Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Canon Rebates Extended - Mar 31

Update: the rebates have been extended again! Now they go until March 31st and there are double rebates if you purchase with an eligible DSLR body too. More details to follow on that...

For the month of February, there are some rebates that have been increased and extended until the 29th (2012 is a leap year) and other new ones, like extensive rebates on lenses, flashes and even accessory grips. Following is an incomplete list - there are more rebates on camcorders and consumer digital cameras as well (call for details on those)...

First off, the new lens rebates!

Impossible workshop - Thank you!

We would like to thank everyone who joined us for the Impossible workshop last week, and thanks to Kathy who gave us an amazing introduction to emulsion lifts. We are also happy to announce Mack Yuen as the winner for the workshop's prize draw.
Please stay tuned for more events in the near future, as the team at Impossible Project are working hard on some exciting new products! 

Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Eve Of the Eve of Fusion

Well it's almost here!  We wait for it all year long and then it's here. "Just one more sleep"!

For those who don't know what Fusion 2012 is, it's the biggest DSLR Video event on our West Coast! You would have to go to Vegas or LA to see a bigger show. If you ever thought of shooting video and wanted to know how they got that shot, or how to shoot it yourself, this is the show for you.  If you want to be one of the first to see Nikon's D800 or D4 this is the show for you.  If you ever wanted to see Canon's line of DSLR video cameras including the all new EOS-1D X, this is the show for you. If you are a PRO and wanted to see some of the best gear around... this is the show for you! If you are anywhere near Vancouver this Saturday get yourself down to Canada Place and check it out because if you don't you will have to wait another year to see an event so cool!

Also Don't forget Kirk Neff's talk this Friday Feb 24th 7PM at Langara - it's FREE !

 Tickets and more info at :

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Kirk Neff comes to Langara Friday Feb 24th

Only 2 days left to the launch of Fusion 2012 with Kirk Neff's talk at 7pm at Langara College. This is a free event sponsored by Nikon Canada.

I am really stoked to hear Kirk's talk; about his career, his experiences, his travels and the gear he uses. With 18 years of experience and now current director of Photography for Global Television's "16x9",  Kirk has worked on some amazing stories "Storytelling is a passion of mine and there is nothing like being able to tell someone's story creatively through my lens".
Primarily shooting on the Nikon D7000 though I am sure he has had a chance now to shoot with Nikon's new D800, it will be interesting to find out his thoughts and why and how he made the shift to using a DSLR for all his video.  It doesn't matter which make or model camera you use, anyone who comes to hear Kirk's talk will get a lot out of it! 
The talk starts at 7pm this Friday and runs till 9pm at Langara Room A130 in Building "A"   it's the main building facing 49th Ave. in Vancouver

 You can view some of Kirks work at or follow him on twitter @kirkneff.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Lensbaby at Fusion 2012

We have some great news for you and those attending Fusion 2012. We have just added a bonus speaker to the Fusion lineup! Lensbaby has flown in Ben Hutchinson to speak in the main trade show area starting at 1PM.  What will he talk about? All the great Lensbaby products and how you can use them in your still and video work and play! 

Do you want to add a little zing and creativity to your photos, but don’t know where to start? Ben will be speaking about the Lensbaby Creative Effects camera lens system. Lensbaby makes a variety of special effects interchangeable lenses, optics, and accessories, designed to let you create unique images in-camera as you’re capturing the moment. Ben has been using these lenses for years and will give you the full low-down on what a Lensbaby is, and why, how and when to best use one.  Who is Ben Hutchinson? Ben is a photographer who lives and works in Portland, Oregon, studied film and photography at university of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and graduated with a bachelor of fine arts in film. He has received numerous awards and achievements in the field of professional photography over the course of his career. 

Lensbaby will have demo units of many of there products for you to use, so bring your camera and a drivers license or a credit card to exchange for the free, but temporary, use of these great optics while you try them out at the trade show.  For more info in Fusion 2012 go to:

Friday, February 17, 2012

Impossible Workshop #2

IMPOSSIBLE PROJECT Partner Store at BEAU PHOTO is hosting an instant film workshop by photographer KATHY KINAKIN. The workshop features an introduction to emulsion lifts. Participants will learn basic techniques and get hands-on experience with the brand new IMPOSSIBLE film material. 

To register write to, or call 604-734-7771
This event is organized with the help of Impossible Project USA.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Adobe Lightroom 3: Incredible Sale!

Until March 5th, get a full version of Adobe Lightroom v3 software at an amazingly discounted price!

ON SALE: $149 !

Even if you were planning on waiting for v4, buying v3 at this discounted price, plus the likely $99 upgrade fee to v4 will still come in at $40 less than our regular full-copy price of $289!

If you thinking of taking the plunge into the smooth workflow than Lightroom offers then there's absolutely no reason to wait, this is the time to do it! We have it in stock too...

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

Are you looking for a last minute gift for your Sweetheart?

