BTS V(Taehyung)’s own camera, also known as Vante’s camera

Photographer Vante

BTS V’s love for cameras is well known.
Known as Vante the Photographer, V once posted a photo he took as “photo by vante” on the official Twitter page.

Photos taken by Vante(BTS V)

Origin of the photographer Vante

The photographer, Vante, was named after V’s favorite photographer, Antebadzim.

VanGogh ( Artist) & AnteBadzim ( Photographer)

One theory is that it was named after Van Gogh, V’s favorite artist.


Photographer Vante meets Photographer AnteBadzim

V tweeted this and got a response from the photographer Ante Badzim himself.

This one’s for you V

This one's for you V

BTS V’s favorite camera.

One of V’s favorite camera enthusiasts is the Leica M6.

Leica M6 with Taehyung

Leica M6

The Leica M6 is a film camera enthusiast’s dream – a mechanical Leica with an exposure meter and an M-mount lens.
It is a high quality German made film camera.

V’s Leica M6 with ostrich style (I think it’s stamped cowhide) leather paste is the M6 Limited Edition Leica M6 Titanium, which was released in 1992.
The price of the camera is a rare camera that trades for 200,000-400,000 yen on the used market.
The Leica M6 Titanium that Tete has is over 300,000 yen on the used market. The ones in good condition are trading at around 400,000 yen.

Leica M6 with Taehyung
Leica M6 with Taehyung

The lenses you want to attach to the Leica M6 are the Leica SUMMILUX M35mm F1.4 ASPH for about 500,000 yen (used) and the Leica APO-SUMMICRON M50mm F2.0 ASPH for about 1,000,000 yen (new), so if you want to get a complete set of lenses with the V, you have to prepare for 1,000,000 to 1,500,000 yen You can’t have it all.

My grandfathers, who were born in the Showa era, even said that you can buy a house for the same price as a Leica.
If you visit your grandfather’s house and find a Leica in his warehouse, please treat it with respect.

Many people who are interested in film cameras find their way to Leica.
Leica is a well-established camera manufacturer that has been around for more than 100 years, with a prototype born in 1914 in Germany.
It is a very special camera, known to be used by photographers all over the world.

In Japan, Mr. Masaharu Fukuyama, who is famous for his love of cameras, owns a Leica M model (such as the M4).
Other Leica enthusiasts include Naoto Takenaka, Jun Murakami, and KIKI.

Leica AF-C1

V seems to have more than one Leica, and the least expensive one available is the Leica AF-C1.


If it’s used or something like that, it’s about 20,000 to 30,000 yen.
‘I want to carry around the same Leica as Tete! If you’re an Army, why not start with the AF-C1?

The AF-C1 was Leica’s first “AF compact camera”.
It’s actually an OEM of the Minolta MAC-TELE (Mac-Tele) QUARTZ DATE, which was released in the late 1980s.
You can buy a Minolta MAC-TELE used for about 5,000yen.
I was using a Canon Autoboy camera at the time, so I’ve never used a Mac-Tele.


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