Saturday, December 28, 2013

Toyo 45CF Feild Camera w/Schneider 180mm f/5.6

Toyo 45CF Feild Camera with a Schneider Symmar-S 180mm f/5.6 and Polaroid 545i back.   A great field camera,  light weight Carbon fiber shell,  Pristine condition !

Tag # 5062 & 5063                                                                             Price $925.00  SOLD

Friday, December 27, 2013

Linhof Super Technika w/150mm f5.6

Linhof Super Technika  4x5 field camera with Schneider Symmar 150mm f/5.6 lens  Great condition, and well taken care of.  You will want to snap this one up!

Tag 5184 & 5185                                                                          Price           $1550.00   SOLD

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Schneider Angulon 90mm f6.8

Schneider Angulon 90mm f6.8 on Linhof recessed lens board Great condition.

Tag #5186                                                                                                     Price $299.00

Kodak Commercial Ektar 10"

Tag# 5187                                                                                                     Price $399.00   SOLD

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Nikonos V + Ikelite Underwater Film Camera + light Kit

Nikonos V underwater film camera with 35mm lens and Ikelite underwater light kit. this also includes bracket , focusing bracket for more lenses, extension tube focus set, manual and many accessories.

Tag#  5115-5120                                                                    $700.00

Duplex Darkroom Safelight

Duplex Safelight  Great shape. Professional quality .                             Price $75.00  SOLD

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Kodak Carousels? Yes we have them.

Just when you thought you could not get these any more... we have them for only $10.00 each.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Land Camera Christmas

With the discontinuation of Fuji's beloved FP3000B black & white instant film just around the corner (April 2014) what better Christmas present for someone than a few boxes of this soon to be film of the past. This will no doubt cause all land camera lovers to get nervous at there being only one instant pack film now available, the FP100C colour.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Impossible Film Cold Weather Tip

Well it's that time of year again, cold time! And this means your Impossible Project photos will be super temperature sensitive. So be aware that if you'd like a cooler look to your photos leave them out in room temperature or colder, but if you'd like more of a warmer tone keep them in a shirt pocket or in a warmer area of your house or studio.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Impossible Project - Follow Up and UPCOMING January Workshop

Last week we had a Winter Impossible lift workshop. We had a lot of fun lifting the emulsion of the Impossible Instant photos onto all sorts of different surfaces: pre-coloured water colour paper, silver paper, tissue and regular papers, canvas and even glass! Add your name to our list if you would like to be contacted about the next lift workshop.
There will be Instant Impossible 8x10 workshops January 14th and 16th. Each person will get their own 60 to 90 minute time slot and are invited to bring a model or still life subject from home. You will have free access to lighting from our Rental Department to use in our upstairs studio, and the 8x10 camera and processor required for this film. The workshop fee is $30 which includes instruction and an 8x10 Impossible Film sheet of film to shoot. Should you decide you'd like to take more photographs, they will be $20 each. Contact Nicole in the Film department for more information.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Renaissance Albums: Fine Art Printing

Renaissance Albums has introduced Fine Art Printing to its collection of printing options – beautiful, vibrant colors complemented by fantastically deep blacks on the finest 100% cotton rag textured paper.

Fine Art Printing will be a higher end printing option for the Fine Art Albums. To realize this unique print quality, Renaissance Albums uses genuine Epson pigment based printing on Signature Worthy Epson Cold Press Natural Paper.

Fine Art Printing is currently available only for the Fine Art Album

Sizes Available:
• 8×10
• 8×12/12×8
• 10×10
• 10×13/13×10
• 12×12
• 11×14/14×11


• Plus each print is double coated with Hahnemuhle Protective Spray

Check out: Parker J Pfister’s Fine Art Printing sample book:

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Nikon Df: Now available body only!

By popular demand, Nikon Canada has decided to make the Df available in a body-only configuration as well now. The price will be $2749. Currently, we have kits in stock, and a Df kit available for rent too. We are hopefully getting a few bodies in sometime in the next couple of weeks, so if you are interested in getting one before Christmas, contact us to make a reservation!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Nikon 58mm f1.4G

New and available in the Rental Department! 

This new lens from Nikon is a beauty of a lens, with the creamy smooth bokeh coveted by portrait photographers.


Thursday, November 21, 2013

Hasselblad Demo Day at Beau Photo...

Click on the image to register for this event with Hasselblad USA!

Available to see and demo at the event will be the H5D medium format digital system, including the new 24mm ultra-wide as well as the HTS tilt-shift lens adapter.

