Friday, August 11, 2017

Beau Photo has a new website, and blog!

Greetings! It has been a long time coming, but Beau Photo Supplies now has a brand-new website! This is not a mere refresh of our old site, rather it's a ground-up new design, something we've been working on in-house for the last couple of years. The new site will feature lots of imagery, something we all agreed was important from the day we first started discussing a new design.

This will be the last posting to this Google hosted blog, which has served us quite well for a number of years now. We will be keeping this older blog around for the foreseeable future, so people can still access older postings if they're hunting for a previous article or review. Some of the more popular postings will likely get transferred to our new blog, or some even to the articles or reviews areas of our new site.

We will be trying very hard to ensure the new blog gets more postings, and on a more regular basis. In addition, our new website will also be kept more up-to-date with used equipment and will see many more product reviews and sample image galleries. Finally, our new site actually has detailed listings of the majority of the thousands of products we stock in our store! Currently, what are missing are some of the smaller camera accessories, like caps, hoods, cables and such, as well as a few key categories (continuous lighting and printer inks are the obvious ones) that just didn't quite get done in time. Those should be added within the next month or two as well.

So, without further ado, click on the banner at the top of this post to be taken to a blog posting on our new site, welcoming you to our new site! Or click this link below...

For the main blog on the new site, this is the link...

DNS propagation should have completed pretty much worldwide by now, but if the above links don't seem to work, or if you're still seeing our old site when you visit, which looks like the left part of the above banner image, try hitting reload on your browser. If that doesn't work, just give it another day or so. Lastly, the mobile presentation of the new site, how it displays on tablets and smartphones, is a little less than ideal at present. We'll be working on tuning that in the future.

In any case, we hope you enjoy the new site and find it much more useful than our old one. Enjoy!

Mike Mander
Beau Photo Supplies Inc.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Orangemonkie is now at Beau Photo

Here is a couple great new products that you just might need. The FOLDIO2 by Orangemonkie is a 15 inch portable shooting tent that comes with its own LED lights. It is great for web merchandising or product photography for jewelry, shoes, sunglasses, beauty products and many more. The LED strip lighting is a daylight temp of 5700K and completely dimmable. Also what is great is that is folds down into a neat little package making it a truly portable lighting solution for the on-the-go product photographer. Add to that the FOLDIO360, and you can easily create 360 degree product images using a smart phone or a digital camera. The FOLDIO360 uses Bluetooth and IR sensors to connect directly to your smart phone and DSLR. Once you click on the start button, it will automatically rotate, take pictures, and combine them to create one final 360 degree image.

FOLDIO2      $109.95

FOLDIO360  $189.95

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Profoto extends the Free TTL Transmitter offer

The Profoto Free Air TTL Transmitter offer has been extended until August 31st 2017!
Purchase a Profoto B1 Location 2 head kit or either the B2 to go or B2 Location kit before August 31, 2017 and get a free Air TTL for Canon, Nikon, Sony, or Olympus or an Air Remote FREE! That is up to a $599.00 value.

Don’t let this offer pass you by!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Argus Day 2017!

Argust 17th, 2017

Its almost August and as usual all Argus enthusiasts will be gearing up for Argus Day 2017! Meghan and myself are Beau Photo's Argus fans and we have many customers who also adore Argus cameras.

Just in time for Argus Day 2017, Meghan has acquired a new Argus 75. Unlike her previous black Argus Seventy-Five 1949-1958, this one is a later version manufactured from 1958-1964 and it has a lustrous brown finish. Like last year Meghan will have to alter some 120 film to fit it in her Argus 75 as it was intended for 620 film. Luckily with these cameras it just requires her to use scissors and cut down a 120 spool of film. For myself, as there are many intriguing Argus cameras floating around, I'd like to shoot a different Argus camera than I did last year when I shot the Argus A and the Argus C3. This year I hope to borrow an Argus C33 from a friend who is an avid Argus collector!

