Wednesday, January 18, 2017

NEW! Fujifilm GFX Medium Format System

Today is the day that Fujifilm has officially announced their ground-breaking new GFX medium format mirrorless camera system. The GFX 50S is a 51.4 megapixel, CMOS-sensor based mirrorless camera with exceptionally high performance specifications and alongside the new body, Fujifilm has also announced three initial lenses, with several more to appear later in 2017. The new system is slated to start shipping by late February and prices are surprisingly modest for medium format gear. At launch, pricing in Canada will be as follows...

GFX 50S Body - $8,499
GF 63mm f/2.8R WR standard lens - $1,899
GF 32-64mm f/4R LM WR wide zoom - $2,999
GF 120mm f/4R LM OIS WR Macro lens - $3,499

You can inquire about pre-ordering by clicking the above banner. In addition, we will be hosting a hands-on GFX Launch Event at Beau Photo Supplies on Friday, February 3rd, so call or email for more information about that too!

Some interesting accessories will be available for the new GFX system as well. One option is a tilting and swiveling EVF bracket ($749), that will allow for greater flexibility when viewing from awkward angles, a vertical battery grip ($799) and a large-format camera adapter plate ($519) to allow for tilt and shift movements when used on a 4x5 camera with suitable, high-resolution large-format lenses. A very interesting accessory will be the H-lens adapter ($879) which will allow for Hasselblad HC lenses to be mounted, even allowing you to use their leaf-shutters for fast studio flash-sync speeds up to 1/800 second. The only downside of the adapter is that those otherwise autofocusing Hasselblad HC lenses will only be manual focus when adapted to the GFX. Still, those two adapters will immediately open up a world of additional lens possibilities when they ship!

Monday, January 9, 2017

KEH Buying Event at BEAU PHOTO Jan. 12

KEH Camera will be having a Buying Event at Beau Photo! This is a great opportunity to turn your clean, used camera gear into cash! We look forward to seeing you soon!

Thursday, January 12  10:00AM to 6:00PM

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Choose Hensel Not Scrap

Often photographers compromise on quality to save a few dollars. This is usually a false economy. If the gear breaks down after a few months, and you have to continually replace it, are you really saving any money?  Hensel can provide you with dependable flash technology which will stay by your side for decades, sturdy pro equipment that won’t let you down even after years of use in the most challenging locations.

With Hensel, you are choosing a solid light partner for any situation – so you can concentrate on creating stunning images without having to worry about your equipment!

Hensel should be known for more than just the fact that it is “Made in Germany." Since 1963, Hensel has been developing and producing high-quality flash and lighting technology, both for photographers and the industrial sector. They are not just a manufacturer, but a service provider as well, and Hensel is committed to the people who purchase their products. Here is a link to the Hensel website:

Come in or call for pricing on the complete lineup of amazing and well-built Hensel products.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Profoto D2 shipment has arrived!

We have just received our first shipment of Profoto D2's.  If you remember, Profoto announced the new and improved D1, called the D2.  They combined some of the most desirable features of the B1 and packaged it in a monoblock designed for Studio use. I say that because it is AC powered but takes the traditional monoblock to new and exciting heights. It is similar in size, weight and output of the D1, but that is where the similarities end.

First of all the D2 can provide super quick flash duration up to 1/63,000 of a second compared to 1/2600 on the D1. The D2 can shoot up to 20 flashes per second. You might just have to buy a new camera to keep up with this amazing strobe!  Now with the Profoto Air TTL transmitter, you can access Profoto High-Speed Sync (HSS) enables you to shoot with shutter speeds up to 1/8,000 of a second. These new features make it be perfect for dance, food and commercial photographers who want to capture their model in mid-air or splashing water flowing out of a glass etc.

The D2 can be fully integrated with AirTTL flashes like the B1 and B2. You can shoot with all flashes in TTL or manual mode or combine them as you wish. For example set the D2 in manual for the background and use the B1 or B2 in TTL as the main flash. HSS is available in both manual and TTL modes.

