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The official Fuji X100 launch is just around the corner and Camera Electronic is pleased to invite our customers to the official event arranged by Fujifilm Australia.This will be an exclusive chance to see a pre-release unit and a chance to listen to Perth photographers Brad Rimmer and Christian Fletcher give their impressions of the new camera.We only have limited spots available so send us an email or give us a call to confirm your attendance.  Be sure to get in early though as interest in this new camera has been extraordinary and we expect places to fill fast....

So you may have read a few days ago on this blog about the nifty Hasselblad Phocus App available as a free download from the App Store.  Well, not to be outdone, Elinchrom has released another superbly elegant and amazingly handy little App for their range of flash units. The App, simply named "Elinchrom Skyport WiFi", allows the photographer or assistant to remotely control Elinchrom Style RX 300 / 600 / 1200 heads, Ranger Quadra RX / Ranger RX / Ranger RX Speed / Ranger RX Speed AS battery packs and Digital RX 1200 / 2400 digital power packs over a WiFi network.  This is a great time and confusion saving solution!  Sure, the idea of controlling equipment like this remotely is not new but this new App from Elinchrom now means that instead of having to contend with remotes for this and that you now have it all in the one place...

I just received an email from FujiFilm Australia regarding expected delays on the delivery of the X100 to Australia.  The message was brief with no real estimate on actual delivery dates but this is more than understandable considering the tragic and difficult circumstances which Japan now faces."Due to the March 11th earthquake that affected northeast Japan, the factory responsible for production of the new Fujifilm FinePix X100 digital camera has been temporarily shut down due to safety concerns.   FUJIFILM is currently assessing the factory conditions as well as accessibility via domestic logistics and working to determine the potential impact on the X100 market availability and initially scheduled release dates.   FUJIFILM is making every effort to quickly gather the information needed to provide an accurate update to our retail partners and consumers.   FUJIFILM appreciates your patience and will provide a formal update as soon as possible."  We will keep you up to date with any further news as it unfolds....

Epson has released it's new flagship A3+ format printer the R3000, we are hoping to have stock in store over the next week but I will keep you up to date with more precise delivery dates as they come available.  We are accepting pre-orders on the new model so if you want to be one of the first to put the new machine through it's paces give us a call or drop an email to us.Click here for the new R3000 product video or click here for the brochureFrom all reports this new printer sets new standards for image quality and ease of use.  More than twice the ink capacity and refined ink application are two of the new feature highlights, we will post more info once we get a chance to test the new printer....

Camera Electronic is running a Bowens and Hasselblad seminar with the new Hasselblad H4D-60 camera and AIPP 2010 photographer of the year Peter Coulson.  This is a rare opportunity to learn studio lighting techniques from one of Australia's leading photographers.  The seminar is free but due to limited places available you must RSVP us as soon as possible, simply send an email to sales@cameraelectronic.com.au to confirm your spot.Click on the image below for more details...

Back in 2008 three guys had the brilliant idea of taking over the recently defunct Polaroid production facilities in Holland with the aim of producing film which would be compatible with the much loved Polaroid SX-70, 600, 1200 and Spectra format cameras.  The mission was not to copy Polaroid but rather to invent a whole new range of photographic emulsions for the old instant camera format.  The mission statement they started with was "[To] keep the magic of analog Instant Photography alive by inventing and producing new instant film materials for Vintage Polaroid cameras." - sounds simple huh!Camera Electronic is pleased to announce we are now stocking Impossible Project films!!You know that App you downloaded for your iPhone because you missed the fun of instant photos?...

The new Canon EOS 600D is now in stock and already selling fast!This new camera from Canon is designed as a replacement for the hugely successful EOS 550D and is another brilliant example of Canon's entry level affordable digital SLR.  The most obvious new feature the 600D is the addition of a fully rotatable LCD screen which allows shooting from awkward angles easily, the rotating screen can also close facing the camera body meaning it is protected from bumps and scratches when not in use.  Perhaps the most exciting new feature however is the inclusion of an "A+" intelligent auto mode, this new shooting mode will detect and analyse the type of scene being photographed and automatically use the best camera settings to produce the best image.  On top of this the camera will keep the photographer informed on exactly what the auto functions are doing to help the beginner or novice photographer understand the relationships between aperture, shutter speed, ISO and other camera functions.The new camera firmware is also another huge improvement making the camera even more user friendly. ...

Hasselblad has released the acclaimed Phocus software on Apple mobile devices with wifi connectivity.  The new App will work on an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad running iOS4 or later.  This might sound a little strange at first, why release a 'App' version of what is a fairly complex piece of image editing and management software?  It doesn't seem like the most user friendly software to scale down to fit on a teeny tiny screen!  Obviously this is not what Hasselblad has done, instead they have created a handy little solution which enables greater freedom and flexibility when working in the studio.The App is designed to connect over a wireless network to a computer running Phocus 2.6 and allow the user to remotely browse, zoom and rate images.  This is ideal for clients to see and interact with the images without having to crowd around a single screen or have to hassle your digital operator.  Imagine handing over a couple of iPads and asking your clients...