FILM PHOTOGRAPHY IN JAPAN
Something cool in the land of photography (a.k.a Japan) is that we can still enjoy film photography like before the digital era.
As you can see : the choice of films is still incredible! Fujifilm, Kodak, Ilford are all here in all kinds of format, ISO, color or black and white etc...
You can also purchase all the accessories to develop yourself your own film, I think I am going to try that for the black and white films. For now, I ask Yodobashi Camera to develop my films and to burn a CD (with a proper resolution). If I need/want a print of my photos, I can do it at home on my Canon Pixus printer.
My film camera is a rangefinder, a cheap one but it is quite cool and easy to use for a real amateur like me. It's the famous Canonet GIII QL 17 :
Review on cameraquest.com
Review on Photoethnography.com
I have a black and white photos album here : Canonet GIII QL17 Album and will upload some color shots in a new album soon.
And you can enjoy the Canonet Flickr Group.
The film SLR or rangefinder can still do a very good job. In Ginza, there are some shops specialized in these old items. One of my favorite is ãƒ¬ãƒ¢ãƒ³ç¤¾ (Lemon Sha), it is at the 8th floor of a building (occupied by a church as well!) and they are specialized in Leica and other German brands. Their offer is amazing, the prices often also unfortunately ...
Postal code 104-0061
8th floor Ginza Kyokai-do building 4-2-1 Ginza, Chuo Ku, Tokyo
mmm ... I know where I am going this afternoon ...
Posted on : 2008-11-07 19:45:18 by Jérôme Sadou