Eyes Wide Shut: Introducing an Xpan Alternative, dubbed “Oxygen”

George Westinghouse developed the rotary steam engine at age 19. Blaise Pascal created a mechanical calculator at 18. Teenage mechanical whizzes continue to this day as Oscar Oweson at 18 has created his own working Xpan alternative that he calls “The Oxygen”. Continue reading if you want to be impressed. Hello, I’m an 18 year […]

Togtees: Film photography swag for the holidays

Togtees: Film photography swag for the holidays Looking for some swag for that film photography buff of a friend of family member? Philadelphia-based Togtees got you covered. In case you’ve never heard of them, they are a young apparel company started by group of passionate photographers who wanted cool photo-themed t-shirts to wear while out shooting. […]

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 […]