Come in and get yours today! Not ready to buy them? We now have them in rentals too.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Beau Photo / Fuji Guy's Photo Walk!

Try out the latest X-series cameras and lenses
Photography tips and gear demonstrations!

(RSVP link is right near the bottom left of the page) 

** Fujifilm has increased the registration cap, so tickets are once again available **

Please bring your own camera gear, and since it is a nighttime walk, a tripod could also be useful. The Fuji Guys will have a limited number of new cameras and lenses available for you to try as well.

You must register to attend!  One additional guest is allowed per person. Registration deadline is November 10th.

Dress appropriately for the weather and bring good walking footwear.

Where: Granville Island, Vancouver, B.C.
Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2016
When: meet at 7:00pm / walk starts at 7:30pm sharp / ends at 9:00pm

Meeting place is outdoors, under the yellow canopy, just outside the Blue Parrot Cafe at the north-most end of the Granville Island Public Market.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

FUSION 2016-Finding Your Niche in the Age of Digital Imaging SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5th

 Fusion 2016
Use code BEAU2016 for 20% off tickets!
FUSION is back for the 6th year with yet another great line up of speakers along with the all-day Industry Expo. Again we’re teaming up with the Professional Photographers of Canada BC division as part of their weekend “PHOTOGraphie” event. PHOTOGraphie is British Columbia's only professional photography festival. Its purpose is to inspire and share the value of photography through education, gallery exhibitions and salon competition.

FUSION 2016 has 9 amazing speakers, each presenting a 90 minute talk/demo session running throughout the day. There will be a wide range of topics presented; from sports, travel, portrait and pet photography to printing, DSLR video and lighting workshops just to name a few.  Presenters include: Kendra and Brad Coupland from Love Tree Photography, Nikon Ambassador Craig Minielly and Sunday’s PHOTOGraphie keynote speaker and Sony Artisan of Imagery, Nino Rakichevich.  For a full listing of the speakers, their bios and times they will be presenting, go to:

The all-day industry expo will provide you with the opportunity to talk to many industry reps and try out all the coolest new gear from some of the industry’s best known suppliers including: Canon, Fujfilm, Nikon, Sony, Manfrotto and many more.

This will be a fantastic event with so much to see and do-amazing speakers, great gear to try, FUSION 2016 special sale prices, and not to mention some cool door prizes as well.  You really don't want to miss FUSION 2016!

FUSION 2016 is on Saturday, November 5th at the Anvil Centre in New Westminster.  The Anvil Centre is a boutique conference centre conveniently located in the heart of the City of New Westminster, with easy access from the Skytain station and lots of underground parking.

#beaufusion #PHOTOGraphie2016

 Fusion 2016

Friday, September 2, 2016

Road Trip! Prince George - October 1 & 2

Come check out our Beau Photo "Pop Up" store in Prince George on October 1st & 2nd. In conjunction with a long exposure workshop by Marc Koegel of Vancouver Photo Workshops that is taking place September 29th to October 2nd, we will be showing some of the latest cameras and lenses from Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm, and Sony, as well as having lighting, tripods, bags, filters and accessories for sale. There will also be albums from Renaissance Albums on display so come by and have a look, ask questions and talk about photography!
If there is something specific you would like us to bring along so you can have a look, email us at to let us know.
Beau Photo Pop up Store
Saturday October 1st – 12:00-4:00pm
Sunday October 2nd – 10:00am – 2:00pm
UNBC Conference Centre 3333 University Way

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Photos from Argus Day 2016!

