use it!
But my iPhone always happens to be with me, so it will always be the best.

In my bag, we have:

iPhone 6 Plus: A recent upgrade, I’ve used iPhones for photography since the 3GS and I like to stay on top of the tech.

Beats urbeats headphones: Aside from listening to music while shooting, they’re perfect cover for have your phone pointed at people. Also good for remote shutter action.

Moment Lenses (18mm Wide & 60mm Telephoto): In my opinion, Moment make the best add-on glass for iPhone. The wide angle lens has very little fallout or curve distortion and the telephoto makes up for the lack of optical zoom. Sturdy lenses with a bayonet mount.

iPad Mini (With case by Takeover UK): Essential for on the go editing. A little more redundant since my upgrade to the larger screened iPhone 6 Plus, but I’m including it as it has been part of my “essentials list” for a few years now and I’m yet to phase it out completely.

If anyone wants to see what kind of photos a bag like this produces, please check out my work at the following:

Instagram.com/joemorrissey
joemorrissey.vsco.co
thedailycamera.tumblr.com

Good day to you all, thanks for reading!

Joe Morrissey

Thanks for sharing that with us, Joe. A camera bag for the next generation.
Check out the links and make sure you come and comment.

Keep them coming folks, we need more submissions, so get your bag on Japancamerahunter.com.

Send me a hi resolution image of the bag. Optimum size is 1500 across. Please ensure there is a bag in the shot, unless you don’t use one. The more you can write about yourself the better, make it appealing and tell us a story.

Oh and don’t forget your contact details (twitter, flickr, tumbler et al). Send the bag shots here. Please understand that there is a long wait now as there is a backlog of submissions. Not all make the cut, so make sure yours is funny/interesting/quirky. And please make sure the shot is of good quality, as the ones that are not do not go up.

Cheers
Japancamerahunter

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Jesse’s Book Review – 1959http://www.japancamerahunter.com/2015/04/jesses-book-review-1959/ http://www.japancamerahunter.com/2015/04/jesses-book-review-1959/#comments Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:31:59 +0000 http://www.japancamerahunter.com/?p=20390 Jesse’s book review, 1959 Ok now this one is a bit different. No it is not a book. And no you more than likely can’t find this. But there is a point. I went back to the US for a visit last summer and after leaving Baltimore stayed with my mother in Nebraska to shoot what […]

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Jesse’s book review, 1959

Ok now this one is a bit different. No it is not a book. And no you more than likely can’t find this. But there is a point. I went back to the US for a visit last summer and after leaving Baltimore stayed with my mother in Nebraska to shoot what became an exhibition about Nebraska I had at Totem Pole gallery.
My mother is an altered book/collage artist and after seeing what Nuno Moriera does with his collage art I was curious and told her I would like to try. She gave me stack full of old material and in them were some old Photography Annual magazines. I was about to start cutting them up when I realized how good the photos were in addition to the Leica M3 ads.
And then I came across this issue and found that it featured the first ever publication of W. Eugene Smith’s Pittsburgh project. I realized there is no way I should cut this but instead found plastic for it and put it in my luggage. So this write up will be a little about the magazine itself as I found some interesting points that correlate to amateur photography today and of course Smith’s Pittsburgh project.

Now unlike most US camera magazines today this is less about gear and more about the actual photos. Almost blasphemous to say this on a write up for Japan Camera Hunter, but I am quite minimal about gear. For me a camera is a tool and it is amazing how everything looks like a nail when your only tool is a hammer. This is of course personal philosophy; I wouldn’t argue this point to anyone as certain things work for certain people.
I do find it interesting that the editor in this mentions the same in saying, “Not only are established manufacturers imitating Detroit’s new model every year technique…but with that the scale certainly has been weighted heavily on the side of tools and techniques.” Really foretelling. He goes on to talk about how hard it is as a photographer to get work, which is similar to what is said today. We romantically think that as the golden age for photography and can’t fathom this being an issue but apparently it was.
He also mentioned that for the first time a photo book (that is a book of only photographs) hit the nation’s bestseller lists. The most interesting point he makes is his loathing for color photography. “Color photography continues to make strides perhaps because its short history has piled up fewer outstanding pictures.” Looking at the photo below, the woman’s nude body looks like a figure out of Matisse’s Dance. Just some small tidbits I wanted to share that I found interesting.

