Japan Camera Hunter Film cases *News*


by Bellamy /

3 min read

Japan Camera Hunter Film Cases
Some updates and news on the JCH film cases.
OK, so there has been an amazing response to the 120 cases, and I want to say a heartfelt thank you to you all for supporting them and the site. So, the cases are no longer pre-order. Actually I am working really hard now so orders should take no longer than 10 days to ship. I hope.

You can get your cases by clicking below. And remember, 10 cases gets you a free case and combining orders makes for cheaper shipping.

order 120 cases here

order 120 Bikkuri cases here


So, it seems that my cases are popular enough that they are being copied. A couple of unscrupulous bastards in China have decided to copy my cases. When confronted about it they had the gall to tell me that they have been making them for years and that I can basically F-off as there is nothing I can do to stop them. Well, that is the way it goes, there is nothing I can do about it.
Wait, actually there is…I can say to you, buy only JCH originals. The quality is better, the service is better and you know that I am not doing it to make a fast buck. Remember, buy the original and the best, buy JCH!
Supporting these film cases helps support the site so that I can bring you more cool content and more cool gear.

The white 120 cases are going to be available very soon and a special edition colour is going to be available in both cases soon. The special edition cases will be exclusive to JCH and trusted distributors (Freestyle, Lightleaks, etc).

I am constantly trying to come up with new ideas and designs to support the film community. I have a few new ideas up my sleeve and I hope to be able to share them with you soon. Development takes time and money, so I don’t want to release things until I am sure they are ready and the quality is the highest it can possibly be.

*updated news* The much requested black cases are now in stock and shipping. Same case, same design, but in a sleek and sexy piano black. These things look stunning. Get them whilst they are hot.

On the base of the case there are two stamps ‘Japan Camera Hunter’ and ‘Made In Japan’. I wanted to keep these as low key as possible. This is an important point too, as the fakes don’t have the markings, only the area for the markings.

I have tried really hard to keep the costs down on these as much as possible, but the cost of making the moulds for these has been really high so unfortunately the cases are a little bit more than they used to be. But the quality of these cases is higher than the originals and you will be getting a piece of photographic history, and you cannot put a price on that.

The regular film cases are available in the shop. You can get there by clicking here.
The Bikkuri cases are also going to be available. You can get them by clicking here.

If you are a wholesaler and would like to get these cases you can contact me by clicking here for more information.

Please note, the ‘Buy Film Not Megapixels’ stickers are not mine. I cannot supply them with the case. If you want some you can get the from the wonderful GradeSelect.

Many thanks

75 comments on “Japan Camera Hunter Film cases *News*”

    kaxdd September 21, 2012 at 8:26 am / Reply

    Congrats on the new film cases! Looks really good! I’m getting 2! But the website keeps crashing. Hopefully I can get mine on time before stock runs out!

      Bellamy September 21, 2012 at 8:37 am /

      I have had a whole bunch of them made, so hopefully we should have no problems in getting some to you. Please keep on trying.

      kaxdd September 21, 2012 at 8:42 am /

      Thanks! Will do! Just a random thought. Any chance you are going to make such a case for 120 films? Or is this TOP SECRET in progress? =P

    Jon September 21, 2012 at 9:44 am / Reply

    Bellamy, congrats on the new cases! They look great. Are they made from the same type as plastic as the old Fujifilm cases? Just curious if the plastic changed along with the colour change.

      Bellamy September 21, 2012 at 11:39 am /

      The plastic is a bit different. It is tougher than the old ones.

    John September 21, 2012 at 11:15 am / Reply

    Will these also come in 120 size?

      Bellamy September 21, 2012 at 11:39 am /

      Maybe in the future. Not yet though.

    Rob McKay September 21, 2012 at 11:52 am / Reply

    I want 2!

      Bellamy September 21, 2012 at 12:11 pm /

      You can order them through the shop. Plenty left.

    ZDP-189 September 21, 2012 at 12:01 pm / Reply

    Put me down for a few more cases, if they each come loaded with 3 rolls of Neopan 1600, 3 rolls of Fomapan R, a roll of Agfa Prestige, a roll of Tri-X and whatever the other two are. Wait a minute! In the first image, you have 10 rolls in a 8 roll box.

