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 […]

Camera Geekery: Canon 7s”z”

Camera Geekery: Canon 7s”z” The Canon 7/7s requires no lengthy introduction. Canon’s swan song rangefinders were considered by many the pinnacle of screw mount M39 cameras and their advanced features attained them legendary status. They’re in the hall of fame. Not many people however notice some of the subtle differences between the standard 7s and […]

JCH Consignment Sales

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JCH Consignment Sales

JCH Consignment Sales Got a camera that you want to sell? Then let JCH sell it for you and make it nice and headache free. As many of you might know, I sell cameras. Many of which you can see on my Cameras For Sale page (or my Instagram page). But what some of you might […]

Camera Geekery: Eastwest Photo’s Whopping Collection of War-era Japanese Cameras

Camera Geekery: Eastwest Photo’s Whopping Collection of War-era Japanese Cameras Donald DiNaro of Eastwest Photo has been quite the busy man over the years amassing the largest collection of Japanese folding cameras from 1936~1953 housed in the US of A. The collection encompasses over 100 rare and prototype models, ranging from Semi Mulber II to early Mamiya Six models among […]