Give them a full day pass to Fusion 2012. Give them the day off from all their other responsibilities and they will thank you a hundredfold and come back smarter and inspired as well. What is Fusion 2012?

"FUSION 2012" is our the Second Annual Trade Show of Gear and Techniques for the DSLR Videographer. What will you find there? The hottest gear around!  Talk to Nikon's staff and see the new D800 and D4. Talk to Canon's staff and see the new D1X and full line of DSLR video cameras. The boys from Cinevate will be there with their new rigs and answering all your questions. The trade show will run concurrently to the speakers, featuring over 17 vendors showcasing all the products (from gear to software) you need for your projects. Vendors include: Canon, Nikon, Sennheiser, Panasonic, Wacom, Adobe, Beachtek, K5600 lighting, Kobold lighting, Manfrotto tripods and heads. Lensbaby, Steadicam and many more.

The Speakers: Four industry-leading speakers will be sharing their experiences, inspiration and technical information on making great videos with your DSLR camera.

Nick Didlick has been an editorial and commercial photographer for over 30 years, he will offer an introduction to DSLR Video for Still Photographers. From equipment and planning to shooting your "first video” his lecture will be full of tips and tricks.

Kirk Neff is a former Senior Photojournalist and a current Director of Photography for Global Television’s program “16 x 9”.  Kirk will talk about his work and why and how he made the shift to shooting DSLR exclusively as well as the advantages and disadvantages of using a DSLR to shoot long format news stories.

Alex Gower-Jackson is a Director / Creative Producer based in Vancouver. Alex will speak about his work on the spectacular shots for the opening of the 2010 Winter Olympics and the many aspects to aerial film work from both a creative and logistics perspective.

Mitch Wood is a Senior Solutions Engineers for Adobe Systems. “Little cameras are bringing big changes to your production toolset”. Learn how native support for DSLR cameras in Adobe Premiere Pro gives you a competitive edge. You’ll also learn how Adobe Premiere Pro is an integral part of your core editing workflow enabling you to deliver productions faster than ever. 

For tickets and more information go to:

New for Rentals! Canon 8-15mm f4L Fisheye Zoom

Recently, Canon unleashed their 8~15mm f4L Fisheye Zoom lens onto an unsuspecting photography world and turned it on its ear.   This new, radical lens design from Canon is a member of a very exclusive club: the fisheye zoom!  The 8~15mm Fisheye is a very sharp lens that is unbelievably resistant to flare and extremely fun to use. 


15mm on Canon 5DmkII:

8mm on Canon 5DmkII:

More images below.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Fusion 2012 is coming.

Mark your calendars. Book the day off. Set your sights on Fusion 2012. Yes Fusion 2012 is coming to Vancouver on February 25th. This year it will be bigger and better - so big we will be holding it at the Vancouver Trade and Convention Center at Canada Place! What is Fusion 2012? It is a full day DSLR-video event where you find all the coolest new cameras, rigs, stabilizers, monitors, mics, accessories and so much more! You will also find schools that offer courses that will take you from an amateur with a camera to a confident videographer with the skills to produce a professional video. We will also have 4 speakers who are leaders in their field. They will be talking about their experiences, sharing their knowledge and talking about the gear they use.

Here is the link to the Fusion 2012 web site where you will find a list of the exhibitors along with the bios of the speakers who will inspire and inform! It's also where you'll find the schedule and ticket information.. Check it out !

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Nikon D800 or D800E: Which one should you buy?

Well Nikon has thrown down the gauntlet. A full-frame 36 megapixel DSLR for under $3,100. I guess the megapixel race was definitely not over, not by a long shot. In addition, a special version, called the D800E, can be had for under $3,400, and it does away with the fine detail robbing effects of the usual anti-aliasing (low-pass) filter that is fitted in front of the majority of DSLR sensors. With the best Nikkor lenses and careful technique it will probably rival some medium format digital cameras, at least as far as fine detail rendition goes.

If anyone is worried that it will have abysmal high-ISO performance, well... I wouldn't be. Nikon's superb prosumer DSLR, the D7000, actually sports a slightly higher pixel density on its APS-C sized sensor and it has proven itself to have excellent dynamic range and very good high-ISO abilities. Sure, not quite up to the level of the 12 megapixel full-frame D700 or D3S, but excellent and very useable nonetheless. For any given size print, realize that the 36MP D800 will give a way tighter grain pattern than a 12MP camera, so what grain (noise) there is, will be far less obtrusive on prints from D800 images.

UPDATE: Come and see the D800 at our Fusion 2012 event! Nikon will have a booth and you'll be able to get some hands-on time with both the D800 and the D4.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Capture One Pro 6 - 40% off this week!

Until the end of the week, we are matching this direct offer from Phase One! While our regular price for Capture One Pro is already at a very good $299 (compared to $399 from Phase One directly), we are matching their 40% off price at...

Capture One Pro 6 SALE - $239