Welcome to JCH, where you can hopefully find your perfect film camera or lens.
My name is Bellamy Hunt, AKA Japancamerahunter. I live in Tokyo and love exploring the city, taking pictures and sharing my photographic knowledge with people. Nowadays I am pretty busy sourcing film cameras and working on film, so I cannot meet everyone that comes to Tokyo, but please say “hi” if you see me out and about.
Picture by Keichii Kondo, shot on StreetPan Film.
I source quality film cameras and other photographic equipment from Japan to customers around the world. Having built strong connections in the film camera industry over the past several years as a buyer and broker in Tokyo I am able to quickly and expertly meet the needs of each customer on an individual basis. No matter what it is you are looking for Japan has it, and I can find it. Contact me here to learn more.
Now then. There are lots of questions about what I do. Which I have answered in some cases. But just in case you missed them then you can follow the links here:
This is why I do what I do
Things you should know about JCH
Rangefinder cameras, what you should know
Find me a camera Mr. Camerahunter
I am not like e-bay, let me tell you why
Perhaps you want to learn a bit more about certain cameras:
Premium compact camera buyers guide
The Canon QL17 review
The Bronica RF645
Rangefinder cameras, what are your options?
Medium format buyers guide Pt.1
Medium format buyers guide Pt.2
Medium format buyers guide Pt.3
The Konica Auto S2
The Konica Recorder
The Konica Big Mini
The Contax T2
The Ricoh GR buyers guide
The Leica M5
The Leica CL
5 reasons you should invest in glass
Perhaps you want to learn some film developing techniques?
Developing colour film is not as hard as you think
A film shooters guide to film pt: 3 – Developing
The best developer is the one you have with you
How to develop your black and white films at home: A beginners guide
Developing your own film – A how to guide
Dan K is one of our most prolific writers on the site and his pieces are extremely popular
Film for the digital photographer – Cameras
Film for the digital photographer – Film
Film for the digital photographer – Technique
Dan K’s top ten manual film SLRs
Your first 10,000 photographs may be some of your best
Shooting film AND digital
A buyers guide to e-bay
What about Magazines and books? Well, I want them and I want to share them with the world.
Photography zines and books
Want to get a lens converted? Look no further…
Miyazaki lens conversions
Or even get your camera repainted…
Camera repainting and modification
Are you interested in participating on JCH? I am always looking for writers who have something to contribute to the site:
Would you like to write for Japancamerahunter?
Want to read through all of the bag shots? Well, they are all here, but you will need a while, there are loads…
In your bag
Some tiresome details about my pictures Please don’t use my images without contacting me first. Taking peoples pictures is theft and this is part of my job. I am very reasonable about use, so please contact me and we can work something out. Thanks very much.
Now this is a biggie. I know it is terribly boring, but it is rather important.
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I am not particularly good at legal mumbo jumbo, so this has been written (by someone in the know) to be as easy to understand as possible. Basically I am really really serious about your privacy as I am about mine, so here are the details.
Excuse the caps lock, but this is important enough that it needs to be a bit shouty.
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OK, phew, you deserve a cookie for making it through all of that lot. But thank you for being part of the site. It means a lot to me. Be sure to come back, there is always something interesting going on.