Thursday, June 30, 2011

The 2011 Nikon AIPP Event Promo Video

All who attended last year will agree how fantastic this event was and would recommend everyone to attend. The new friends we made, and the old friends we caught up with. The lectures were inspiring and the evening dinner, dancing and partying late into the night was entertaining. This is not an event to miss. For more information you can log onto Will we see you there this year!


Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Well this years AIPP APPA 2011 awards night is over. It was a fantastic weekend with over 800 photographers entering over 3100 images. Western Australia Tony Hewitt was Master of ceremonies for his tenth consecutive year.

Western Australia had a good response from the categories entered with our own Christian Fletcher winning the NEW Fusion category as well as the Landscape category. James Simmons won the highest scoring monochrome print, highest scoring print and Australian Illustrative category. Congratulations to both winners.

We would also like to congratulate all Western Australia photographers who entered and those who attained a gold, silver or bronze award for their prints, again congratulations to everyone.

Stay tuned for the updates from the PMA weekend which will be posted in the coming days...

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Leica Announce Super-Elmar-M 21 mm f/3.4 ASPH. Lens

The elaborate optical design and construction of the lens is responsible for its outstanding imaging qualities. The Leica Super-Elmar-M 21 mm f/3.4 ASPH. is constructed with eight lenses in seven groups. At the same time, the use of one lens element with two aspherical surfaces and four lenses with anomalous partial dispersion make an essential contribution to reducing aberrations to an absolute minimum.
As is the case for all Leica lenses, the Leica Super- Elmar-M 21 mm f/3.4 ASPH. was designed and developed by Leica optical specialists in Solms and represents a perfect combination of optical and technical expertise. As a particularly reliable product with enduring value and ‘Made in Germany’, every Leica lens is manufactured from only the best materials and is assembled in an elaborate process completely by hand. The combination of cutting-edge technologies and painstaking manufacturing procedures guarantees consistently excellent quality.

The Leica Super-Elmar-M 21 mm f/3.4 ASPH. is supplied complete with a high-quality, all-metal lens hood. The hood not only protects the lens effectively against reduction of contrast by extraneous light but also against damage and the accumulation of dirt on the front lens element. For this reason, it should always remain mounted whenever the lens and camera are in use.


Leica Announce M9-P

Leica Camera AG, Solms, presents a new version of the world’s smallest, full-format, digital system camera: The Leica M9-P.

Technologically at the same high level as the successful Leica M9, the new M model offers special characteristics to meet the particular needs of professional photographers. We have therefore created the M9-P as the ideal tool for professional users who demand compact and discreet camera equipment

With a long working life and simultaneously appreciate the advantages and benefits of Leica M photography. The ‘P’ in its name, already used in the past for several models, positions the camera in the line of Leica M cameras specially conceived on the basis of the wishes of professional photographers. The Leica M9-P is a complement to the Leica M9. Both models will be marketed together.

Since 1954, the Leica M system has stood for an unmistakable, individual kind of photography and a very conscious photographic style. Because, with a Leica M, the photographer becomes a part of the action in the process of capturing challenging and creative images. The rangefinder frames precisely the shot the photographer envisages while allowing a clear view of what is going on outside the viewfinder frame. This allows the photographer to predict the decisive moment and capture it discreetly and reliably at the right moment – in all fields of photography, from photojournalism and ‘available light’ to the capture of discreet and aesthetic, fine-art images.

The functions of the Leica M are consistently constructed for extreme robustness and a long working life. Highest quality materials, elaborate manufacturing processes and painstaking manual assembly guarantee M cameras functional reliability for decades to come. The full system compatibility – almost all lenses of the Leica M range built since 1954 can still be used on the latest M camera models – is an important factor in the enduring value of the M series.

These core values of the Leica M system have been consistently maintained in the new M9-P. The technical features of the Leica M9-P are identical to those of the M9, however, in comparison, the typical Leica M product characteristics, like robustness and discretion, have been further improved.

