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FUJIFILM X100F announced


FUJIFILM X100F announced – the powerful new addition to the X Series range of Premium Compact Cameras

 FUJIFILM X100F-Silver-FrontSmall yet powerful, the FUJIFILM X100F features the latest 24.3 megapixel sensor and processor, and further evolution of the renowned Advanced Hybrid Viewfinder, which can switch between optical and electronic viewfinders.

FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) today announces the launch of the latest premium compact digital camera – the FUJIFILM X100F in February 2017.

Fujifilm pioneered a new market segment of premium compact digital cameras in March 2011 with the launch of the FUJIFILM X100, equipped with an APS-C image sensor, high-speed image processing engine, high-performance FUJINON lens and the world’s first Hybrid Viewfinder that can be switched between an optical viewfinder and an electronic viewfinder.

In February 2013, the second-generation model in the series, FUJIFILM X100S, was released with a newly-developed sensor and image processing engine.  The company updated the series in September 2014 with the launch of the FUJIFILM X100T, boasting the use of the world’s first electronic rangefinder function, in an effort to constantly lead the segment of premium compact digital cameras with cutting-edge technologies.

The fourth-generation release of the series, X100F, features the latest image sensor and high-speed image processing engine to deliver the highest level of image quality and mobility in the series. This is the ultimate in premium compact digital camera, equipped with the Advanced Hybrid Viewfinder of enhanced convenience.  While maintaining the elegant design that has proven to be popular, the new camera has been developed in pursuit for easy operability, reflecting requests from users of previous models.

Key features on the FUJIFILM X100F

Fujifilm’s excellent reproduction of colours and gradation of tones capture premium image quality in both stills and video recording

The FUJIFILM X100F features the 24.3MP X-Trans™ CMOS III*1, an APS-C sensor with no low-pass filter boasting the highest performance in the history of the X Series, as well as the X-Processor Pro high-speed image processing engine to deliver outstanding colour reproduction and gradation of tones in both stills and videos with high ISO sensitivity and low noise. The Film Simulation modes, developed with Fujifilm’s philosophy of colour reproduction nurtured in over 80 years of photo film research, have further evolved to capture a subject’s textures, three-dimensional feel and even the atmosphere surrounding it.

Perfect for snapshots with quick response and enhanced AF performance

Basic response specifications have been enhanced to the extreme in the X100F. A start-up time of approx. 0.5 seconds, shooting interval of 0.2 seconds** , shutter release time lag of 0.01 seconds** and fastest AF of 0.08 seconds, ensure the camera operates exactly as the photographer intends.
The number of focusing points has been dramatically expanded from 49 in previous models to 91 (up to 325 points). Approx. 40% of the imaging area (center area containing 49 focusing points) is covered with phase detection AF pixels to form a fast and precise phase detection AF area that can be used in a variety of scenes.

Evolution of the Advanced Hybrid Viewfinder

You can now change the magnification of the electronic rangefinder, shown in a small window as EVF at the bottom right corner of the optical viewfinder, for enhanced accuracy when checking the focus.  The Real Time Parallax※2 Correction function is applied to the focus area in addition to the guide frame to enable assured framing and focusing in the Manual Focus mode.

Intuitive and practical operability

New features in the X100F include the Built-In ISO Dial, incorporated into the Shutter Speed Dial reminiscent of film cameras of yesteryear, the Focus Lever, which allows you to instantaneously move the focus area without having to take your eye off the viewfinder, and the “C” position for enabling ±5 stop exposure compensation.  Most of the operation-related buttons and dials are concentrated on the right-hand side to allow quick change of settings while firmly holding the camera.

※1 X-Trans is a trademark or registered trademark of FUJIFILM Corporation.
※2 The gap between the shooting range frame and actual shooting range when shooting close up.

Main features

Integrating the image sensor boasting the highest resolution in the X Series, the high-speed image processing engine “X-Processor Pro” and image design technology developed from over 80 years of photographic film production to achieve ultimate image quality.

The FUJIFILM X100F features Fujifilm’s 24.3MP X-Trans™ CMOS III APS-C sensor. Its highly random pixel array effectively reduces moiré and false colours without the use of an optical low-pass filter. The elimination of the low pass filter, which is attributed to loss of image resolution, makes it possible to draw out FUJINON lenses’ true capabilities to the maximum extent. Coupled with the high-speed image processing engine “X-Processor Pro,” the X100F produces image quality comparable to that of cameras equipped with a larger sensor with higher pixel count.
Fujifilm’s proprietary colour reproduction technology, developed through the producing photographic films, helps to reproduce warm skin tones, bright blue skies and rich green foliage in beautiful colours, just as you remember seeing in real life.
The Film Simulation function now features the ACROS mode. Using X-Processor Pro’s advanced processing capability, the mode offers smooth gradation, deep blacks and beautiful textures to create monochrome images that far outperform the previous Monochrome mode.
The FUJIFILM X100F also has the Grain Effect function for reproducing distinctive graininess seen in photographs taken with film cameras. The function is available in “Strong” and “Weak,” and can be combined with any of the Film Simulation modes. You can easily obtain the effect of film-based photos, notable especially when the image is printed out.
Despite having the pixel count 1.5 times that of the X100T, the new device and its enhanced signal processing technology have successfully controlled digital noise even further. Improved ISO sensitivity means ISO12800, which was part of extended ISOs in the FUJIFILM X100T, is now available as a regular ISO option. Even at ultra-high ISO settings, the camera produces low-noise images, reproducing deep blacks and smooth gradation of tones, capturing beautiful images even in low light conditions.

