Englewood Camera now carries Crumpler!

Englewood Camera is pleased to announce a new camera bag product line from Crumpler. This Australian company got it’s start in the 1990’s by founder Stu Crumpler; Stu had a creative desire to create a great bag. In the early days, Crumpler made messenger bags for bike couriers–bags that could easily open and close without being taken off, and of bright, mismatched fabrics. This do-it-yourself bag company has evolved over time to offer photography/camera bags, laptop bags, backpacks, casual bags, and luggage. The Crumpler principles, however, have remained the same: “simplicity, a willingness to experiment, a big dose of humour – and a determination to make the best bag you can scissor from a single piece of fabric.”

Looking for a unique bag for your camera equipment? Crumpler offers a great selection of bags and straps with catchy names; check out the “3 Million Dollar Home,” the “Kashgar Outpost,” and straps such as “The Noose” and “Industry Disgrace” now available at Englewood Camera.

Crumpler offers durable bags with waterproof materials and fun colored fabrics. See images below for a peek at some of the bags now in stock.


The 4 Million Dollar Home, pictured above, is a slim courier-style bag that is a perfect fit for mirrorless cameras, including the Olympus OM-D and Fujifilm X-E1! This bag is available in Purple/Snot Green (pictured), Navy/Rust, or Gun Metal color combinations. Retail: $80.00


Looking for a bag to pack around your DSLR with one lens? The 3 Million Dollar Home, pictured above, is a great case to fir a Canon EOS Rebel T5i with lens, or a Nikon D5100 with lens, or your Sony A58 with a lens! This case is available in Navy/Rust (pictured), Purple/Snot Green, or Gun Metal/Black color combinations. Retail: $65.00


Crumpler’s Kashgar Outpost (above) is a fantastic shoulder bag designed for compact camera systems or DSLR systems. This bag is available in Small, Medium or Large; bring in your gear and see which size is the right fit for your camera and lenses! Made from a water resistant twill fabric, the Kashgar Outpost has a classic feel and comes in Midnight Blue (pictured), Rifle Green, or Brick. Retail: $120-$145


Crumpler makes a solution for folks not wanting to carry a traditional camera bag. Check out the Haven series–a protective insert that can easily fit your camera and an extra lens or two (depending on the size you pick). These durable inserts instantly turn your backpack or messenger bag into a camera bag, and come in Olive/Black (pictured), Red/Black, or Slate Gray/Black color combinations. Retail: $42-$60

Find out more information from Crumpler and see more images on their website.


Used Camera Gear Available! Canon, Nikon, Fuji and more

Check out our used camera gear, including Canon, Nikon, Fuji, and Sony, available today. We have a wide selection of both used digital camera equipment and used analog camera equipment available. Englewood Camera offers the best used warranty in town, and have competitive prices.

Used Canon lenses and digital cameras:

  • Canon EF 20-35mm f/3.5-4.5 USM ($300)
  • Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM ($450)
  • Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II ($200)
  • Tamron SP 60mm f/2 Macro ($375)


  • Canon Powershot G15 ($300)


  • Sigma 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye ($500)


  • Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM w/ Camo wrap, hood, trunk, and extra tripod collar ($6,900)

Used Nikon lenses and cameras:

  • Nikon D7000 Body Only ($750)
  • Nikkor AF 85mm f/1.8D ($350)
  • Nikkor AF 60mm f/2.8D Micro ($325)
  • Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8 VR II Nano ($2,000)


  • Nikkor AF-S 400mm f/2.8 ED II w/ Trunk, double hood


  • Nikkor AF-S 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G VR ($800)


  • Nikkor AF 20mm f/2.8D ($425)

Other used inventory, including Sony cameras, Olympus cameras,  Pansonic lenses, Fuji cameras, and Fuji lenses:

  • Sony NEX7 w/ 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 ($900)
  • Olympus E-P3 w/ 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 ($300)
  • Panasonic M43 45-200mm f/4-5.6 Mega OIS ($275)
  • Fujinon XF 14mm f/2.8 ($750)


  • Fujifilm X100 ($850)


  • Fujifilm X-Pro 1 Body ($900)
  • Fujifilm X-Pro 1 w/ 18mm f/2 ($1200)

Don’t forget to stop by Englewood Camera with your used gear! We offer the best trade-in value in town, and also buy outright and consign your used digital gear (and some film gear, too).

Photography Classes: Fall Schedule Announced!

Englewood Camera is not only passionate about photography, we are dedicated to helping our customers gain the most from their digital cameras too! Check out our programming for classes and workshops–anywhere from technical classes focused on your camera and the basics, to creative classes focused on specific styles. Englewood Camera provides the best instructors with years of photographic experience and professional portfolios; all of our instructors are full-time photographers. Our fall class lineup is now ready, and we’re accepting registrations; check out the list and call the store or visit our website to sign up. Please note that class dates may not be listed online yet–we are working on it! If you click to register, the dates will appear.

Photo classes in September:

Digital Photography I with Ellen Yeiser is a three week, comprehensive course in the foundations of photography. Learn how to take control of your camera and make better pictures! Class starts on Thursday, September 5th at 6:00pm. We also have dates available in October.


