Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Concrete & Steam by Andrew Rawlins - Photo of the Week

Concrete & Steam

Photographer Name: Andrew Rawlins
Title: Concrete &Steam
Gear Used:
Nikon D3 and 10.5mm fisheye

Friday, 21 November 2008

Digital Photo Frames

This Christmas why not give the perfect gift of brining an entirely new dimension to your loved ones' photography. Digital Photo Frames are the perfect way to display those images hidden away on your camera, computer, hard drive or memory cards. Simply insert your memory card into a digital photo frame or copy them to the internal, on-board memory and your images are transformed to be displayed on a table or surface or mounted on the wall. Many offer remote operation enabling you to control which images are shown and how they are displayed. You can even play your favourite music tracks along with your images to provide the perfect soundtrack to get the memories flooding back.

Calumet Digital Photo Frames Read CompactFlash Type I, SD/SDHC, MMC and MS-Pro Duo Memory cards as well as USB flash drives. Sizes start at 8 inches and continue up to the hugely impressive 15 inch screen size.

Read the write up about the Calumet Digital Photo Frames on The Photography Blog.

Adobe Photoshop CS4

Adobe Photoshop CS4 at Calumet today!!

For years, the image editing software of choice for the professional and amateur photographer, Adobe Photoshop now progresses to version CS4. Adobe Photoshop CS4 further pushes the boundaries set by CS3 which result in Photoshop CS4 offering revolutionary new features, a highly flexible and user friendly experience, both allied with the massively impressive editing power packed by Photoshop.

Photoshop CS4 is packed full of features to allow you to further and edit your images to yours and your clients exacting expectations. New features include the ability to create 360 degree panoramas from your source images. The expert re-touching capabilities also enable you to make the most of images even when they have not been perfectly.

You can buy your standalone version in Mac or PC format from Calumet today or upgrade to Photoshop CS4 from your existing Photoshop CS3 licence.

Hasselblad H3DII-31 & H3DII-39 Digital Cameras

Hasselblad H3DII-31 & H3DII-39 Digital Cameras

Confident in its quality, Hasselblad is opening its line to a whole new cross-section of photographers by lowering prices on both the H3DII-31 and H3DII-39. Each camera is built to handle extreme workloads and is supported by a wealth of prestigious Hasselblad lenses.

When you're ready to upgrade your gear, be sure to contact a Calumet representative, and he or she will guide you through everything you need to know about these high end masterpieces.

You can reach the Calumet High End Digital Team at the following telephone number: 020 7380 4511.

For more information see the Hasselblad H3DII-31 Digital Camera and Hasselblad H3DII-39 Digital Camera on the Calumet Photography website.

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Jolly Jumper by Ricardo Verde Costa - Photo of the Week

Photographer Name: Ricardo Verde Costa
Title:Jolly Jumper
Location: Aveiro, Portugal
Portfolio: www.1000imagens.com/ricardoverdecosta
Gear Used:
Nikon D300 + Sigma 10-20mm lens

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Canon Digital Cameras

Used by a large percentage of photographers throughout the world, Canon's range of SLR and Digital SLR's continues to provide stunning results. Calumet are often the first to offer the latest Canon models on pre-order, as indeed is the case with the new Canon 1000D.

Some other highly popular Canon Digital SLR Cameras are shown below:

The New Canon 1000D

Canon 1000D

Canon 5D Mark II

Canon 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 40D

Canon EOS 40D

Canon 450D with Lens Kit

Canon 45-50D

Canon 50D

Canon 50D

Nikon Digital Cameras

Calumet stocks a huge range of Nikon Digital Cameras including the very latest, cutting edge Digital SLRs. Some of the most popular Nikon Digital Cameras at present are shown below.

Nikon D700 Digital SLR with 14-24mm Lens Kit

Nikon D700

Nikon D300 Body

Nikon D300

Nikon D90 12.3MP DSLR

Nikon D90

Nikon D3 Body

Nikon D3

Nikon D60 10.2MP DSLR - Body & 18-55mm VR Lens

Nikon D60

Canon Lenses, Canon Lens

Canon Digital Cameras are greatly enhanced by a stunning range of lenses from 14mm ultra wide angle lenses through to spectacular, 600mm telephoto lenses ideal for capturing super-crisp images over a long distance.

Canon's full range of lenses includes:

Fixed Focal Length Lenses
Zoom Lenses
Tilt-and-Shift Lenses
Macro Lenses
Image Stabilisation Lenses

Calumet are proud stockists of a huge range of Canon lenses, many of which are available to view and for demonstrations in-store.