For instance, the Leica M9-P features an extremely scratch-resistant, sapphire crystal, cover for its LCD screen. This material is so hard that it can only be worked with special diamond cutting tools and is one of the world’s hardest materials. In consequence, the sapphire glass LCD cover is extremely resistant to wear and almost unbreakable. In practical terms, it is so resistant to so many kinds of wear and stresses that the camera is ideally equipped for many years of reliable use. Thanks to an anti-reflective coating on both sides of the cover, image reviewing on the screen of the M9-P in unfavorable lighting conditions is now even better. This provides photographers with an ideal tool for optimum assessment of images both during composition and after capture.

The leathering of the body of the M9-P is also particularly resistant to wear. The vulcanite leathering features a more pronounced structure that lends the camera particularly good grip characteristics. This means that the M9-P feels particularly safe and secure in the hand, a fact that further enhances the already simple handling of the Leica M camera.

A further outstanding feature of the Leica M9-P is its minimalist styling with a focus only on what is really necessary. Many professional photographers who already rely on Leica cameras tend to tape over the Leica red dot to make their cameras as unobtrusive as possible. For this reason, and in favour of absolute discretion, this typical red dot symbol and the M9 lettering on the front of the new professional camera have been omitted. Instead, the top deck is now engraved with the classical script form of the Leica name.

Stay tuned for more updates on pricing and availability. For more information head to the Leica site or contact one of our sales staff.


NEW Epson R2000 Stylus Photo Printer (A3+)

Epson Australia is pleased to introduce its latest A3+ printer to join its award winning line-up. The Epson StylusTM Photo R2000 takes advantage of next-generation pigment printing technology by producing vivid, archival prints with an unmatched glossy look and feel that's optimized for serious photography and other high-level creative applications. 

The Epson StylusTM Photo R2000 is a high quality printer for serious photographers, creative professionals and hobbyists who want to step up to superior quality printing. Whether you're printing a series for a gallery display, producing a brochure, or making a scrapbook page, this printer has versatility and capability to deliver outstanding results that will impress the most demanding of critics.  

Key Features:

·  A3+ size printing - High quality prints up to A3+ in size.

·  Superb quality photos - achieve a stunning finish with Epson UltraChromeTM Hi-Gloss Ink with increased ink cartridge capacity.

·  Auto selecting black inks - Select between photo and matte black ink to produce the deepest blacks and richest colour on glossy, matte, or fine art media.

·  Enhanced skin tones - the 8 colour ink set includes orange for even more life-like colours on portraits.

·  Variable Sized Droplet Technology - 3 levels of droplet size control for smoother graduation.

·  Professional print quality - includes Epson's LUT (Look Up Table) technology for optimised graduation, graininess and constancy in colour.

·  Versatile media and finishes - print on glossy, matte, fine art roll paper media up to A3+ in size.

·  CD/DVD Printing - for customisation and personalisation of audio and visual contents.

·  Unparalleled Connectivity - Built in 100 Mbit Ethernet for wired networking, Wi-Fi CERTIFIEDTM 802.11n wireless technology and Hi-Speed USB 2.0 provide multiple options for fast connectivity anywhere in a home or studio. 

The Epson StylusTM Photo R2000 has a range of technologies and benefits including;

Epson UltraChrome Hi-Gloss 2 Ink: Award-winning, eight colour pigment ink set, for gallery-quality archival prints that are water, smudge and fade resistant. Red and Orange inks provide bold colours and smooth natural skin tones: additional advancements also offer vibrant greens and intense blues. An enhanced gloss optimizer delivers a uniform gloss finish, and auto-selecting Photo and Matte Black inks deliver deep blacks on matte, fine art or glossy media. 

Micro Piezo print head and Variable Sized Droplet Technology: The Epson StylusTM Photo R2000 ensures subtle tonal graduation and fine detail is produced accurately without sacrificing speed. The R2000 produces droplets as small as 1.5 picolitres, and prints at an optimised resolution of 5760 x 1440 dpi.

