JCH Streetpan Kassha B&W Single Use Camera
We were excited to shoot with the new Kassha disposable camera loaded with 27 exposure Japan Camera Hunter StreetPan 400 film. This film is known for its’ contrast and punchy tones that can look really good when properly exposed which is the major flaw with this camera… This camera has a fixed aperture of f/9 with a shutter around 125th of second which would be fine for daylight shooting but since this film seems to be darker/needs to be overexposed it produced many dark images. Even with the flash, it produced dark images on occasion. And on top of that, it’s 31mm lens doesn’t have a wide depth of field which produces blurry images from roughly 15ft to infinity (fixed focus 31mm lens). It’s a sweet spot for focus and it’s fast is 3-5 feet. If you’re looking to shoot a B&W disposable camera we definitely recommend the Ilford & Lomography cameras over this one. And if you love JCH StreetPan then we highly recommend shooting it in manual control camera which will enable you to get better exposures. We’ve included some image below that show the good and the bad.
Images shot with the JCH Streetpan Kassha
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The JCH StreetPan Kassha is a B&W disposable 27 shot camera loaded with JCH StreetPan 400 film. The camera is a very simple disposable design, with a flash, a fixed focus 31mm f9/11 lens. Kassha is the Japanese word for the click sound of a camera shutter.
About JCH StreetPan 400 Film
The very fine graininess and the high speed make this film an ideal for use in traffic infringement cameras in a wide range of weather conditions. Or if you are not a speed camera, street photography, in a wide range of weather conditions.
The low fog level at high-temperature processing makes the film suitable for high volume processing applications. Due to its sensitivity to red light, JCH StreetPan 400 is the optimum film for dawn, dusk and winter photography.
It’s speed and sensitometric characteristics make the film extremely suitable for low light and low sun angle photography (long shadow areas) and for wide latitude photographic exposure.