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Save the Date! Sony and Tamron Demo Days coming in April

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Englewood Camera is pleased to announce an upcoming demo event for Sony and Tamron products! Stop by the store on Friday, April 18th and Saturday, April 19th to meet representatives from both Sony and Tamron. Get your hands on the latest Sony gear, test out Tamron lenses for multiple camera mounts, and ask any tech support questions you may have! Check out the latest Alpha cameras from Sony, including the new A6000, plus the new 150-600mm super telephoto from Tamron.

Register online now for our Sony A7/A7R workshop! Please note: our workshop is currently full. We will add your name to the waitlist and contact you in the event of a cancellation. Thank you.

Englewood Camera will be holding a drawing during Sony/Tamron demo days as well. Enter to win the Sony QX-10, and be here Saturday the 19th at 4:00pm for the raffle!

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March 27, 2014 at 8:30 am

Eye-Fi SD Cards Now in Stock!

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Englewood Camera is pleased to announce a new inventory item–the Eye-Fi Mobi and Eye-Fi Pro X2 secure digital (SD) memory cards. The Mobi card comes in 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB; we have the 8 and 16 sizes currently available. This card is compatible with over 1,000 cameras, and creates its own Wi-Fi network! You can seamlessly transfer your pictures to your smartphone or tablet in real time, from any location, and share your files through your device. To get set up, simply install the free Eye-Fi app on your Apple or Android device and enter the 10-digit activation code located on the card case. Insert the Mobi card into the SD card slot in your digital camera and take a few pictures. They will appear within seconds on your device of choice for immediate viewing, editing and sharing.

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This is a great accessory and a must-have for location photographers wanting to share their images in the field. Prices start at just $49.99!

See the cards in action!

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March 20, 2014 at 10:38 am

Throwback Thursday: Vintage Camera Ads

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If you’ve never visited Englewood Camera, you’re missing out on our great selection of photographic history. We pride ourselves in carrying not just digital products and camera accessories, but antique, vintage, and analog equipment as well. A lot of our display items are not for sale, so our customers can reminisce over the days of photo past. On this throwback Thursday, we’ve looked for some fun, vintage photography ads to share with you. We hope you like our findings!

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A 1970’s ad for the Kodak Ektralite 10, an instamatic camera that used 110 film.

Leica-M4

Leica’s response to automatic cameras!

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Just a little risque…Hal Reiff shot this image for Miranda in the early 1960’s.

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“Let’s Remember the Good Times” ad from the mid ’70’s featuring a Pentax KM and Honeywell flash. That hair!

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“If you’re serious about photography, wear a Minolta SRT-101.”

 

How to Create a Photo Book at Englewood Camera

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Englewood Camera is excited about our current photo book contest, but realize that our customers need a little guidance with our online ordering tool. We have created a book making tutorial to help you design your photo book! Check out the 10 minute video on our new YouTube channel to get started making a custom photo book. We are looking forward to your submission! Please note that books ship in about 1 week, so have your book ordered for the contest no later than April 4, 2014.

Your Used Shopping Guide for this Weekend!

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Englewood Camera has brought in more great gear this week, all ready for you to look at this weekend! Check out great prices on used digital gear, used lenses, and used analog gear.

A glimpse of what we currently have:

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM with hood

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM with hood

Carl Zeiss 50mm f/1.8 ZE

Carl Zeiss 50mm f/1.8 ZE

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM with hood

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM with hood

Canon EOS 5D Mark II Body Only

Canon EOS 5D Mark II Body Only

Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM

Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM

Nikon D7000 Body Only

Nikon D7000 Body Only

Nikon AF-S 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR (Version I)

Nikon AF-S 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR (Version I)

Nikkor AF-S 40mm f/2.8 Micro DX

Nikkor AF-S 40mm f/2.8 Micro DX

Carl Zeiss Sonnar 24mm f1.8 ZA (Sony E)

Carl Zeiss Sonnar 24mm f1.8 ZA (Sony E)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tamron 150-600mm: A must have lens for wildlife photography

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In December, Tamron USA announced the launch of an exciting new super telephoto lens: the 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD for digital SLR cameras. Some of the features of this lens include:

  • Cutting edge e-BAND coating (extended bandwith and angular-dependency) to significantly reduce unwanted light reflections that cause flare and ghosting
  • Vibration Compensation (VC) image stabilization
  • USD Ultrasonic Drive for fast, accurate autofocus
  • 9 blade aperture ring for gorgeous background blur effects
  • Employs 20 elements in 13 groups: delivers a superior balance of resolution and contrast for sharp, clear images
  • Contains three LD (Low Dispersion) glass elements (two in the first group, one in the third) in the front group for enhanced optical correction effectiveness, enabling the lens to thoroughly compensate for on-axis aberrations at the telephoto end
  • Upgraded cosmetic design with tungsten silver brand ring and new rubber grips for the focus and zoom

Englewood Camera is expecting shipments of this lens in Canon mount soon, and we hope to see Nikon mount lenses in April! Please call us or stop by the store to add your name to our pre-order list. The Tamron 150-600mm will retail for $1069.99.

See sample images below (supplied by Tamron USA). You can also read reviews from Ian Plant and Peter K. Burian for more information and images.

Frosted bison portrait, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

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March 6, 2014 at 11:45 am

Fun with a fisheye (and some film!)

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Once in a while, Englewood Camera brings in some pretty cool, old gear. On the shelf right now is a Nikkor 10mm f/5.9 OP Fisheye with the viewfinder accessory. Check out these fun shots our employee Chris shot on a Nikon F3T (in mirror-lockup mode). You can adapt this sweet lens to a variety of digital cameras, such as a Sony A7, with a proper adapter (see second series of images in this post). The tube of the adapter needs to be wide enough to accommodate the back element of the lens. Make this fisheye yours for only $1,700.00!

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For a little more fun, we put the Nikkor 10mm on a Sony A7 with a Metabones adapter. Check it out:

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