Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Profoto B1X Power in all the right places

The Profoto B1 became the benchmark for the on-location flash. Now, the benchmark is about to be set again with the launch of the Profoto B1X.

More than an update, this is a significant replacement with improvements in three important areas; power, power and power.

The B1X features a new LED modelling light which adds 80% more light output. The new battery pack holds an impressive 50% more energy with no extra size or weight. And last but not least, the High Speed Sync power range is extended to the same range as in normal flash mode - 9 full f-stops.

Add to that two new OCF reflectors that are compact in size yet add lots of punch and direction to overpower the sun and no matter where you’re shooting, you’ll have power in all the right places.

Find out all about these new products at: https://profoto.com/speed-redefined/ca/b1x/

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Hasselblad Trade-In Pricing...

On June 1st, 2017, Hasselblad will be implementing some changes to their trade-in/upgrade program. There will be a slight price increase across the board, on average roughly about 10%. In addition, and more importantly for those with older systems, there will no longer be any trade-in allowance at all for H3D and older systems. Only H4D systems and newer will be eligible for a trade-ins as of June 1st.

Hasselblad's trade-in allowances have been very generous for older systems, generally far in excess of what you could get if trying to sell on the used market. So... if you have been contemplating an upgrade, do not delay!

Following is a link to Hasselblad's website that details the changes to the upgrade program. Note that the prices listed are in USD of course. Right now, you'd be looking at roughly 40% more in CDN dollars, once shipping, exchange, brokerage etc. is factored in. So, multiply those prices by 1.4x to estimate Canadian costs.

Hasselblad H6D Trade-In Price Change Details

Also, if you have been thinking of a new Hasselblad, but do not have a system to trade, we actually have two used H3D-39 systems at the moment. You could buy one, trade it in towards a new H6D, and come out way ahead since you will get far more value on the trade than the cost of the used one. In addition, with those used cameras you can pick up an 80mm lens as well, and even a film magazine with one of them, since those items will not need to be sent in for the trade, only the body, prism and digital back, as well as some accessories and caps. See the image at the top of the post to see the two cameras we currently have. Note that the one on the right has the added GPS module attachment as well and if you click on the image, it will open up bigger to more easily read the tags.

As an example of trade-in value, let's say you wanted to get a new H6D-50c. The regular pricing here in Canada for an outright purchase with no trade-in, is $36,395. However, if you were to trade in either of the H3D systems above, the price drops to $25,345, for a trade-in allowance of $11,050. So, you can save $5,250 by buying, then trading the H3d on the left, or save $6,050 for the one on the right! Plus, you get to keep the 80mm lens on either one, whereas a new one would be $4,350! The film magazine new, should you care about having one, is $3,050!

So, you can see that there'd be well over $10,000 in savings, factoring in the lens and accessories, on either of those two used cameras, should you buy and then trade towards a new H6D-50c. But only before June 1st, so don't let this great opportunity slip away; contact us today!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Spring into Savings with PocketWizard

Spring into Savings with PocketWizard!  From now till June 30, 2017 save on your PocketWizard purchases. These are instant rebates, so no hassles with mail in rebates. Come in now and get ready for some great summer photography.

Here are the Rebates:

AC3 ZoneController for Nikon PW-AC3-N $10.00
AC3 ZoneController for Canon PW-AC3-C $10.00
AC9 AlienBees Adapter for Nikon PW-AC9-N $10.00
AC9 AlienBees Adapter for Canon PW-AC9-C $10.00 
PowerST4 Receiver for Elinchrom PW-ST4-FCC $15.00
PowerMC2 Receiver for Einstein E-640 PW-MC2-FCC $15.00 
PlusX Transceiver PW-PLUSX-FCC   $15.00 
Plus III Transceiver - Black PW-PLUS3-FCC $15.00
Plus III Transceiver - Yellow PW-PLUS3-FCC-YELLOW    $15.00
FlexTT5 Transceiver for Nikon PW-FLEX-N $20.00
FlexTT5 Transceiver for Canon PW-FLEX-C  $20.00 
FlexTT5 Transceiver for Panasonic PW-FLEX-P $20.00 
MiniTT1 Transmitter for Nikon PW-MINI-N  $20.00 
MiniTT1 Transmitter for Canon PW-MINI-C  $20.00 
PlusX Transceiver 2-pack PW-PLUSX-FCC-2 $20.00
Plus IV Transceiver PW-PLUS4-FCC $20.00
Plus IV Bonus Bundle 3 PW-PLUS4-BB3-FCC $30.00
TTL Super 4-Pack for Nikon PW-TTL-4PK-N $30.00
TTL Super 4-Pack for Canon PW-TTL-4PK-C $30.00
TTL Bonus Bundle 3 for Panasonic PW-FLEX-P-BB3 $30.00
Plus IV/III Bonus Bundle 4 PW-P4P3-BB4-FCC $35.00
TTL Super 5-Pack for Nikon  PW-TTL-5PK-N  $35.00
TTL Super 5-Pack for Canon  PW-TTL-5PK-C $35.00

Monday, April 17, 2017

Last chance for the “Buy a B1 or B2. Get an Air Remote for free.” Deal!

