Panasonic S1 and S1R Now in Rentals!

 By Kaitlyn Kerr

 

We are excited to announce that the new Panasonic S1 and S1R full-frame mirrorless cameras are now in The Camera Store Rental pool as part of our Try-Before-You-Buy Program!

You can rent either camera and a 24-105mm lens for three days, free of charge. (Yes, free!) This is a great opportunity to use the camera in a real-world situation, exactly as you would shoot it, and see whether or not it will work for the kind of shooting you like to do. All we need is photo ID and a pre-authorized hold on a credit card, and it’s yours to shoot. (See our rentals policy for more details.)

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5 Reasons To Go Mirrorless with Canon

 By Kaitlyn Kerr

 

Canon has entered the full-frame mirrorless game with their new EOS-R and EOS-RP. But with so many new cameras on the market, why should you go with these?

1. Really Freakin’ nice lenses – Canon’s new RF mount has introduced a new lens selection, and they’re all… Really Freakin’ nice. Like the gorgeously sharp 50mm f1.2, or the 28-70mm F2 lens, which is the fastest zoom of this focal range on the market today

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Nikon Z Series Firmware Update Has Arrived

 By Evelyn Drake

Nikon Canada is excited to announce the release of Version 2.0 for the Nikon Z 6 and Z 7 cameras.

The firmware update includes the following main features:

1) Eye detection AF for still image shooting in AF-S or AF-C. When multiple eyes are detected the user can switch eye the camera can focus, even with multiple human users in the shot. Eye detection AF is added by activating via function A4 once the firmware update is completed.

2) Extension of the low-light AF detection range. The Z 7 will extend the AF detection range from -1 EV down to – 2 EV; the Z6 will go from -2 EV to -3.5EV. In addition, the Z 6 can employee the low-light AF detection range will be extended from -4EV to -6EV.

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Robbery at The Camera Store – staff attacked with bear spray

 By Evelyn Drake

 

This one hurts. A few of our staff were attacked when they tried to recover a camera as it dashed out the door in the hands of a thief.

On Thursday, May 16th, 2019 at approximately 5PM, a Sony A7R III and Sony 16-35mm F2.8 G Master lens was stolen from The Camera Store in Calgary, Alberta. A middle-aged man in a grey jacket, dark pants, light runners, and sunglasses perched on his head. We knew there was something “off” about him since the moment he walked in, and our team was on high-alert.

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