- Please note, I am in no way associated with the seller of these boxes, except that I bought one . . . ok more then one !
It’s often said that the simplest (and cheapest) things in life are the best and when it comes to my latest Street Photography related purchase, I couldn’t agree more.
Let’s be honest, how many times (and how much time) have us film photographers spent fumbling about in those dark and unexplored regions of our camera bags? Afterall, that fresh and unexposed roll of 35mm film is in there somewhere. However, when it’s rolling about amongst five or more identical cannisters, some exposed and some not, it quickly becomes a frustrating game of ‘lucky dip’. Often the only solution is to empty the whole lot onto whatever ‘unsuitable’ surface presents itself.
But swear and curse no more, for the solution is both ingenious, cheap and simple.
This fantastic little box, available in both black and white (of course) and made from strong plastic, features ten moulded compartments designed to snuggly and securely hold your precious 35mm film and is conveniently covered with a firmly fitting lid.
Measuring just 140 x 62 x 51mm, this case will easily fit into a coat pocket or spare corner of your camera bag and means that all of your unexposed and exposed film is ‘on call’ whenever you need it.
And the cost of one of these boxes, delivered to your door here in the UK ? Just £5.99 (or thereabouts depending on the exchange rate).
So where can you buy one? From the wonderful guys of JAPAN CAMERA HUNTER. I ordered mine on a Friday and it was at my door by the following Wednesday. Of course you can buy an almost identical case from a few other internet based sites in the USA and elsewhere but these will set you back approximately £15 with the shipping.
This is easily one of the simplest, cheapest and most useful of my photography purchases. A must buy.