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Just this past weekend the event where we get to see some of the best photography done by WA Photographic Federation members for 2017 took place -  Click West sponsored by Canon and Camera Electronic.  This years event took place on 2nd June at the iconic Maritime Museum in Fremantle, a stylish modern venue with great facilities, transport and parking.  The event kicked off around 6:30 with guests gathering in the upstairs function room, greeted by delicious canapes served with beverages.  Members of various West Australian Photographic Federation clubs mingled and were able to speak to the sponsors.  Later guests were invited to the theatre where they enjoyed viewing entries and the presentation of prizes to the winners. The photographers have sent in their best shots, judges have done their work in selecting the best of the best and results are now published on the website. We would also like to congratulate all the winners and finalists, amazing photography and techniques were on display - we certainly cannot wait until next year! Click here to see the Portfolio Section Winners and Finalists - Congratulations to Marie...

The long lineage of the Nikon APS-C digital cameras can be a two-edged thing - not a sword exactly, but the sort of implement that makes you look carefully to see which way it is pointed. The first of the Nikon digital DLSR's were probably as much a learning mechanism for the factory and the designers as they were for their buyers. I know - I bought an ex-press camera from one of the early batches and taught myself what each of the controls did. I'm not ashamed to admit that I went to DP review and dear old Ken Rockwell for many of the settings. The cameras got better and better, and simultaneously simpler to operate and more complex to set up. The line diverged into top line, middle line, and entry line. But the good complex stuff from the top line always trickled down to the entry eventually. The camera We are looking at is the new Nikon D7500. Some think the numbering indicated entry - I have looked at the specs and rated it considerably more sophisticated than that. And the...

Do you remember Photo Live in 2016? The one-day All-in Photographic trade show held at the Novotel Langley in July? Well, I do because it was a great deal of fun - albeit hard on the feet.      Well, soak your tootsies in preparation - it is coming again this year. The details are still being worked out but the date has been released - it'll be on SUNDAY, the 23rd of July.     Keep watching our PhotoliveExpo Website, In The Loupe and also the Camera Electronic weblog column and the Facebook page for further details.       It's not an expensive day out* and it's a great chance to get your photo vibes going on a slow Sunday! *Unless you decide to buy that new camera and lens...

There are good new things coming on the drone scene here in Perth. Here's a roundup of some of the highlights: The DJI advice to owners of their products regarding registration and updating of the control programs has already been given in the regular Camera Electronic weblog column and in the Facebook page. But drone flyers who may have missed it would be wise to go to see the DJI website and look over the notice. They'll find that they need to re-register in some cases to restore the full functionality of their DJI drone. DJI will be coming out with new models of the Mavic soon. We'll keep you posted as this occurs. Always a good idea to subscribe to the CE newsletter, emails, and Facebook page...

De plane of focus, Boss. It's right here on my new Canon EOS M6 mirror-less camera! And my new EOS M6 has a whole lot of features that the Canon DSLR cameras have: 24.2 megapixel CMOS sensor with DIGIC 7 processor. Dual pixel technology. Combined image stablisation. 5 Axis. WiFi, NFC, and Bluetooth connectivity. 100-25,600 ISO. And it can do even better things: 180º touch screen for selfies and v-logging. Built-in time lapse capability. 7 fps multi shot. It's the mirrorless camera for easy carrying and big projects. And you don't have to live on a fantasy island to own it - it is here right now with a range of Canon EOS mirror-less lenses. It's the best big camera in a small package that Canon have ever made. I want all the lenses, Boss! Click here to find out more about the Canon EOS M6...

I've been asked to write a small piece about a Camera Electronic contest that has been and gone - the offer of two tickets to see the West Coast Eagles play the Western Bulldogs on Friday, 12th of may. I hope the winner, Benjamin Travia, went a long with a mate and had a very good time. The point to take from this is that Camera Electronic does occasionally have a chance to put up a very quick contest for our clients - good things come to us and we can pass them on to you - but you must be alert to see the offer and fast to get your entry in. It is always worth while looking at our Facebook page and our main site each day. Sometimes the things you see are free contests - sometimes they are quick flash sales offers. Sometimes alerts about industry matters like the DJI drone registration changes. Sometimes a notification about a new product that will be in very short supply for a very long time...

If you have a story to tell, and want to do it in professional style, the Camera Electronic Rental Department is your friend. So is a pot of coffee and a big pad of yellow paper, but they won't make your video look good - CE and Canon will. The rental Department has a new body to offer you - the Canon C100 Mark II  video camera. It is the latest in a line of wholly professional HD video cameras that have gone to weddings, industrial sites, sports events, and advertising shoots all over Western Australia in the past few years. The camera body is not all that big - forget the giant video cameras of the 80's and 90's - and is well suited to modest tripod and head support. You may desire a giant Hollywood crane and dolly system, and good on you if the budget stretches to that, but using the Canon C100 Mark II you can get by with smaller gear. You'll still get the benefits of using the Canon EF mount for the lens and can record in...