So W. Eugene Smith’s Pittsburgh project! In case you don’t know what it was it was a small commission that begin in 1955. He was expected to photograph the city for two weeks and ending up spending a year taking over ten thousand photos then another two years trying to edit and print the material he had amassed. He was fired from the commission and took a stand against editors in protesting their dishonest and either overly-sentimental or vulgar use of photographers’ photos to serve a presupposed agenda.
The project is now viewed as one of the most extensive looks at the life of a city where I could only compare in another mediums to Zola’s series on the France under the Second Empire, Dziga Vertov in Man With A Movie Camera, or more recent what the TV show The Wire did for Baltimore in its tragic depiction of a city (sorry hometown bias, had to throw in the Baltimore Ravens pennant as well cause I really hate Pittsburgh; eat that Colin Barey).
Aside from Zola, Smith’s project feels the most complete. For Smith it was far more than a city, it was life on earth and really the reason why the project grew uncontrollably to such absurd proportions.

The project incorporates it all. Landscape shots, street shots, the steel mills, the bars, the statues, the rivers, street signs, virtually anything you can think of in a city. All of it is even daunting to list. I always heard about the project but never seen much past Google searches so when I turned page after page of just street signs I saw how absurdly complete this all was. If you remember back to my earlier review on the Jazz Loft project that came just after this, I point to his obsessive character in recording everything down to the sounds of a building.
I believe I also pointed out his use of drugs just to keep going which underlies that line of genius and insanity. In cinema Rainer Werner Fassbinder, the leader of the new German Cinema movement, is the only other person who comes to mind as he made 40 films, 2 TV series, 24 plays, etc in 15 years before dying off of caffeine, cocaine, and barbiturates in his 30s.

With that it would prove redundant to even examine photos or sets. Instead I will just say that Smith was just great. I mean people talk about authenticity and for him its rare because all though he was surely authentic it wasn’t because of his objectivity, which would usually be the case but instead his subjectivity that made him so special. You can feel the empathy in all of his photos especially the war ones that you don’t quite get with a Capa. His Life feature on a country doctor was enough to confirm this.

Perhaps Dream Street is the best book to buy on this project that is quite easy to obtain through Amazon. I feel that if I had of just done this on that book this would have proved redundant due to the amount of material already covered on it. I just thought it would be fun to write on the Pittsburg project in the context of its original publication in 1959. Hopefully you enjoyed it…and Colin Barey and the Pittsburgh Steelers suck.

 

I like this one. Hearing that photographers were bitching in exactly the same way 50 years ago is pretty comforting. Thanks for sharing it with us, Jesse.

Jesse Freeman is a friend, photographer and movie buff. He has a great knowledge of photography books and classic cinema. He can also be relied upon for decent music recommendations.
You can more of his work and passions at the following places:
http://instagram.com/NOTHINGINPARTICULAR
http://www.flickr.com/photos/imnothinginparticular/
http://imnothinginparticular.tumblr.com/

Want to read Jesse’s other great reviews? Then click here to go to the archives.

JCH

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In your bag No: 1171 – Andrew James Gohhttp://www.japancamerahunter.com/2015/04/in-your-bag-no-1171-andrew-james-goh/ http://www.japancamerahunter.com/2015/04/in-your-bag-no-1171-andrew-james-goh/#comments Thu, 23 Apr 2015 07:04:05 +0000 http://www.japancamerahunter.com/?p=20376 In your bag 1171, Andrew James Goh Andrew has a really cool bag to share with us, and it is even better now we can take advantage of the new larger images. Come and have a look at this well laid out bag. I have been a long time follower of your website. I really […]

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In your bag 1171, Andrew James Goh
Andrew has a really cool bag to share with us, and it is even better now we can take advantage of the new larger images. Come and have a look at this well laid out bag.

