JCH 5x35mm Film Case
Our Price: £12.00 GBP100057
An essential piece of kit for the 35mm photographer - this beautiful Japanese-made case will keep 5 rolls of film snug and protected whether you're out for the day or for a long holiday. When a film has been exposed just turn it upside down to easily keep track! The simple design is easy to customise or label (one each for B&W and colour?) NB: films not included.
Pick your favourite colour to match your camera, bag, or hairstyle!
JCH = Japan Camera Hunter = Bellamy Hunt, a man with the most enviable job in existence. He lives in Japan and spends most of his time sourcing film cameras that are rare, high quality, and in demand across the world. Not satisfied with making people's wildest camera dreams come true, he has recently branched out into producing his own film in 35mm and 120 formats. His Instagram account is one of the most beautiful accounts on the site - and rightly one of the most popular within the analogue world.
For more information about the brand check out our bio of JCH
Where we ship
When you buy your camera film from us we can ship it across the UK, Europe, USA, New Zealand, Australia and Canada (more countries planned soon!) So buy your JCH 5x35mm Film Case today and dive back into the fun of 35mm film photography!
Ok full disclosure, I received my one as part of the Analogue Wonderland reward program so I only parted with money for the shipping.
I can see the idea of this. Its certainly more pocketable than keeping 5 rolls of 35mm in your pocket/bag/insert storage option here...in the boxes or even their plastic tubs.
My problem is that I like to see straight away what i've put in my bag, and using this case means that I have to take the lid off, and sometimes even take the film out to see the label. Small issue nonetheless and I know that that will not bother everybody.
I have read that some don't like the fit of the lid, although I will state that mine is fine and hasn't managed to fall off yet - but thats what rubber bands are for aren't they...?
Maybe two would be a good setup, one in one colour for unexposed film one in a different colour for exposed?
Or maybe a black one for your b&w and coloured one for your colour film?
4 Star rating. Theres nothing wrong with it at all, its just not really for me. Still, go get one and support AW and JCH.
I bought this case along with the 10x for a month-long trip to Japan, and I'm glad I did. It is small enough to fit into your pocket or the side of your bag and makes switching films much easier than searching about your bag for a load of loose canisters.
The only drawback (if any) is that it can be difficult to see by eye which film is in which slot and so there can be a little bit of pulling out and replacing, which as the films fit in quite snug can be a tad fiddly with making sure the leader doesn't get caught when you put them back.
That aside, it is extremely handy to have on long shooting days, saving valuable time between loading films. You can also use them to store film neatly in the fridge, although I haven't done that yet myself.
The 120 version is great, but as 135 comes in protective plastic tubes I am still coming to terms how much of a good idea these are. You need to take the film out of its box and the plastic tube to store in these, if like me, you forget which ones are exposed and which not, you need to be careful to not reuse an exposed film. (My camera leaves some film sticking out after rewinding, hence potential confusion as shot or not they look similar). Lids can be a little loose, but as an idea to save putting used films in pockets if you forget or loose the little plastic tubes they are great.
Great construction, allows me to carry my film canisters and store them together instead of having them loose in my bag. Wonderful purchase, could not recommend it enough.
These cases have changed my life! I used to only carry a couple of rolls of film on me, limiting what options and how much I had to shoot. With this, I can carry so much more, all securely with very little bulk. Everyone should own at least one of these cases!