Mirrorless, compacts show 2017 growth

August 15, 2017

The half-yearly (Jan-June) camera and lens production and shipment figures from CIPA (the Japanese camera makers association) show mirrorless interchangeables continuing to increase market share; a surprising uptick in shipments of digital compact cameras; and the DSLR segment in the … Continue reading


No inquest into Tim Jones’ death

August 18, 2017

At the request of the family, there will be no coronial inquest into the tragic death of respected photographer and retailer Tim Jones, who his friends and family lost in a light plane crash alongside pilot Sam Langford in 2014.   … Continue reading


Jail time for shonky camera retailer

August 16, 2017

The sorry saga of Electronic Bazaar has hopefully reached its final chapter with the jailing of owner Dhruv Chopra after he failed to comply with court orders made against him in May 2015. Consumer complaints about Electronic Bazaar stretch back to … Continue reading


Fujifilm limits A / NZ print options

August 17, 2017

The June issue of Don Franz’ Photo Imaging News International featured coverage of a presentation which focussed on Fujifilm Europe’s range of silver halide papers. From an Australian perspective, it starkly illustrates the paucity of choice offered to labs and … Continue reading


Ted’s closes Paxtons outlets

August 16, 2017

Less than a year on from Ted’s Cameras acquiring the three remaining stores in the Paxton’s group Hornsby and Parramatta have been closed, with Paxton’s Chatswood temporarily closed for refurbishment and re-branding.  ‘Both Parramatta and Hornsby have closed due to lease … Continue reading


Starleaton waves photo flag at Frame Show

August 16, 2017

‘We’ve had visitors from Perth to New Zealand and everything in between,’ said Starleaton’s Camille Godfrey, in relation to last weekend’s Art & Frame show. ‘As DES, we always supported this event and, along with Epson, introduced framers to digital … Continue reading


Camera makers see different futures

August 4, 2017

Comparing and contrasting the latest financial results from the big three camera makers, Canon, Sony and Nikon – and more so their predictions for the current year – provides an insight into their very differing attitudes towards the industry’s future.  … Continue reading


L&P in liquidation

August 4, 2017

After 38 years serving professional photographers, it appears respected Sydney-based L&P Photographic Supplies is shutting its doors. Insolvency website has announced that at a general meeting of members of L&P Photographics on August 2, ‘it was resolved that the Company … Continue reading



August 4, 2017

GoPro selling and losing more…Light at end of tunnel?…100th anniversary delays…Trolls pay… GoPro selling and losing more We recall with lingering amusement a press release around 10 years ago from Eastman Kodak announcing its financial results. The memorable thing about this … Continue reading


Get in the frame at Randwick

August 3, 2017

The Art & Frame 2017 exhibition will take place this month (August 11- 14) at Sydney’s Royal Randwick Racecourse, with participation from several photo retailing suppliers. Art & Frame is a long-running biennial event alternating between Melbourne and Sydney and … Continue reading


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