Thursday, 2 December 2010


With only 4 weeks remaining there are further reductions at Calumet Liverpool.
Visit our Liverpool Showroom and make us an offer!
Can't make it to the store?
Call us Now on 0151 709 1665
When It's Gone It's Gone, these prices won't be repeated at other stores.
Happy Shopping
Duncan & The Liverpool Team.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Bowens Bargains @ Calumet Liverpool

The Calumet Liverpool closing down sale gathers momentum with Great Offers on all Bowens Lighting Equipment.
Purchase a Bowens Lighting Kit in the Sale and get 50% OFF Calumet Own Brand Products.

Need prices on any of our Sale Items? Email

3 for 2 Offers on All Calumet Paper Background Rolls / Calumet Range of Brilliant Printing Papers.

£1 rummage Tables
Make My An Offer Table

Don't Miss Out

Duncan & the Liverpool Team.

Monday, 15 November 2010

Exciting sealed bids auctions at Calumet Nottingham

As part of the ongoing closing down sale at the Nottingham location, select items will be auctioned off in a sealed bids auction.

To request your bidding form, and to get yourself on the mailing list, please email



Monday, 8 November 2010

Ongoing closing down sale at Nottingham branch

Thanks again for everyone who has been in and supported our closing down sale at the Nottingham branch.
Just Nottingham and Liverpool are regrettably closing due to location challenges.

Sale is ongoing, bargains to be had.
Please come in, and if you wish to be kept informed of special event days at Nottingham please email to

Jason Batterham.
Nottingham manager

Friday, 22 October 2010

Sale at Nottingham branch

Thanks to everyone for their support.

Nottingham branch has an ongoing closing down sale (we're here til 31st Dec).
There are plenty of bargains to be had - so do tell your friends and colleagues !

Plenty of reductions and rummage tables.

We have received some fresh and different stock so it's not just all the stuff you will have seen before !

Do come and see us!

Jason & the Nottingham team.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

MTA Products sale at Calumet Nottingham

Whilst it is with regret we announce the Nottingham branch is closing, it does mean there will be a sale and some bargains to be had.

MTA albums and accessories are the focus of today.

Please request a list from

Best regards,
Nottingham Manager

Friday, 30 July 2010

Great seminars, at Calumet Nottingham, In August.

We have some great seminars for you, during August, at Calumet Nottingham.

An Introduction to portrait lighting is, as the name suggests, geared towards photographing people. A variety of lighting techniques, how to use a lightmeter, and what different types of light modifiers do.
It's only £25 inc VAT.
Thursday August 12th - 1.30pm to 4.30pm @ Calumet Nottingham.

Understanding your DSLR is aimed at anyone who's new to digital, or just upgraded their DSLR. You'll get guidance as to what you need to do to succeed with your digital photography. We'll cover RAW Vs JPEG, white balance, and much more. Aimed at the beginner.
It's only £25 inc VAT.
Thursday August 12th - 9.30pm to 12.30pm @ Calumet Nottingham.

To book any seminars, please phone us on 0115 9586888
You can also book online - please click the relevant links above.

Monday, 24 May 2010

Digital photography seminars @ Calumet Nottingham. On Thurs 27TH.

Calumet Nottingham will be hosting two fantastic seminars, on Thursday 27th May.

  • 'Digital workflow the easy way' 9.30 to 12.30
  • 'Understanding RAW workflow' 1.30 to 4.30

The two seminars work well together - the afternoon following on well from the morning. However, the morning is aimed more at the beginner, maybe someone who has recently bought a DSLR, the afternoon builds on that or is aimed at someone who is a bit more established, but wants to exapnd their knowledge and imaging skills.

The tutor is the super-knowledgable Andy Johnson, who is a high end digital expert.

The seminar takes place at the Calumet Nottingham branch, 2 Nelson Street, NG1 1DR.

Priced at just £25 each, these are excellent value.

Don't delay, book today !

Friday, 21 May 2010

Crash Taylor's sold out 'Master your wedding photography' seminar

Calumet Nottingham, today, hosted Crash Taylor - with his sold out 'Master your wedding photography' seminar.

