Friday, November 30, 2012

drop it Modern - 25% Sale


Black Keys 4.5 x 9 Backdrop $127.00 $95.25
Black Keys 9 x 9 Backdrop $267.00 $200.25
Black Keys 9 x 12 Backdrop $347.00 $260.25

Back in Black 4.5x9 Backdrop $157.00 $117.75
Back in Black 9x9 Backdrop $297.00 $222.75
Back in Black 9x12 Backdrop $377.00 $282.75

Greydient 4.5x9 Backdrop $127.00 $95.25
Greydient 9x9 Backdrop $267.00 $200.25
Greydient 9x12 Backdrop $347.00 $260.25

Poppy 4.5x9 Backdrop $157.00 $117.00
Poppy 9x9 Backdrop $297.00 $222.75
Poppy 9x12 Backdrop $377.00 $282.75


SoHo 4.5x9 Backdrop$157.00$117.75
SoHo 9x9 backdrop$297.00$222.75
SoHo 9X12 Backdrop$377.00$282.75


Seahorse 4.5 x 9 Backdrop $157.00 $117.75
Seahorse 9 x 9 Backdrop $297.00 $222.75
Seahorse 9 x 12 Backdrop $377.00 $282.75


Vintage 4.5x9 Backdrop$157.00$117.75
Vintage 9x9 backdrop$297.00$222.75
Vintage 9X12 Backdrop$377.00$282.75


Vixen 4.5x9 Backdrop $157.00 $117.75
Vixen 9x9 backdrop $297.00 $222.75
Vixen 9X12 Backdrop $377.00 $282.75

Bronica Zenzanon 75mm f/2.8 ETR Si Lens

Bronica Zenzanon 75mm f/2.8 ETRSi Lens

Reg. $ 998.50  Clearance $499.00 Well below cost! 


For an ETRSi camera.

Bronica Prism View-Finder-E for ETRSi Cameras

New in the box - Bronica Prism View-Finder-E for ETRSi Cameras

Reg. $579.50    Clearance $399.00  Well below cost!

For Bronica ETRSi cameras.

Bronica AE-II Finder E for ETRSi Camera

Bronica AE-II Finder E for ETRSi Camera

Clearance $799.00


For a Bronica ETRSi camera.

Mamiya M645 Super Waist-Level Finder N

Mamiya M645 Super Waist-Level Finder N with Lens Focal Length Marker - Clearance

Reg. $224.00  Clearance $140.00


This is the Mamiya waist level finder for the 645 Super, Pro and Pro TL. It does not fit the m645 cameras. It is a great accessory, particularly for landscape photography. It makes the camera significantly smaller and lighter, important for backpacking, and lets you step back and look at the image, leading to a more contemplative and thoughtful style of photography.

Clearance Mamiya RZ Soft M 180mm f/4 D/L Lens

Mamiya Soft M 180mm f/4 Lens for RZ67 - On Clearance "New in the box"

Reg. $2688.00  Sale : $1700.00


The 180mm f/4 VSF lens is a compact mid range telephoto lens. It yields a good camera to subject distance, slight flattening of portrait subjects, and exceptional sharpness.

The unique optical design essentially has an "optically correct center," which can produce a sharp image virtually equal to a standard 180mm lens, when an aperture of f/8 or smaller is used. The edges of the lens elements are designed to induce "spherical aberration," which creates a dreamy, soft focus effect when the lens is used at apertures wider than f/8. Unlike common soft focus attachments that simply degrade a sharp image, the RZ 180mm VSF can "build" a soft focus image using its unique combination of spherical aberration and diffusion disks. The result is tremendous creative control for effect from dramatic to subtle.

Three supplementary disks are supplied with the lens, and fit internally in the lens barrel. The three disks are labeled No.1 (5), No.2(5.6) and No.3 (6.3). The numbers in parentheses are the approximate f/stops to which the lens diaphragm, when set to f/4, is modified. The disks, numbered one, two and three, have different diameter holes in the center, surrounded by numerous smaller holes extending toward the edges of the disks. These small holes act like multiple diaphragms, overlaying softer images on top of the sharp image projected through the center hole. The overall level of sharpness is controlled by the diaphragm opening and choice of disk. Also, whether or not a disk is used at all.