For more info, contact Greg King at Hasselblad Bron, Inc. - 

Arrived! Fujifilm X-E2 kits...

We just got a shipment of Fujifilm X-E2 kits, with XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4.0 R OIS zooms, both in black and silver. After fulfilling our initial pre-orders, we still have a very small number available at the moment. Unfortunately, body-only X-E2 units are not scheduled to arrive until the first week or December, or thereabouts. Since I am waiting for a just an X-E2 body myself, most likely my detailed review will be delayed until then as well unfortunately.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Lunch with the new Nikon Df DSLR...

[Update 11/21/2013]: A few people have already asked about my impressions on how suitable the viewfinder is for manual focus of older lenses. A very good question and one that I forgot to address in my writeup. Sadly, the focusing screen is not interchangeable, so there are no options for split-image or micro-prism collar screens. It seems to be pretty much the same screen as a D800 so, like virtually every other DSLR on the market, it is not particularly easy to judge sharpness when manual focusing with some slower or dimmer lenses. However the focus confirmation light does work with old MF lenses, so that might help in some situations. It may turn out that the screen is slightly better on the Df, but since I did not have the time to do any side-by-side comparisons, I cannot say for sure at this point. My gut feeling though is that it is not significantly different from a D800 screen.

[Update 11/25/2013]: One thing I realized today was that I made no mention of the shutter sound. It is far quieter and smoother sounding than other Nikon pro bodies like the the D800, D3S or D4. In fact, movie stills photographers will be all over the Df probably, since even inside a sound blimp, other Nikon pro bodies can still be loud enough to be an issue on some film sets. I also corrected my focus point comparison to D7000 instead of D7100. I had forgotten that the D7100 was upgraded to 51 points. One more note is that I really only had a scant few minutes before and after having lunch to actually handle the camera, maybe 10 or 15 minutes in total, and I had no other camera with me to compare the viewfinder to. To reiterate, my gut feeling is still that it really is no better for MF than a D800, but I certainly could be wrong. Note that there are third party companies that might be able to install an aftermarket focusing screen, but it is definitely not user replaceable and I wonder if you might lose some functionality with an aftermarket solution (grid-lines, focus points etc). There may be warranty concerns too? The only thing I did do back at the store was compare the shutter sound to a D4, just to confirm my impressions of how much quieter it was. That is why it is weird I forgot to mention it. People also have asked me about image quality, but both were preproduction units that I was not allowed to download photos from. I was assured by Nikon that it should essentially be the same as the D4.

I had an opportunity to spend my lunch break with a couple of Df bodies (and some Nikon reps), a black and a silver one (the cameras, not the reps), courtesy of Nikon Canada. The Df was announced a few weeks back and I have been hesitating to write a report until I personally had a chance to play with one. There seemed to be some contradictory info online and I didn't want to repeat any incorrect information myself. Following are my first impressions of the camera's ergonomics and how I see it fitting in Nikon's DSLR lineup...

Friday, November 15, 2013

NEW! Fujifilm XF 23mm f/1.4 R wide-angle lens...

Update [11/16/2013]: for consistency, the shot of my father that I had done purely in Lightroom for the original version of this post, I reprocessed in PhotoNinja and added a 100% crop view as well. I also added exposure data below the last few shots. Lastly, I provided a slightly more detailed description of why I use PhotoNinja and mentioned one of its current limitations.

We have finally received our shipment of the new Fujiflm XF 23mm f/1.4 R lenses and I have now had the opportunity to shoot with a production lens a few times. We have fulfilled our preorders and now have a handful in stock for sale. Yes, I did buy one myself. What do I think of the lens so far? In a word: stunning!

The weather, and my lack of time, have conspired to prevent me from shooting with it much yet but what I have seen so far impresses me. With luck, I will have a chance to use it some more over the next few days. Update: my First Fujifilm XF 23mm f/1.4R Tests gallery is now up and there are a few high-resolution images below as well...

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Profoto B1: The Game Changer! Pre-order yours NOW!