Junkyard Abstract with Ellen Yeiser is one of the more creative classes you’ll find in the Denver area! Join us for a fun-filled morning exploring the unlimited possibilities of making abstract images at the best salvage yard in town. Learn how to train your eye for creative shots–great for stock photography and fine art! Class is scheduled for Saturday, September 14th.


Digital Workflow in Adobe Lightroom with Rayna Tedford is a software class designed specifically for organizing and editing digital photographs. Learn about importing photos, using keywords and catalogs, and editing in this photographer friendly program! Class meets on September 21st for four hours.

Intro to Studio Lighting and Portraiture with Grant Leighton is a top-notch workshop designed to give you the skills and confidence you need to work in the studio with models. Learn to use studio strobes with power packs, umbrellas and softboxes, and wireless transmitters in a great studio location. This class runs on a weekend, September 28-29th.


October Photo Classes:

Adobe Photoshop Elements 11: Part I with Rayna Tedford is a great class for learning the basics of organizing your photos and editing them. Learn basic tools, such as cropping, color correction, red-eye removal, sharpening, and working with layers (among others!). Class runs on Saturday, October 5th.

Location Lighting and Portraiture with Matthew Jonas is the best class in town designed for in the field portraiture! This weekend workshop teaches you how to use Speedlites to light a scene and work with models, with the intent of working without an assistant and understanding light. Class meets over the weekend, October 12-13th.


Adobe Photoshop Elements 11: Part II with Rayna Tedford is a follow-up course teaching advanced tools in Adobe Photoshop  Elements. Learn how to work with Adobe Camera RAW, use layer masks, retouch skin, hand color black & white images, remove unwanted objects and more!

Can’t make a class but you want to? Englewood Camera offers private photography classes! Take advantage of individual learning with great instructors. Call us or email classes@englewoodcamera.com for more information.

Sidewalk Sale at Englewood Camera

Come check out a great selection of used (and new!) books on sale at Englewood Camera. Check out a wide selection on darkroom, portraiture, lighting, a variety of techniques, and fine art!

Looking for a used camera bag? We’ve got those available on our sidewalk sale for great prices, too. Englewood Camera has backpacks, shoulder bags, lens cases and more.

We also have a variety of odds and ends on clearance, too, so swing by and check out the goods!


Englewood Camera says farewell to an employee

Evan Carney has been an employee at Englewood Camera for the past ten years. After graduating from Colorado State University with a B.F.A. in Photography, Evan joined our staff and became Assistant Manager shortly thereafter. He’s handled our repair department for the past few years, including sensor cleanings. Recently, Evan headed back to school for his teaching license, and sadly is leaving our team to teach Art at O’Connell Middle School in Lakewood. We wish him the best of luck on his new adventure! His last day at the store is this Saturday; stop by to say farewell and give him your best wishes!


Used Cameras and Used Lenses Available

Englewood Camera has some great used equipment on the shelf this week! Check out fast glass for Canon and Nikon, including zoom lenses and prime lenses, all with a 6-month warranty!


In our used Canon inventory:


Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM ($1300)


Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM ($450)


Tamron SP 17-35mm f/2.8 LD for Canon EF ($300)


Tamron SP 28-105mm f/2.8 for Canon EF ($275)

In our used Nikon inventory:


Nikon AF 20mm f/2.8D ($425)


Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX Fisheye ($450)


Nikon AF 85mm f/1.8 ($350)


Nikon AF 300mm f/4 ED ($600)


Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8 VR II ED Nano ($2100)

Englewood Camera has other great lenses and used bodies in stock too. Give us a call if you’re looking for something specific! (303) 797-0700

Fujifilm X-M1 Review

The latest camera in Fujifilm’s X-Series camera system was announced in June 2013, and we’re pleased to say we’ve just received our first shipment!

The Fujifilm X-M1 has a 16.3 megapixel APS-C sensor with the EXR X-Trans II processor. The camera is available with a brand new Fujifilm XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS lens for a retail price of $799.99. You can buy the camera in all black, silver and black, or silver and brown.


A few specifications on the X-M1:

  • 16.3 megapixel CMOS
  • 3″ tilting LCD
  • ISO 200 – 6400; expandable to 100 (L) and up to 25,600 (H)
  • Face detection and subject-tracking auto focus modes
  • Wi-fi enabled for easy file transfer to smartphone, tablet or PC
  • 5.6 fps continuous shooting
  • FullHD Movie: 1920×1080 at 30fps with built in stereo microphone
  • Fully compatible with all XF lenses

The ergonomics of the XM-1 are similar to the other X-Series cameras, namely the X-E1 and X100s, but without a viewfinder. Instead, Fuji has added a 3″ vertically-tilting LCD screen with a 920k dot display. The camera design is catered more towards photo enthusiasts; there are no longer dedicated aperture and shutter controls, but rather a exposure mode dial offering Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Manual, Custom, and a few automatic settings instead. This is a great feature for those shopping for a mirrorless camera that is user friendly and simple to use!  Fujifilm has been known for the classic-camera look and feel with their X-Series cameras; the X-M1 definitely continues the rangefinder feel with a more modern look, but fits in with the existing X-E1 and X-Pro 1’s as a smaller, simpler camera.