Phase One Flexadapter for Sinar H (#4285)

Phase One Flex Adapter for Sinar H Insert



Phase One®'s FlexAdaptor™ is a versatile sliding adaptor that allows Phase One's single shot direct digital imaging systems, the Phase One H 5, the Phase One H 10 and the Phase One H 20, to be mounted on various 4" x 5" view cameras from Sinar, Horseman, Cambo, Linhof, Toyo, and Arca Swiss
Once mounted, you can choose to shoot only once like you normally would with the Phase One H 5, the Phase One H 10 or Phase One H 20. Or you can choose to take two or three overlapping shots and stitch them together by software. The final result is a high resolution, panoramic image. Please note that Phase One H 20 only allows up to two overlapping shots.
  • Captures moving and still subjects in all types of light via the renowned Phase One single shot technology
  • Allows stitching of two or three image captures in order to generate panoramic images at resolutions up to 48 MB or 89 MB (for Phase One H 20)
  • Enables easy mounting of any Phase One single shot camera back on 4" x 5" view cameras from Sinar, Horseman, Cambo, Linhof, Toyo, and Arca Swiss
  • Comes with a specially made focusing screen that matches the focal plane of the 4" x 5" view camera and with masks that indicate the 1-2-3 shot areas
  • Benefits from the functionality of the view camera in terms of image area, supported lenses, for instance wide–angle lenses, and tilt, swing, and shift functions (with few limitations to some cameras)

Canon Elura 40MC Video Camera (#4473)

Canon Elura 40MC Video Camera



Canon's Elura 40MC is one of the smallest, lightest digital video camcorders available. Weighing around 14 ounces, this vertically oriented camcorder fits snugly into the palm of your hand (not resting on your hand like most cameras, this one fits almost inside it).

Because of its compact frame, some of its features had to be trimmed. Its 2-inch LCD is smaller than most, but its bright screen can be viewed easily even in daylight. Unlike many other camcorders, the Elura's viewfinder displays in color, not black and white. It also offers only a 10x optical zoom, not as high as other cameras, but still adequate for most users.

Unlike many camcorders whose still image quality is subpar, the Elura 40MC captures 1024 x 768 pixel still pictures on a Secure Digital media card (an 8 MB SD card is included) rather than on the MiniDV media. And if coupled with a Canon CP-10 card photo printer, you can directly print images from the Elura without going through your PC.

But it's video quality that matters most in a DV camcorder. The Elura 40MC captured excellent video, even in poor lighting conditions. It doesn't have a built-in light, but its low-light mode still managed to record impressive video with realistic colors and limited graininess.

The Elura's autofocus worked quickly and accurately, and its zoom buttons were within easy reach during filming. The basic modes of the camera make it point-and-shoot easy for the novice user. Audio quality with the built-in mic wasn't the best (we noticed some noise during recording), but the Elura comes with a port that lets you connect an external microphone.

Rodenstock Enlarging Lenses

Rodenstock Enlarging Lenses:

Rodonar-S 90mm (#4498) - $150.00
Rodoagon 60mm (#4550) - $150.00
Rodoagon 80mm (#4551) - $150.00
Rodoagon 50mm (#4552) - $150.00
Rodoagon 5.6 150mm (#4553) - $150.00
Rodoagon 180mm (#4554) - $150.00
Rodoagon 5.6 150mm (#4555) - $150.00
Rodoagon 5.6 150mm (#4556) - $150.00
Rodoagon 5.6 105mm (#4557) - $150.00
Rodonar-S 2.8 50mm (#4558) - $150.00
Apo-Rodoagon f4 80mm (#4559) - $170.00
Apo-Rodoagon f4 80mm (#4560) - $170.00


Rodenstock guarantees a lens quality which the photographer and the printer can always rely on and which meets the highest expectations in best possible photographic results. Furthermore, not only the optical performance but also a variety of mechanical features offer practical benefits in the use of the lenses:
  • The click-stop diaphragm allows a fast and precise setting of a stop value even when the room is completely dark.
  • The pre-set aperture makes it possible to set a working aperture that can be put into operation by simply turning a ring to a stop after the picture has been composed and focused.
  • The illuminated f-stop display shows the f-stop set without the room lighting having to be switched on.
  • The infinitely variable stop setting allows exact stopping down when analysers with pre-set exposure time are used.

