Photokina takes on CP+

May 24, 2017

Photokina, the mother of all imaging trade shows, has announced it will shift to an annual event from 2018, and from 2019 it will run in May – challenging other major trade shows like CP+. The event, which takes place … Continue reading

Olympus TG-5 announced

May 18, 2017

Olympus Australia has announced June availability of the $649 (NZ$749) Olympus Tough TG-5. The latest model in the Tough series is has a wide aperture f2.0 lens (25-100mm equivalent), and a new TruePic VIII processor and 12-megapixel CMOS sensor. A … Continue reading


In defence of bricks

May 12, 2017

Occasional correspondent Alan Small, Taree Camera House, proposes some radical strategies to stave off the barbarians at the gate: superior customer service, product knowledge and expertise, the human touch… It is apparent in Australia, and probably worldwide, that conventional ‘bricks … Continue reading

DJI announces drone goggles

May 12, 2017

Drone market leader DJI has announced DJI Goggles, which give drone pilots a bird’s eye view of the world in full HD. DJI Goggles combine a pair of large ultra-high-quality screens, long-range and low-latency wireless connectivity, and direct control of … Continue reading


Canon sales down, losses at $34 mil

May 8, 2017

The largest business in the Australian photographic industry, Canon Australia Pty Ltd, achieved total revenue of $679 million for Jan-Dec 2016, down $47 million on 2015 revenues. It made a loss of $34 million before income tax and had a … Continue reading


NZ industry comes together

May 12, 2017

The newly-formed Imaging Association of New Zealand (IANZ) held its first networking function for 2017 at the Progear showroom in Auckland, with over 30 imaging store owners and distributors attending. Last year the IANZ was formed to facilitate opportunities for … Continue reading

Polaroid crowdfunds 3D printing pen

May 12, 2017

Polaroid has entered the 3D doodling market by launching a crowdfunding campaign for its Design 3D Pen, an advanced drawing pen for artists, designers, engineers and other professionals. The 3D pen industry is growing, says Polaroid, and the tool is … Continue reading


Dear Nikon…

May 10, 2017

Dear Nikon, Hi. Long term user, first time writer. Firstly, congrats on your centenary, I’m really happy for you. And I really hope there’ll be more hundred year celebration products to be announced other than those grey lenses and the … Continue reading


GST changes: The fix WAS in!

May 10, 2017

The Senate has pulled back from passing the Treasury Laws Amendment (GST Low Value Goods) Bill 2017, which would have seen GST imposed on goods valued under $1000 from July 1. The Senate Economics Legislation Committee released its report on … Continue reading


Ebay holds out on income tax

May 2, 2017

Under pressure from the Australian Tax Office, Google and Facebook have begun to bring their revenue onshore to be taxed. EBay remains recalcitrant, still deeming its Australian business to be a Swiss business and thereby avoiding millions in income tax … Continue reading


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