Walch Optics continues to buy second hand photographic equipment.
Bring in your gear for a quick assessment and offer.
WALCH OPTICS ANNOUNCEMENT.
Walch Optics to cease selling new photographic equipment and accessories.
Walch Optics is withdrawing from the retail marketplace for new cameras and accessories. We will continue with camera repairs and the sale and servicing of surveying equipment and microscopes. Our brief foray into film processing will wind up, but we are still happy to be a drop off point for black and white developing.
We will close over Christmas as usual, until 2nd January, and during January we will have a clearance sale of our remaining new stock. We thank all our customers for your business over the years, and the friendships gained during this time.
Q: What about Laybys, warranty and so on?
A: Walch Optics is still in business and will honour all warranty issues and support questions. We will still be available to answer questions about your equipment, and help you get the most out of it. All gear has always been sourced through the official Australian distributors so warranty is not a problem. Laybys can continue as normal.
Q: But what about the camera I just bought?
A: We realise that some customers would have made recent purchasing decisions based on an expectation of an ongoing relationship, product support and advice etc. Some customers could feel let down by this decision. Please understand that this business decision is based on the economics of the retail photographic market.
Q: What next?
Hobart is lucky to still have a specialist photographic retail shop in Stallard’s Camera House. Walch Optics will continue with camera repairs and the other non photographic aspects of the business.
Please note this is a particularly busy time for us and we will not constantly monitor or answer comments and messages, apart from, of course, questions about your equipment. Once again, thank you for your business, Happy Christmas, and Happy New Year.
Well, it is well and truly cashback season. Olympus have a big $200 cashback on some of their OMD models and lenses. So do Fujifilm. Even the XF27mm f2.8 which is only $525 and then a big $200 cashback. Nikon have up to $300 on certain cameras and lenses. not to be outdone, now Canon have joined in with a “double cashback” promotion…
You will have to check the manufacturers websites (sorry) for the fine print, or come and talk to us.
Guess what – we have one left of these great action cameras. Full HD, waterproof, you beaut features…
Only 150 bucks
UPDATE 29/05/15 SOLD!
The world’s widest rectilinear zoom lens has landed at Walch Optics. It’s very big, but also very sharp and with minimal distortion. A stunning lens which is ideal for anyone shooting interiors, architecture or dramatic landscapes. Canon shooters finally have an answer to Nikon’s previously indomitable 14-24mm f2.8, The 11-24 maybe be a little bit slower, but the 3mm of extra width makes a huge difference.
Bring your Canon SLR in to take some test shots, or just get a feel for the way it handles on one of our demo cameras.
It’s expensive, but of course all that optical wizardry comes at a price. $3999 from Walch Optics, in stock now.
In what is possibly the most exciting compact camera news of the year, Walch Optics has received stock of the new Canon Powershot G7X.
Offering exceptional performance and image quality thanks to the large 1″ type 20.2 megapixel CMOS sensor, DIGIC 6 image processor and outstanding newly designed f1.8-2.8 4.2x zoom lens, The G7X gives you the ability to capture stunning images across any photographic situation. The bright maximum aperture enables separation of the subject from the background, which is normally difficult to achieve with a compact camera and makes for stunning portraiture with a professional look.
The G7X offers full manual controls and RAW capture, giving you total control over your photography. It also features a number of creative modes including Star Mode, which makes it simpler than ever before to capture dramatic images of the night sky. Full HD 1080p video is onboard, as well as Wi-Fi, NFC and simple connection to your mobile device for easy sharing of your creative efforts.
If you’re in the market for a high-end, powerful compact, come in and take the new G7X for a test drive. We’re just getting familiar with the camera ourselves, and will be more than happy to answer any questions that you may have.
Walch Optics has just received a restock of the Cactus V5 Wireless Flash Transceivers. Reliable, sturdy, and great value, the V5s make a fantastic alternative to some of the more expensive flash triggering options on the market. They can also be used to wirelessly fire your camera’s shutter and even autofocus your lenses, saving the need for an extra piece of equipment. The V5s come in a ‘duo’ pack of two transceivers for $85. That’s all you need to trigger one speedlight or studio flash for just $90. The more flashes you need to trigger, the more Cactus V5s you add. Dead easy.
New to Walch Optics is the Cactus Wireless Flash Transceiver V6. The V6 offers improved control, allowing you to remotely control the power output of up to 4 groups of remote flashes as well as offering TTL pass-through. The V6 allows manual flash power adjustments in increments of just 0.1 EV across certain models of flash, even if the flash doesn’t allow such fine control itself. Cactus have also profiled more than 30 of the most popular flash models across a range of brands, so the V6 can control their output levels with ultimate precision. If you use a flash that the V6 doesn’t know, it can learn the flash profile and to control the power output. The Cactus V6s are in-store now at $80 each. As with the V5s, you will need one transceiver unit for your camera, and one transceiver unit for each flash you wish to use together.
Both systems are compatible across brands, so if you jump ship from Canon to Nikon (for example), you won’t need to purchase a different set of triggers. Handy.
Come into the store the check the Cactus range out for yourself and ask any questions that you may have. As always, we want you to get the most out of any purchase you make.
Canon has announced a pretty generous cashback offer starting today, the 1st of August. Savings of up to $50 across Canon’s fantastic range of compact cameras and offers of up to $200 cashback on selected models in their digital SLR range. Find out more in-store or follow the links below to see the products and savings on our webstore.
Canon Digital SLRs
We have a few surplus Olympus PEN E-P5’s kicking around and have decided it’s time to find them loving new owners. With a 16 megapixel sensor and the ability to take any of Olympus’ fantastic Micro Four Thirds lenses, The E-P5 is an absolute steal at $450. For an extra $140 We’ll even throw in the 14-42mm kit lens. All this adds up to wonderful images from a compact and lightweight package at an absolutely fantastic price.
Check them out at the links below or come in to the store for a test drive and to ask any questions you may have. As always we want you to help you get the most from any purchase you make from Walch Optics.
Nikon has just announced the latest addition to their professional range: the D810. Small increase in number, but a large increase in capability. Is it as good as a D800 and a D800E stuck one on top of the other? Quite possibly, but we can’t wait to actually find out. It has an all-new 36.3 MP sensor with no anti-aliasing filter but improved software to stop those pesky moire patterns. It carries the same EXPEED 4 image processing engine as the D4S, so it must be good in low light. The autofocus system has been improved, and the D810 can churn through full FX format 36.3MP stills at 5 f.p.s which is pretty impressive. The D810 is also set to be a powerful cinematic tool, with full HD 1080/60p video with much reduced moire, noise and false colour AND a pretty clever and sensible auto ISO control in manual video mode.
Read what Nikon has to say here: https://mynikonlife.com.au/gear/digital-slr-cameras/d810/
Pre-Orders available at http://www.walchoptics.com.au/shop/nikon-d810/