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Well, if you want to make yourself either very happy or very unhappy in 24 hours, here is your chance. Leica Australia and Camera Electronic are willing to trust you out the front door with a Leica M10 camera and a lens for a day. You get to go see what the Leica fuss us all about on your own with your own vision and ideas. You'll experience the ergonomics that have sold the camera to working professionals and enthusiastic amateurs since the mid 1950's combined with the latest of digital advances. In case you think that's funny - the 1950's and all - consider that many of the iconic images that have formed your view of the world came through Leica glass into M-series cameras...

The recently concluded AIPP-APPA photographic awards and trade show - held in Melbourne at the Function Centre near the end of August - saw Sam and Lauren from Camera Electronic operating our trade booth. I asked them about the big-enquiry items: Drones. The DJI Mavic series of machines were a hot topic amongst the professionals. The Mavic 2 was the centre of attention, though we did have a small fun Tello there as well. The working shooters all want an aerial advantage over their competition. Mirrorless systems. This was before the Big Two had made their Big Reveals, but rumours are pretty universal things in the photo trade - and professional photographers run on rumour just as well as the amateurs do. The big questions for pros may be different from those of the enthusiasts, though...

Get busy. The window of opportunity is about to shoot up and let you climb into a good thing. The Fremantle International Portrait Prize. Every two years the FIPP organises an on-line competition for portraiture. They receive entries, accompanied by a small fee, from all over the world and consider them in the light of several categories of work. Professional and careful judging, I might add - Judges who are prominent in the profession and knew what they are seeing. There is a long list of possible winners published to keep interest up...

Do you enjoy coffee? Do you enjoy mirror-less photography? Do you like to talk to Burke Flynn? Well you can combine all three in upcoming Coffee On Olympus events this year. These have proved popular in the past as Burke explains the operation of the new Olympus cameras like the Pen F and the OM-D  E-M1 MkII. There are more possibilities encased in these new bodies than you would think - all the way from increased image stabilisation and dedicated focus stacking and shifting to extensive image customisation. It can be too much for some of us to absorb just from an instruction manual, so the Olympus company has made Mr. Flynn available to help. He has the happy knack of converting a complex series of procedures to a simple workflow - and this makes it easier for the growth of the Olympus system. Fortunately for Perth photographers, Olympus is also firmly based here in the state with medical imaging and treatment systems - they have a large headquarters and a ready attitude to help people. You can bank on them getting back to you...

The Camera Electronic shop in Murray Streetis not in deadly competition with the shop in Stirling Street. The staff do not draw lines in the sand, dance hakas, or throw hand grenades at staff meetings*. But they do have a distinct advantage over the older premises - they have the Fujifilm terminals and the Fujifilm Frontier printer - and they can make marvellous art for the photographers who visit the shop. It is as easy as...

Explore the world with Seven West Travel Club and Camera Electronic. Seven West Travel Club shares the world of travel through many various mediums including editorials, videos, photos, podcasts and a dedicated eNewsletter. They also offer competitions along with special offers and discounts plus run events, tutorials and exclusive tours with their writers and photographers. Having a team of highly experienced professionals from travel writers, through photographers and videographers and other industry professionals - they bring you the best of travel experiences and opportunities from around the globe. Recently Seven West Travel Club hosted Camera Electronic directors, Saul and Howard Frank at their studios speaking briefly about exciting products you as a travelling photographer can take along with you to make the results better than ever! Spend a few moments with Saul, Howard and Photojournalist Mogens Johansen as they talk about a few very handy products and tips for improving photography. Click here to view the video now. Being a series of videos make sure you keep checking back on our blog for any new videos these three great guys bring to you...

If you are a person who uses modern electronic devices a lot - cameras, mobile phones, tablets, etc - you are constantly aware of the need to top up your batteries. That dreaded little flashing battery symbol on the screen is always nagging at you!  Here’s a chance to defeat it for free - draw your electricity from the sun.  The Sirix Solar Power bank is a battery and a charger that can sit there soaking up that free electricity and then feed into your devices. The battery inside it is the very light and powerful Lithium Polymer sort - it contains 5000 mAh. It releases 5 volts DC from two USB ports at 1 Amp.  For the non-technical, this means that your mobile devices can all be catered for - and to make it easy, the Sirix company includes 3 separate cords with the Power Bank. Plug in and play anywhere.  It is a rugged charger - encased in a rubber-coated brick with a hanging loop on the top. They even include a carabinieri to help you take it camping. It comes in...