The seminar sold out within hours of going on the web. Eager, aspiring wedding photographers travelled from as far as Fife, and Hertfordshire to see Crash.

Today was the hottest day of the year, and we had the privilege of having the hottest seminar of the year, at Calumet Nottingham.

Well done Crash! Thanks to all who attended, and made the day such a success - from all of the Nottingham team !

Crash returns on October 15th, with this amazing seminar. Book early or you're sure to miss out !

Thursday, 13 May 2010

California Sunbounce Sun Swatter Pro Scrim starter Kit

This amazingly simple and portable shade resembles an oversized fly swatter and is used to ward off any unwanted—and often unflattering—direct sunlight from your outdoor subject. Whether held by hand or mounted to a stand, the nimble Sun-Swatter produces a softly muted and delicate daylight over your subject, producing beautifully diffused portraits or fashion shots

In the Air by Obi Nwokedi

Fisherman by Dave Keightley

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Gable Beck Flows by Mark Gilligan

Apparently a fantastic day was had by all at Cheltenham Festival this year. A chosen few won their place by merit and were taken to Cheltenham on Champion Hurdle Day to enjoy the delights of a fully hosted lunch and a fanstatic day of racing. Luckily the weather held and as you can see from the photographs, they did watch the horses, despite the lure of alcohol and food!! an excellent day out and certainly well deserved for all those who went, attached are some photos from Janesh who put his Nikon D300 skills to good use and took some awesome shots of the action. Lets hope there is a similar chance to go next year as it proved a very successful day, although I understand the winnings could have been better.......

Working Springer on a hunt by Gareth Squance

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Press Photography Open Day at Dummond Street

Calling all Press Photographers!

Calumet is inviting you to an exclusive FREE open day for all Press Photographers on the 13th April.

Come and meet our dedicated imaging experts in addition to the seminar schedule, renowned suppliers such as Lacie, Sandisc, and Lowepro will be on hand to give advice and demonstrate key products. Canon experts will be on hand all day to answer your questions and demonstrate the latest in the EOS range including the 550D, 7D, 5D MKII and the camera receiving all the great reviews, the 1D MKIV. Canon will also have every Pro lens available to touch and try with your choice of body.


# 10.30-11.00 John D McHugh - Afghanistan - The First Multimedia War
# 12.00-12.30 Byron Wijayawardena,Pro-Apps Product Specialist Apple (UK) Limited - Aperture 3
# 2.00-.230 – John D McHugh - Afghanistan - The First Multimedia War
# 3.00-3.30 – Byron Wijayawardena, Pro-Apps Product Specialist Apple (UK) Limited - Final Cut Pro

Speaker Information:

John D McHugh

Afghanistan - The First Multimedia War

John D McHugh has just returned from Afghanistan (again). But this trip was different. McHugh explains “this was the first time that I was using the same camera to shoot my stills, my video, and record all my audio,” the camera, of course, was the EOS 5D Mark II.

“I have often carried more gear, more weight, on patrols than the soldiers I am reporting on,” says McHugh, “because I work in multimedia. I would have a couple of stills cameras around my neck, a video camera in one hand or on my shoulder, and an audio recorder in my other hand, or taped onto my helmet.” McHugh will show a selection of stills, video, and audio slideshows that he produced in February 2010 in Afghanistan, using only the EOS 5D Mark II. He will also talk about the benefits and challenges of using a single camera for all his work, he will share his thoughts on why he believes multimedia offers so many exciting possibilities to all photographers, not just photojournalists.

Byron Wijayawardena, Pro-Apps Product Specialist Apple (UK) Limited

Byron will be giving an Aperture 3 demo to show how photographers can use the new Slideshow tool with pictures and video as a storyboarding tool, or to create simple narratives using high quality imagery and video, all on Canon cameras of course, and Final Cut Studio Demo to show how you can take your projects to the next level.

To secure your place at these events please register at

Thai Boxing Madness by Adam Crowther

Friday, 12 March 2010

Man, Mud and Machine by Trevor Bruton

Calumet Spring Trade Shows at Drummond Street & Manchester

Calumet set for ‘One Day Only’ spring trade show

Calumet is running an exclusive ‘one day only’ spring trade show at its London Euston and Manchester branches next month.

