Walch Optics are proud to announce we now carry (excuse the pun) Think Tank brand bags. Think Tank are a US based company started by a band of photographers focused on high quality and high usability bags and cases – From the website:
“Think Tank Photo is a group of designers and professional photographers focused on studying how photographers work, and developing inventive new carrying solutions to meet their needs. By focusing on “speed” and “accessibility,” we prepare photographers to Be Ready “Before The Moment,” allowing them to document those historic moments that reflect their personal visions and artistic talents. For some companies, it is only about the product. For us, it is more: It is about supporting photographers doing their job. If we can design products that help photographers travel easier, take pictures faster, and organize their gear more efficiently, then we will have accomplished something beyond the bags themselves.
That’s great but what does it mean? Basically Think Tank bags are a premium product, the build quality is as good as you will find, and they look nice too, not alike a regular camera bag, but rather like a smart almost fashionable bag/case. The materials used are top quality too, as soon as you handle one of these bags you’ll understand what we mean. The stitching, the padding, the zips, the design, all top quality. Think Tank bags are all PVC free. Come in and check them out.
So just as we’re all getting used to CSC cameras taking over the world, Canon offers up a new type of camera for us to think of a snappy name for. I guess we’ll call it the micro DLSR for now. Here are some peeps from Canon Australia talking about this new camera and how it relates to the new 700D.
Update: The 100D and 700D are both now in stock.
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Make sure you get along to this. Starts tomorrow!
8 – 28 MARCH
FOCUS FINE PHOTOGRAPHYPRESENTS
Mono; an exploration into monochrome.
This collective of six female photographers, choosing to
step sideways from the world’s saturation in colour, has
narrowed in on detail by presenting this show in black
and white or single colour.
Evoking messages of impending rain, compelling
portraiture and dramatic imagery they are exhibiting
digital images both on canvas and framed prints.
We just unpacked a new table top slider and table top dolly. These can be used to do nice smooth rolling shots that add a bit more complexity into your video compared to just using a tripod. You can also use sliders vertically to get a shot that climbs up or descends as if on a crane. These products should be great for any of our customers who are experimenting with video.
The slider is $278 and the dolly is $132 Come and check them out or give us a call.
Have a look at this video that was shot using a slider.
A happy new year to all. We hope you had a nice break and just wanted to let you know we are now open again and ready for an action packed year.
As you can see we have updated our website which now has a comprehensive second-hand stock list plus a selection of core products available to buy online. Keep checking back we will be updating regularly.
As a special holiday treat here is an interesting video of fireworks in reverse.
Olympus have a few special offers going over the summer. Firstly if you purchase an Olympus OM-D in November, December or January you will receive a bonus pack which includes a soft protective sleeve case for the camera, a pinhole lens and a leather (instead of nylon) strap. This pack is valued at over $200 and looks pretty nice.
Also, if you buy one the new Olympus E-PL5 Pen cameras you can get one of the new FlashAir WiFi-capable cards which allows you to import photos directly to your mobile device using the free Olympus app, send images straight to social media or email, and even apply filters using your phone.
Finally Olympus are also offering 20% cash back on their entire range of MFT lenses over the summer.
All of these are pretty sweet deals. For more info, come in and see us or check out the Olympus website.
We have just received another delivery of Nikon D800 and D800E cameras. These models are Nikon’s latest full frame DSLR cameras. They can take a range of older Nikon lenses, record full HD movies, and are generally the bee’s knees. High ISO, great Dynamic range, solid construction, what more can we say. In fact there is a lot more to say. Check the Nikon Australia Website or contact us, or just buy it now!
Canon have announced a new 6D, G15, S110, SX50HS. Nikon have announced the D600 and a few Coolpix models. Leica have the D-lux 6 and V-lux 4, and Panasonic and Olympus are busy too. We have decided to only list items on our online store if we really have physical stock in our shop. So either keep an eye out on our website or contact us to be put on a no obligation waiting list.
Walch Optics has always been a Leica Sports Optics dealer. We have in stock the full range of Leica Binoculars and two of the Leica spotting scopes. Leica binoculars have been rated as the best in the whole wide world. The new Ultravid HD models are fantastic. Click here if you want to go to the binocular section of our online store.