Comparing the X-M1 to it’s siblings in the X-Series lineup, the word that keeps coming up is simple. The buttons and settings on the back of the camera are easy to figure out and use. For example, the X-M1 now has a dedicated movie record button on the back of the camera, comparable to the Olympus and Sony cameras. Second, there’s an arrow pad (like most compact cameras) to control autofocus, white balance, continuous shooting/bracketing, and macro mode; these arrows also function as right/left and up/down movements within playback and the menu. There’s one simple wheel at the top of the thumb grip on the back of the camera to control aperture in both manual and aperture priority modes, or to scroll up and down through the menu. Also on the back is a button “Q” for quick menu; under this menu, the photographer can control a variety of settings, such as ISO, autofocus drive, resolution, picture styles (film simulation), sharpness, and noise reduction. This is a very handy menu to use, and saves time fumbling through the main menu or searching for specific buttons. Lastly, there’s a handy Fn button for custom function at the top of the camera, near the shutter release. This button can be used as a shortcut button, so the user can set it to change film simulation, AE/AF lock, focus mode, face detection, image quality, dynamic range, etc.

Like the X100s, and now the other interchangeable X-cameras because of firmware updates, the X-M1 offers focus peak highlight as a manual focus assist. For those photographers who want precise focus, Fuji has created this technology for accurate focusing on the LCD screen. The contrast of the image becomes intensified, so the sweet spot of your focus is easy to determine–and this means you can quickly focus the lens. While the autofocus is fairly fast, the manual focus is faster than on comparable models. My complaint, however, is that there isn’t a switch to change focus drive (like on the other X-cameras). Instead, the user must change it over in the Quick Menu. The X-M1 doesn’t have a mode for auto and manual focus either, so the focus cannot be fine tuned in autofocus mode. That said, there probably aren’t many users who desire manual focus on this type of camera, and the autofocus has a fast response time.

Fuji has a built-in flash on the X-M1, similar to that on the X-E1. Like all pop-up flashes, the range on this isn’t significant, but the flash works well for fill light and quick snapshots. It also serves as a commander for off-camera flash.

Fuji’s X-M1 joins the mirrorless camera market with similar features to Sony and Olympus, so I decided to test out the camera alongside an Olympus OM-D E-M5 and a Sony NEX-6. For the sake of comparison, I tried to use the LCD screen on the cameras while shooting, as the X-M1 does not have a viewfinder. All three cameras were difficult to use in very bright sunlight, a problem still prevalent with digital cameras. However, the ability to tilt the screen definitely helped. Without this feature, a viewfinder would almost be necessary.

Testing out the Wi-Fi Transfer was an interesting experience; I have an iPhone, and I initially tried to find the network just through my iPhone’s wi-fi settings. It turns out Fuji has an app to download images to your device, so I downloaded the app, and after a few technical difficulties on my part was able to make it work. What I love about the wi-fi transfer is the ability for the X-M1 to automatically downsize the image resolution to fit my iPhone. And the transfer time is relatively quick–we’re talking a few seconds! You can set the camera to automatically transfer photos to your PC, too, so you don’t have to hassle with cords or card readers anymore. You can find the app from Fuji here.

The size of the X-M1 is perfect; there are many times I don’t bring a camera with me places because my equipment takes up too much space! With the X-M1, however, I can carry it with a decent zoom lens (namely the 16-50mm) in my purse and not have to think twice about it. It’s also lightweight, so keeping it in a purse isn’t cumbersome.

Image quality from the X-M1 is a strong rival to the other X-Series cameras, and the new 16-50mm lens is pretty impressive!

Please see a few test shots with data below on the X-M1.

I wanted to see the detail that can be produced by the X-M1 with the kit lens (XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6), so I took this test shot of one of my favorite subjects–my pet pig, Pipsqueak.

Fujifilm X-M1 test drive

This was shot at ISO 200; 1/50s at f/8, 25mm, in aperture priority. The minimum focus distance of the lens is about 8 inches, so I was able to shoot relatively close to my piggy.

When zoomed in, the level of detail is incredible! Though the build quality of the 16-50mm isn’t nearly as solid as the XF lenses in Fuji’s lineup, the quality is great for most practical purposes. See the detail shot below.


Though I shot in RAW + JPG (Fine) resolution, I am happy with how the Fuji’s process jpeg files. I did not alter the color, contrast, sharpness or anything from these files–they are merely downsized for the blog.

A few other samples:


Shot at ISO 200; 1/65s at f/7.1, 35mm


Shot at ISO 200; 1/900s at f/5.6, 50mm

This shot is another one worthy of a crop to see beautiful detail on this sunflower. See below:


After spending some time with this camera, I definitely think Fuji is onto something with this new design. The X-M1 isn’t a professional-grade camera like the X-Pro 1 or X-E1, but is designed to attract a broader customer base. And for good measure; the features are easier to use, the camera is smaller, but the user doesn’t sacrifice any quality with this setup.

Come on in to Englewood Camera to check out this new camera–we have silver/black and all black combinations available today.

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