B&W Single-use Shootout: JCH vs. Ilford vs. Lomo

B&W Single-use Shootout: JCH vs. Ilford vs. Lomo With the recent release of the JCH Streetpan Kassha, a new entrant busts into the arena of black and white single use cameras. How will this new upstart fare against a couple venerable mainstays of the film community? If you’re curious of the results and not a […]

Camera Geekery: Contax 645

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Camera Geekery: Contax 645

Camera Geekery: Contax 645 The Contax 645 requires no introduction. It is a medium format legend that many a photographer have gotten aroused at the thought of owning one. Thanks to several high profile photographers using the Contax 645 as their main camera even to this day, it has garnered a high amount of praise among […]

The ONA x JCH bag is officially here

The ONA x JCH bag is officially here Some of you keen types might have noticed that ONA and I debuted a bag at the recent Photokina Show in Cologne, Germany. So here it is in all of its glory. The new ONA x JCH limited edition collaboration: The ONA x JCH Bowery camera bag.  […]

Camera Geekery: Schneider Kreuznach Xenon 50mm F0.95

Camera Geekery: Schneider Kreuznach Xenon 50mm F0.95 When one hears the words “Dream Lens” uttered by other M-mount toting cameraphiles, they are more often than not referencing either a Leica Noctilux or the Canon 50mm f/0.95. But if your GAS compels you to possess a bokelicious light-sucking black hole of a lens, I give you another […]

Camera Geekery: Tokyo 2020 Olympics – quartz date camera guide

So you think you know all about quartz date cameras? Johan Van Huyssteen is back on the site to school you all on which quartz camera will be ready for Tokyo 2020. Camera Geekery: Tokyo 2020 Olympics – quartz date camera guide So… you’ve watched Akira 20 times by now. You can’t believe that Otomo-san […]

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 […]