Thursday, December 24, 2015

Imacon Ixpress Adapter kit for Fuji GX 680

Imacon Ixpress Adapter Kit for Fuji GX 680


For mounting an Imacon Ixpress to a Fuji GX 680 Camera.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Purchase a used Sony A7 and save!

The Beau Photo rental department has upgraded to the newest Sony a7S II and a7R II cameras. So now you can buy a used a7S or a used a7R body and save!

Sony a7S Mirrorless Digital Camera features a full-frame 12.2MP CMOS sensor, expansive dynamic range for video and stills, low noise, and extended sensitivity to ISO 409600. The Sony a7S has a top continuous shooting rate of 5 fps, and a fast 25-point contrast-detection AF system. This used camera has only 4160 actuations and is for sale for $1599.00.  SOLD

Sony a7R Mirrorless Digital Camera features a full-frame 36.4MP CMOS sensor. The Sony a7R does not use a low-pass filter in front of its sensor which, in turn, optimizes its high resolution and rich detail. It has an ISO sensitivity range of 100-25600. The Sony a7R will shoot full HD 1080 video capture with 24p/60i/60p frame rates. This used camera has only 12,138 actuations and is for sale for $1399.00. SOLD

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

X-E2 bundles & the Metz 26 AF-1 Flash (finally!)

All of the above for only $1,099 - only 1x left!

Having a hard time finding a fabulous gift for that special someone? How about a huge bundle of Fujifilm goodness! We only have two (2) of these great bundles left that include the following…

- Fujifilm X-E2 Body (black)
- Fujinon XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Kit Zoom
- Fujinon XC 50-230mm f/4.5-6.7 OIS Tele Zoom
- Fujifilm EF-20 Flash Unit
- Hand Grip for X-E1/X-E2
- Half Leather Case and Leather Strap for X-E1/X-E2 (brown)
- Extra NP-W126 Battery Pack

All these items together normally sell for over $2,000 but each of these two remaining special bundles can be had for only $979! Imagine giving someone this whole, complete kit of Fujifilm gear for Christmas! Or, treat yourself and get into a lightweight, high quality Fujifilm system for under $1,000. This is less than $200 more than just the X-E2 body is selling for now after rebate!

Finally, the Metz flashes have arrived! A great Christmas gift too and in stock at $174.95

After nearly a year-long wait, we have finally received a shipment of the new, pocket-sized Metz 26 AF-1 flash units for Fujifilm X-series cameras! I've briefly tested one out on my X-E2 (the X-E1 in the above photo was just being a "model") and its exposures seem accurate. For its size, it seems quite powerful too, with a guide-number of 26 (meters).

It comes with a black fabric, drawstring pouch for storage and includes a clip-on telephoto extender. There is a flip up wide-angle panel and the flash pivots down for close or macro shots, sits in its standard height (as seen in the photo) for normal shots and then pivots up vertically for an angled ceiling bounce. It has a TTL mode, a Slave mode (not tested yet) and a small LED video light with two brightness settings, sufficient to add a bit of a fill or to create a catch-light in the eyes if shooting a video. It even comes with a USB port, presumably to allow for future firmware upgrades when new cameras are released.

It uses two AAA batteries and with alkaline cells, its recycle time is quite snappy. I will be testing it with some NiMH Eneloops as well to see how much faster its recycling may be. Here are two more views, first a side view showing how slim it is…

… and here it is from the back. A power button, then TTL, SLAVE and LED mode buttons: the ultimate in simplicity!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Impossible Lift Workshop Dec. 10th 2015

When: 5:30pm, December 10th, 2015
Where: Beau Photo
Cost: $20.00 + tax (includes everything you need!)
To register call the store: 604-734-7771 or email

Join Kathy for an Impossible Lift Workshop! Learn how to create your very own emulsion lifts and transparencies using Impossible Project film. For $20 we provide the cameras and film, all you need to bring is yourself. If you are new to the Impossible Project film or just new to emulsion lifts, this workshop will give you lots of great new ideas to take your artwork to a different level.


An emulsion lift is when you separate the emulsion, which contains the actual image, from the plastic backing and put it onto another material. You do this by cutting the edges (the “frame”) off the photo and putting the emulsion and plastic into water and gently brush it with a soft paint brush until it separates. Once the emulsion has come off the plastic it is very jellyfish like and you can carefully transfer it to canvas, water colour paper, wood and many other types of materials!

During this workshop, Kathy will show you all the steps and some great techniques for getting the best out of your emulsion lifts. The possibilities are almost endless! Just add imagination.

Check out a few examples of what Kathy and Nicole have done below!