Individual larger capacity ink cartridges: The Epson StylusTM Photo R2000 delivers up to 50% more prints than the previous model for increased productivity and less frequent changing of cartridges.1

Auto selecting black inks: The Epson StylusTM Photo R2000 automatically selects Photo or Matte black ink to produce the deepest blacks and richest colour on glossy, matte or fine art media.

Unparalleled connectivity: Built-in 100 Mbit Ethernet for wired networking, Wi-Fi CERTIFIEDTM 802.11n wireless technology and Hi Speed USB 2.0 provide multiple options for fast connectivity anywhere in a home or studio.

Advanced media handling options: A main top-loading, high-capacity auto-sheet feeder supports photographic and matte papers. A rear, single-sheet, fine art paper path handles heavier fine art and specialty media. Included roll paper support allows for panoramas up to 112cm long, even on canvas, and a front, straight-through path handles media up to 1.3 mm thick, and direct CD/DVD printing. 

The R2000 will retail for $1,099 inc GST. 
The R2000 is the replacement of the R1900.
When stock and availability are announced we will let you know.

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Epson BIG Money Promotion

Epson have some BIG money for you - the have announced a Cash Back offer on Large Format printers. NOW is the time - June 24 to July 31 2011 you can get UP TO $2,000 Cash Back from Epson. See flyer below.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Gitzo GM3860C Basalt Monopod Special

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NEW EIZO Premium Flexscan 27inch Wide Monitor (SX2762W)

Featuring an impressive 27-inch screen, wide color gamut, and hardware calibration capability with the optional EIZO EasyPIX color matching tool, the FlexScan SX2762W makes it easy for professionals in graphic design, digital photography, CAD/CAM, and DTP to get predictable color results.
  • 2560 × 1440 native resolution
  • 850:1 contrast ratio
  • 270 cd/m2 brightness
  • DVI-D, DisplayPort, and Mini DisplayPort inputs

The FlexScan SX2762W features a 2560 × 1440 native resolution across its 27-inch screen. This is more than double the pixels of a 19-inch monitor with a 1280 × 1024 resolution and 60% more than a monitor with a 1920 × 1200 resolution. This gives you plenty of room to spread out your windows and palettes.
Wide Color Gamut
The monitor reproduces 97% of the Adobe RGB color space so it can display most colors in a digital photo taken in Adobe RGB mode. Furthermore, it also has an sRGB mode to accurately reproduce colors in this narrower but commonly used color space, such as those seen on web pages or digital photos taken in sRGB mode.

Hardware Calibration with EIZO EasyPIX

EIZO EasyPIX lets you calibrate the monitor itself (hardware calibration rather than the computer's graphics board (software calibration). This ensures more accurate and predictable color. EasyPIX is sold separately and consists of software and the EIZO EX1 color sensor. 

Detailed Color Control 

The OSD menu and bundled ScreenManager Pro for LCD software offers adjustment of brightness, gamma, saturation, hue, gain and color temperature from 4,000 K to 10,000 K in 100 K increments. For fine-tuning of even a single color, the hue and saturation settings for red, green, blue, cyan, magenta, and yellow can be adjusted independently. 

Preset Modes 

Different types of creative work require different color settings. To ensure you get the right ones, this monitor comes with three customizable preset modes for assigning your own values for brightness, contrast, color temperature, and gamma. In addition, Paper, Text, Picture, Movie, and sRGB modes are also included. You can switch modes automatically with the bundled ScreenManager Pro for LCD software or manually with the press of a button.
Brightness and Color Temperature Stability

To ensure proper display of color, the FlexScan SX2762W comes equipped with patented EIZO technology that stabilizes the monitor’s brightness level after startup or coming out of power saving mode. Furthermore, a temperature sensor detects and automatically suppresses changes in color and brightness caused by fluctuations in the surrounding temperature.

Color Drift Compensation

Available now at Camera Electronic, for more information on the SX2762W and more Eizo products head to the EIZO website or speak with one of our friendly sales staff.

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Monday, June 20, 2011

Camera Electronic Specials - June/July

Specials are valid until 31st July 2011 while stocks last.