I have been a long time follower of your website. I really enjoy the work you do and the content you push on your website!
I’m just an avid hobbyist that used to dabble in wedding and event photography. Now I mainly just shoot for the fun of it and it’s something I really enjoy.

I really hate the idea of carrying a big bag of kit while on my travels, you don’t need your whole inventory with you all the time. It just gets in the way of you enjoying the creation process. I now only carry what I need. So this photo here shows what I normally use.

Currently in my Ona Bowery I carry:
1) Ona Bowery
2) Polaroid SX-70
3) Leica MP
4) Jack Spade Wallet
5) Ricoh GR-V
6) Ilford HP5 PLUS 400
7) Portra 400
8) SX-70 B&W film
9) Rayban Clubmaster

500px: https://500px.com/droobie

Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/101023657@N04/

Instagram: https://instagram.com/droobieee/

Thanks for sharing your bag with us, Andrew. That is a lovely layout.
Check out the links and make sure you come and comment.

Keep them coming folks, we need more submissions, so get your bag on Japancamerahunter.com.

Send me a hi resolution image of the bag. Optimum size is 1500 across. Please ensure there is a bag in the shot, unless you don’t use one. The more you can write about yourself the better, make it appealing and tell us a story.

Oh and don’t forget your contact details (twitter, flickr, tumbler et al). Send the bag shots here. Please understand that there is a long wait now as there is a backlog of submissions. Not all make the cut, so make sure yours is funny/interesting/quirky. And please make sure the shot is of good quality, as the ones that are not do not go up.
Cheers
Japancamerahunter

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]]> http://www.japancamerahunter.com/2015/04/in-your-bag-no-1171-andrew-james-goh/feed/ 3 The new JCH site is here!http://www.japancamerahunter.com/2015/04/the-new-jch-site-is-here/ http://www.japancamerahunter.com/2015/04/the-new-jch-site-is-here/#comments Wed, 22 Apr 2015 12:13:05 +0000 http://www.japancamerahunter.com/?p=20341 The new JCH site is here! After months and months of planning, head scratching, changing our minds and then finally realising we have to get it done, we are finally ready to share the new and improved JCH site with you all. Several months ago, I was speaking with my web guy, David, and we […]

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The new JCH site is here!
After months and months of planning, head scratching, changing our minds and then finally realising we have to get it done, we are finally ready to share the new and improved JCH site with you all.

Several months ago, I was speaking with my web guy, David, and we came to the conclusion that the site needed to have a serious upgrade. There were some serious issues with the way the old site was working, and with an ever increasing amount of viewers we realised the old site might not be able to take the strain.

So we decided to build a new site from the ground up, which is no easy task. It took months and quite a fair amount of headaches, but we have finally done it.

There are loads of improvements that you are going to see, not only with the layout but with the ease of navigation, and the cross platform functionality. Finally we can have larger images on the site, video (more on that soon) and so much more.

There are lots of new and exciting things on the site, which I am sure you are all going to enjoy exploring.

One of my favourites is the new search function, which makes it a lot easier to find something on the site. The old one was rubbish, but I think this one will be a lot more fun to use. Now you will actually be able to find all of the bag shots!

Also we have made it easier to find out what services I offer through the site. With much more information and easier links so you can get in touch with me. No more digging around, it is all in one place. All roads lead to Rome as they say.

There are still a few bugs that we are trying to work out and obviously things will change as we figure them out, so please be patient with us. We would like to deliver the best possible experience to you. And that is where you come in. We need your feedback. What do you like? What isn’t working? How can we improve the site more for you? Please comment below and help us make JCH even better.

We are also aware that the images may look blocky on the front page and some other pages. This is a legacy from the old site when I couldn’t use large images, so it will take a while for me to go through some of the posts and change the image sizes. But for future articles the images are going to be a lot better and you can click on them to get a bigger image, w00t!

I would also like to say a huge thanks to David Ashkanasy for his patience, skill and ideas in putting this site together. He is the man who really made this happen. You can check out his site and his work here www.ashkas.com.