Photographers can join free live photo shoots and see demonstrations of latest products from some of the biggest names in the imaging industry post Focus NEC.

We’ll have experts on hand all day from 10am until 8pm at Calumet Manchester on Tuesday April 27 and Calumet Drummond Street, Euston on Thursday April 29.
Hasselblad will be using professional models as they demonstrate their latest capture equipment Nikon will be available to demonstrate the full range of DSLRS including the flagship D3X. They will also have a range of their latest lenses and flashguns on display.
You will also benefit from Bowens, the experts in the lighting world who will demonstrate their latest products and answer any questions that you may have. Canon will be showcasing their range of professional imaging products including the new Canon 550D and the 1D Mark IV along with their latest accessories – lenses and flash guns.

Lowepro will showcase latest camera carrying solutions; Giottos will be displaying a comprehensive range of tripods, monopods and heads suitable for all photo-shoot situations, including latest Vitruvian VGR models - complete with reverse leg technology.”
She added: “onOne software will be there along with Fuji, Profoto, Sigma, Blubox photo compression software, MTA, Parkers, and of course, Calumet Own Brand.
Epson will be showing their flagship A3 and A2 R2880 and pro 3880 photo printers and will offer ‘on the day only’ free prints (one per customer) from supplied images
We’ll have some exclusive special offers available and Calumet will be offering photographers a free CCD cleaning service on the day.

Ocean Brushes by Kieran O'Connor

Welder by Robert Hooper

Singapore by Rajindra Raneewera

Calumet at Focus on Imaging 2010

The stand at Focus on Imaging before the crowds arrived.

An excellent 4 days at Focus - busy throughout the show and a very good result for the vendors we had on the stand - Powerstation, LaCie, Steadicam, Edirol/Roland, Sennheiser, Tiffen DFX, Genus and Calumet Own Brand.

We had printer demos going on using Epson and Canon printers which proved very popular. All the vendors on the stand were kept busy all day everyday providing their pearls of wisdom and tips and tricks on how to get the best use out of their particular pieces of equipment.

Genus were popular with their new HD DSLR rig and the swanky all-in-one ND filters, that can be rotated to produce the desired amount of density - and they are threaded so no need to add clumsy adapters!

We liked the winning Panasonic stand and those of us that got a chance to check out the new 3D TV were very impressed and we were delighted the Bowens stand won a Highly Commended - congrats guys!

Lots and lots of album/image mounting stands at the show this year, seems to be a very cutthroat industry there! Rather a saturated market now we think.

Thank you to everyone who made it onto the stand and supported us, we hope you enjoyed the show as much as we did and look forward to next year!

Friday, 26 February 2010

A Different Angle by Jeni Harney

Boat on Loch Harport: Isle of Skye by Peter de Villiers

Try the Water by Richard Budd

Are you fit to shoot with one of the best car photographers in the world?

In an all-out drive to help keen car photographers improve their shooting skills, Calumet is searching for FIFTEEN photographers to work with top professional Tim Wallace on an exclusive two-day spring seminar event. The Flash Wheels II workshop at the famous Land Rover Experience site near Birmingham, comes hot-on-the-heels of the first Flash Wheels seminar event last autumn. Francesca Munden, Calumet’s PR and Events Coordinator said: “The response to the first one-day workshop was excellent, so this is our two-day follow-up. We’re looking for just fifteen photographers – they can be professionals, aspirational amateurs or car enthusiasts – to join renowned car photographer Tim Wallace on April 20th and 21st. These delegates will need to be fit enough to handle some hill walking but they will enjoy a full-on, action-packed car shooting extravaganza, which will cover all the key elements they need to improve their skill levels in this photo-genre. These include: the key elements of car photography, what it takes to become a competent car photographer, the environment and how it impacts on mood; DSLR versus medium format capture; lighting, shooting styles and shooting car-to-car techniques.”
The second day includes the following topics:
* The ‘commercial shark tank’: how to cope in the early days of a new career. * Professional workflow * How to use past traditions and techniques into today’s digital workflow *Post production.

