Over flowing with Used Equipment SALE!

Used blogUsed – film cameras, digital cameras, lenses, telephoto, wide-angle, macro, prime, ED,  tele- extenders, flashes, extension tubes, point-n-shoot, SLR, D-SLR. Nikon, Canon, Minolta, Ricoh, Yashioca, Fuji, Casio.

The merchandise will move fast because of the SALE. Don’t wait and miss out. Now is the time to treat yourself or to give the gift of Photography.

HURRY ! Rebate ends in 2 days!!!

tamron sumer savings blog

It is your last chance to take advantage of Mail-In Rebate Savings.  Tamron has announced the end of their rebates. If you were considering a nice new lens for your Summer Vacation then now is the best time to buy. The most popular lens on the market today is the Tamron 18-270 PZD ALL-IN-One.  Tamron has a $50 mail-in-rebate that ends 7/31/14 and has to be postmarked by 8/15/14. Nobody wants to carry two lenses and have to change in mid-shoot. Bring in your old kit lenses and trade them in towards one lens that will do it all. Just think, no more having to carry a big bag around. So now is the right time to buy. The best deal around is going to end and you do not want to miss out. Come on down to the store and take a look at one today. I will warn you though, once you have one of these lenses in your hands you will never want to let it go.

Tamron also has rebates on some of their other popular lenses which also ends soon. We have them on display at the store and can help you make up your mind which one is the correct one for you.

Picture Postcards

CPL filter blog

Now, you too can make your Snapshots look like Postcards. The single best and simplest way to improve your outdoor scenic photos is to use a Circular Polarize Filter. This is a fantastic way to get those great vacation shots and have them good enough to hang on the wall. This filter enhances color, contrast and cuts out glare. It’s like when you put on sunglasses and everything looks so much nicer. Same thing for photos. Now is the best time of year to see the effects.

A few simple rules apply

1) Use outdoors on a sunny day for best results.
2) When using the filter, it is the only time I recommend taking off the UV Protection filter that should already be on the lens. You do not want to stack filters because they tend to stick together and not want to come apart.
3) If you were to point your thumb at the sun, then where ever your index finger points is where you will see the greatest effects of the filter.

Give it a try on your Summer Vacation this year.

Portable Home Studio Lighting

studio lighting blogIt is now very affordable for anyone with a D-SLR to shoot their own Professional Home Portraits. Today’s cameras are so good and so easy that all you have to do is add light. It used to be that home lighting kit were up near $1000.00. Now the quality is still there but the price has dropped tremendously.  Literally all you have to do is plug  in a wireless transmitter that’s included and fire away. wouldn’t you love to be able to shoot your own Holiday cards and make enlargements to hang on the living room wall?

We are ready to set you up today. Stop in and check it out.


Lens Bokeh ?

Bokeh blogJust playing around on a rainy Tuesday and wanted to show an example of lens Bokeh. Bokeh is described as the out of focus area  in the background of a photo. But it is not just how far out of focus but the quality of the light in the out of focus area. Here in the store I really do not have the best subject matter but if you will notice the f1.4 shot really emphasises the subject and you can not even tell it was shot in a store. I used a Nikkor 50mm f1.4 lens for this test which is cosidered one of the best lens to play with bokeh .

Have fun and play with photography. Need help, please come in and ask.