The site is going to continually evolve and get better, so keep on coming back and checking out the improvements. I think you will all really like them. please try out all the buttons and see where they lead you, you might find something you have not seen before.

Many thanks for all of your support. I do this for the love of it and your support helps me to bring you more photography news, cameras, new products and everything film related.

Thanks
JCH

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In your bag 1170, Efraín Bojórquez García

The first bag of the new look JCH site and it is a cracker. Some classic Japanese cameras and a whole bunch of film, just how we like to get things going. Check it out.

Hi, I’ve been reading your site for a while and am in love with the “In your bag” section.

I’m a software engineer living in Monterrey, Mexico. I shoot only for hobby and I’m back shooting film for a couple of years now after a long, long digital hiatus. I still shoot digital every now and then, but only when volume is required.

I love making street photo, but I don’t always have the time to go “hunt”. My other photographic passion are my wife and daughter to whom I dedicate most of my film stock.

Basically this is what I lug aroung every day:

– Chrome Niko Messenger bag.

– Asahi Pentax Spotmatic: “The Brunette” with battle scars. My favorite and inseparable one. When I get only to take one camera with me, this is the one. I use it mainly for black and white film, but has seen the occasional slide or C41 color film. She gets pampered once a year with the proper CLA. She has a Chinon 28 mm 2.8 mounted (superb lens!) and the classic Super Multicoated Takumar 50 mm 1.4.

– Canon AE1 Program: “Alma Rosa” (After my mom because of the “A”… corny, uh?). This is my “events” camera. The one I use in family gatherings and such. Here shown with a 35 mm 2.8 (mounted) and a 50 mm 1.8. This is my go to camera for color film and very rarely use it for B&W.

Both cameras were a gift from my father who got’em from friends that used to work in the press in my home town.

– Multibitz meter.

– Leather straps made by yours truly… not free of cuts, blisters and stains on my hands that lasted for about two weeks.

– Black canisters for B&W film. I normally carry only TriX and FP4, but a friend of mine gave me a 100 ft can of Arista Edu 400 to make tests (the can was opened in the customs… those bastards!!). After a couple of severely damaged test rolls, it turned out to be ok.

– White canisters for color film. Normally Fuji ProPlus 200 and Lomo 800. I love Pro400H and Portra, but I leave those for very special occasions.

– Moleskine notepad and pen for keeping notes for every roll: camera used, dates (loading, unloading, development), development notes, etc. I include the occasional taped in insert for a frame or set of frames when making experiments, multiexposures, long exposures, etc.

– Sharpie for marking the rolls when pushing exposure or doing anything out of my normal process with a film.

– A couple of knives: a good ol’ simple Swiss Army that is my pocket all the time and a Leatherman Squirt with mini pliers.

– Empty roll as a key chain from my local lab.

I upload almost all of my photos to flickr and my personal blog and share those vía Twitter. You can also find me in Instagram.

ebojorq.wordpress.com
www.flickr.com/photos/ebojorq/
instagram.com/ebojorq_bojo/
Twitter handle: @ebojorq

Thanks for sharing your gear with us, Efraín. Sorry to hear about the rotten bastards at customs.
Check out the links and make sure you come and comment.

Keep them coming folks, we need more submissions, so get your bag on Japancamerahunter.com. Send me a hi resolution image of the bag. Optimum size is 1500 across. Please ensure there is a bag in the shot, unless you don’t use one. The more you can write about yourself the better, make it appealing and tell us a story. Oh and don’t forget your contact details (twitter, flickr, tumbler et al). Send the bag shots here. Please understand that there is a long wait now as there is a backlog of submissions. Not all make the cut, so make sure yours is funny/interesting/quirky. And please make sure the shot is of good quality, as the ones that are not do not go up.
Cheers
Japancamerahunter

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Get Featured: Fabien Lefevrehttp://www.japancamerahunter.com/2015/04/get-featured-fabien-lefevre/ http://www.japancamerahunter.com/2015/04/get-featured-fabien-lefevre/#comments Mon, 20 Apr 2015 08:14:34 +0000 http://www.japancamerahunter.com/?p=19941 Get Featured: Fabien Lefevre Fabien shares with us his work and his thoughts on the recent Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris, and the protests that followed in its wake. It takes time for me to think about that stuff and what i could say about it… but here we are, a little contribution… I’m Fabien Lefevre, […]

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Get Featured: Fabien Lefevre
Fabien shares with us his work and his thoughts on the recent Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris, and the protests that followed in its wake.