The Flash Wheels II event, supported by Hasselblad, Profoto, Epson and onOne, costs £400 (incl VAT) per delegate and includes lunches. Additionally, Epson will provide one free finished digital print to each photographer at the end of the second day. For more details visit the Calumet website at or book at any Calumet branch nationwide.
Calumet Spring Events & Seminars!

So what do you want to learn this spring?

Calumet has teamed with leading UK photographers to launch a new, nationwide ‘catch-all’ spring/summer seminar programme.

Photographers keen to improve their skill sets can choose from a wide range of subjects, including: image capture, landscape, child photography, studio lighting, wedding photography, artistic nude photography, Photoshop techniques, RAW workflow, shooting with strobes, and how to improve sales, profits and business admin skills.

“This is the start of a new photo-education offensive for 2010” explained Calumet’s PR and events coordinator, Francesca Munden. “We’re partnering with some of the country’s best-known photographic educators to host an exclusive series of seminar and workshop events from Belfast and Edinburgh through the Midlands and down to London and Bristol.

This is an important opportunity for photographers to improve the way they operate on a day to day basis, not just through their creative capture and output techniques but also in terms of professional business acumen. The first seminar will begin next month (March) and this tranche of workshops will come to a close in July. Seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and interested photographers should visit our website, for full agenda, venue, date and cost details.”

Calumet’s speaker line-up includes:

John Clements: Studio Lighting in a Day (starts March 2) and Digital Photography in a Day (starts April 14)

Geoff Simpson: Macro Techniques (in the peak District National Park) April 17

Helen Bartlett: Photographing Children (starts May 4)

Tom Catchesides: Delivering the Goods (starts May 5)

Ben Osborne: Photography in Bloom (June 16)

Canon Experience seminars: Wedding Photography (starts May 18)

Colin Prior: Extreme environments: (April 8)

Uzair Kharawala: Open Day on Improving Business Efficiency (starts March 23)

and Business & Beyond (starts April 22)

Jon Gray: Artistic Nude Studio Lighting Workshop (starts March 26)

Calumet Experts: Guide to Photoshop (April 14) and RAW workflow technique (June 5)

Jayce Clarke: Nikon Wireless Workflow (starts March 11) and The Secret of Strobes (starts March 11)

Colour Confidence Roadshow (starts April 8)

Two day ‘Focus on Profit & sales’ (starts June 22)

Seminar costs start from £25 incl. VAT.

Thursday, 18 February 2010

One Lime Street by Les Forrester

Shake it Baby by Jules

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Brand new - Canon have announced the 550D - Expanding their range of EOS DSLR cameras:

Canon say that The EOS 550D redefines the boundaries of Canon’s consumer DSLR range, incorporating technologies and features more commonly found in semi-professional DSLRs into the compact, lightweight body favoured by consumers. With a newly-developed 18 Megapixel (MP) APS-C CMOS sensor, coupled with Canon’s advanced DIGIC 4 image processor and the ability to shoot Full HD movies, photography enthusiasts are empowered to explore new levels of creativity.

Capture your story in stunning detail with the EOS 550D. With the creative freedom to capture the decisive shot, see all the detail of your holiday sunset or follow action in the local football match.

Ideal for those who want to create large, poster-size prints – or crop images without losing any of the detail necessary for printing – EOS 550D’s 18MP CMOS sensor is outstanding in low light, and produces images with incredibly low noise.

Check out full details and see our great pre-order offers at - Canon 550D

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Hasselblad launches the new H4D-40!

Hasselblad has taken image quality to new and unexplored heights for over fifty years. And now, with the new Hasselblad H4D-40, it brings top tier image quality to an entirely new generation of photographers, enabling your photography to grow in ways you never dreamed possible.

As easy to use as any 35mm camera and featuring a 40-megapixel medium format sensor, Hasselblad's intuitive new Phocus 2.0 software, and the revolutionary True Focus AF system, the H4D-40 provides the perfect entry point into the Hasselblad world.

