The Camera Store (TCS), one of Canada’s most popular photo gear retailers, has been robbed. Two individuals broke in, smashing the shelves and grabbing all the gear they could get. In this robbery, the thieves took $30,000 worth of gear and caused material damage to the store.
How to pick the perfect focal length for your photos
Picking a lens to use for certain situations, especially as a beginner, can be a daunting task. Yet, it’s one of the most important choices you can make when it comes to creating a photograph. Different focal lengths, and the distances they may require you to be from your subject, can have a massive impact on how the image looks and the mood and feeling it gives off.
In this video, Dave Paul at The Camera Store TV walks us through the entire process of picking a lens. He begins with the fundamentals of what focal length even is, then taking us through how it affects the various aspects of your shot and composition. Dave uses the full-frame Sony E mount system as his base, but the same principles apply to any camera system. The numbers are a little different for non-full-frame formats, though.
Staff attacked with bear spray during robbery at The Camera Store, Canada
On Thursday, 16 May 2019, The Camera Store in Canada was robbed. A man took a Sony A7R III and Sony 16-35mm F2.8 G Master lens, and when the staff tried to stop him – the man attacked them with bear spray and managed to escape.
A look at the current state of Sony E Mount and Micro Four Thirds adapters and which are worth getting
One of the things that’s put a lot of people off making the switch to mirrorless is a lack of lenses. The lack of lenses isn’t much of a surprise. How can new system like Sony’s E Mount or Micro Four Thirds really compete with the decades old Nikon and Canon systems where every lens has been made and revised half a dozen times or more?
That’ll change a little for Sony users with Sigma’s new E Mount lenses, but there are other options. Lens mounts are available for both Sony and Micro Four Thirds systems that allow you to utilise Nikon and Canon lenses on those systems. In this video, Chris Niccolls from The Camera Store TV walks us through the range and capabilities of current adapters in 2018.
Update: rare $13,000 Leica returned to The Camera Store
Earlier this month, Calgary-based business The Camera Store was robbed for pricey Hasselblad X1D camera and three lenses, and a rare Leica MP Safari kit. Thanks to the fast reaction of the community and the police, the Hasselblad gear was returned to the store only 48 hours after the robbery. And now, just in time for Christmas, the rare $13,000 Leica found its way back to the store, too.
Calgary police catch suspected thieves, return stolen Hasselblad gear to The Camera Store
Earlier this week, Calgary-based business The Camera Store was robbed and $35,000 worth of Leica and Hasselblad gear was stolen from their store. Only 48 hours after thieves leaving the store, Calgary police caught two suspects and took them into custody. Hasselblad gear was returned to The Camera Store, but there is still no clue of rare Leica M-P 240 Safari.
$35,000 worth of gear stolen from The Camera Store
On December 16, 2017, Calgary-based business The Camera Store had $35,000 worth of gear stolen from their store. The thieves took high-end gear, including a Leica MP Safari kit, a Hasselblad X1D camera, and three lenses. They are offering a $5,000 reward for any information that leads to a conviction.
A detailed hands-on field test of Nikon D850
Nikon D850 is an impressive camera, at least on paper. Guys from The Camera Store TV decided to put it on a thorough hands-on field test. In their latest video, Chris Niccolls and Jordan Drake visit Bend, Oregon to try out the camera for, video, stills and even 8K/24p timelapse. They talk about good and bad sides honestly, so if you’re still thinking whether D850 is worth the upgrade or not – this video should give you a pretty decent insight.
Canon 6D Mark II hands-on review shows why you should (not) buy it
Reviews of the new Canon 6D Mark II keep coming in, and the feelings of users still seem mixed. Chris and Jordan from The Camera Store TV made a fantastic hands-on review with the latest Canon’s model. They will give you all the good and the bad sides of this camera, both for photography and the video. There definitely are both sides, and it’s up to you to choose which ones will prevail when it comes to your decision to buy this camera.
The Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 goes up against the twice-the-price Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8
Usually, lenses of a similar focal length and aperture cost a similar price. Except, perhaps, when they have Zeiss written on them. The Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 costs $1,199, while the Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 costs a mere $598. Even at $598, the soon to be released Sony lens is a little more expensive than the Nikon and Canon equivalents. But is the Zeiss really worth the extra?
That’s what Chris Niccolls and the other folks at The Camera Store wanted to find out. So, they tested them both side-by-side during a recent trip to Sony’s factory in Thailand. Chris tests with both the Sony A7R II and the Sony A6500.
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