Canon EF 50mm 1.4USM Lens

Canon 800mm APO Telephoto Lens

Canon 600mm IS USM Lens

Canon 700 - 200mm lens

Kettleness Beach by Geoff Perry - Photo of the Week

Kettleness Beach by Geoff Perry

Photographer Name: Geoff Perry
Title:Kettleness Beach
Location: Kettleness, North Yorks
Portfolio: www.perry-photography.co.uk
Gear Used:
Canon EOS 5D + EF 16-35mm lens

Adobe Software at Calumet

Adobe Software

Adobe Systems Incorporated offers business, creative and mobile software solutions. Adobe customers include enterprises, knowledge workers, creative and designers, OEM partners, and developers worldwide. In 1982 Adobe was founded by Charles Geschke and John Warnock in the United State of America. The corporate headquarters are located in San Jose, California, USA

The company's technologies and software have set new standards for producing and delivering digital content and as so they redefined business, entertainment, and personal communications. The impact of Adobe solutions is clear to anyone who creates, views, and interacts with information.

In 1989, Adobe System published Adobe Photoshop for the Macintosh. Adobe Photoshop is a graphic editing and creation program. Adobe Photoshop soon dominated the market and becomes Adobe’s flagship product. Currently it is the primary market leader for commercial bitmap and image manipulation. For every graphic professional it has become an indispensable industry standard.

Photoshop has grown and developed over the years with the current version being Adobe Photoshop CS4. This package is now so widely used in pro and amateur circles alike that it has assumed the kind of brand privileged recognition the preserve of Hoover, Dyson, Biro and Google. If you're ever editing an image you're Photoshopping it.

Crumpler Bags at Calumet

Crumpler Bags

Crumpler is a world famous camera bag company. Its Pacific headquarters are based in Melbourne, Australia, while its European headquarters are based in Cologne, Germany. Crumpler was founded in Melbourne in 1995 by Dave Roper, Will Miller and Stuart Crumpler. At the beginning they started as a messenger bag company, but in the recent years they expanded its collection and started to produce colorful laptop computer and camera bags used by professional and amateur photographers alike.

Lowepro Camera Bags at Calumet


Lowepro is an international company that produces carrying solutions for imaging equipment and consumer electronics. Its worldwide headquarters are located in Sebastopol, California. Lowepros products are used by photographers throughout world, mostly professional photographers and photojournalists, but they also produce cases for consumer photographer and laptops.

In 1967 when Greg Lowe invented the world’s first internal frame backpack the brand began to grow. Some years later in 1972, Lowe introduced another innovation - the first foam padded, soft-sided camera bag. Lowepro have also been responsible for lots of the industry standards of modern back packs as the introduction of plastic buckles, compression straps and stabilizers. They have never stopped to innovate and improve their products over the last 40 years. Customer relations are highly important for their work, most innovation and improvements are inspired by helpful advices from their customers.

Today Lowepro is the largest producer of camera support packs with distribution in 107 countries.

Fujifilm at Calumet


Fujifilm Holdings Corporation or formerly known as Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd. is a Japanese company producing and selling photographic film and cameras. Fujifilm is the world’s largest photographic and imaging company. Fujifilm operates 223 subsidiary companies for research, manufacture and distribution of products. Their manufacturing facilities are established in Asia, Europe, and the United States of America.

In 1934 Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd. was established in Japan. The founding was based on a government plan to establish a domestic photographic film manufacturing industry. The new company inherited the split-off photographic film operations of Dainippon Celluloid Company Limited. In 2006 FUJIFILM Corporation has taken over the business operations of the former Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd. Every operation is since then under the overall direction of the Fujifilm Group holding company, FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation.

Sony at Calumet

Sony Digital Cameras

Sony Corporation is a multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Minato, Tokyo, Japan. It is one of the world's largest media conglomerates and the Sony Group is one of the leading entertainments companies in the world.

Sony was founded in Tokyo in 1945 of two men - engineer Masaru Ibuka and physicist Akio Morita and it started with just 20 employees. Since the company was established over 60 years ago, it has grown to almost 160,000 employees around the world.

Sony's photography equipment now presents cutting edge designs and razor sharp imagery across their range of compact and SLR digital Cameras and Video Cameras.

Leaf at Calumet

Leaf Cameras

In 1984 Leaf System Inc. was founded in Massachusetts and established a new era of the professional digital photography market. Leaf was the world industry leader in providing cutting edge digital photography solutions. Ever since this system and setting benchmarked all other digital camera producers and becomes the standard for digital cameras. Leaf never gives up this role as the leader of innovating technology for the digital photography market. For nearly every world's leading professional photographers, Leaf has become the preferred digital equipment supplier.

Leafs triumph and ongoing success is based on the research and development efforts to complete their experience in image capture & color science. Leaf will continue to lead the digital photography market to provide the photography community with new and exciting solutions.

Samsung at Calumet

Samsung Digital Cameras

Samsung Electronics is the world's largest consumer electronics company. The company established its headquarters in Seocho Samsung Town in Seoul, South Korea. Samsung Electronics is one member of the Samsung Group. The Samsung Group is South Korea's largest company and the best known of all South Korean brands. Indeed, Samsung now stands as one of the top twenty global brands.

In 1938 Lee Byung-Chul founded Samsung. At this time the business started as a small trading company with forty employees, located in Seoul. Later on in 1969 Samsung Electronics was founded. In the recent years Samsung Electronics invested heavily in research and development. Currently, Samsung Electronics is the global market leader in more than 60 products.