It takes time for me to think about that stuff and what i could say about it… but here we are, a little contribution…

I’m Fabien Lefevre, 28 y/o from Le havre, France.
I’m not that much into street photography, but sometimes when big things happen, i have to take one of my camera in order to show my vision on such events…this times it was my Xpan.
I was truly sad, disapointed, revolted and upset after the CHARLIE HEBDO Attack. And i was not alone.

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At first i was scared by the amalgam people can do about such things, but what I saw was encouraging.
I heard a lot about French people: Lazy, dirty, cocky, haughty and aging and we all have all sorts of Stereotypes, Exaggerated and justified but I like to think that We are lions managed by donkeys.
Maybe i’m to optimistic but we show what we really are in this kind of situation. And i was glad to see so many people walking together against cruelty, the cowardice and the nonsense.

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But yes we live in a world where men and women are killed to have drawn.
Why can’t we just get along?

Fabien

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You can check some of my film work here :
http://fabienlefevre.heritage.io

And a Mix here :
http://yordaphotography.tumblr.com

You can find me on Instagram too:

Yordalhb

Envoyé de mon iPhone

Thanks for sharing your work with us, Fabien. A truly sobering moment in French history. I think there is a lot we can learn from the solidarity shown by the French people in the aftermath of this horrific event.

Come on, share with us what you have and get yourself featured.
Click on this link and send in your project/work: Get Featured. *I am looking for mainly projects, not individual images*
Oh, and click here to see a few of the photographers that have been on the site before http://www.japancamerahunter.com/?s=featured

Please make sure you come and comment, polite and constructive critique is welcome.
Thanks
JCH

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In your bag No: 1169 – Robert Waehlthttp://www.japancamerahunter.com/2015/04/in-your-bag-no-1169-robert-waehlt/ http://www.japancamerahunter.com/2015/04/in-your-bag-no-1169-robert-waehlt/#comments Sun, 19 Apr 2015 12:21:20 +0000 http://www.japancamerahunter.com/?p=19934 In your bag 1169, Robert Waehlt A brace of classic cameras in todays bag, including a delightful hacked Kodak camera. Check it out. Dear JCH people, dear Bellamy, I am a great Fan of JCH for a while now and today I would like to share my bag with you all. I packed it for […]

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In your bag 1169, Robert Waehlt
A brace of classic cameras in todays bag, including a delightful hacked Kodak camera. Check it out.

Dear JCH people, dear Bellamy,

I am a great Fan of JCH for a while now and today I would like to share my bag with you all. I packed it for
a trip to the beautiful city of Budapest,Hungary with my better half. Working professionally only digitally, I went all
analog for this vacation.

I use the cheap drugstore film DM400 for colour; sometimes also Portras and Ektars. I stock up on the drugstore film whenever I am in Germany or Slovakia. For b&w I use HP5+ (120 and 135) which I develop in Adonal.

So what about the cameras? The SLR on top is a Porst CR-7 aka Fujica AX-5 with the 50 1.6. I like the very sharp and contrasty lens. I have a winder for it as well but it adds unnessary weight to the camera when traveling. I feed it mostly with color negative film.

Then there is the Olympus XA which resides in the pocket of my jacket. It is usually loaded with HP5+ or DM400. I really enjoy shooting with it. Everybody thinks it is a toy. I have little section on my personal blog which I call XA-Tales, where I post images which I shot exclusively with this little gem.

