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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

2. To be seen, not heard – With both the EOS-R and EOS-RP, you can shoot absolutely noiselessly for those situations where silence is golden.

3. The one you know – If you’re an existing Canon user, switching to mirrorless will be a smooth transition. You’ll find menu systems, buttons, and overall usability so similar, if not identical, to the camera you already know and love.

4. The one you don’t… but it doesn’t matter – Canon’s mirrorless menu system is intuitive and comfortable to use, to almost flatten the learning curve of a new camera.

5. Lighter load – With less bulk and weight, the EOS-R and EOS-RP will pack the power of a professional DSLR into a smaller package to lighten your load.

With more great lenses and cameras on the way, the Canon R full frame mirrorless system has a lot to offer. Check out our review of the EOS-R or the EOS-RP for more on what this system can offer you.


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Canon RF 85mm F1.2 L USM

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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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5 Reasons to Print Your Work

 By Kaitlyn Kerr


The digital age has made photography so much more accessible, but so often all these digital images get lost and hidden away in the depths of a hard drive. But, printing your work has so many benefits that we forget about between the 0’s and 1’s.

1. Tangibility – There’s a reason that printing is often termed “photo finishing” – because having a tangible finished print is a whole different experience than just looking at a screen.

2. Visibility – You go on vacation with your digital camera, take 3000 photos, get home and download them, and you never look at them again. Sound familiar? Choosing a few favourite images and printing them simply means they get seen. Whether it’s framed above the fireplace or filed in a photo album, physical prints allow you and everyone around you to actually enjoy them.

3. Longevity – Hard drives fail. Computers fail. Though not completely foolproof, there is still a certain permanence in a physical print. You don’t have to print every image – but having a tangible copy of your favourites, the most cherished and important ones, means that those images aren’t lost in the case of a failed drive.

4. Quality – Nothing highlights the level of today’s technology like a print. From megapixel counts to optical sharpness, all the best qualities of your gear contribute to a great print, and it really is the best platform to make the most of your camera.

5. Selectivity – Printing photographs forces you to analyze your photos and narrow them down to the best few. The more you do this, the more you look at what makes a photograph work, and the more you apply that in your work. Over time, this makes you a better photographer.

There’s nothing quite like a photo print, and creating one yourself brings its own rewards. Using a dedicated photo inkjet printer, like the Canon Pixma Pro-100 or Pro-10, can make printing easy and accessible, so that your cherished memories get the value they deserve.


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