The market for electronic devices, and specially cameras had become a really though field. Newer, slimmer cameras with better resolutions are being introduced almost every day and a compact sized camera with high resolution and performance is nothing special anymore. Samsung Electronics realized that the design is becoming more and more important. While these changes were taking place, Samsung has been preparing to upgrade its market position by concentrating on just one core competence – the design.

Leica Cameras at Calumet


Leica is a world famous brand of cameras produced by a German company which bear the same name. The company is formerly known as the Ernst Leitz Company.

The first model of a Leica camera was created by Leitz engineer Oskar Barnack in 1914. In 1925, when the folding plate camera was popular, the production of the Leica A went on sale. The genius format of 35mm created a revolution in photography in 1925 and a legend was born. For jounalist and photographers the small, lightweight and precise camera offered a new, undreamed freedom to create their images.

It is over seventy years since the first Leica camera was manufactured by Ernst Leitz and since then over 1,500,000 Leica cameras have been manufactured up to the present day.

From the day Leitz invented the first model of Leica to the present day, Leica has had a profound influence on our visual perspective of the world.

Mamiya at Calumet


Mamiya Digital Imaging Co., Ltd. is a Japanese Photographic company with its headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. It was established in May 1940 by Seichi Mamiya and Tsunejiro Sugawara.

The original Mamiya 6 was the first camera they produced. The Mamiya 6 was a hugely innovative camera featuring a back focusing system, which didn’t move the lens for focusing but rather the film plate. Today the company manufactures a spectrum of high-end cameras and other related photographic and optical equipment.

For over 50 years, the brand Mamiya has been a synonymous name for excellence and innovation in professional photographic cameras and lenses. Many professional photographers choose Mamiya because of its reliability and unique design.
Mamiya never stopped being a pioneer because the company continually improves and refines their finest professional photographic products with state-of-art advancements.

Nikon at Calumet

Nikon Corporation is a multinational corporation and its headquarters are located in Tokyo, Japan. The company was established in 1917. Nikon Corporation is a specialist in optics and imaging and they are famous for its cameras and lenses. Today nearly 17,000 employees worldwide are working for the Nikon Group Corporation.

In the field of optics and imaging Nikon had become a reliable brand in the last years. This matter of fact is mainly due to the company’s philosophy, never to stop their research and development activities and just use high-level technological power since the company’s establishment in 1917.

Nikon conducts transactions with a wide range of overseas suppliers. The Nikon Group aims to build up a more desirable society and global environment where the customer’s satisfaction is one of the most important aims.

Calumet stocks a great range of Nikon products, their Digital Cameras including the D700, D300, D90 and D3 and huge array of Lenses.

Thursday, 6 November 2008

Canon G10 - New at Calumet

The Canon G10 is one of the favourite point and shoot cameras of the professional offering an ultra-rapid shutter speed, enhanced imaging capacity due to Canon's DIGIC 4 capabilities.

It features a genuine 5x wide-angle lens, RAW & DPP Support, Anti-blur technology and weighs in with a sizeable 14.7 Megapixel sensor. Due to the 26 separate shooting modes this pocket camera offers such a huge range of options to capture the perfect image every time.

Calumet are currently offering the Canon G10 with a FREE, 4GB Prospec SD Memory Card and we can ship directly to you, the very same day.

Visit the Calumet website today to order your Canon G10 Digital Camera.

Hasselblad Cameras - New Lower Prices

The premium, camera specialists Hasselblad who supply some of the finest digital cameras in the market today have now released a range of products which brings their price point down to make them more affordable for the professional or enthusiastic amateur photographer.

Calumet offer a full range of Hasselblad digital cameras and accessories including these new, more affordable models.

The cheapest model available is the Hasselblad CFII-39 Digital Back which weighs in with a sizeable 39MP. Calumet are able to offer full leasing options on this camera meaning that this truly stunning camera and the wealth of photographic opportunities it can create becomes affordable.

For more information on Hasselblad Cameras visit the Calumet Photography website.

Philosophical Monkey by Peter Jackson - Photo of the Week

Photographer Name: Peter Jackson
Title:Philosophical Monkey
Portfolio: www.pjjphotography.co.uk
Gear Used:
Canon Powershot S3 IS

Aurora Borealis by Jonathan Gooding - Photo of the Week

Photographer Name: Jonathan Gooding
Location: Tankavaara, Lapland, Finland
Title:Aurora Borealis
Gear Used:
Canon 1Ds Mk II + 24-70 2.8L Lens + Gitzo Carbon Tripod

Folk Park Log Cabin by Anthony Rush - Photo of the Week

Photographer Name: Anthony Rush
Location: Omagh, Northern Ireland
Title:Folk Park Log Cabin
Portfolio: www.anthonyrush.co.uk
Gear Used:
Olympus E3 + Zuiko 11-22mm lens

Steel Tsunami by Graham Davidson - Photo of the Week

Photographer Name: Graham Davidson
Location: Wiltshire, UK
Title: Steel Tsunami
Gear Used:
Fuji S3 Pro + Sigma 17-70mm lens