Koni-Omega Camera w/ 90mm Lens (#4547)

Koni-Omega M Camera w/ 90mm Lens
Super cool medium format ( 6x7) rangefinder 



X-Rite Densitometer 310 (#4531)

X-Rite Densitometer 310 (#4531)



The X-Rite 310 simplifies your process control readings, allowing you to take an accurate series of readings in less than a minute. Two technological features make this possible:

- Electronic Filter Selection (EFS). Our unique optical design enables you to electronicallynot manuallyswitch from one color channel to another. This feature also allows the instrument to read and display the values for all colors: visual, red, green, and blue.

- Automatic color measurement. The instrument automatically recognizes and measures only the dominant color that is being read. When you move from one reading to the next, the 310 automatically responds to color changes.

EFS and auto color measurement deliver the performance advantages you need to quickly plot the numbers used to monitor your color print processor control strips.

Clearance Gitzo G1377M Center Ball Head

Gitzo G1377M Center Ball Head 3 Magnesium

Reg. $ 266.95  Clearance $189.95


Gitzo G1377M Magnesium Center Ball Head. New high performance 3 series ball head suitable for loads up to 17.5 lbs. At the heart of this ball head is a precision-machined, Teflon coated aluminum ball for ultra-smooth operation.

The G1377M incorporates a separate friction control which can be set to counterbalance the weight of the camera, giving total control over the finest of adjustments.

This head is supplied with a fixed round plate with reversible 1/4" or 3/8" camera fixing. There are two optional extra quick release adapters available. The standard Gitzo Quick Release Adapter (G1285) and a new Dovetail Quick Release System (G1387) which accepts standard Gitzo, Arca, Graf, Kirk, and Foba plates.

Independent pan and tilt controls lock the head exactly where it is set, without movement. All locking knobs have a rubber coating, for a softer touch and excellent grip.

Pentax 645 Camera Body and Grip

Pentax 645 Camera Body and Grip

Reg: $2116.50   Clearance $1250.00

The Pentax 645 medium-format SLR camera body is designed with the serious professional photographer in mind. This camera features support for 120/220 rolls of film which produce large 6x4.5 centimeter negatives. These negatives are perfect for creating large enlargements while keeping the clarity, resolution, & detail that serious jobs require.

Now receive a $25.00 certificate to use in our film department when you buy this camera.

Clearance Mamiya 645AF w/ 80mm Lens & Film Back

Mamiya 645AF w/ AF 80mm f/2.8 Lens & Film Back Kit
This is a "new/ demo" camera. comes with box and manual.  This is a great medium format film camera. Produce beautiful sharp images with this great camera and AF lens.

Now get a $25.00 certificate to use in our film department when you buy this camera

Reg: $5695.50 / Clearance: $3950.00 (well below cost!)

Used Nikon D200 with MB-D200 Grip

Pro-level D-SLR featuring a high performance 10.2-MP DX-format CCD, Nikon's exclusive Image Processing Engine and continuous firing up to 5 fps.  Very Clean Camera. Comes with MB-D200 battery grip, and 4GB CF memory card.

TAG # 4686   Used $350.00  SOLD

Used 5D Mrk II with BP-E6 battery grip for sale

Used 5D Mrk II for sale:
The EOS 5D Mark II has a stunning 21.1-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor with DIGIC 4 Image Processor, a vast ISO Range of 100-6400 (expandable to ISO L: 50, H1: 12800 and H2: 25600), plus EOS technologies like Auto Lighting Optimizer and Peripheral Illumination Correction. It supports Live View shooting, Live View HD videos, and more. It can shoot up to 3.9 fps, has 9 AF points plus 6 AF assist points, a new 98% coverage viewfinder, a 3.0-inch Clear View LCD (920,000 dots/VGA) and a rugged build.  
Used but very clean comes with BP-E6 battery grip original box and manual.  Very little signs of wear.

