If you’re a Nikon fanboy or fangirl, prepare for something extraordinary. Heck, you’ll love this video even if you’re like me and not a gearhead at all. Bellamy Hunt, a.k.a. Japan Camera Hunter, visited the Nikon Museum in Tokyo, and he brings you a piece of this Nikon shooters’ mecca.
I always find it fascinating when we see reviews on cameras that haven’t been made for years, often decades. The folks over at Japan Camera Hunter made it onto YouTube a couple of months ago, and they’ve wasted no time in making reviews of their own, including the Yashica Mat 124G, the Zeiss Ikon ZM and now the Nikon SP.
With film still growing in popularity, many just coming to analogue photography are wondering what cameras they should be looking out for that they might enjoy shooting. So, seeing these reviews of old cameras might not be quite as late as they may at first seem and could prove to be extremely valuable for inquisitive buyers today.
This is a story about a camera, a rather special camera. Every camera has a history, so they say. But it is not all that often that one has such a rich and documented history. One that was thought to be lost but has been found again. This is the story of Sean Flynn’s Leica M2.
I have been very lucky throughout my career to have found some amazing cameras, but every now and again you come across something that sets itself apart. This is one of those cameras. The vast majority of the cameras I see have no record, you literally have no idea where they have been. But this camera is different, it has a well documented history that was thought to have been lost. But through a bit of digging and a lot of luck the history of this camera has revealed itself.
More and more film stocks are dying off with each passing year. While this might be bad news for those who love analogue photography, myself included, it’s also becoming a great opportunity for entrepreneurs looking to carve their own niche in the world of film photography.
They’re not the only ones though. Bellamy Hunt of Japan Camera Hunter has announced an entirely new film stock called JCH StreetPan, a 400 ASA black and white film designed specifically for street photography.[Read More…]