Profoto has just announced an amazing new product, the B1. How is it different from all the other strobes and speedlights out there? They took what's good in those other flashes and put it all into one easy to use and powerful unit. Not a speedlight and not a monoblock, Profoto's "Off camera flash" allows you to be creative in ways you've only dreamed of. With Profoto's AirTTL remote, you'll have full TTL flash control right from your camera. With battery power and no cables or cords, you can take the B1 with you to the remotest of locations and put it wherever you want, with the power and speed that sets the B1 apart from the competition. What's more, is that you will have access to the huge selection of light shaping tools that Profoto lights are known for, and you'll have an off-camera flash that you will actually want to use and one that can deliver truly professional results.
  • Patent pending AirTTL technology.
  • Exchangeable, integrated battery provides up to 220 full-power flashes per charge.
  • Cordless design and wireless Air technology allows you to shoot without cords and restraints.
  • Quick burst capability eliminates the risk of missing that perfect shot waiting for the flash.
  • 500w/s adjustable in 1/10 f-stop increments over a 9 f-stop power range give you both power and precise control.
  • Compatible with Profoto Light Shaping Tools.

We are accepting pre-orders now for delivery mid-December. Call or email Ken in prosales...

Profoto B1 Off-Camera Flash            $ 2094.95
Air Remote TTL-C for Canon              $ 414.95
Air Remote TTL-N for Nikon             Available in Spring 2014

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

What's the new, hot and affordable DSLR product at Beau Photo?

The ifootage  Mini Crane M1
We were shown this great product the other day and loved it.  Weighing just over 3.5 lbs. and only 32 inches long packed up, this is really a fantastic portable crane. The ifootage mini crane assembles and disassembles very quickly and is simple to adjust.  With an overall length of 6.5 feet and a 7 foot throw you can achieve some amazing crane shot effects without spending a lot of money. The quality of materials and workmanship is impressive.  This will be a fantastic tool and toy for the wedding or corporate videographer and the budget-minded indie filmmaker.

We have now one on display in the Prosales area in the back of the store. Come on in and check it out.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Friday October 25th - PROJECT IMPOSSIBLE CANADA V1.0

The time has come!

Beau Photo and Photohaus Gallery are pleased to announce Vancouver's first annual 
Impossible Project photography exhibition.
Over 150 Impossible photos from more than 30 photographers.

Opening Reception: Friday, October 25th
Runs: to November 1st

Tuesday, September 24, 2013


Best in Show: $250 Beau credit, your print framed by Framagraphic Picture Framing and Print Gallery & a pack of Impossible Film
Judges Choice (3 winners): $50 Beau credit, your print framed by Framagraphic Picture Framing and Print Gallery & a pack of Impossible Film

Attention all Canadian Impossible Project fans. We're joining forces with Vancouver Photo Workshops to put together a show filled with your Impossible images at PhotoHaus gallery. 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

DSLR Dynamics Video Visuals Tour

September 28th - Richmond BC
Whether you are coming from traditional video cameras, are a still photographer or currently shoot DSLR video – DSLR Dynamics will cover all the stages of filmmaking and take your videos to a new level. Theworkshops are taught by two award-winning instructors.

Barry Andersson is the author of a top-selling Amazon book for DSLR video/filmmaking, THE DSLR FILMMAKER’S HANDBOOK, speaks at top film schools, & is a regular instructor for many NFL, MLB, NBA & NHL production crews. planetMitch is the owner of — a highly ranked website that fe  atures blog and video reports on topics vital to the HDSLR community — and he also interviews industry leaders via his popular planet5D podcasts. In addition, planetMitch co-produced the short film “Incident on Marmont Avenue.”

You’ll gain expert knowledge, as well as practical tips and tricks necessary to take greater control over creative projects, consistently deliver impactful videos, and master the look & feel you’ve been looking for.
• Lighting
• Compostion and Framing
• Camera Movement
• Audio
• Editing and Post Production 
 and More…

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Oct. 1st price increase on Hasselblad lenses...

Unfortunately, Hasselblad has announced an October 1st price increase for their H-system lenses, anywhere from 5% to 12%. For example, the new ultra-wide 24mm lens pictured above, will increase from a current price of $5,995 US to $6,650 US, up 10.9%.

However it is not too late to get your order in for that HC or HCD lens you've been meaning to get! Hasselblad currently has good stock on most lenses and as long as we get the order in to Hasselblad before October 1st, you can still take advantage of the current pricing. If you have any questions or want exact Canadian prices on a particular lens, please call or email us!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Micro-4/3 Sale on bodies and lenses...

For July, we have numerous Panasonic and Olympus items on sale! Click on the above image to see a high-res shot with labels showing the sale prices...

Demo Sale! Epson Stylus Photo R3000...

