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!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Noblex Super Wide Pro 6/150U

Clearance Noblex Super Wide PRO 6/150 U
NOBLEX cameras are film cameras that expose the film by rotating the lens 360° for one exposure.  The film rests on the curved film plane, and is exposed through the constant shutter slit.  During the first half of the rotation the lens drum is accelerated to a constant speed insuring absolutely even exposure of the film during the second half of the rotation. This results in distortion free photographs with an angle of view of 146° when using a NOBLEX PRO 6/150. What makes these pictures stand out are their remarkably even edge to edge illumination and unsurpassed sharpness. This camera was recently serviced to make sure it is fully functional. This item is new in its original box but please note the rear battery doors are missing. 
Noblex PRO 6/150 U   Regular $4255.00     Clearance new Lower price!  $ 2500.00 $2400.00

Friday, June 24, 2016


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

Special Early Prices - Save 20% and get your speaker tickets before they sell out!

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. The festival’s 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

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Used Cambo Wide DS

Cambo's Wide DS Digital series is the ideal photographic tool for the demanding architectural photographer. The camera was designed for both film and digital photography. The Wide DS has a beautiful wooden handgrip for ease of handling and has a rotating back that makes it easy to switch from horizontal to vertical. This camera includes a high quality focusable Schneider Apo-Digitar 35mm f/5.6 XL lens with Schneider center MC ND filter, Cambo Viewfinder and Hasselblad H series mount. Also included is a Cambo Ball head CBH-5.  Consignment 1088                    $4000.00

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Profoto OCF Beauty Dish Offer, Last Day Today to place your order!

 Profoto's OCF Beauty dish offer is ending soon. You only have until June 7th 2016 to get in on this great offer; when you purchase a Profoto B1 or B2 Off-Camera Flash Kit, you will get a white OCF Beauty Dish and an OCF speedring for free. This is a total value of $394.00. So if you needed  just one more reason to purchase your own Profoto B1 or B2 Off-Camera Flash Kit, now you have it!

Friday, June 3, 2016

iOgrapher now at Beau Photo

For the videographer / film maker we are now selling the iOgrapher line of video accessories. These accessories are perfect for those using their iPhone, iPad or a GoPro to create creative movies on a budget. Also the iOgrapher is ideal for coaches or athletes who want to improve their skills with any of the many sport improvement apps that are out there, and want better quality non shaky video. The iOgrapher frame has two handles to help you hold your iPhone, iPad or GoPro steady, as well as a tripod mount to allow you to attach it to any tripod head when you want to be hands free. It also has a cold shoe mount to attach a small mic or sound recording device. We are also carrying the small Rode mics; Video Micro and Video mic Me, the perfect mic for your indi-video making needs. See more on their website -
iOgrapher Go for GoPro, iOgrapher for iPhone and iOgrapher for iPad each sell for only $89.95

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Phase One P65+ Demo/Rental SALE

In order to make room for newer digital back systems in our rental dept., we have decided to put our current models up for sale. Up for grabs here is a Phase One P65+ digital back. This is a 60 megapixel full-frame 645 digital back with extremely high image quality. It is mated to an autofocus Hasselblad H2 body and comes with an HC 80mm f/2.8 lens. All Hasselblad HC lenses have leaf shutters so you can sync your flashes at up to 1/800 of a second.

The package includes batteries, charger, Firewire tether cable and most standard accessories. In addition, a Hasselblad 120 film magazine for the H2 body is also included. The kit is cosmetically in good condition with only a few minor scuffs and scratches on the body.

The Hasselblad H-body, viewfinder, film magazine and 80mm lens have a 30 day warranty, just like any other used item we sell, but the P65+ digital back will come with an extra few months, a total warranty of 90 days.

The price for this package is $8,495.

As an added bonus, we will throw in a $300 rental coupon that you can use to rent or test out additional Hasselblad lenses, rent lighting or whatever else might interest you...

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Reviewed! Fujifilm X-Pro2...

After using my new X-Pro2 for well over a month, I've finally managed to get my full review published on my own blog. I've included a fair bit of material, including details on the performance of most lenses after testing many different Fujifilm lenses, nine of which I actually own myself now. There are details of the operation of the Hybrid-Viewfinder, card write speed and buffer size tests, comments on ergonomics, user interface, focus performance and, of course, image quality. Link to the review is above.

To summarize, I really enjoy shooting with the X-Pro2. Not only does it have great image quality, but it also has quick and reliable AF as well as very snappy performance overall, with a very fast and responsive shutter mechanism (that also sounds great) and minimal EVF blackout between frames. It has a generous raw buffer, exhibits fast card write times (with UHS-II U3 cards) and is generally responsive enough that you never feel like you are waiting for the camera to catch up. With its enhanced Hybrid-Viewfinder, revised control ergonomics, a custom My Menu, a configurable Q menu as well as numerous customizable buttons, it is also one of the most fluid cameras I've used, one I've been able to configure so that it's perfectly suited to my style of photography.

As with any camera, it is not perfect and there are some quirks and annoyances detailed in the review as well, relatively poor battery life being one of them. That said, none of the issues are even remotely deal breakers for me, and I can still highly recommend the X-Pro2 for most types of photography.

If you just want to see a gallery of images taken with the X-Pro2, and deal with reading the text later, click on the image below, taken in the Nitobe Gardens at UBC. Speaking of images, there are also numerous full-resolution files you can download that are linked within the review. Enjoy!

Gallery (110 images): Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review Gallery 

Phase One IQ140 Demo/Rental SALE

Up for sales is our ex-rental Phase One IQ140 with a 645 DF body and 80mm leaf-shutter lens offering flash-sync speeds up to a very fast 1/1600 second. The body has been upgraded with a 10K Li-Ion battery pack and charger, giving you many thousands of frames between charges for the DF body. The IQ140 is a 40 megapixel digital back (1.3x crop-factor from 645) with an ISO range of 50-800, and in reduced resolution Sensor+ mode, up to ISO 3200. The IQ140 is one of the latest generation of Phase One backs with a "Retina" resolution touch screen and a truly well designed and intuitive touch interface.

The IQ140 digital back with 645DF is a Value-Added bundle with all standard accessories. Beau Photo will provide a 90 day warranty on the digital back. The 645DF body and 80mm lens will have a 30 day warranty. The original plastic screen protector is still on the LCD so that should be pristine, however the body and back do have a few small nicks and scuffs as you can tell on the photo.

The price for this package is $8,995.

As an added bonus, we will throw in a $300 rental coupon that you can use to rent or test out additional Phase One or Mamiya lenses, rent lighting or whatever else might interest you...

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Nikon Photowalk @ Reifel Bird Sanctuary


On Saturday, May 14, Beau Photo along with the kind folks at Nikon Canada will be hosting a photowalk at the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary in Ladner starting at 9:30am. Nikon Canada will be bringing an assortment of lenses ranging from the new 300mm f4E VR, 200-500mm f5.6E, all the way up to the incredible 600mm f4E. Nikon Canada will also be bringing along a number of camera bodies including the recently released D5 & D500 (subject to availability). Beau Photo will also make available some of our rental Nikon gear. Please note that we will be keeping your drivers licenses for the duration any camera gear is loaned out. Call or e-mail Jason in the Rental Dept and book your spot, as there are only 20 spots available! 604-734-7771 or