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.


Thursday, June 22, 2017

Noblex for Summer!

Noblex Super Wide PRO 6/150 U

Want a unique Camera for your summer shooting? Looking for an amazing medium format film camera? The Noblex Super Wide PRO 6/150 U is it. 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.

Here is a link to see some examples of great photos you can take with a Noblex camera:

Noblex PRO 6/150 U   Regular $4255.00     Clearance new Lower price!  $ 2500.00 $2000.00

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Spring into Savings with PocketWizard

Spring into Savings with PocketWizard!  Now extended until July 31, 2017.  Save on your PocketWizard purchases. These are instant rebates, so no hassles with mail in rebates. Come in now and get ready for some great summer photography.

Here are the Rebates:

AC3 ZoneController for Nikon PW-AC3-N $10.00
AC3 ZoneController for Canon PW-AC3-C $10.00
AC9 AlienBees Adapter for Nikon PW-AC9-N $10.00
AC9 AlienBees Adapter for Canon PW-AC9-C $10.00 
PowerST4 Receiver for Elinchrom PW-ST4-FCC $15.00
PowerMC2 Receiver for Einstein E-640 PW-MC2-FCC $15.00 
PlusX Transceiver PW-PLUSX-FCC   $15.00 
Plus III Transceiver - Black PW-PLUS3-FCC $15.00
Plus III Transceiver - Yellow PW-PLUS3-FCC-YELLOW    $15.00
FlexTT5 Transceiver for Nikon PW-FLEX-N $20.00
FlexTT5 Transceiver for Canon PW-FLEX-C  $20.00 
FlexTT5 Transceiver for Panasonic PW-FLEX-P $20.00 
MiniTT1 Transmitter for Nikon PW-MINI-N  $20.00 
MiniTT1 Transmitter for Canon PW-MINI-C  $20.00 
PlusX Transceiver 2-pack PW-PLUSX-FCC-2 $20.00
Plus IV Transceiver PW-PLUS4-FCC $20.00
Plus IV Bonus Bundle 3 PW-PLUS4-BB3-FCC $30.00
TTL Super 4-Pack for Nikon PW-TTL-4PK-N $30.00
TTL Super 4-Pack for Canon PW-TTL-4PK-C $30.00
TTL Bonus Bundle 3 for Panasonic PW-FLEX-P-BB3 $30.00
Plus IV/III Bonus Bundle 4 PW-P4P3-BB4-FCC $35.00
TTL Super 5-Pack for Nikon  PW-TTL-5PK-N  $35.00
TTL Super 5-Pack for Canon  PW-TTL-5PK-C $35.00

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Profoto B1X Power in all the right places

The Profoto B1 became the benchmark for the on-location flash. Now, the benchmark is about to be set again with the launch of the Profoto B1X.

More than an update, this is a significant replacement with improvements in three important areas; power, power and power.

The B1X features a new LED modelling light which adds 80% more light output. The new battery pack holds an impressive 50% more energy with no extra size or weight. And last but not least, the High Speed Sync power range is extended to the same range as in normal flash mode - 9 full f-stops.

Add to that two new OCF reflectors that are compact in size yet add lots of punch and direction to overpower the sun and no matter where you’re shooting, you’ll have power in all the right places.

Find out all about these new products at:

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Hasselblad Trade-In Pricing...

On June 1st, 2017, Hasselblad will be implementing some changes to their trade-in/upgrade program. There will be a slight price increase across the board, on average roughly about 10%. In addition, and more importantly for those with older systems, there will no longer be any trade-in allowance at all for H3D and older systems. Only H4D systems and newer will be eligible for a trade-ins as of June 1st.

Hasselblad's trade-in allowances have been very generous for older systems, generally far in excess of what you could get if trying to sell on the used market. So... if you have been contemplating an upgrade, do not delay!