TAG # 4690/4691    Price $1800.00  New lower price  $1500.00 SOLD

Used Nikon D40 with 18-55mm lens

Used Nikon D40 with 18-55mm f/ 3.5-5.6 G lens.  Very clean and gently used.  A great camera kit for someone starting out, and at a great price!

Nikon's smallest digital SLR at the time it was released: At just over 16 ounces, the beautifully styled and compact D40 makes high-performance digital SLR photography easier and more convenient than ever. Includes 3x AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II lens: Designed exclusively for use with Nikon DX-format digital SLRs, this ultra-compact 3x zoom offers Nikkor sharpness and versatility in a wide variety of shooting situations.  Easy operation with intuitive controls: Intuitive controls make the D40 point-and-shoot simple, enabling even first-time SLR users to capture beautiful memories perfectly.

Tag# 4852       Price: $299.00  SOLD

Used Nikon AF 50mm f/1.8 D Lens

Used Nikon AF 50mm f/ 1.8 D Lens in like new condition.  Comes with the B+W filter pictured below.

Offering natural image rendering and exceptional sharpness, the AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D is a versatile, affordable prime lens. Extremely compact and lightweight—it weighs approximately 5.5 oz (155 g)— making it a convenient carry-around lens for nearly any shooting opportunity. Its aperture control ring enables smooth manual adjustments during Live View shooting, making it a great video partner, too.

Tag #4854        Price: $110.00

Used Nikon AF-S DX VR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED for sale

Used Nikon AF-S DX VR  55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED

Versatile and compact 3.6x Zoom-NIKKOR brings the action to the photographer. Ideal for portraiture, family, sports, nature and wildlife. An ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass element minimizes chromatic aberration, contributing to superior optical performance. Nikon VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization, engineered specifically for each VR NIKKOR lens, enables handheld shooting at up to 3 shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible, assuring dramatically sharper still images and video capture.

Tag # 4856     Price: $225.00   SOLD

Used Nikon 85mm f1.8 D Lens

Used Nikon AF 85mm f/ 1.8 D.  Like new out of the box.
This compact, affordable 85mm prime lens is an excellent choice for portrait photography and HD video recording. Its fast f/1.8 maximum aperture with manual control offers outstanding low-light performance, natural background blur and smooth aperture adjustments during Live View shooting. NIKKOR quality optics and design deliver stunning results every time.

Tag # 4855      Price  $369.00  SOLD

Used Crown Graphic 4x5 camera for sale

This used Crown Graphic 4x5 camera is in good condition and comes with a Kodak Ectar 127mm f/4.7 lens, 3- Graflex film holders, and a Graflex Roll film holder.

Originally a press camera, the compact size makes this a great field camera and a great introduction into large format photography.

Tag# 4779-4783      Price  $399.00  SOLD

Used Schneider Symmar-S150mm f/5.6

Great condition Schneider Symmar-S 150mm f/5.6 with Copal # 0 shutter .  Very clean
Technical data available from Schneider at this link:,5,6-150mm.html

Tag# 4833     Price $350.00  SOLD

Goerz Apo-Artar 10 3/4 f/ 9.5 Lens

Rare,  Goerz Apo-Artar 10 3/4 f/ 9.5 Lens  on a Wollensak  Rapax Synchromatic shutter .  This lens is well known in large format camera circles for it's sharpness.