This week is your last chance for the “Buy a B1 or B2. Get an Air Remote for free.” deal!
Get the most out of your B1 or B2 “To Go” or “Location” kits. Purchase the Profoto B1 or B2 kit before April 21, 2017 and get a free Air TTL for Canon, Nikon, Sony, or Olympus or an Air Remote FREE! That is up to a $599.00 value.

Don’t let this offer pass you by!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

KEH Buying Days at Beau Photo

Are  you looking to sell some of your camera gear ?  The boys from KEH will be at Beau Photo for two days, April 03 and 04 from 9:30 to 4:00 PM buying used cameras, lenses and some select camera accessories.
Looking to trade up to a new camera, lens or even purchase a printer? You will get an extra 10% bonus if you spend what KEH offers you at Beau Photo. This means that the money you receive from KEH is deposited into your account and you have to apply it to your purchases at Beau photo. You do not have to spend it right away if you are waiting  for that next greatest camera, lens or whatever that might be coming down the road. The money will be waiting for you when the time is right.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Renaissance Sample Sale Day - ONE DAY ONLY!

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 (12AM-12AM ET), our customers will be able to purchase a sample album of their choosing (up to $300.00USD in value, $420.00CAD) for only $50.00USD ($70.00CAD). For new clients, it is the perfect opportunity to get started with us and create a beautiful sample for your studio! If you're already a customer, you can try out a different album type or just simply update your sample for 2017. Either way, a promotion like this doesn't come around very often, so mark your calendars, work on your layouts, and make sure you take advantage of this one day offer!

Promotion Rules and Restrictions

- Promotion will run on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 (12AM - 12AM ET)
- Soho, Fine Art, Essex and Bowery Books are all eligible for this promotion
- The album price/value cannot exceed $300.00USD ($420.00CAD). For example, If you want to order a Soho Book, you must build an album with the appropriate size, page capacity, and cover option(s) so that it is $300.00USD ($420.00CAD) or less. NO EXCEPTIONS.
- 1 sample book per studio. All books will be stamped with a sample die.
- Promo Code: 50SAMPLE must be included in ROES or on your order form.
- Cannot be combined with any other orders or used as a credit.
- VERY IMPORTANT. Do not submit orders through Fundy Direct for this promotion - You must export and send hi-res JPEG files through ROES or FTP for the discount to be applied.
- Again, we must stress that NO EXCEPTIONS will be made on orders submitted before or after the designated time-frame or over $300.00USD ($420.00CAD). All orders through ROES, FTP, or Dropbox are time-stamped and these rules will be strictly upheld.
- **2017 pricing will be in effect for this promotion

Make an appointment to see samples at our store or ask questions. Contact us at Beau Photo by emailing Simon at albums@beauphoto.com or calling 604-734-7771.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Project Instant V4.0 - Retro Gratification

It's that time of year again! Beau Photo's Project Instant is back! Beginning now, we are gathering entries for our fourth instant photography exhibition.

This year the title is Retro Gratification. Regardless of the era, instant photographs somehow manage to feel authentically retro. This exhibition illustrates the importance and meaning that instant photography has while still holding on to that nostalgic, retro feeling. As always, the ‘theme’ is open to interpretation and we can’t wait to see where you take it.

The exhibition will be held at Science World from April 4th until May 7th 2017 as part of the Capture Photography Festival. There will be an opening reception on April 5th from 6-8pm where we hope you will join us to check out all the great work submitted. There will be refreshments, the 8x10 Portrait Photo Booth, Fujifilm Instax fun and more! Please note: Science World has a daily entry fee, please join us on the opening night to view the show fee free!

Here are a few rules for the show to keep in mind...

Because of the family oriented audience at Science World, we ask that the subject matter be appropriate for all ages. Science World reserves the right to refuse any photos they feel are not appropriate for the space. If you are unsure about an image and would really like to include it, contact us and we can have it pre-screened prior to hanging the show. Please be aware that this show will be on display in a high traffic area, and while we do not anticipate any issues, and there have not been issues in the past at this venue, there is the possibility that photos could be damaged or stolen.