      Bellamy September 21, 2012 at 12:09 pm /

      Nah, that is a 10 roll box. Sorry though, the rare films are impossible for me to get now. You are in a better position to get hold of that stuff.

    Ringo September 21, 2012 at 1:44 pm / Reply

    Next time you may make it 18% grey if it is colorfast.

      Bellamy September 21, 2012 at 10:06 pm /

      That is a really good idea, I will look into it.

    kaxdd September 21, 2012 at 4:16 pm / Reply

    Is the case X-ray resistant? Any info?

      Bellamy September 21, 2012 at 10:05 pm /

      No, the case is not x-ray proof, that would be prohibitively expensive to make. Thanks.

    Anton September 21, 2012 at 6:02 pm / Reply

    You should sign first batch. In a decade they’ll become super rare, like cameras that you searching for.

      Bellamy September 21, 2012 at 10:04 pm /

      Good thinking, if anyone wants their case signed then just let me know and I will do.

      Anton September 22, 2012 at 4:50 am /

      Sent you an email.

    Dilraj September 21, 2012 at 8:07 pm / Reply

    First of all, I’d like to say congratulations to Bellamy. It must have been a long, tough road but I guess its worth it in the end! Just put a pre order and no doubt I will be ordering more in the very near future.
    Best Wishes

    Bob Rogen September 22, 2012 at 4:49 am / Reply

    Ordered six today. Many thanks Bellamy.

      Bellamy September 22, 2012 at 7:25 am /

      Many thanks, lets keep film alive!

    Jesper mattsson September 22, 2012 at 7:06 am / Reply


    I just want to thank you for your great website. I have ordered two of your cases 80% couse i wanted one and 20% couse i realy like your work here :)

    If i could make a wish for the site it would be some updates from your daily work hunting rare, and common, cameras. Wich i find realy interesting. And maybe some tips whens bying second hand… If that wouldnt spoil your work to much ;)


      Bellamy September 22, 2012 at 7:25 am /

      Hi Jesper.
      Thanks for reading the site and thanks for buying the cases. I would love to talk more about what I do day to day, but I just don’t have enough time. What I do for the site now takes up all of my time and then some. I have written a camera buyers guide which you can find in the about section of the site.

    Wouter September 24, 2012 at 6:30 pm / Reply

    I’ve ordered three. Any info on when the cases will be ready?

    Best regards

      Bellamy September 24, 2012 at 7:47 pm /

      The cases will be ready in about a month as I mentioned. I will send notification when the cases are being shipped. Many thanks.

    Tim Gray September 25, 2012 at 2:50 am / Reply

    You should contact Freestyle Photo in the US and see if they are interested in carrying these.

    Scott W September 25, 2012 at 10:21 pm / Reply

    You mentioned that we “will be getting a piece of photographic history” with this product. What is the history behind this product? I’ve seen something similar before, but not sure what the significance of them is. Thanks!

      Bellamy September 25, 2012 at 10:41 pm /

      The cases were produced by fujifilm and then stopped. I made them myself with my own stamp on them, in my own colours. They are an original case that will only be in limited numbers. Perhaps not a true piece of photographic history, but certainly something a bit special.

    Stephen Dent October 24, 2012 at 7:22 am / Reply

    Excellent choice.

    mark October 30, 2012 at 3:26 pm / Reply

    Mine arrived today just as I was leaving for work, looks like tonight might be spring cleaning top shelf of the film fridge (currently the various bundles of 135 “film-to-go” are in heavy duty ziplock baggies).
    Thanks for the effort Bellamy.

    Chris October 31, 2012 at 3:26 pm / Reply

    My film cases arrived today as well, very impressed with the shipping speed and quality of the cases. Great job JCH, thanks!

    aeom November 1, 2012 at 3:16 am / Reply

    my case just arrived today!!! thank you soo much JCH!!! all i need now is the 120 version

    Beto C November 1, 2012 at 9:24 pm / Reply

    Bellamy, I got my case in the mail yesterday. Your shipping it’s super fast! – it only took about 4 days after my shipping confirmation to get to my home in Texas. When I first saw the case I thought it was too small, but after I got home, loaded it with film, and put it in my bag, I said, “omg, it’s small!… AND the perfect size”. Built quality it’s great and I highly recommend one for those who like to shot film. I might be buying a second one myself, but I might wait until some colors come out.