Following is a link to Hasselblad's website that details the changes to the upgrade program. Note that the prices listed are in USD of course. Right now, you'd be looking at roughly 40% more in CDN dollars, once shipping, exchange, brokerage etc. is factored in. So, multiply those prices by 1.4x to estimate Canadian costs.

Hasselblad H6D Trade-In Price Change Details

Also, if you have been thinking of a new Hasselblad, but do not have a system to trade, we actually have two used H3D-39 systems at the moment. You could buy one, trade it in towards a new H6D, and come out way ahead since you will get far more value on the trade than the cost of the used one. In addition, with those used cameras you can pick up an 80mm lens as well, and even a film magazine with one of them, since those items will not need to be sent in for the trade, only the body, prism and digital back, as well as some accessories and caps. See the image at the top of the post to see the two cameras we currently have. Note that the one on the right has the added GPS module attachment as well and if you click on the image, it will open up bigger to more easily read the tags.

As an example of trade-in value, let's say you wanted to get a new H6D-50c. The regular pricing here in Canada for an outright purchase with no trade-in, is $36,395. However, if you were to trade in either of the H3D systems above, the price drops to $25,345, for a trade-in allowance of $11,050. So, you can save $5,250 by buying, then trading the H3d on the left, or save $6,050 for the one on the right! Plus, you get to keep the 80mm lens on either one, whereas a new one would be $4,350! The film magazine new, should you care about having one, is $3,050!

So, you can see that there'd be well over $10,000 in savings, factoring in the lens and accessories, on either of those two used cameras, should you buy and then trade towards a new H6D-50c. But only before June 1st, so don't let this great opportunity slip away; contact us today!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

KEH Buying Days at Beau Photo

Are  you looking to sell some of your camera gear ?  The boys from KEH will be at Beau Photo for two days, April 03 and 04 from 9:30 to 4:00 PM buying used cameras, lenses and some select camera accessories.
Looking to trade up to a new camera, lens or even purchase a printer? You will get an extra 10% bonus if you spend what KEH offers you at Beau Photo. This means that the money you receive from KEH is deposited into your account and you have to apply it to your purchases at Beau photo. You do not have to spend it right away if you are waiting  for that next greatest camera, lens or whatever that might be coming down the road. The money will be waiting for you when the time is right.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Renaissance Sample Sale Day - ONE DAY ONLY!

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 (12AM-12AM ET), our customers will be able to purchase a sample album of their choosing (up to $300.00USD in value, $420.00CAD) for only $50.00USD ($70.00CAD). For new clients, it is the perfect opportunity to get started with us and create a beautiful sample for your studio! If you're already a customer, you can try out a different album type or just simply update your sample for 2017. Either way, a promotion like this doesn't come around very often, so mark your calendars, work on your layouts, and make sure you take advantage of this one day offer!

Promotion Rules and Restrictions

- Promotion will run on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 (12AM - 12AM ET)
- Soho, Fine Art, Essex and Bowery Books are all eligible for this promotion
- The album price/value cannot exceed $300.00USD ($420.00CAD). For example, If you want to order a Soho Book, you must build an album with the appropriate size, page capacity, and cover option(s) so that it is $300.00USD ($420.00CAD) or less. NO EXCEPTIONS.
- 1 sample book per studio. All books will be stamped with a sample die.
- Promo Code: 50SAMPLE must be included in ROES or on your order form.
- Cannot be combined with any other orders or used as a credit.
- VERY IMPORTANT. Do not submit orders through Fundy Direct for this promotion - You must export and send hi-res JPEG files through ROES or FTP for the discount to be applied.
- Again, we must stress that NO EXCEPTIONS will be made on orders submitted before or after the designated time-frame or over $300.00USD ($420.00CAD). All orders through ROES, FTP, or Dropbox are time-stamped and these rules will be strictly upheld.
- **2017 pricing will be in effect for this promotion

Make an appointment to see samples at our store or ask questions. Contact us at Beau Photo by emailing Simon at or calling 604-734-7771.