It's time to rotate out our demo Epson Style Photo R3000 printer. Our regular price is $849, but the demo printer can be had on sale for only $700 SOLD! (one demo only at that price)

The R3000 is a pigment-based inkjet with 8 inks (9 if you count both matte and glossy black) that will give archival prints on the appropriate paper. Estimated print longevity ranges from around 60 years with RC-based gloss or semi-gloss papers, to well over 100 years for acid-free, archival, cotton based fine-art stock. With an exceptionally small, 2 pico-litre droplet size, prints are extremely sharp and detailed with no visible dithering. The addition of two lighter gray inks (Epson calls them "Light Black" and "Light Light Black") means that black & white images also look stunning with no visible dot pattern. Ink cartridges are larger than average for a desktop printer too, being about 2.5 times the capacity of the R2880 for example, so this reduces cartridge swaps and saves on ink cost as well.

Having pigment inks means that the R3000 is compatible a huge variety of third-party papers and the vast majority of manufacturers have ICC profiles ready-made for use with the Epson R3000. We sell a large variety of papers from Hahnemühle, Ilford, Moab, Crane (Museo), Harman, Pictorico and of course Epson, so the versatility of a pigment-based printer like the R3000 is tremendous.

In addition, there is also a $200 mail-in rebate available from Epson here: R3000 Rebate PDF. After the rebate, that effectively makes it $500, which is one heck of a bargain for a top-end, archival, pigment-based 13x19 printer!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

The Art of Visual Storytelling Tour with Alex Buono

Alex Buono’s Visual Storytelling Tour will be in Vancouver on Friday August 2nd!
THE VISUAL STORYTELLING TOUR delivers an intense educational overview of the artistic elements and core principles of cinematography. Taught by Oscar nominee and Director of Photography of the Saturday Night Live Film Unit, Alex Buono, this Daytime workshop and evening Seminar features training and information that will dramatically increase the impact of your films.

Register online at:    and use the promo code AVSBEAU to receive a $30 discount on the evening seminar.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Used Norman P800 pack and 2 Heads

Used Norman P800 pack and 2 Heads , and 3 reflectors.  A great kit for someone getting into strobe photography.

Tag #4889, 48890, 48891                                                            Price $600.00 SOLD

Used Hasselblad 500CM kit with 2 lenses and 3 backs

Used Hasselblad 500CM kit with 2 lenses and 3 backs:  Used Hasselblad 500CM +  Plannar 80mm f/2.8 T* , Sonnar 150mm f/4 T*, 1- A12 and 2 A24 backs, Prism finder and Pro Shade.

Tag # 4921,4922,4923-28                                                         Price $1800.00  SOLD

Used Pentax Prism for Pentax 67

Used Pentax 1Prism for Pentax 67.  Good condition. Replace your scratched prism on your Pentax 67 camera.

Tag # 4931                                                                               Price $30.00  SOLD

Used Pentax 165mm f/4 Lens

Used Pentax 165mm f/4  Good condition lens for your Pentax 67 camera.

Tag # 4920                                                                           Price $149.00

Used Pentax 135mm f/2.8

Used Pentax 135mm f/2.8  Good condition lens for your Pentax 67 camera.

Tag # 4930                                                                            Price $119.00

Kodak Slide projector + remote control

Kodak Slide projector 760H + remote control and slide dissolve.  All this for a great price!

Tag #4932                                                                                   Price $50.00 SOLD

Used D7000 Digital Camera Body

Used D7000 Digital Camera Body. Very good condition, with original box.

Nikon’s D7000 features a 16.2 MP DX-format CMOS sensor, 6 fps continuous shooting and breathtaking Full 1080p HD Movies with full time autofocus. Other features are;
•Customizable 39 point AF System includes nine center cross-type sensors that operate with every AF NIKKOR lens
• High Speed 6 frames per second continuous shooting up to 100 shots
•Virtual Horizon Graphic Indicator shows whether the camera is level and in Live View mode, lets you place a grid over the scene you’re about to shoot — an invaluable tool for shooting landscapes and architecture
•and many, many more....

Tag #5077                                                                                      Price $ 650.00

Used Zoom handy Recorder H2N + Accessory Kit

Used Zoom handy Recorder H2N + Accessory Kit, like new in original box.

The H2n is Zoom’s most innovative handheld recorder to date.  Packed with groundbreaking features this ultra-portable device allows you to record pristine audio anywhere you go. From film and broadcast, to journalism, podcasting, musical performance, songwriting and rehearsal, the H2n provides amazing recording quality. No matter the application, the H2n brings the very best in stereo recording to a convenient, user-friendly package that fits in your pocket.

The H2n is the first handheld recorder to offer Mid-Side stereo recording, a technique used for and surrounding noise are crucial. Mid-Side recording combines a uni-directional Mid mic that captures sound directly in front of you and a bi-directional Side mic that captures sound from your left and right.