    Bob Rogen November 2, 2012 at 8:46 am / Reply

    Mine arrived safely in Sacramento CA today. Thanks Bellamy!!!!!!!

    gidion November 2, 2012 at 1:56 pm / Reply

    Both cases arrived and they are awesome. Thanks heeaps.

    Robert November 4, 2012 at 12:08 am / Reply

    Hi Bellamy,
    My two cases safely arrived in Switzerland today.
    Great stuff, hope the 120s are available soon.
    Thanks for all your effort

    Trevor November 4, 2012 at 2:07 am / Reply

    Just got mine yesterday in Saint Paul, MN. It’s great and I’m sure I’ll order another at some point. The 120 cases would be kick-ass…make it happen, mate!

    Dilraj November 5, 2012 at 6:41 pm / Reply

    My case arrived today. Thank you Bellamy its awesome! I’m definitely going to be ordering a couple more within the coming weeks. Thanks again :)

    Tarjei Mandt November 7, 2012 at 2:18 am / Reply

    Splendid item! I’d certainly get the 120-version, were you to produce it.

    ZDP-189 November 7, 2012 at 2:06 pm / Reply

    I got my three cases! Thanks Bellamy. Here’s an article about how I filled them: http://zdp-189.tumblr.com/post/35188383549/film-is-far-from-dead-these-are-some-of-the-films

    I’m patiently waiting for news of the 120 cases. How about 616 and 127 (joking) or APS (this time I’m deadly serious – WANT!!!!)

    Andrew November 9, 2012 at 4:32 pm / Reply

    Top effort Bellamy :) excellent quality cases and they shipped quickly to NZ. Very pleased with them.

    Anthony November 10, 2012 at 6:26 pm / Reply

    Thanks Bellamy. Picked up my cases today. They are of top quality construction. Very quick shipping to Cape Town, South Africa. Looking forward to purchasing some of the 120 film cases. Keep up the good work!

    Pete November 10, 2012 at 7:33 pm / Reply

    Mine arrived in Australia. Thanks Bellamy!

    Rene November 17, 2012 at 9:47 pm / Reply

    Very happy with the 35mm cases, nice construction, just the perfect complement to any photo bag. Arrived to San Francisco just in time for the weekend! Thanks Bellamy, I am really expecting the 120 version! Cheers.

    Ming AKA C9.99 November 18, 2012 at 10:36 pm / Reply

    Bellamy, your film cases very popular here in HK, and Mainland China. Well done my best friend!

    Warren November 19, 2012 at 8:09 am / Reply

    Hi Bellamy. I think the cases are a great idea and I’ll be getting some.
    I just wanted to address a slight misconception you might have about the colour white.
    I agree that it is probably the best colour for reflecting heat but as far as light goes I think it might act a bit like a lamp shade and transfer light through to the film.
    I don’t believe this would ever be a problem though.
    Try putting a flash light behind the case and see how much light gets through.

    Jerome November 26, 2012 at 4:39 pm / Reply

    Finally arrived here in the Philippines! Super cool! Super Awesome! Maraming Salamat (Many thanks) Bellamy!

    Yannick ROUX December 4, 2012 at 6:03 am / Reply

    I recieved them and they are just so nice. Thank you Bellamy. A question to those who possess the JCH Film cases : do you use them to store your films in the refrigerator ?

    jonas December 13, 2012 at 10:27 pm / Reply

    glad to see this reaching more peeps through photojojo :)

    Hung Tran January 2, 2013 at 6:26 pm / Reply

    Received mine today. Love it!!!

    muao February 19, 2013 at 7:56 am / Reply

    I just read an interview with Bellamy in a german photo magazine, very cool!

    CJ Davies March 29, 2013 at 9:18 am / Reply

    Got mine too! Got to order a brick of tri-x to put in them now :)


    cutebun April 5, 2013 at 11:58 pm / Reply

    I got the first version but the black ones looks so cool!

    anthony chatburn April 6, 2013 at 7:58 am / Reply

    YES cases for us medium formatists!!!!

    Alfonso April 6, 2013 at 12:30 pm / Reply

    Oh no…! Just ordered THREE white ones… :-(

    Rob McKay April 6, 2013 at 2:36 pm / Reply

    wow they look good, I need one or two!