And finally there is the 620 folder; a Kodak Junior 620 (6×9) from the 1930ies. When I got it, it had dust, dirt and fungus. I took it apart and cleaned it. I put it back together and to my surprise it was still working. It is a pain to load it with film. Since there is no 620 film produced anymore, it is necessary to modify 120 film with a scissor and sandpaper. It produces nice sharp images on HP5+ though. The camera features a 105mm f7.7 Kodak-Anastigmat lens, three different shutter speeds and scale focusing. Using Adonal is critical to get (consistent) results.

The bag is a T.eigenSinn Berlin bag that has been custom made for me. It is made of a soft yet durable material. It is unobstrusive and extremely versatile.

You can find me here: http://robertrealizes.tumblr.com
and on fb here: http://fb.com/robertrealizes
and on twitter here: https://twitter.com/robert_wae

Thanks, for reading. Thanks for creating JCH Bellamy!
Cheers,
Robert

Thanks for sharing your bag with us, Robert. Nice to hear you are hacking the kodak to keep on shooting it.
Check out the links and make sure you come and comment.

Keep them coming folks, we need more submissions, so get your bag on Japancamerahunter.com. Send me a hi resolution image of the bag. Optimum size is 620×473. Please ensure there is a bag in the shot, unless you don’t use one. The more you can write about yourself the better, make it appealing and tell us a story. Oh and don’t forget your contact details (twitter, flickr, tumbler et al). Send the bag shots here. Please understand that there is a long wait now as there is a backlog of submissions. Not all make the cut, so make sure yours is funny/interesting/quirky. And please make sure the shot is of good quality, as the ones that are not do not go up.
Cheers
Japancamerahunter

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Show us your film: The Fast and the Grainiesthttp://www.japancamerahunter.com/2015/04/show-us-your-film-the-fast-and-the-grainiest/ http://www.japancamerahunter.com/2015/04/show-us-your-film-the-fast-and-the-grainiest/#comments Sat, 18 Apr 2015 03:32:02 +0000 http://www.japancamerahunter.com/?p=19927 Show us your film : The Fast and the Grainiest Some cracking film collections here, including one that is so well organised that it actually has its own spreadsheet! Check them out. Paul Castle This is my current film stock I just bought all the delta and there is no room in the fridge so […]

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Show us your film : The Fast and the Grainiest
Some cracking film collections here, including one that is so well organised that it actually has its own spreadsheet! Check them out.

Paul Castle
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This is my current film stock I just bought all the delta and there is no room in the fridge so took this picture just between fridge swaps into the food fridge the misses is not happy haha.

Paul

Christian Heinrich
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since my first contribution my stash has exploded in size.

I plan on shooting at least one roll of different film each week, for the whole year. To fill the weeks I bought current and also some expired old film, so the stash had to move to the fridge.
The films are too many to list them all here, but if someone really wants to know, I have a somewhat organized Google-Doc – I’m german after all.

The project itself is living here: https://coffeepyros.wordpress.com/

Thanks for all your continued work!
Christian

Ewoud Koster
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I thought I would just send in a picture our film stash. Me and some other photog’s we all shoot digital for a living. So for fun and free work we are starting to do our own b/w processing again, 5 years after closing my darkroom.

We just took over a nice toyo view large format, and while taking the picture we forgot to include the tmax 4×5 inch pack.. because we were filling cassette’s in a changing bag.

My favorite film b/w in 120 is acros 100, and for 135 it is tri-x. We’ve also gotten our hands on a lot of expired film, useful for experiments and checking shutters.

Might have to send in my bags someday!
Keep up the good work, we really enjoy checking out your website!
Regards & greetings from Holland.

Ewoud

www.ewoudkoster.nl

Have you shared your stash yet? Your hidden fridge? Come on, get involved.
Want to see the previous stashes? Check this link http://www.japancamerahunter.com/category/show-us-your-film/
Also, please make sure you submit your film through the link below, otherwise I might miss it (I get an awful lot of mail).

I would love to see your collections, so if you want to send them in feel free. Perhaps you can include a couple of shots taken with your favourite films, that would be fun. Click here to send your stash. Please make sure you send the submissions to this link, otherwise they will not be featured.

Thanks
JCH

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