Camera Geekery: Contax G2

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Camera Geekery: Contax G2

Camera Geekery: Contax G2 It can be said that film rangefinder technology culminated in 1996 with the release of the engineering marvel that is the Contax G2. The Contax G2 raised the standard for rangefinder cameras with a 4 FPS integrated motor drive, top shutter speeds of up to 1/6000, X sync at 1/200 second […]

Camera Geekery: Panomicron Holmium

Camera Geekery: Panomicron Holmium The teen Swiss Whiz a.k.a Oscar Oweson checks in with the JCH crew to give us an update on his latest mechanical concoction. Last year he wowed us with the Oxygen; what has he up his sleeve this time? Read on to find out more about the Panomicron Holmium. The camera is […]

Camera Geekery: MS Optics Sonnetar 1.5/73 FMC

Camera Geekery: MS Optics Sonnetar 1.5/73 FMC Miyazaki san must belong to the 1% of people that are short sleepers. He’s at it again and has been a busy bee, churning out another niche lens: the MS Optics Sonnetar 1.5/73 FMC. Per usual he has sent us first a sample to see what this bad boy […]

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 […]