Tag # 4953                                                                                        Price $ 130.00 SOLD

Used Nikon AF-S DX 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 G Lens

Used Nikon AF-S DX 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 G Lens.  This is an economical light weight zoom travel lens

Tag #4995                                                                                         Price $189.00  SOLD

Used Nikon AF-S DX 12-24mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens

Used Nikon AF-S DX 12-24mm f/4 Lens.  Excellent condition with hood, lens caps and original box. A great lens for you DX Camera.

Tag # 4994                                                                                          Price $ 525.00

Used Nikon D2X Digital Camera

Used Nikon D2X Digital Camera in excellent new out of the box condition. The D2x has a 12.4 effective Megapixels: High Resolution CMOS DX sensor for excellent image quality. This is a Pro body built to last.

Some of the features of the D2X are  Exposure Control: Programmed Auto with Flexible Program [P], Shutter-Priority Auto [S], Aperture-Priority Auto [A], Manual [M]; Exposure compensated in 5.0 EV range in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps; Auto Exposure bracketing; Number of shots: 2 to 9 frames Compensation steps: 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1 EV steps; Continuous shooting mode: Provides an amazing 5 frames per second continuous shooting .

Tag # 4993                                                                                        Price $ 599.00  SOLD

Used Fuji x100 Digital camera

Fall in love with photography all over again.
Inspired by the beauty and form of classic cameras from the past, the FinePix X100 combines all the latest technical digital innovations in a beautiful, traditional chassis.
Echoing the functional aesthetics of analogue film cameras, the ‘manual’ dials have been carefully positioned to give the photographer easy control over creative shooting. Aperture, shutter speed and exposure compensation can be checked even before the camera is turned on.
The ergonomics of the design offer the perfect balance between compact convenience and user-friendly operation. Every control has been carefully considered to give the photographer fast access to aperture, shutter speed and exposure compensation, to allow maximum creative expression with minimum hassle.

Tag # 4946                                                                                     Price $ 750.00  SOLD

Used Mamiya 7 with 80mm + 150mm lenses

Used Mamiya 7 with an 80mm f/4 and a 150mm f/4.5 lens. Very good condition. A great medium format camera for those who want to pack light or travel. Lenses are superb quality.
The Mamiya 7 is a medium format 6x7cm rangefinder camera with interchangeable leaf shutter lenses. It is "The Ultimate 6x7 Rangefinder", virtually no bigger than the top 35mm SLRs. Quiet, compact and lightweight, this camera allows one to create incredibly detailed 6x7cm  images with ease.  The precision rangefinder is ideal for quick, accurate focusing, particularly in low light situations.

Tag# 4948, 4949, 4950                                                                         Price 1450.00  SOLD

Used Sinar 4x5 View Camera

Used Sinar 4x5 View Camera with standard and bag bellows, 4 film holders, and Polaroid 545i instant film back. Also comes with 2 boxes of Fuji Quick load film. Lens sold separately!

Tag # 4985                                                                                          Price $500.00

Used Nikkor SW 90mm f/4.5

Tag # 4986                                                                                          Price $550.00  SOLD

Used Hasselblad accessories

Used Hasselblad accessories:
Quick release plate                                 Tag# 4976                    Price $ 50.00
Quick release plate                                 Tag# 4977                    Price $ 50.00 SOLD
Pistol grip                                             Tag# 4984                    Price $ 30.00 SOLD
Flash shoe                                             Tag# 4978                    Price $ 30.00
Kenko Filter adaptor B50-52mm                Tag# n/a                      Price $ 50.00

Used Hasselblad Extension tubes

Used Hasselblad Extension tubes:  Extension tubes are mounted on the back of your existing Hasselblad lenses to bring the world a little bit closer to you.

55mm          Tag # 4980                       $70.00
55mm          Tag # 4981                       $70.00
21mm          Tag # 4982                       $70.00
10mm          Tag # 4983                       $50.00

Used Hasselblad Lens Shade

Used Hasselblad Pro Lens Shade with masks. Attaches to Hasselblad lenses via bayonet mount.  The Pro shade helps prevent lens flare when shooting into the sun or strobes.

Tag #4975                                                                                                      $ 70.00

Used Hasselblad PME Metered Prism

Used Hasselblad PME 45º Metered Prism.  This is a great alternative to the waist level finder. For those who get tired of looking down on their photography,  this will pick up your game!

Tag #4974                                                                                         Price $250.00   SOLD