Collectible Cameras: The Next Big Thing?

Collectible Cameras: The Next Big Thing? In what initially seemed as non-related news, Paul Newman’s iconic Rolex Daytona was put up for auction last week by Phillips in New York and sold for a record-breaking $17.8 million. For context, the previous most-expensive watch ever sold for “only” $11 million late last year. People have spent a […]

Lens Test: MS Optics Historio Prot 40mm 6.3 MC

Lens Test: MS Optics Historio Prot 40mm 6.3 MC Miyazaki is always up to something interesting. This time he has put together what could be classed as a ‘classic’ lens. Many inquiries have flooded in about this little lens so Michael Nguyen has put together some sample images from MS Optic’s new entry to the History Series of lenses, the […]

Camera geekery: “Hammcamm” Box Camera

Camera geekery: “Hammcamm” Box Camera Living in Japan, I’m quite used to a unique balance of old-school tradition and cutting-edge technology. Which is why when Robert Hamm told me about his 3D printed box camera, it struck an interesting yet familiar chord. It’s an ambitious and intriguing concept; modern innovation meets old world inspiration. Codenamed HammCamm (the real […]

The JCHXONA Instagram competition

The JCHXONA Instagram competition It is time for a competition! I have reached 100,000 followers on Instagram, somewhat of a milestone. And to celebrate I am having a giveaway. I couldn’t have done this alone and I want to say thank you to everyone that has supported me. So I have got together with some […]

Eric’s Book Review: Footprints in Time

Eric’ Book Review – Footprints in Time by Tom Finke Today we have a special guest book reviewer, Eric J. Hessler, as he introduces us to a two book series by Tom Finke; one chronicling the streets of the U.S of A and it’s companion book featuring the land of the rising sun. Kind of a […]

Camera geekery: Polaroid Originals OneStep 2 i-Type Camera

Camera geekery: Polaroid Originals OneStep 2 i-Type Camera  Is this a glitch in the matrix? Almost a decade since they bid adieu to the instant film and camera they became synonymous with, Polaroid is finally back with the OneStep 2 i-Type and new instant film. Well, technically it’s produced by The Impossible Project, as we […]

Lessons in Life (or Searching for the Right Rangefinder)

Lessons in Life (or Searching for the Right Rangefinder) by Steve Karsten Today we have an interesting op-ed. Steve shares with us his journey through all manner of cameras until he found what he was looking for. Let’s join him on his search for the right rangefinder. My name is Steve Karsten.  I am a […]

Camera Geekery: Evolution of Intent in Modifying Cameras

Camera Geekery: Evolution of Intent in Modifying Cameras As you know, I have worked on some very interesting custom cameras in the past, but the cameras I have been working on with Horatio Tan from @streetsilhouettes have been on another level. And they are polarizing. Horatio takes this opportunity to explain his vision. Evolution of […]