Starting at £15,269.13, (with 80mm HC lens), the H4D-40 gives you full access to the entire Hasselblad system of software, lenses, and features and has been designed to meet the needs of the most demanding commercial photographers—and yours.

Hands-on with Hasselblad's H4D-40
Calumet Drummond St, 10 February

Are you ready for a Hasselblad? Here's how to know for sure.

Join us for hands-on demonstrations of the new H4D camera by Hasselblad representatives. Get an exclusive behind the scenes look at how the new H4D line changes the face of high-end photography. Plus, receive advance access to Hasselblad's new Owners' Club—a members-only web space that provides Hasselblad photographers and their work to over 1.4 million visitors per year and a range of professional services.

Calumet Drummond St.
Wednesday, 10 February

From 2 p.m.

To register your interest in this launch event, please email us on

Thursday, 21 January 2010

See you at the Olympuics! by Eydis Einarsdottir

Spitfire by David Bracher

Doverstones by Jeni Harney

Adobe CS4 Bundles

Colour is a wild beast, one that photographers struggle to keep in control.

It's why we bundle some of the best colour tools on the market with new copies of Adobe Photoshop CS4 and Creative Suite 4. So when you start utilising the powerful new tools in CS4, you'll know that your work will reproduce accurately.

Each bundle includes one or both of the following:

ColorMunki – A simple yet sophisticated calibration display that fine-tunes the colour repoduction of your monitor, printer, or lcd projector.

Pantone Colour Bridge – The definitive resource for judging how colours will appear in different formats and for selecting the real-world colours you want to incorporate into your images and designs.

Check out our bundle packages >>>>

NEC Supercross Championships by Tim Keeton

Last Leaf by Martin Jacob

Concert Hall, City of Arts & Sciences in Valencia, Spain by Chris Nation

Our Nottingham store has amended its Staurday opening hours to shut now at 1pm - effective from 9th January 2010.

Nottingham Location

London Lovers by Robert Hooper

Isabella by Jake Sugden

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Calumet Drummond Street Rental will be extending their excellent weekend deal to take into account the Christmas holidays.

You can now collect your rental on Christmas Eve and return the kit on December 29th and pay for only 1 days rental!! Thats 5 days for the price of 1!!

Beat the recession, save some money and why not try some new kit over Christmas on family, friends and anything that takes your fancy, with the 5D MKII, Profoto D1 heads, a great selection of Nikon & Canon lenses and Bowens lighting equipment, why not make the most of the offer and try out some fantastic new kit!

Call rental at Drummond Street on 0207 383 5127 to book your kit

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Alamy Seminar, Nottingham, update.

Dear reader, I do hope you'll forgive me for re-posting this article about our Alamy seminar, however I do feel that keen amateur photographers, and professionals should be seriously considering using Alamy to earn an extra income!
Having followed Pete Jenkins' (the Alamy tutor) advice, I have made my first sale on Alamy. A media Company has paid $290 dollars to use one of my quite ordinary images of a church in Ilkeston.
I only have 200 images online with Alamy, and have only been taking it seriously since Pete Jenkins gave his first talk, on Alamy, at Calumet Nottingham. Pete Jenkins is a lifelong career photographer, he has worked for the major newspaper titles, ran his own photo agency, and provided editorial and commercial photography. He is a customer, and friend, of the Nottingham Branch. We are always keen to support our local customer base, and many of our seminars are hosted by local photographic experts - such as Pete.
I hold down a busy job managing Calumet Nottingham, yet I'm glad I found the time to put some images online with Alamy. This will be an excellent extra income, in the longer term, that will help pay for extra camera kit.
I cannot recommend Pete Jenkins' Alamy seminar strongly enough. I will be glad to share my own modest experience, but do get yourself on the seminar on 11TH December, Calumet Nottingham.
Phone 0115 9586888 (Nottingham Branch) or 08706 03 03 03 (Direct Sales) and quote ZSMNOT0046 and book before the end of November to receive the early booking price of £30 for the Alamy seminar (normally £45).
Jason Batterham
Branch Manager: Calumet Nottingham

Calumet Nottingham is very pleased to welcome Pete Jenkins back to do his ever popular 'Alamy 1 Seminar'

Pete will talk you through the process of getting past Alamy's strict quality control process, and from that point you can start uploading your images to throw open for anyone in the world to buy !

