Lowepro, Joby to CR Kennedy

December 7, 2016

DayMen, owner of the Lowepro and Joby brands, has announced that CR Kennedy & Company is the new exclusive distributor for Lowepro bags and Joby photo and mobile accessory products. ‘Our choice of CR Kennedy for the next phase of the … Continue reading


Australia to go fully biometric

November 24, 2016

The Minister for Justice, Michael Keenan has announced a Federal Government Face Verification Service (FVS), the first step in the move to a national biometric image database – and the beginning of the end to concept of anonymity. The FVS … Continue reading

New Nikon mid-range DSLR for Christmas

November 11, 2016

Nikion has announced November 24 local availability of its update to the D5500, the D5600. The new camera is similarly specced to the camera it replaces but is smaller, lighter and features Snapbridge connectivity. It has a 3.2-inch touchscreen monitor … Continue reading

ID Station Gen 2 launches

December 7, 2016

Brands Australia has announced a second generation of the ID Station passport photography package – ID Station Generation 2, with customised direct capture and system integration, as well as full email ability in each country’s template. ‘This (direct capture) is … Continue reading


Tamron moves to Blonde Robot

November 25, 2016

Tamron has appointed Blonde Robot exclusive distributor for Australia, following the closure of former distributor TNS-Connect’s photo division. Other photo specialist-oriented brands in the Blonde Robot portfolio include Metabones, Think Tank bags, B+W filters, Mindshift Gear and Schneider-Kreuznach lenses. The … Continue reading


The Chinese sydnrome (Pt II)

December 9, 2016

Brian McKinnon (below right), product manager with professional equipment distributor PROtog, explains that there are two distinct kinds of products coming out of China: PROtog imports the Chinese lighting brand Yongnuo as a service for some of our retail partners, but we … Continue reading


The Chinese Syndrome (Pt 1)

December 9, 2016

While Chinese manufacturers brands have been quietly establishing a beach head in the studio lights/speedlight segments over the past few years, 2016 also saw the first Chinese branded Micro Four Thirds camera, from Yi, and some sophisticated wide-aperture wide angle … Continue reading



December 8, 2016

Yi plans to dethrone GoPro… Strife at GoPro HQ… Olympus E-M1 buggin’ out… Vintage Nikon sells for half a mill… Yi plans to dethrone GoPro Yi, a Chinese manufacturer of (cheap) mirrorless cameras, recently launched a 4K Action Camera which … Continue reading

Fujfilm X-A10 most selfie-centered so far

December 7, 2016

Fujifilm worldwide has announced January availability of a new sub-$1000 mirrorless digital camera, the Fujifilm X-A10. The X-A10 combines a new 16 megapixel sensor with an 180-degree slide-and-tilt LCD with 100 percent visibility for those all-important selfies. (No viewfinder, though.) … Continue reading


Scoping the market

November 25, 2016

The niche markets of telescopes and binoculars aren’t supported by all photo specialists, but according to Twin City Camera House (which also trades as Adelaide Optical Centre) the lack of competition from box movers means it’s a less cut-throat business … Continue reading


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