    Chris April 13, 2013 at 4:07 pm / Reply

    Good work. When you have the cases in 120 format I’ll put my order in for a couple in each size (to save on postage!). Cheers! Chris.

    Yang April 25, 2013 at 12:35 pm / Reply

    I like these cases , and propose you to develop more kinds of cases,
    such as 5 or 6 rolls cases for pocket use, and also 120 sized cases.

    Scott W May 13, 2013 at 3:34 am / Reply

    Great cases! I have two original batch whites, and two blacks. Bellamy, ever think about making a 1/2 size case? A 1×5 grid, instead of the 2×5 grid? Would be nice for shorter day trips and more compact in the camera case. =)

    Sam May 16, 2013 at 9:54 pm / Reply

    Any news on when the 120 cases will be ready?

      Christian Poulton May 22, 2013 at 2:48 pm /

      Me too – I’m desperate for a few 120 cases to stop my film rolling around in my camera case :-) I’m off to Italy at the end of June, so as soon as the cases are listed I’ll put my name down for 5!

    Mikael Siirilä May 21, 2013 at 9:00 pm / Reply

    Just got my black cases in the mail. Thanks! Looking very slick and goes well with the black M6 finnish :)

    Dieter Fröhling May 23, 2013 at 12:54 am / Reply

    My cases were in the mail today. Wow. That’s really fast. One Week….

    And beautiful. Yup. Excellent build. But for financial reasons… had to fill it up myself :-)
    Some Velvia 50, some Elitechrome Extra colour… and the usual suspects of b&w film :-)

    Many thanks!

    Nathan Amedee June 20, 2013 at 2:12 pm / Reply

    Got mine at the Freestyle store on Sunset Blvd. in LA.
    Very nice! Black ones are going fast.

    Sean June 28, 2013 at 10:35 pm / Reply

    SO HYPED for the 120 cases.
    I have a 35mm one and love it, and I feel like my 120 rolls have been left out and needing a little cozy home too.

    alex July 1, 2013 at 8:03 pm / Reply

    i was wondering if the case would hold the 120 films with their enveloppe, the picture of the article answers it!
    i’m glad you went for that as well…

    Robin August 1, 2013 at 10:05 pm / Reply

    My cases arrived here in Scotland today. They are very well constructed, and i’m looking forward to getting them filled up with some Portra 400, Tri X and HP5. Thanks, Bellamy.

    mooh August 5, 2013 at 12:58 pm / Reply

    Got my 120 cases, really love them!

    However I just came across some Chinese maker who is boldly starting to sell (135 for now) copies at approximately 500 yen each. Beware, things gonna get ugly..

    Olen August 7, 2013 at 10:28 pm / Reply

    I just picked up my 120 and 135 cases at the post office this morning, these are really nice! I’m impressed with the quality and can’t wait to start traveling with them. They’re a swell addition to my bag! Also, I would love a 135 case that only held 5 rolls for those quick strike missions.

    James Lee August 9, 2013 at 11:43 am / Reply

    I second the 5 rolls for the 35mm film instead of the 10 rolls case.
    Also, how about make them in 18% grey color… serve as a grey card. ^^

    Marco August 10, 2013 at 2:36 am / Reply

    i think that a 135mm film case for 4 or 6 rolls of films will be good for short travel or week-end.
    haven’t you think about it??

    will August 10, 2013 at 4:30 am / Reply

    I got my 120 and 135 cases a couple of weeks ago, all the way from Japan to the UK. They were prompt and they are precise – lovely, all my film now sits nestled in them in the fridge and in my bag.


    Thiago September 19, 2013 at 3:57 am / Reply

    Very happy that I’ve finally got my 120 cases here in Brazil! Although Brazilian Customs made me pay 100% tax on them…

    Anyways, films are now finally safe and sound!

    Thanks Bellamy!

    DSLR Magazine November 17, 2013 at 8:29 pm / Reply

    Our cases arrived the day before yesterday, after a very fast shipping from Japan to Spain. Perfect packaging, and very professional touch: invoice, well protected, on the exterior. Cases look gorgeous and we are looking forward to make a roundabout wit our Mamiya C330 and a varietey of 120 films.
    Only one spot of “trouble”: our heart is torn between the white ones and the black ones… :-P
    Valentin Sama (Editor)

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