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Dale Neill imparted some of his extensive photographic wisdom on Sunday to a group of about 15 Busselton locals.  The all day workshop was focused on studio lighting techniques and and gave people the chance to explore the wonderful world of studio portraiture.  Dale also gave important lessons on interacting with your subject and showed the importance of communication and building a rapport during the shoot.Camera Electronic was pleased to support the event, we drove down on the evening before the workshop with a van full to the brim with lighting equipment and a huge range of other photographic goodies.  From Nikon 300mm f2.8 lenses and D3 bodies to Digital Grey Cards and SteadePod's we had it all on hand for people to try out for the day.Thanks to everyone who came and made it a great day!  ...

All this for under $500!!! We have for sale a Multiblitz Vario 1500 2 head lighting kit, including 2x 85cm square multiblitz softboxes, 1x 85cm Honeycomb grid for softbox. The kit is in full working condition and includes all leads & sync cables. Come in and see us now & pick up a great deal for only $495. ...

The Hasselblad V Series camera is an undisputed classic in the world of professional photography.  From location shoots to studio work the '500's' have proved themselves in every conceivable photographic situation, including a few trips to the moon. We still get lots of inquiries from people looking to go back to the classic style of medium format photography.  Everyone from students to working pros are getting back into the system and the Hasselblad is still the strongest seller in the second hand market of medium format market.  Here at Camera Electronic we can help you through the whole process of buying your very own Hasselblad camera.  Buying an old 'Blad can sometimes be a minefield if your not sure exactly what you should be on the lookout for.  Mechanical problems and mistreatment can go unnoticed quite easily with these machines and there are a few little tricks to that you should know when inspecting an old body. We have on site technicians and sales staff who know 'Blads inside and out.  Every camera we sell comes with a full...

We have just received our first big shipment of the Hoodman RAW Professional CF and SD memory cards.We are still waiting on stock of the 4GB CF and 32GB SD but aside from that have the whole range of stock in right now.  Prices on these cards are;32GB CF  $599inc GST16GB CF  $349inc GST8GB CF    $199inc GST16GB SD  $179inc GST8GB SD    $99inc GST4GB SD    $65inc GSTThese cards are probably more expensive than the cards you have been buying but for the extra cost you get jumps in speed and reliabilty which the other cards can't match. Check out our earlier blog for details and demos of the benefits of these Hoodman Professional memory cards. ...

Earlier this month Nikon Japan announced the release of a new mid level camera body designed to fill the gap between the D7000 and D3100 models.The D5100 is designed around the same principle as the D7000 and represents a new generation of Nikon entry level digital SLR camera bodies.  The new model offers many of the same image quality characteristics as the D7000 but manages to do so at a lower price point, the two cameras share a very similar sensor but the D5100 makes do with a few less features like wireless flash control or 39 point AF system.The Australian cameras are set to be delivered with the AF-S 18-55mm VR lens.  Watch this space for more information about pricing and availability when the first stock arrives....

Medium format digital cameras are expensive right?  Well yes, they are pretty pricey, but it wasn't too long ago when the gap between a pro 35mm format digital camera and a medium format digital camera was enormous.  On top of the extra tens-of-thousands of dollars you would need to drop on a medium format system you then had to contend with slow performance, less than intuitive user interface and a high ISO performance which was pretty dismal.Now days things are all different,  The Hasselblad H4D-31 now offers many of the conveniences of smaller format cameras with the advantage of a big sensor packed with 31 million of the best pixels money can buy.  Sure it's still slightly more than a pro 35mm body with a nice zoom lens but now days the few thousand extra buys you a whole lot more camera.Pictured: Hasselblad H4D-31 with HC 100mm f2.2 The Hasselblad H4D-31 is now only $15,995inc GST and comes complete with a HC 80mm f2.8 lens, an absolute bargain if you look at what the money buys you! Firstly and most...

You may have noticed a few weeks ago that we announced the Digital Image Flow compact grey cards are now in stock.  These credit card size little cards are super handy and can save you hours of post production when you are trying to get your levels just right, the kit includes one grey, one white and on black card along with a secure lanyard to keep them all together. We now also have in stock from Digital Image Flow the superbly useful and accurate  Digital Colour Card.  This card allows you to calibrate your camera and means that RAW files from your camera will be consistently accurate in terms of colour reproductions and tone.All you need to do is make a RAW file from this card and then download the Photoshop scripts and follow some simple instructions.Complete colour calibration solutions are important if you want to avoid the huge amounts of time needed in post trying to fix colours which just aren't quite right.  The less time you spend between capture and print means more time shooting, some simple...

Zeiss has announced it plans to market a lens kit bundle with custom waterproof hard case, something along the lines of the old Cine kits that movie directors would be accustomed to.     As Hi Def video becomes more and more a standard feature on digital SLR cameras the need for high quality lenses with a traditional manual focus operation has taken off.  Focus pulls and pre focusing is infinitely more difficult with AF lenses which simply don't have that silky smooth and precise manual focus feel of the Zeiss counterparts. Zeiss is marketing this lens kit as a Cine solution for pro shooters with five lenses they believe are the most popular for this application.  The lens line up that they are to bundle together looks to be (at this stage!) the Distagon 21mm f2.8,  Distagon 28mm f2, Distagon 35mm f2, Planar 50mm f1.4 and Planar 85mm f1.4Pricing is not entirely clear at the moment but it looks as though buyers will get some big savings if buying the whole kit together rather than the five lenses individually. ...

Leica Lenses have been at the forefront of lens design since 35mm photography began early last century.  The Leica lens uses the highest grades of optical glass available and are constructed using only the finest materials, they are engineered with an attention to detail that is unsurpassed by any other manufacturer and offer a longevity that is legendary."Leica's high-performance lenses are all made, by hand, at Leica's main factory in Solms near Wetzlar, Germany. They represent the fruit of many years of experience in optics and precision mechanics and are produced using unique technologies, high-quality materials and the commitment and craftsmanship of expert staff. Only they can deliver true Leica quality to your images."Leica Camera Germany now offers 22 lenses for the Leica M system, these include the ultra fast wide angle Summilux-M 21 mm f/1.4 ASPH, the standard focal length Noctilux-M 50 mm f/0.95 ASPH and the telephoto Apo-Summicron-M 75mm f/2 ASPH just to name a few.The expansion of the Leica M lens line up over the past few years has been the cumulative result of new technological possibilities,...