Mountain Photography Residency

 By Ryley Smith

Hannah Campbell (left) and Jiri Rysanek (right). All photos by Jeff Yee

The Camera Store has proudly supported the Banff Mountain Film Festival for over a decade and specifically sponsored the Mountain Photography Residency program last week. The Camera Store’s very own Jeff Yee got to go up to Banff for the Mountain Photography Residency to represent TCS, bring up gear for participants to test, and take some amazing shots of the participants during the program. 

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Sigma E-Mount Lens Review

 By Evelyn Drake


Sigma has been on a roll producing high-quality lenses in a variety of mounts including Canon, Nikon, Sony and the new L-Mount alliance with Panasonic and Leica. They have changed the perception of third party lenses from purely being a value brand to a premium alternative by creating glass that is precise, sharp, well-built and backed by a 7-year Canadian warranty. On the other hand, they are sometimes criticized for being larger and bulkier than native mirrorless lenses. For example, Sony is also creating incredible glass that is not only praised for sharpness, durability, and compactness but also autofocus performance. A critical factor for Sony in particular since they have developed a high-tech Real-Time Tracking Autofocus system that requires lenses that can keep up. 

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Sony Photographer Feature: Catching Up with River King

 By Evelyn Drake

All photos by River King

Early last year, I had the opportunity to get to know one of our online customers from Vancouver, River King. We talked about his range of landscape photography that he humbly captures with Sony mirrorless camera equipment. The Sony A7R Mark III is ideal for his style of travel photography since it is lightweight, reliable and paired with excellent optics. This summer he reached out to me to share some of his new work capturing the beauty of Iceland, which is high on my own bucket list. 

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