Posts by: Evelyn Drake

Nikon D850 Vs. Z7

 By Evelyn Drake

Here are a few things to consider when deciding between the Nikon D850 and Nikon Z7 cameras.

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Canadian Camera Conference in Calgary

 By Evelyn Drake

The annual Canadian Camera Conference is in Calgary July 16-18, 2019. You do not want to miss this special event that is held every year in cities across Canada.

There will be 14 talented and engaging presentations on portraiture, landscape and wildlife photography, astrophotography and much more.

We are particularly excited about this all-Canadian based lineup of speakers, many of who are local photography heroes from Calgary.

The conference is being held on the beautiful SAIT campus, with accommodations, presentations, and banquet all in one place.

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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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Instagram Giveaway Contest – Paul Zizka Seminar Tickets

 By Evelyn Drake


Would you like 2 free tickets to Images from the Edge: an evening with adventure photographer Paul Zizka that is coming up on May 24th?
What if we also included a copy of his book Summits & Starlight – The Canadian Rockies for a prize package valued at $130?

All you have to do is: 

1. Tag 3 friends in the comments of this Instagram Post about the event.

2. Follow @thecamerastore & @paulzizkaphoto on Instagram.

Deadline: Midnight (MST) May 20th, 2019

About the event: 
Join us for a night of storytelling, photo tips and photography with Paul Zizka. Take a journey to remote landscapes from the 7 continents, from the icebergs of Antartica to the crystal waters of Polynesia, the dunes of Mongolia to our own mountain national parks. This is sure to be a fantastic and entertaining evening, so don’t miss out!

Friday, May 24th, 2019

Location: Unit 210, 3060 9th Street SE Calgary, AB

Registration: $49.95
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About the photographer:
From the peaks of the Canadian Rockies to iceberg-laden seas off the coast of Greenland, Paul’s journey to capture the “under-documented” is a testament to his passion for exploration, his creative vision and fierce sense of determination. These qualities, combined with his keen eye for unique compositions, have resulted in an exhaustive portfolio of cutting-edge images.

Whether it’s wading waist-deep into a glacier-fed lake or chasing auroras from dusk til dawn, Paul is known for an adventurous spirit that draws him to the extraordinary. Highlighting his collection are his signature self-portraits, a wide range of mountain adventure images and compelling landscapes from around the globe.

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