# 4833  Price $300.00

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Used Toyo 45CF Field camera for sale

Used Toyo 45CF Field camera,  barely used, like new condition.
Utilizing lightweight Polycarbonate/carbon-fiber material, the 45CF is up to 40% lighter than equivalent metal field cameras without compromise in stability. Compact and portable, it can easily be stored in a backpack or camera bag, yet it's tough enough to handle the challenges of field or studio work. The economically priced 45CF is the ideal choice for beginners looking for the image quality and control of large format. It's also an attractive solution for the professional on-the-go, who needs reliable results with the benefits of a lightweight, compact system.

For more info go to the link:

Tag# 4799     Price $699.00  SOLD

Used Fuji 6x17 for sale

A fantastic camera for the landscape photographer.
This Fuji 6x17 camera comes with a 90mm f/5.6  and its appropriate viewfinder, focusing screen, and cable release.  You can produce amazing photos with this camera.  It is unique to see one in this great condition.

New Lower Price $1800.00 SOLD

Used Nikon D300

Used Nikon D300 in very clean condition.  A great camera.   Here are just a few of its features:
• 12.3-megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor: Nikon's exclusive digital image processing system advances DX-format image quality to new levels.
•Continuous shooting from 6 frames per second. Fast, accurate 51-point auto focus with 3D focus tracking and three dynamic AF modes: Exacting auto focus precision at blazing speeds!
•Dynamic integrated dust reduction system: Self-cleaning ultrasonic sensor unit minimizes degradation of image quality due to dust particles.
•Rugged magnesium-alloy construction: Along with advanced dust and moisture protection and a durable shutter mechanism: The D300 has been tested to 150,000 cycles making it the perfect choice for photographers who demand high performance and agility.
•The 3.0-inch super density 921,000-dot VGA color monitor: 170-degree, wide-angle viewing and tempered-glass protection makes critical image review possible.
•Low-noise files at ISO from 200-3200; The D300's DX-format CMOS sensor, with a high signal-to-noise ratio, empowers photographers to produce exceptionally clean files from a broad 200-3200 ISO range. Expanded range of options include Lo-1(ISO 100 equivalent) and Hi-1(ISO 6400 equivalent).

Tag# 4851       $575.00     SOLD

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

One Day Hasselblad Sale!

New Profoto Pro 8a for rent...

New in Rentals!

As Ken mentioned below, I have replaced some of our Profoto Pro 6a packs with brand spankin' new Profoto Pro 8a Air packs! These new packs are fully asymmetrical, meaning each channel's power can be adjusted independently of each other. The 8a pack has an ultra-short flash duration of up to 1/12,000 sec (@ 3.3 powerlevel).

 I have also received a Profoto D4 2400 pack. This pack can have up to four heads attached, sharing 2400Ws of power, with each channel being fully asymmetrical.

-Profoto Pro 8a Air: $85/day
-Profoto D4 2400: $75/day

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Introduction to Colour Management Webinar - December 4th

I just wanted to tell you about an up coming online webinar from Datacolor Spyder.  This will be a great introduction for those who would like to know why colour calibrating your monitor is so important. Those who attend the webinar will receive a coupon for their next purchase of a Spyder4Pro or a Spyder4Elite, and hey, you may even win a Spyder4Pro. For more information and to register use this link:

Friday, November 23, 2012

Used ex-rentals Profoto Pro 6 packs and Pro heads

We have a limited number of Profoto Pro 6 2400 w/s Freeze packs and Pro heads that we are clearing out now that we have received the new Profoto Pro 8s into rentals.  The packs and heads were well maintained and cared for but of course show a few signs of wear that come with use.

Individual Prices:
Profoto Pro 6 2400 w/s pack $1,550.00
Profoto Pro Head w/ zoom reflector and travel cap $ 770.00

Kit Prices:
Profoto Pro 6 2400 w/s pack + 1 Profoto Pro Head w/ zoom reflector and travel cap          $2,250.00

Profoto Pro 6 2400 w/s pack + 2 Profoto Pro Heads w/ zoom reflector and travel caps       $2,736.00

2- Profoto Pro 6 2400 w/s packs + 4 Profoto Pro Heads w/ zoom reflector and travel caps $5,253.00

30 day warranty on pack and heads not  flashtube or modeling lights

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Black Friday Deals at Beau Photo!

