Panasonic introduces its stills specialist

November 10, 2017

Having established Lumix mirrorless cameras as the ‘go to’ range for shooting video, Panasonic is now staking a stronger claim for superior stills shooting with its latest camera, the Lumix G9.Panasonic rolled out the new camera plus a premium 200mm, … Continue reading


GST equality law still faces rocky road

November 15, 2017

The elimination of GST-free sales from foreign retailers has taken another slouching step towards reality with the Productivity Commission’s somewhat equivocal recommendation to adopt the ‘vendor model’ – GST collection by the retailer – from July 1, 2018. In short, … Continue reading


IPI’s essentials for success

November 14, 2017

Fort Worth Cameras and the IPI Member Network are unveiling the third Print Refinery store this month in Fort Worth, Texas. The Print Refinery¬†combines consumer and B2B photo services ‘departments’ unified by Print Refinery branding, a sophisticated, contemporary store fit-out … Continue reading


Rest in Peace: KEN NOBBS

November 14, 2017

Ken Nobbs, Norfolk Island’s highly-respected photo retailing legend, died suddenly at his home on October 20, aged 79. Ken was in the photographic business on Norfolk Island for 50 years. He travelled extensively to Photokina, and PMA in the US … Continue reading


DFAT and post office in cahoots on photos

November 9, 2017

New online Australian Passport application forms are being rolled out across Australia, with Northern Territory, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia already using the new paperless system and NSW, Queensland and the ACT moving over from November 20. DFAT … Continue reading

All-new mirrorless from Leica

November 22, 2017

Leica has announced pre-Christmas availability of the $3700 (body only) Leica CL APS-C mirrorless interchangeable, along with an 18mm, f2.8 lens. This isn’t a re-badged Panasonic Lumix, but made by Leica in Germany. It takes the same L-mount lenses as … Continue reading


Adobe deserves some comeuppance

November 15, 2017

Adobe has encountered consistent criticism since it began forcing its customers to rent software from it on a monthly basis via the ‘Creative Cloud’, rather than owning it outright. The more bolshie, independent-minded section of its customer base saw the … Continue reading


Young people returning to hard copy photos

November 14, 2017

It seems the ‘truism’ that young people don’t print photos will need some reassessment if recent research from Futuresource Consulting reflects reality… The latest figures, released in September, suggest a booming photo printing industry in Western Europe, with photo prints, … Continue reading



November 10, 2017

Cashback and 2-year warranties from Sony…Ricoh expands K-mount lens range… Nikon leaves Brazil… Analogue gets a modern touch… Cashback and 2-year warranties from Sony Sony, now describing itself as ‘the world’s #1 sensor manufacturer’, has announced an update to its … Continue reading



October 27, 2017

New Tamron 100-400mm imminent…Fujifilm drops more film…Carry-on with Li-ion batteries in US…‘Blad the prevailer… New Tamron 100-400mm imminent Tamron has announced November launch of a new, relatively affordable ulta-telephoto zoom lens, 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A035), for full-frame … Continue reading


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