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.
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/
Nikon buyers might be interested that Nikon Australia are subsidising membership fees of ACMP when you buy certain cameras and lenses. ACMP is Australian commercial and Media Photographers, and they say: The ACMP is committed to the development and promotion of professional photography. It provides members with an understanding of the more complex issues of professional photography such as copyright re-usage, contracts, tax, legal protection, digital imaging. insurance, standard terms and conditions.
You get a different amount towards the membership fee depending on, basically, how expensive a camera or lens you buy. This offer is until half way through June, and contact us for details or look at Nikon Australia’s website.
Remember there are pretty good cashbacks available also on Nikon gear, so what are you waiting for!
Wow, Olympus are offering some pretty big cashbacks on most of their cameras and lenses. We have the entire range of Olympus cameras and all their lenses (apart from two) in stock here to look at and ask questions about.
Hooray, we managed to soak about a dozen packs of brand new Impossible Project film in a bag of water. It is the SX70 type. The film packs are were sealed in their original packaging, but apparently not sealed enough! Price: Free to anyone who has purchased Impossible Project film from us before, a few dollars to anyone who has bought something else from us before. While stocks last! (get it) Actually we mean this: get it.
Yep, the title says it all. For this month there are CASHBACK offers on selected Nikon lenses. Like most cashback offers it’s all pretty simple. You buy the lens from us and submit your claim with Nikon on their website here: mynikonlife.com.au/cashback
If that sounds too hard we can help you, no sweat.
AF-S 35mm f1.8G DX $25
AF-S 50mm f1.8G DX $25
AF-S 18-200mm ED VR II $50
AF-S 24-120mm f4G IF ED VR $150
AF-S 70-200mm f4G ED VR $100
AF-S 58mm f1.4G $75
AF-S 85mm f1.4G $75
AF-S 14-24mm f2.8G ED $225
AF-S 25-70mm f2.8G ED $225
AF-S 28-300mm f3.5-5.6 IF ED VR $75
AF-S 70-200mm f2.8G ED VR II $225