We hope all our fellow Argus lovers managed to get out and enjoy Argus Day! This year it fell on Argust 16th, 2016 and both Nicole & I managed to take our little Argus' out for a stroll. We were excited that so many of our film friends over here at Beau have Argus cameras as well and also got out there to shoot a couple of rolls! Check out a selection of our photos and those submitted by fellow Argus shooters below and feel free to still submit your Argus Day photos if you haven't already! You can email them to

For more info about this yearly event, check out our previous post too:

As well as the Argus Collectors Group page:

Check out their submissions for this year here:

Nicole - Argus A - Kodak Commercial 200 135-8

Meghan - Argoflex 75 - Cut down roll of Fuji NHG 400 120 - (Bit of a light leak because it rolled onto the 620 spool very loosely!)

Bruce McLellan - Argoflex TLR & Argus A4

Argoflex TLR - Fuji Acros 100 120

Argus A4 - Kodak Pro Image

Troch - Argus 75 - Arista Edu Ultra 400 - Processed in XTOL stock for 8.25 minutes

Christopher Evans - Argus C3 Matchmatic, M450 & Super Seventy-Five

Argus C3 Matchmatic - Ilford Pan F film (expired 1990) - Developed in Diafine.

Argus M450 - Kodak T-Max 400 - Developed in Ilfotec DD-X

Argus Super Seventy-Five - Ilford Pan F Plus - Developed in Rodinal

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Used EOS-1D Mark IV

The EOS-1D Mark IV is a combination of speed, accuracy and image quality, the perfect choice for professional photographers with subjects on the move. It has a redesigned 45-point AF system including 39 cross-type points, a AI Servo II AF focus tracking system with improved algorithm combined with 10 fps continuous shooting. The EOS-1D Mark IV can handle high-speed situations with ease. The 1D Mark IV has the APS-H sized 16.1 Megapixel CMOS Sensor, and comes with Dual DIGIC 4 image processors.

Tag #            5753                                                                                             $2000.00

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Get ready for Argus Day 2016!

Argus lovers around the world have come together to celebrate their fondness for this great old camera brand by dubbing August, “Argust” and vowing to go out on a specific day each Argust with their Argus camera. The first Argus Day was on Argust 1, 2001 and every year after that the day falls to the next consecutive calendar day, making this year’s Argus Day Argust 16th, 2016! So grab your Argus and get ready to shoot! You can share your Argus Day photos on social media, as we’d love to see them all! Use the hashtag #ArgusDay2016 or on Twitter mentions us @beauphotostore or Instagram @beau_photo_supplies. You can also email any of your photos to and we will include them in our next post with all our photos from Argus Day! Be sure to include what camera you used.

There is even a special Argus Collectors page, dedicated to all things Argus with many great reference guides and info. You can also submit your Argus Day photos to them each year, which they then post to their yearly archive.

Since I am now a proud Argus owner, I have a sweet little Argus Seventy-Five, I plan to shoot my Argus on Argus Day and will post the photos shortly after. The Argus Seventy-Five is not a true Twin Lens Reflex camera, but more of a box camera with a TLR view finder. It takes 620 film but I like it’s small, light-weight body that often comes with the 620 cameras. If you have a 620 camera you can often trim a 120 roll to fit it, or if you have a couple 620 spools you can also re-roll 120 onto them in a dark bag to shoot. They sometimes take a tiny bit more effort to get loaded with film but I love their portability and that they are easy to use! Almost a “point & shoot” type TLR/box camera.

Here are a couple of photos I took with my Argus my first time taking it out.

Nicole also owns a great Argus camera, the C3 35mm rangefinder. Otherwise known as “The Brick.” It is a quirky “little” camera that was very popular in its heyday and there were many, many of them made in the late 1930s to 1950s.

It takes great photos and here are a couple Nicole has taken with it…

I also tried out a friend's Argoflex TLR 620 with a trimmed down roll of 120 Kodak Portra 400 film and I totally fell in love with it! It is a very sharp little TLR and I loved the results I got with it.

Here are a few of those shots…

We have a few Argus cameras for sale in our used section, including an Argus Seventy-Five in great condition. Still in the box even! You still have lots of time to come buy one to take out for Argus Day!

Stay tuned for the photos we take on Argus Day!