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Camera Electronic PMA 2011

Stay tuned for more updates, images & more from PMA over the week.

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Friday, June 17, 2011

Capture the Light & XMentors Seminars

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Epson Cash Back Promotion

Our friends at Epson have alerted us about an upcoming cash back promotion on their Stylus Pro printers.

The promotion runs from  24 June 2011 and ending 31 July 2011.
  • Purchase any Epson 9890/9900 and receive $2000 cash back
  • Purchase any Epson 7890/7900 and receive $1000 cash back
  • Purchase any Epson 4900 and receive $500 cash back
For more information on this great deal contact one of our sales staff. For more information on Epson printers click HERE to be directed to their website.

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Friday, June 10, 2011

Snapseed from Nik Software

Most people should be familiar with Nik Software and their plug in packages for Photoshop/Lightroom & Aperture. Finally Nik Software have unleashed their image editing power to the public in a easy/fun app for your iPad. It's called Snapseed. After hearing about it yesterday I downloaded it from the app store last night and have a bit of a play. To say the least I was very impressed, not only was it easy to make adjustments to your images but the quality of the filters were amazing and the ability to control the strength of your adjustments was great.

Snapseed for iPad makes any photograph extraordinary and is brought to you by Nik Software, the recognized leader in digital photographic products and technologies. With Snapseed, enhance your photos with one tap. Tweak photos to perfection with Tune Image or selectively adjust only a part of your photo with revolutionary Control Points. Add incredible effects with innovative filters like Drama, Vintage, and Grunge. Share photos with your friends and family with social network support, or print your photos directly in Snapseed.

Give your photos a totally unique, hip look with the Grunge filter. Hundreds of styles and textures let you explore without limits until you've got exactly the look you want.  

Selective Adjust
Using nothing more than your finger, make amazingly precise selections automatically and add enhancements in seconds with the revolutionary U Point technology. Tap an area in your photo and swipe side-to-side to adjust.  

Add style with the Drama filter. A tap or two creates a custom effect tailored to your photos. Ranging from subtle enhancements to wildly artistic effects.  

Vintage Films
Create nostalgic photos and make any photo look like it was shot on vintage or expired film. Change the film type, control brightness and saturation, and add unique textures and a vignette, all with a few swipes.

Center Focus
Draw attention to your photo's subject by tapping and blurring the surrounding background with the amazingly intuitive controls. 

Black & White
Get a fine art Black and White look with this darkroom-inspired filter. Experiment with grain or choose a style for that perfectly nostalgic look. 

Organic Frames
Add borders to your photos by choosing a style and texture, or randomize your border with a simple tap. 

Auto Correct
Auto Correct automatically analyzes your photo and adjusts color and exposure to perfection. Or, swipe to fine tune until you're satisfied.

At only $5.99 on the app store its hard to resist... but in my opinion its definitely money well spent. No longer must you travel with a laptop!


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Camera Electronic 3 Day Sale

Elinchrom Lighting Promo

 Promotion ends 15th July 2011

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Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader

  • Leverages SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology for high-speed file transfers, with USB interface speed up to 500MB/s
  • Ultimate high-speed performance to accelerate digital workflow
  • Maximizes speed and bandwidth of USB 3.0 computers, and the latest UDMA CompactFlash, SDXC, and SD UHS-I (SD 3.0) card formats
  • Enables concurrent and card-to-card file transfers
  • Pop-up design protects card slots when not in use
  • Five-year limited warranty

SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Reader for Professional Photographers and Videographers
The Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader is a professional-level, portable USB reader that provides maximum high-speed file transfer, with a blazing-fast USB interface speed up to 500MB/s. This lets you leverage the performance capabilities of the latest UDMA CompactFlash (CF), SDXC and SD UHS-I (SD 3.0) memory cards.

