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.
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/
Our newly redesigned gift certificates have just arrived from the printers hot off the press. Just in time for Christmas.
Now you can give your photographer friends or family members a photographic gift without the stress of working out what they need for their kit. Thanks Walch Optics!
These certificates feature sophisticated anti-forgery technology designed especially for Walch Optics. We employ the use of a very special printer known as a laser fax-copier. This rare machine gives the print an exclusive finish which cannot be replicated by any other type of printer and is easy to identify, even for amateurs. Design and styling flourishes such as ‘lines’ and ‘words’ will deter even the best forgers and cannot be produced without advanced software technology known as Adobe Illustrator. Finally we use a rare paper type called “Reflex Carbon Neutral Ultra White” which give the certificates their unique feel.
We like to invite you to the product launch and demonstration of the new
E-M1 hosted by Olympus Australia, and presented by Olympus Ambassador Karl Ludik at a Salamanca conference center.
Olympus have really impressed us with the original OM-D and really, the whole micro four thirds system so we are looking forward to dissecting the details of this new flagship model.
The event will provide you the opportunity to have a play with the new camera and get a detailed presentation of it’s new features and technologies from Karl in a nice comfortable setting with refreshments provided.
You don’t have to be an expert or anything, come along even if you’re just a little bit curious about the Olympus cameras or want to learn more about how they work. Plus you’ll be supporting your favourite camera shop Walch Optics by coming along too.
If you have any further questions drop us a line 6223 8855.
They have arrived! Today we unpacked the new Oly PEN including the 17mm F1.8 kit with the new VF4. The PEN EP5 is packed with new features including focus peaking to assist with manual focus, (You have to come in to try it, it works really well) updated image stabilisation, new LCD, superfine focus points, WIFI with remote capture control so you can completely control the camera with your phone or tablet, the list goes on. Plus it has high performance specs including some that out-do the OMD. The camera can now manage 1/8000th shutter speeds and a flash sync of 1/320th, that’s fast. After playing around with it today I’m really impressed by the build – it feels great in the hand, very solid. The 17mm kit is a good idea also, one of the best things about the MFT system is the available lenses so it’s good to see Olympus supporting these fast primes. Anyone who wants the best IQ from their camera goes for this lens usually anyhow, so making the 17mm a kit lens is a natural choice for a premium kit. It looks great in black too. This kit also includes the VF4 which is the highest resolution electronic viewfinder on the market, all together this is a wicked street photography combo.
Of course the camera is also available with the good ‘ol 14-42mm kit or as body only both in black or silver. Come in and check them out while there’s some still left. We also have some nice glossy brochures for you to drool over.
A bunch of new items have just been uploaded to our website in the second-hand section. Last week we snapped a bunch of images using out Optex portable studio and Francis has been busy getting them up for you guys to check out. I now estimate we are about 25% through the process of getting all our second-hand gear up online. Check back for updates regularly and if you have any questions or want to know about our second-hand gear do not hesitate to contact us!
ILFORD PHOTO introduce black & white disposable cameras perfect for party and wedding celebrations.
There are 2 film choices available, each giving up to 27 exposures.
The ILFORD XP2 Super Single Use Camera gives the convenience of being able to have the film processed at any High Street photo-processing centre using C41 colour negative systems, with proof prints made on colour paper. These can either be close-to-neutral black and white prints, or colour toned monochrome prints, and are ideal for deciding which negatives to print on black and white paper. Click here to buy
The ILFORD HP5 Plus Single Use Camera is intended for processing at locations with standard black and white film processing and printing chemistry, resulting in true, real black and white prints that have a unique look as the images are made from silver. Click here to buy
These new high quality disposable cameras complete with Flash have a smart clean new look, and are $20 each.
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Walch Optics have just received stock of the new blend of Impossible Project colour film. This film is more stable than previous versions and promises to deliver a sharper result with more vivid colours. The film is still just $32 for 8 slides. Pricey compared to digital photography yes, but that’s not why we shoot instant film.. It’s fun!
Of course Walch Optics have vintage Polaroid cameras for sale to go with the film too.
Come in and check out our range any time.
The ever popular Adobe Lightroom 4 is now available for purchase at Walch Optics. For a limited time only if you spend $99 or more at Walch Optics, you will be eligible to purchase Adobe Lightroom for an additional $99. Come in and check it out. Adobe Lightroom 4 is an industry standard digital photo management and editing suit, check out this review at dpreview for extra details. The available software is the full version.
Also, for you video boffins, we have the Photoshop Elements 11 + Premier bundle with the same $99 deal.
UPDATE JAN 13: Check out this article about the lightroom file management by Martin Evening on dpreview.com