Drop by on Friday, November 23rd for some great deals:
-special sale prices on select Lexar memory cards
   - 16GB, 32GB and 64GB 400x SD
   - 32GB 800x CF
-awesome deal on a Canon EOS Rebel T2i ($429 - one only - lowest price anywhere!)
-additional rebates and sale on Canon EOS Rebel T3i and T4i bodies and kits including
   - free Crumpler bag of your choice! (limited quantities)
-a sale price and on Nikon D600 bodies with
   - free Crumpler bag of your choice! (limited quantities)
   - free Lexar 32GB 400x SD
   - free extra Nikon EN-EL15 battery pack
-special bundle on Nikon D800 bodies with
   - free Lexar 32GB 400x SD
   - free extra Nikon EN-EL15 battery pack
-15% off all in stock Lensbaby products
- GoPro HD Hero Naked only $182.00 (while stock lasts) and 10% off all accessories
- drop it Modern - 25% off all in stock backdrops
- Wacom Intuos 5 Medium Tablet $329.00 & Large Intuos 4 $379.00 (very limited quantities)
- 20% off all in stock Lomography and Holga  products
- 15% discount on Manfrotto and Photoflex (in stock items only)
- Simon says to contact him for deep discounts on select Renaissance Albums - Library, Milano and    Seville
- still looking for the perfect camera bag?  15% off all bags and accessories - all manufacturers
- free shipping on Black Friday orders over $300

and more! Quantities will be limited so don't delay! We are open from 8:30am to 5pm...

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Record number of eagles expected at Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival

If you are thinking of going to the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival this year you may also want to check out the good selection of used long lenses we have for sale right now at Beau Photo or reserve one of our many telephoto or zoom lenses from our rental department.

I also wanted to share a story by Larry Pynn in the Nov 9th Vancouver Sun.  This may prove to be the best year for viewing and photographing eagles at the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival.

"A record number of eagles are expected to be spotted during this year's edition of the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival. More than 2,000 bald eagles have been seen near the Chehalis River at Harrison Mills and organizers hope an even greater number of birds will appear when the festival kicks off next week.

The Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society will release an eagle into the wild on November 13 at at Pretty Estates in Harrison Mills. The bird was found with two broken legs by two fishermen and has been rehabilitated by the wildlife group.

The following weekend volunteers will be on hand to guide visitors to birdwatching sites in the area.

Tourism Harrison will host the Harrison Bald Eagle Weekend, which features a photography workshop, on November 24 and 25.

The birds of prey are drawn to the area by spawning salmon swimming up the Fraser River.

A 2011 report stated that the wintering population of bald eagles has increased 4.5-fold on B.C.'s south coast, to the point that during a cold winter the region plays host to the world's largest concentration of eagles, estimated at 56,000."

For more information, visit the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival website.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Fujifilm X-E1 in stock!

The new Fujifilm X-E1 bodies have finally arrived in very limited quantities, both in black and silver. This baby brother to the X-Pro1 is a lighter and smaller alternative that is also much less expensive. It comes in at a whopping $700 less actually! Yep, the X-E1 bodies are only $999. Sadly, we have not yet received any X-E1 kits with the new XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4.0 OIS zoom. They are slated to arrive a little later this month.

The X-E1 has the exact same superb X-Trans sensor as the X-Pro1 and you are not giving up any performance whatsoever as far as speed of shooting or image quality. So why the savings? Mainly the X-E1 has less rugged construction and it also does not have the X-Pro1's superb Hybrid-Viewfinder. Instead, it has a pure EVF (electronic viewfinder) but one that is substantially upgraded compared to the EVF mode on the X-Pro1. It has a 2.36 million dot OLED viewfinder that is very sharp, has good eye relief, a diopter adjustment dial, a high refresh rate and seems to have excellent colour accuracy and saturation. One other slight downgrade that is likely dictated by its more compact dimensions, is that the rear LCD is now a 2.8" unit, like the X100 and not the larger 3.0" one that the X-Pro1 has.