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Camera Cleaning at Englewood Camera

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It’s that time of year, where summer vacation is coming up and your camera is filthy; don’t let a dirty sensor ruin your vacation photos! Englewood Camera is the shop of choice for in-house sensor cleanings of DSLR cameras. Let our expert technicians clean your camera this summer. Cost is only $55, and turnaround time is 3 days. Need it sooner? We can have it same day or next day for $85.

Join our Sensor Clean Club for $80 and receive two (2) sensor cleanings per year! That’s a total savings of $30.

What to bring with you when you drop your camera off for cleaning:

  • Fully charged battery
  • Memory card (for before & after images)
  • One lens is included in the cleaning cost; we can clean additional lenses for $15 each

Don’t let this be you!

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June 30, 2014 at 5:36 pm

Used camera equipment available today

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Happy weekend, everyone! We have some really exciting new products in our pre-owned department just waiting for a home. Don’t forget that Englewood Camera offers a 6-month warranty on pre-owned camera equipment, and all items are carefully inspected when we bring them in. Check out these great used cameras and lenses from Nikon, plus a sweet flash meter:

Nikon D800

Nikon D800 (Body Only)

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June 28, 2014 at 10:17 am

Summer Photo Contest

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Travel Photography | Erin Brinkley Photography

Summer time: a time for vacations and travel, BBQs, fireworks, and fun with family and friends! This summer, Englewood Camera needs a fresh look, so we are offering a photography contest to decorate the walls in our store. Enter up to three images in our contest for your chance to show your work at the store! We are looking for 15 total images to put on display between August and October 2014.

Our theme for this photography contest is travel. Travel photography can inspire us to visit new places, experience new cultures, meet new people, and try things we’ve never done before.  Share your travel experiences with us and our customers by entering!

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June 23, 2014 at 11:30 am

A test run with the new Sony A77 Mark II

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Englewood Camera employee (and Sony guru) Holli G. took the new A77 Mark II with the 16-50mm f/2.8 for a test drive last night. Her preliminary thoughts on this camera are very positive; while aimed at a prosumer market, the A77 Mark II handles very much like an A99.

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June 19, 2014 at 4:22 pm

Tamron Announces New Lenses!

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This morning, Tamron announced three new lenses to its line–and we’re taking pre-orders! Check out details for a new full frame lens, a MF3 lens, and an EOS M lens below:

Tamron 14-150mm f/3.5-5.8 Di III for Micro Four Thirds $589

From Tamron’s press release:

This compact all-in-one™ zoom combines extreme versatility and exceptional image quality, which expands the possibilities of the Micro Four Thirds systems from Olympus and Panasonic. This innovative 14-150mm 10.7x zoom (equivalent to 28-300mm in the full-frame format) weighs only 10.1 oz. and has a compact form factor that accepts a 52mm filter. Available in a sophisticated black or silver finish, this unique lens makes it easy to compose and capture sharp photos over a very wide range of shooting conditions. It’s ideal for travel, family, and creative photography. The advanced optical design minimizes aberrations and maximizes image quality. The lens features a Stepping Motor for quick, quiet autofocusing as well as a seamless, fluid atuofocusing action when shooting video. Lighter. Smaller. Sharper.

Tamron-14-150Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD (for Canon, Nikon, and Sony A) $849

From Tamron’s Press Release:

This all new 28-300mm lens delivers superb image quality in a remarkably compact, lightweight package. The advanced optical construction includes four LD (Low Dispersion) glass elements, one Hybrid Aspherical element, one XR (Extra Reflective Index) glass element, and one element of UXR (Ultra-Extra Refractive Index) glass element. The full use of specialized glass elements contributes to making the lens as compact and lightweight as possible, while minimizing aberrations, resulting in superior image quality. This versatile high-power zoom is designed for use on both full-frame and APS-C DSLR’s, incorporates PZD (Piezo Drive)–a standing-wave ultrasonic motor system optimized for swift, quiet AD–and Tamron’s acclaimed VC (Vibration Compensation) mechanism.

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Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III VC for Canon EOS M $499.99

From Tamron’s Press Release: This striking 11X zoom provides greatly enhanced shooting flexibility with APS-C-format mirrorless compact interchangeable-lens cameras, providing equivalent focal lengths from 27mm wide-angle to 300mm super telephoto plus macro focusing in an ultra-compact form factor, Incorporating the latest version of Tamron’s acclaimed VC (vibration compensation) system, its advanced optical design and stepping-motor autofocus (AF) drive deliver extraordinary image quality plus seamless AF performance. (Note:the model for Sony NEX interchangeable lens cameras was previously introduced into the market).

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Colorado Red Cross Recruiting Photographers and Videographers

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Red Cross is Recruiting Photographers! 

Colorado’s Red Cross is currently looking to add a few more talented and responsible volunteers to its Public Affairs team, who would help visually tell its story in a meaningful way. This would sometimes include covering local, Colorado disasters, but also would include other Public Affairs events such as fundraising events, PR campaign events, Hero Awards, Swimming Safety classes, Military homecomings and any other place where the Red Cross is involved. Red Cross is not necessarily asking for a large time commitment, just to be committed. Volunteers can work as many and as few hours as they wish, but would like them to be actively engaged on a regular basis. If you are looking for a great opportunity to volunteer in you community, and are a skilled photographer or videographer,  please reach out to the Red Cross Colorado Chapter today.

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June 17, 2014 at 9:48 am

NEW Fujinon XF 18-135mm available for pre-order

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Fujifilm officially announced a brand new, weather-sealed lens to its growning X-Series lens lineup: the 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS R will be available sometime in July 2014. Features of this new lens include:

  • FUJIFILM X-Mount is compatible with all FUJIFILM interchangeable system cameras
  • Weather-resistant design with more than 20 sealing points
  • 0.10 seconds autofocus speed and nearly silent operation
  • Powerful optical image stabilization minimizes shake and blur in low light
  • Two high-precision gyro sensors with quartz oscillators to detect movement from high frequency to low frequency
  • Air ventilator in the interior of the bottom of the lens barrel effectively prevents dust particles and moisture from getting into the lens, and allows for smooth operation and improved feel when adjusting the zoom
  • Optical system uses 4 high-precision aspherical lenses and 2 anomalous dispersion glass lenses that maximize performance of the FUJFILM X-Trans sensor
  • HT-EBC multi-layer coating to minimize ghosting
  • Seven-blade aperture diaphragm that helps create smooth and round bokeh effects
  • Advanced 5.0-stop image stabilization system that improves movement detection in the low-frequency band
  • Minimum working distance of 45cm (17.7in)

Retail on the 18-135mm will be $899. Please call us for pre-orders.

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