Stock photography should really form part of virtually every professional photographers' strategy. At the same time, there are many enthusiast photographers who earn decent money on the side through selling online through stock portals such as Alamy.

Friday 11th December, 2-4.30PM at the Nottingham Branch - 2 Nelson Street, Nottingham, NG1 1DR

Seminar standard price:£45 Inc VAT
Student price: £40
Early booking price (available to all, before 27TH Nov): £30 !

Please contact the Nottingham Branch to book on 0115 9586888 or group

We do urge you to book early, and take advantage of the
discount for doing so!

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Calumet Nottingham calling for secondhand!

Calumet Nottingham & Glasgow branches are now accepting Canon & Nikon branded items for part-exchange for other items.

Initially, we're considering Nikon and Canon branded digital equipment - bodies, lenses, flashguns, and grips.

If you've got some good quality gear, in good working order, with all the essential accessories still with them then don't hesitate to get in touch!

Why not treat yourself for Christmas, and upgrade to some of the exciting new gear now out!

Friday, 13 November 2009

Master your wedding photography with Wedding Photographer Crash Taylor.

Calumet Nottingham branch are incredibly pleased to announce the return of widely respected wedding photographer - Crash Taylor.
He will return on Friday 21st May 2010 to do his talk on his 'crash-Art' techniques.

We strongly recommend immediate booking as this was oversubscribed last time, and indeed we will be in the process of contacting people who missed out last time!

Crash will take you through how he shoots a wedding from bridal prep to first dance. He will cover: equipment, lighting, posing, workflow, post-production, creating your own style, marketing, social networking, and so much more!

Voted one of the top 10 winter wedding photographers by Professional Photographer magazine November 2009. International award winning wedding photographer Crash Taylor is one of the UK’s most sought after wedding photographers.

Crash is known for his use of location, light, artistic eye and unobtrusive style. These four elements are used to create stunning images that elicit rave reviews time after time.

He photographs 35 wedding adventures a year throughout the UK and has shot weddings in France, Spain and Hawaii. Wedding Photography is Crash’s passion and he will be sharing this passion on May 21st for six inspiring hours at Calumet Nottingham.

Limited to 35 delegates. If you're serious about taking your photography and business to the next level this is an event not to be missed.

Only £95 Inc VAT
Please contact the branch or our Direct department on:
0115 9586888 or 08706 03 03 03
Seminar code: ZSMNOT0047

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Alamy Seminar - Nottingham Branch - Fri 11TH Dec.

Calumet Nottingham is very pleased to welcome Pete Jenkins back to do his ever popular 'Alamy 1 Seminar'

Pete will talk you through the process of getting past Alamy's strict quality control process, and from that point you can start uploading your images to throw open for anyone in the world to buy !

Stock photography should really form part of virtually every professional photographers' strategy. At the same time, there are many enthusiast photographers who earn decent money on the side through selling online through stock portals such as Alamy.

Friday 11th December, 2-4.30PM at the Nottingham Branch - 2 Nelson Street, Nottingham, NG1 1DR

Seminar standard price:£45 Inc VAT
Student price: £40
Early booking price (available to all, before 27TH Nov): £30 !

Please contact the Nottingham Branch to book on 0115 9586888 or group email

We do urge you to book early, and take advantage of the
discount for doing so!


used Canon kit in Calumet Glasgow
CANON EOS 5D + BGE4 £920
CANON 16-35 F2.8 £575
CANON 24-70 F2.8 £517.5
CANON 70-200 F2.8 £575
CANON 70-200 F2.8 £690
CANON 400MM F2.8 £1380
CANON 400MM F2.8 £2070
Posted by ALAN REILLY at 03:48 0 comments
Used Nikon available in Glasgow as of 11/11/09
NIKON D200 BODY £400
NIKON MBD200 £75
NIKON D2H BODY £632.50

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Tower Bridge by Tomas Janicki

Land Rover Seminar "Live Shoot" with Tim Wallace

Many thanks to Tim Wallace and Landrover for an excellent day at the Land Rover Experience in Halewood.

