Camera Geekery: Fuji GF670 / Voigtlander Bessa III

Camera Geekery: Fuji GF670 / Voigtlander Bessa III Like a 1930’s gangster, this box of metal and glass is known by many names: The Fuji GF670 aka the Voigtlander Bessa III aka The Poor Man’s Makina aka The Real Texas Leica. Though it may look like it’s from far removed times, it was actually introduced […]

Camera Geekery: Interview with Lance Rothstein of Labeauratoire

Camera Geekery: Interview with Lance Rothstein of Labeauratoire We like to believe that here at Japan Camera Hunter, we are a damn good bloody good damn good resource for rare cameras and lenses but where does one go to score some rarefied film? Where does one go to pick up some Kodak Holographic, Scotch Chrome […]

Camera Geekery: The Solarcan

Camera Geekery: The Solarcan A while back we featured the Kickstarter for Solarcan, which turned out to be a great success. So much of a success in fact that it smashed its goal to teeny tiny pieces. As a consequence of this, Solarcan has gone big league and can now be found for sale all […]

Camera Geekery: 7Artisans 35mm f/2 lens on film review

Camera Geekery: 7Artisans 35mm f/2 on film review There’s been a lot of chatter recently on the light and dark web about the so-called “China-cron”, aka the brand new sub-$300 7Artisans 35mm f/2 lens for Leica M mount. This is 7Artisans’ newest offering and their second in a line of lenses targeted towards the frugal […]

Infrared Film Shootout: JCH Streetpan vs. Rollei Infrared

, Infrared Film Shootout: JCH Streetpan vs. Rollei Infrared If you don’t know now you know, JCH Streetpan can do infrared. A bonafide infrared film it is not, but the phoenixed surveillance film is sensitive to IR waves up to 750nm. With that bit of knowledge in hand, I wondered how it would fare in […]

Camera Geekery: JCH Filmluminati T-shirts

Camera Geekery: JCH Filmluminati T-shirts Finally some JCH swag appears. It took us a while, but we have been working hard at JCH towers and these T-shirts are the fruits of our labour. Hopefully the shirts will do something good for people too. Recently we decided at JCH HQ that we were going to finally […]

Camera Geekery: TOGTEES X JCH JAPAN CAMERA TEE

Camera Geekery: TOGTEES X JCH JAPAN CAMERA TEE Summer is here and it is time to flex your JCH colours. I have teamed up with TogTees to bring you a fresh new range of special edition T-shirts (and who knows what else). TogTees and I have been busy beavering away to come up with some […]

Top 10 Film Packaging Designs of all Time

Image courtesy of Wikicommons Top 10 Film Packaging Designs of all time With Ilford recently announcing a tweak to their film package designs and us over here at JCH HQ feverishly working on a Streetpan 400 update as well, I realized the information super highway has been remiss to rank the best film packaging designs […]

Camera Geekery: Konica C35 FD Review

Camera Geekery: Konica C35 FD Review A nice long guest review for you all to enjoy. Johan Van Huyssteen shares his experience with one of the great fixed lens rangefinders. Sit down with a nice drink and enjoy. It’s too heavy! My first 35mm film camera was a properly banged-up Fujica ST605N, paired with a surprisingly […]

Camera Geekery: Plaubel Makina 67

Camera Geekery: Plaubel Makina 67 It was the spring of 2008 and I was aimlessly exploring the grounds of Shinjuku Gardens when I spotted a round sunglasses wearing old man with a moustache and those distinctive tips in his hair. It was the legend himself Nobuyoshi Araki doing the same, albeit with a peculiar hunk […]