Sunday, January 31, 2016

NEW! Nikon D5, D500 and SB-5000...

Not only has Nikon announced the D5, the successor to the D4S, but like a rabbit out of a hat, they also announced the D500! The D500 is finally (finally!) the long-awaited-and-almost-given-up-on successor to the aging D300S. The D500 was truly a big surprise since in this case, it seems Nikon kept an amazingly tight lid on things. There were no credible leaks that I ever noticed in any case. Nikon has also announced a successor to the SB-910 too, which also seems to kickstart a new flash model number sequence with the brand new Speedlight SB-5000. Its breakthrough feature is moving from optical to radio TTL for Nikon's Creative Lighting System (CLS). But first, let's start with the new bodies...

Nikon D5 ($8,499)

The Nikon D5 sports an all-new 20.8MP full-frame CMOS sensor with seriously enhanced high ISO capability. Even the D4S featured ISOs well up into the nosebleed territory but if you buy a D5, you may just need to include an oxygen mask with your purchase. How does a stratospheric maximum ISO of 3,280,000 sound? Yep… count the zeros, that's over 3 million ISO! Even the base ISO goes up to a whopping 102,400 now, so for low-light shooters, the D5 might just be the absolute king of the hill. Now, how useable these crazy high ISOs are, running into the millions... that I am not sure of yet? For sure the JPEG engine has seen some superb enhancements, but how will the raw files fare if run through non-Nikon raw converters like Lightroom or Capture One? Even so, one can be fairly certain that the D5 will be an improvement over the D4S regardless, and the D4S was certainly no slouch when it came to high ISO…

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Used Hasselblad HCD 28mm f/4 Camera Lens

Used Hasselblad HCD 28mm f/4 lens. With front and back cap, hood and original box. Very good condition.
Tag #2103                                                                                                     $4200.00

Used Hasselblad HC 35mm f/3.5 Camera Lens

Used Hasselblad HC 35mm f/3.5 lens. With front and back caps, hood and original box. Very good condition.
Tag #2104                                                                                                   $3450.00

Used Hasselblad HC 50mm f/3.5 Ver. I Camera Lens

Used Hasselblad HC 50mm f/3.5 Ver. I lens. With hood, lens cap and original box.  Very good condition.
Tag #2105                                                                                                        $2850.00

Used Hasselblad HC 50-110mm Camera Lens

Used Hasselblad HC 50-110mm lens. with hood and lens cap. Original box. Very good condition.The HC 50-110mm zoom lens has a range from wide-angle to short telephoto. This lens boasts exceptionally high image quality at all focal length settings, whether shooting film or digital, and is comparable in image quality with corresponding fixed focal length lenses.
Tag #2106                                                                                           $4260.00

Used Hasselblad HC Macro 120mm f/4 Camera Lens

Used Hasselblad HC  Macro 120mm f/4 lens Ver I.  Some highlights are its integral focus drive motor, instant manual/auto focus switching, and its electronic shutter that syncs up to 1/800s. Very good condition.
Tag #2107                                                                                                        $3890.00

Used Hasselblad HC 150mm f/3.2 Camera Lens

Used Hasselblad HC 150mm f/3.2 lens. Very good condition.
Tag #2108                                                             $2920.00

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Project Instant V3.0 - Hold a Moment in Your Hand

We are happy to partner again with Science World at Telus World of Science and the Capture Photography Festival for another great instant photo show! Last year was a huge success and we look forward to everyone's submissions this year.

A shot of all the submissions from last year, on display at Science World.

This year we have opened the contest up to all forms of instant photography, including Polaroid, Impossible Project, Fuji Instax and any other instant film you may have lying in wait just for this great opportunity!

Entry fee is $15.75 and you can submit up to 3 different photographs. At least one image from every submission will be displayed at Science World from March 30th, 2016 until April 26th, 2016, during the Capture Photography Festival. We will award various prizes to winners, as judged by a panel of pros!

Opening reception will be the evening of April 6th from 6-8pm. This opening event is FREE and open to everyone. There will be drinks & snacks! The 8x10 camera will also be set up for Instant Portraits and lots of other fun activities. No tickets necessary to attend the event, however we would love it if you could RSVP via our Facebook event if you are planning on coming! Or email Kathy at:

Facebook event page is here: Project Instant V3.0 Opening Night Reception

To download the submission form head over here. Or feel free to come into the store and pick one up! Please see the contest rules regarding family friendly subject matter on the submission form.

All submissions must be received by 5pm, Friday March 18th, 2016.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

NEW! Fujifilm X-Pro2!

A slew of big announcements from Fujifilm marks this day! A Fujifilm rep was kind enough to lend me a preproduction X-Pro2, an X70 and the new 100-400 zoom a short while ago, just so I could prepare a bit of a hands-on preview in time for the official announcement. Despite the fact that I am very behind with my blogging (nothing on the new Nikon announcements yet for example, but coming soon!) I feel obligated to put the other blog entries on hold and first talk about the Fujifilm gear, since the rep did go totally out of his way to get me the gear for the personal hands-on I had requested. Please note that the camera I tested definitely had beta firmware, and I did notice the occasional typo. I also cannot be sure how the camera's performance will change, or what features might still be added, once the final firmware is out. I will publish some more hands-on impressions of how it is to shoot with, once I get my hands on a production camera for a while.

So, now to the X-Pro2… finally! Many have been waiting for an upgrade to Fujifilm's first interchangeable lens X-system camera, and soon the wait will be over. The X-Pro2 improves on its predecessor in pretty much every way. First off, rest assured that Fujifilm's superb Hybrid-VF is still present, and it has been upgraded to offer an optional zoomed EVF focus preview in its lower right corner, even when in OVF mode, just like its cousin, the X00T.

NEW! XF100-400mm zoom, Fujifilm X-E2s and X70...

Along with the X-Pro2 announcement, Fujifilm has announced a slew of other products, including the highly anticipated XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6R LM OIS WR zoom. Above is a photo of the preproduction X-Pro2 on the new zoom and as you can tell, it isn't exactly a svelte lens! Thankfully, it isn't quite as heavy as it looks, but you sure wouldn't be lugging this around for casual shooting. Carrying this lens will mean you are going to be wielding it with purpose, motor-sports, wildlife, birding etc.

Since the lens was preproduction and I had very little time with it, I am unable to comment on its image quality. That said, I did do a few indoor handheld shots at between 1/10 and 1/15 second, and even wide open at 400mm (a 600mm equivalent), they were mostly tack sharp. The 5-stops of image stabilization that Fujifilm is claiming certainly does not seem exaggerated. It features a weather-resistant design, has fast focusing, a lens hood with a built-in, sliding polarizer adjusting door, a tripod foot and apart from all the usual controls, also has a focus limiter switch. Here is a comparison, hoods off, to the largest of Fujifilm's other tele zooms, with the new big gun on the left, the the XF 40-150mm f/2.8 zoom in the middle, and on the right, the XF 55-200mm…

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Used Hasselblad H5D-50C Digital Camera w/ HC- 80mm lens and film back

Used Hasselblad H5D-50C digital camera. Some highlights are its 50MP 43.8 x 32.9mm CMOS sensor, 16-bit colour definition, true focus and absolute position lock, and DAC automated lens correction system. Comes with an H5 body with 50C digital back, HVD 90x prism finder, HC 80mm f/2.8 camera lens, Li-Ion battery grip/charger and a HM 16*32 film back and original boxes Very good condition.

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