A Great Man: Les Brener, 1930-2015

Les Brener
March 25, 2015

Last Friday, March 20, the Australian photographic community lost its greatest servant when LES BRENER, OAM, and recipient of both PMA’s Distinguished Service Award and The Gold Tripod Award from PICA (IDEA), died, aged 84.  Les Brener was one of those rare … Continue reading


New low-cost duplex printer from DNP

March 27, 2015

As indicated in last week’s story on Ted’s Cameras, the DNP DS80-DX duplex dye-sub printer is now available in Australia. It’s built on the printing technology in the existing and well-proven DS80 single-sided printer. It prints one-sided (simplex) photos in … Continue reading


Industry mourns and celebrates Les Brener

March 25, 2015

The following are a selection of comments from friends and colleagues of Les Brener which give an insight into the esteem in which he was held: – To me he was the first International Director of PMA that I met … Continue reading

Samsung NX500 packs a compact punch

March 27, 2015

Samsung Electronics Australia has announced early April availability of the NX500 compact mirrorless camera, featuring the same 28-megapixel APS-C sensor and 4K video recording featured in the more SLR-like NX1. In fact, at around half the price ($999 with 16-50mm … Continue reading

Polaroid Socialmatic here in weeks

March 27, 2015

The long-awaited Polaroid Socialmatic camera/printer/device will be released in Australia in late April/early May, a welcome addition to photo specialist’s retail offerings heading into the challenging winter period. The Socialmatic is a totally new kind of hybrid product. This is … Continue reading



March 27, 2015

Kayell relocate Sydney HQ…Impossible release Gen 2.0 film…Manfrotto announce compact LED lights…Morel’s Getty victory turns pyrrhic…Amazon announces unlimited cloud storage Kayell to relocate Sydney showroom Kayell will be relocating its Sydney Hotham Pde showroom from May 1, with a reopen … Continue reading


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