Save Time and Significantly Improve Workflow

Accelerate Digital Workflow with High-Speed File Transfer. The Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader leverages SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology to deliver blazing-fast transfer speeds from card to computer, with a USB interface speed that reads up to 5 times faster than USB 2.0. An excellent choice for photo and video professionals looking to significantly accelerate workflow, the reader allows you to maximize the speed and bandwidth of next-generation USB 3.0 desktop and laptop computers, as well as the high-speed performance of the latest UDMA CF, SDXC, and SD UHS-I memory cards. And for versatility, it’s also backwards compatible with all standard CF, SD, and SDHC cards, as well as USB 2.0 devices.

Concurrent Transfers and Innovative Features for Ultimate Convenience. Created with convenience in mind, the Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader has the ability to read both SD and CF cards simultaneously, and allows for easy file transfer from one card to another—further enhancing the reader’s versatility. And its LED activity light lets you know when transfer is complete. The reader also boasts an innovative, pop-up mechanism that protects the card slots by allowing you to close the reader when not in use. And with a compact, portable design, you can take it on the go, and its smooth contours help it easily slip in and out of your photo bag or briefcase.

Exceptional Performance, Quality, Compatibility, and Reliability. All Lexar memory card, card reader, and USB flash drive product designs undergo extensive testing in the Lexar Quality Labs, facilities with more than 800 digital devices, to ensure performance, quality, compatibility, and reliability. This provides customers with a high level of confidence when using Lexar products to capture, manage, move, and store the memories that matter.

Available soon from Camera Electronic, contact one of our friendly sales staff for more information.


40 years and still going strong...

EIZO June Promotion + Price Reduction

EIZO is the world leader in graphic monitors. EIZO monitors can reproduce up to 98% RGB colours and have a Look-Up table starting from 10 bit up to 16 bit. They come with a 5 year or 30,000 hour replacement warranty. Ask in store for a demonstration today. 

EIZO have reduced the price of the following monitors:

EIZO S2433WFS was $1,705 NOW $1,610
EIZO CG243W was $3,190 NOW $3,120
EIZO CG303W was $4,620 NOW $4,515
EIZO CG232W was $12,100 NOW $11,830

EIZO Promotion:

Below is the current EIZO product chart:

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Friday, June 3, 2011

Spider Camera Holster - The Black Widow

The Black Widow from Spider is a camera holster system much like there original Holster belt but made to function even better with smaller DSLR systems, Micro Four Thirds systems & Compact cameras. Perfect for travelers, active shooters or people looking for a comfortable alternative to their standard camera strap.

No more dangling cameras from your neck and shoulders.

Finally, the fun of photos without the hassle of dangling cameras and twisted straps! No more strap trouble when bending down.

Both hands and upper body free.
Expand your photo fun and versatility... take your camera off-road with the Spider Holster Black Widow. Your hands are free when they need to be, so go ahead, climb that incline, ride that rollercoaster, eat that pretzel...

Built in security -
The Black Widow locks-in your camera each time it's placed into the holster. This provides maximum security in active shooting situations and doubles as a theft deterrent!

Use the special Black Widow Belt, or use your own sturdy belt! Either way, For even more comfort and added protection to your camera try the Black Widow Pad

The Thin Tripod Plate is designed to carry weights up to 3 pounds. Use your own tripod quick-release plate to attach the Spider plate to your camera. It is made from stainless steel, and is thin but strong. Please use the SpiderPro Plate if your gear is heavier than 3 pounds.


Available soon from Camera Electronic, Stay tuned for more information or contact one of our friendly sales staff.


Spider Holster belts are back!

Last year we spoke about the spider holster belt system (CLICK HERE) and the response we got was amazing. For a comfortable quick access camera holster that can handle large lenses and pro bodies the spider holster cant be beat. now they're back and available for you!


Thursday, June 2, 2011

Steve Saporito Sneak Peek

For those wondering what you're in for if you attend the Steve Saporito - Take a look at this video.

Steve Saporito from John Apos - XSiGHT on Vimeo.


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Steve Saporito - The Business of Portrait Photography

Camera Electronic are proud to present to you Steve Saporito - The Business of Portrait Photography Seminar. A seminar that no portrait photographer can miss. spots are limited to 20 so book now to avoid disappointment.

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