Canon Tag

The first of October is just over a week away - Thursday morning will dawn before you know it and you need to be prepared for it now. Here's a Camera Electronic checklist to ensure that you will be ready in time:1. Do you have that second camera body? If your first one fails on the evening of the 30th of September, will you have a second one ready to take over? Better call into the shop and purchase another one now and get the battery charged up in time for Thursday. A couple of spare lenses would be a good idea too.2. Is your camera set properly? If you have just been fooling around recently or experimenting with different settings you may lose valuable time on Thursday morning re-configuring it. best do it now and then attach a tag to the camera strap lugs with a ready-to-go code. Flouro colours work best for this.3. Have you remembered the grounding stake and connecting cable?4. No-one likes a card snatcher - when you suddenly need more memory it is really bad...

There's this movie in production about boxing. Not two Irishmen pummelling each other - boxing. Packaging  cameras. I can hardly wait for the release.Now, this is going to be different from all the Yo' Tube videos of sad people taking their new camera out of the packaging while the rest of the world burns around them. This is going to be the inside story of the intrigues and murders in the Japanese packaging industry. If you don't believe they have them, consider these facts:1. Japan has a culture of wrapping and packaging. There is a Japanese cultural channel on Foxtel that has video reports from Japan and broadcasts whole shows on wrapping -foreigners watch Japanese retail sellers package different products for sale and ten comment on how it is done in their own country. The Japanese always do it better, and with more style.2. Japanese companies are quite competitive. Just like the feudal families used to be, They may not go round each other's head offices and shower the opposing office workers with arrows at lunchtime but the temptation is...

We see many famous and successful professional photographers here in our shop. Award-winners, superstars, iconic ambassadors, and mentors. They are a wonderful experience and do us a great deal of good - not least in the matter of figuring out how much to charge for taking pictures. We don't have an exact number but their general advice is...

Those of you with a historical bent will know what title means. The rest will think we are discussing building detail. Which leads into the topic of the post - architectural photography.Never mind what you thought architecture was. It might have been that way but it isn't any more. Universities and Institutes of Technology turn out hundreds of architects each year and from the looks of some of the designs they produce a few of them have even less sense of responsibility than photography students...

An order came down from the bridge today to make you aware of three new products. One we got, two are coming.The one we got right now is the Nikon 24mm AF-s 1.8G ED lens . It is the heading image. Full-frame, moderate weight, fast aperture, focuses to 23cm. Looks like a great optic for interiors and large groups. Come try it out.We'll also be getting a new Canon lens soon. The new 35mm EF f:1.4L II lens should be a high speed undistorted landscape lens for the EOS system. We'll tell you when to stream in to see it when it hits the shop.November will also be a big month for the Sony fans. We anticipate the arrival of a new full-frame mirror-less camera from this maker. The A7s II will be strongly followed - heck we have people asking about it now. There will be a launch in November here at the shop. More details as we think them up....