Just a reminder of the Peter Coulson event is next Monday evening, we still have a couple of places left so if your interested in this rare opportunity RSVP as soon as possible to secure your spot. This is a free event and a great chance to pick up some tips from one of Australia's leading image makers.  You will also have the opportunity to see the latest Bowens lighting equipment and the supurb Hasselblad H4D-60. ...

The Pentax K-5 is one of the best reviewed mid range DSLR cameras available today.  It won a Gold Award from one of the most respected digital photography websites (dpreview.com) and has had rave reviews from both users and reviewers alike.The Pentax K-5 offers superb build quality and user interface making it one of the most competitive models in it's class.  You get quite a lot of bang for your buck with the K-5, some of the feature highlights include:16.3Mp CMOS sensorISO sensitivity span of 80-51,200 (equivalent)1080p HD movie modeLimited in-camera movie editing functionalitySocket for external microphone inputTriple-axis sensor-based shake reduction (horizontal, vertical and rotational correction)New SAFOX IX+ 11-point AF system (improved over the K-7)Support for older Pentax lenses with manual aperture ringsMagnesium alloy body shellImproved handheld HDR function (JPEG mode only)Continuous shooting up to 7fps100% viewfinder coverage (0.92x magnification)Choice of PEF or DNG RAW files3in, 921k pixel LCD screenOne of the most welcome new improvements amongst many photo enthusiasts is the ability to use older Pentax lenses with aperture ring control.  Pentax has for decades made some of the...

Fujifilm Australia have sent us a statement regarding the expected delivery delays on the new X100."You may have read media updates recently relating to the re-commencement of X100 production following the earthquake in Japan. We have received overnight, a further update from Fujifilm Tokyo. Faced with extreme challenges, very significant resources have been utilised so that as we speak, X100 is currently back in production. Fujifilm Tokyo anticipates commencement of exports by mid April, disrupting the original schedule by about one month. What does this mean for Australian customers? Fujifilm Australia anticipates seeing our next X100 shipment arriving in Australia towards the end of April, although at this stage we don't know what quantity we will receive.  Note that we currently have enough backorders and forward orders to take up all April-May stock arrivals, so at this stage any new customer orders will probably not be able to be filled until June.  As more information becomes available over the next couple of weeks we will be in a better position to advise on an ETA.   We once again thank you...

A lot of people might not be aware but Camera Electronic is your one stop shop for all your Adobe creative software needs.  We obviously specialize in the photographic application like Photoshop CS5, Photoshop Elements and Photoshop Lightroom but we can also supply the full range of Adobe creative suites. The range of Adobe software enables users to create, share and manage workflows like no other software family on earth.  The Adobe lineup of products have become industry leaders in fields varying from video editing to photography and from web design to graphic design for publications and layouts.  Ingenious workflow and asset managment tools also mean that it is easier than ever to manage your work from one project to the next and also between you and your client.  We have demo versions of Photoshop and Lightroom installed on our Mac's so come down for a brief tour of what these brilliant software packages can do for you.  ...

Does the idea of failing hard drives keep you up at night, the thought of all those images lost forever due to a hard drive which has spun it's last?  Everyone is always telling us that we should backup everything and prepare for the worst, but who really has the time to spend on the laborious process of backing up to multiple drives only to have to do the same thing in the not to distant future?  It's pretty easy to back up to a single drive via data syncing software readily available for all the O.S systems but this solution has some obvious and annoying drawbacks and backing up just the files on your computer HD is only solving part of the problem...

Sekonic have released a new exposure meter designed for both the cinematography and still image market.  This is not a new concept but the L-308DC is the first compact entry level metering system to incorporate both fields of imaging making. A full brochure for the L-308DC is available for download here Sekonic DigiCineMate L-308DCThe versatility of today's cameras is expanding at an amazing rate. Digital SLR cameras are used to record moving images and digital video cameras are used to capture still frames for printing. Whether you are a DSLR videographer, cinematographer, still photographer or involved in any facet of image capture, the Sekonic L-308DC is the perfect meter for you.Three Ways to Meter
The compact, Sekonic L-308DC is the first meter that can be customized to display only specific functions needed for the task at hand for fast, easy operation.    •    DSLR videographers can make exposure readings and control light using shutter speeds and frame rates and get aperture settings with one-tenth stop accuracy. The display can be customized match your camera in full, 1/2 or 1/3 step readings. Brightness...

Pentax has released new firmware upgrades for the Pentax 645D, the updates address a few small features of the camera and make the overall user interface easier.  Aside from a couple of small improvements to the interface no big 'fixes' have been needed for the camera. Our demo 645D has been upgraded to the new firmware and is available for hire.  Our rates cover daily, weekly and weekend hire but we can also discuss special rates if you require the camera for longer.A full list of our hire equipment is available here....

A couple of months ago Olympus announced a third camera body for the Pen line up of micro 4/3 format cameras.  The EPL-2 is the new flagship model and features higher build quality, larger screen and more refined user interface.  These little cameras produce stunning image quality and are designed for everyone from the causal beginner right through to pro's looking for a compact camera with none of the limitations of traditional travel cameras.    We have received our first shipment of the new model so call one of the guys for pricing and find out what colours are available and in stock, or simply pop in and have a look.The new EPL-2 is also available with the new M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm MkII kit lens for all round high quality image making.  The lens is compact enough to compliment the camera but versatile enough to cover most photographic applications.  The existing lenses and accessories for the Pen range will also work seamlessly with the new model meaning that if your upgrading there is no need to worry about replacing your...

First introduced in 1976, Stroboframe flash brackets have evolved into a comprehensive system known for innovative features and outstanding quality. Stroboframe brackets provide perfectly centered, overhead flash, eliminating side shadows and "red-eye". With your camera and a Stroboframe bracket you'll produce the kind of natural, flattering photographs that will delight your clients, time after time.Stroboframe brackets are available for the majority of professional cameras, they are even available for medium format models as well. 1.  "Camera-Rotating Brackets" - The Most VersatileFeaturing the original, patented Rotary-Link™, this family of brackets is made especially for rectangular-format cameras.  These brackets allow you to rotate the camera, keeping the flash centered above the lens for both horizontal and vertical compositions.  This design permits unlimited flash positioning and aiming.  It is also the best bracket for use with a tripod.  Rotary-Link brackets are the most versatile of the Stroboframe system.2. “Flash-Rotating” Brackets - Compact and Lightweight
Rotate the flash, not the camera. Keep the flash centered over the lens for horizontal and vertical compositions. Generally lighter and more compact than the camera-rotating models. ...