Submissions can be dropped off at Beau Photo Supplies or can be mailed in to Beau Photo. Each person will have from one to three images included in the show, and a selection of entries will be chosen for framing and exhibition style hanging. Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:
  • Overall Winner
  • Overall Runner Up
  • Mixed Media
  • Integral Format
  • Integral from Digital Source
  • Staff Pick
  • Alternative Print Method
  • Judge's choice image
  • Pack/Peel-a-part Film

Submissions must be received by 5pm Monday March 20th, 2017.

Emulsion lifts or mixed media that include the original photograph are permitted. Digital reproductions of instant film images will only be accepted in the Alternative Print Method category. Only original photos mailed in or dropped off to Beau Photo will be accepted for all other categories.

If you would like original photos returned by mail, please include a self-addressed envelope with sufficient postage with your submission. Photos can also be picked up from Beau Photo Supplies after the show. Any photos left for more than two months after the closing of the show will become the property of Beau Photo.

An entry fee of $15.00 + GST for one to three photos applies. If you wish to mail your submission, you can call Nicole at Beau Photo to make a credit card payment over the phone. The payment will be processed when the photos arrive at the shop. Alternately, you can include a money order for $15.75 which includes GST with your submission. Please email Nicole at film@beauphoto.com if you have any questions.

Please note: submission fees are non-refundable.

Beau Photo is not responsible for damage or loss of artwork while in transit or on display. By submitting your work you agree to allow your images to be used for promotional purposes for the show/contest.

Photographs that are selected to be framed, and the best in show and other awards will be determined by a three person jury consisting of one representative from Beau Photo Supplies, one representative from Science World and an artist from our community. More details about prizes will be announced as they become available.

If you don't have a Polaroid or Fujifilm camera, there is a good selection of used cameras for sale at Beau. Afraid to commit? You can rent a camera for two days for free with the purchase of a pack of instant film and payment of the submission fee. Contact Rentals at Beau for more information or to reserve a camera: rentals@beauphoto.com    

Monday, February 6, 2017

Profoto Now Shipping the Air TTL-S Transmitter for Sony

Good things come to those who wait.
Sony shooters don’t have to wait any longer for their own Sony dedicated version of the Profoto AirTTL as they are now being shipped. This versatile transmitter will give photographers with select Sony cameras, the ability to shoot TTL, and tap into the power of Profoto’s off camera flash, B1, B2 and the new D2, allowing them to take advantage of Profoto’s HSS. Compatible cameras are: Sony a7 II, Sony a7R II, Sony a7S II, Sony a99 II.
Profoto AirTTL-S $599.00


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

NEW! Fujifilm GFX Medium Format System

Today is the day that Fujifilm has officially announced their ground-breaking new GFX medium format mirrorless camera system. The GFX 50S is a 51.4 megapixel, CMOS-sensor based mirrorless camera with exceptionally high performance specifications and alongside the new body, Fujifilm has also announced three initial lenses, with several more to appear later in 2017. The new system is slated to start shipping by late February and prices are surprisingly modest for medium format gear. At launch, pricing in Canada will be as follows...

GFX 50S Body - $8,499
GF 63mm f/2.8R WR standard lens - $1,899
GF 32-64mm f/4R LM WR wide zoom - $2,999
GF 120mm f/4R LM OIS WR Macro lens - $3,499

You can inquire about pre-ordering by clicking the above banner. In addition, we will be hosting a hands-on GFX Launch Event at Beau Photo Supplies on Friday, February 3rd, so call or email for more information about that too!

Some interesting accessories will be available for the new GFX system as well. One option is a tilting and swiveling EVF bracket ($749), that will allow for greater flexibility when viewing from awkward angles, a vertical battery grip ($799) and a large-format camera adapter plate ($519) to allow for tilt and shift movements when used on a 4x5 camera with suitable, high-resolution large-format lenses. A very interesting accessory will be the H-lens adapter ($879) which will allow for Hasselblad HC lenses to be mounted, even allowing you to use their leaf-shutters for fast studio flash-sync speeds up to 1/800 second. The only downside of the adapter is that those otherwise autofocusing Hasselblad HC lenses will only be manual focus when adapted to the GFX. Still, those two adapters will immediately open up a world of additional lens possibilities when they ship!

Monday, January 9, 2017

KEH Buying Event at BEAU PHOTO Jan. 12

KEH Camera will be having a Buying Event at Beau Photo! This is a great opportunity to turn your clean, used camera gear into cash! We look forward to seeing you soon!

Thursday, January 12  10:00AM to 6:00PM