Supported by Hasselblad, Nikon, Epon, Profoto and Lowepro and a scattering of Calumet staff, seminar attendees were taken to the Land Rover off-road area where Tim took them through the Land Rover & Lighting set up and processes involved in getting that one amazing shot.

Despite a chilly wind and threatening skies, the weather held off and thankfully remained dry for the duration of the seminar.

During the afternoon, the group was split into 2, with one group working on the parked Land Rover and another group working on a Land Rovers being driven round the course for the attendees to structure their own photography and work out how to take the best shots themselves.

All in all an excellent day - thanks to everyone involved for their hard work and effort !!

Out of the Blue Sky by Dr Jurgen Bodamer

Drummond st and Manchester 70th Celebrations

A big thank you to all our staff, customers and key suppliers for making our 70th Anniversary Celebrations such a big success. the events were held in London at our Drummond Street store and in our Manchester store during the week beginning 5th October.

There were record numbers of customers attending, who took full advantage of the demonstrations and knowledge imparted by the key suppliers who attended the events - Canon, Nikon, Lowepro, Bowens, Epson, Fuji, Sigma, Hasselblad, and onOne. Sensor cleaning "while you wait" was also offered and proved to be extremely popular as were the Bowens lighting demos.

Wine and snacks were served up in the evenings to those who had either stayed the distance or made the effort to come along after work. Altogether two fantastic, busy and exhausting days! Thanks to everyone who attended and we hope that you enjoyed it as much as we did - till the next 70th!!

New Canon 1D Mark IV

Canon is bringing DSLR video to the next level, literally. Today marks the introduction of the EOS 1D Mark IV, the first of this legendary pro line to feature full 1080p HD video. But that's not the only way the camera expands the potential of your photography.
When a split-second can make the difference between a front-page shot and one that sits in your archive, the 1D Mark IV ensures the height of responsiveness. Pushing the limits of ISO and featuring fast new autofocus technologies, the camera is a dream for sports and wildlife photographers. Due out at the end of December.... watch this space!

Steam Yacht Gondola, Coniston Water by Andrew Buchanan

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Nikon has annouced the new high-speed D3S with 720p HD video and a completly re-designed 12.1 MP Sensor.

The D3S features a completely re-designed 12.1 effective megapixel image sensor. The large pixel pitch, with a completely modified inner structure, means that the D3S can capture images under light conditions which were previously believed to be impossible. The seven stop ISO range of 200 – 12,800 enables image and movie capture in extremely low ambient light conditions which is essential for today’s news and sports photographers.

Further proof of the D3S’s incredible capacity for low light photography is the fact that it is the first camera to offer no less than three additional ISO boost levels, up to Hi-3, (ISO equivalent of an astounding 102,400).

The D3S delivers a new look and feel to the emerging trend of DSLR movie capture and exploits the creative depth-of-field effects offered by the large FX-format sensor and the benefits of wide aperture NIKKOR lenses, the lens of choice for the world’s leading photographers. Instant and intuitive in use, the D3S’s D-movie function is prioritised for high productivity. Movies are captured at 720p/ 24fps in motion JPEG with stereo sound using the input jack. The file format enables a unique ‘Save Selected’ frame option that enables the user to shoot video freely, secure in the knowledge that a still image of a key moment can be transmitted as well.

Symbiosis by Dave Monk and Gregg Lowe

The Calm of a Maldavian Night by Dan Dalton

Forth by Andrew Tomlinson

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

NEW Canon 7D available to rent at Drummond Street

The new Canon 7D is now available to rent from our Drummond Street store.
This is an excellent opportunity to "try before you buy", discover the excellent features of this camera and find out if it is the one for you.
Daily rates are £90 (excluding damage waiver & VAT) for the body. Don't forget our Drummond Street rental department offer a fantastic weekend deal - pick your equipment up on the Friday and return it by 10am Monday and pay for just one days rental!
To find out more and test drive a Canon 7D, call our rental department on 0207 383 5127

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Love in Paris by Daniel Mariscal Flores