Perfect for snapshots with quick response and enhanced AF performance

Enhancement in response performance
Basic response specifications have been enhanced to the extreme in the FUJIFILM X100F. A startup time of approx. 0.5 seconds, shooting interval of 0.2 seconds and shutter release time lag of 0.01 seconds, ensure the camera operates exactly as the photographer intends.

Improvement in basic AF performance
The number of focusing points has been dramatically expanded from 49 in previous models※3 to 91 (up to 325 points). Approx. 40% of the imaging area (center area containing 49 focusing points) is covered with phase detection AF pixels to form a fast and precise phase detection AF area that can be used in a variety of scenes.
The FUJIFILM X100F has an enhanced ability to autofocus on points of light, low-contrast objects and subjects with fine and delicate textures such as bird feathers and animal fur, which have been the weakness of phase detection AF.
The performance of contrast detection AF, covering approx. 85% of the imaging area, has also been improved. The data read speed has been doubled compared to previous models to achieve AF performance of higher speed and precision. Accurate focusing is obtained even at the low light condition of -3EV.
Six AF modes to be selected according to the type of scenes
The FUJIFILM X100F offers AF-S for stationary subjects and AF-C for moving subjects.  For both of these options, you can choose either “Single Point” or “Zone” mode for the type of focus area, as well as the “Wide / Tracking” mode, in which the camera automatically selects multiple areas for focusing.  In the Single Point and Zone modes, use the Focus Lever beside the LCD monitor to instantaneously change the location and size of focus areas.
※3 Models carrying the X-TransTM CMOS II sensor and the EXR Processor II.

Evolution of the Advanced Hybrid Viewfinder
The FUJIFILM X100F uses the Advanced Hybrid Viewfinder, which combines the features of an optical viewfinder (OVF) and electronic viewfinder (EVF).  Operate the Viewfinder selector at the front of the camera body to instantly switch between the OVF and EVF.
In the Electronic Rangefinder (ERF) mode, the EVF is displayed as a small window at the bottom right corner of the optical viewfinder to facilitate accurate focusing using Focus Peaking and Digital Split Image even in the OVF.  The small EVF window can display 100% field of view as well as in 2.5x and 6x magnifications.  You can also check exposure and white balance in the EVF window, making it the ultimate viewfinder that provides all the benefits of the EVF while shooting photos through the OVF, which offers zero time lag and crisp view.
The viewfinder offers automatic real-time correction of parallax, the gap between the guide frame and actual shooting range when shooting close up.  This Real Time Parallax Correction function is now applied to the focus area in addition to the guide frame to enable assured framing and focusing in the Manual Focus mode.
The EVF’s frame rate has been boosted to 60 fps. Even in low light, the high frame rate is maintained for easy framing in night shooting, etc.

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Intuitive and practical operability and camera body with luxurious tactile feel.
The layout of the camera’s rear face has been overhauled to concentrate most of the frequently-used buttons and dials to the right-hand side.  This allows you to change the camera settings quickly while holding the camera firmly without having to take your eye off the viewfinder.
The FUJIFILM X100F features the Built-In ISO Dial, which is incorporated into the Shutter Speed Dial, reminiscent of film cameras from yesteryear.  You now don’t have to power on the camera to check ISO as well as aperture, shutter speed and exposure compensation settings at a glance.
Set the ISO Dial to “A” and select “Command” in the ISO DIAL SETTING (A) in the camera menu, to enable quick ISO adjustments with the Command Dial at the front of the camera body within the range of regular sensitivity levels from ISO200 to ISO12800 in the increment of 1/3 stops.
The Focus Lever is positioned on the rear side of the camera body. Use joystick-type operations in eight directions (up / down, right / left and diagonally) to instantaneously move the focus area.
The Exposure Compensation Dial now has the Command Dial Position.  Set the Dial to “C” position to enable exposure compensation adjustments with the Command Dial at the front of the camera body, and also expand the exposure compensation range to ±5 stops.

 

 

 

FUJIFILM X100F-Silver-TopThe camera body’s top and bottom plates are made of lightweight, strong and highly durable magnesium alloy.  Special coatings have been applied to the surface to create a steel-like texture.

The camera’s external surface has a leather-like finish using synthetic leather for excellent resistance to the elements and high durability.  While reproducing the feel and look of genuine leather, the finish also provides the practical benefit of slip resistance and comfortable hold.

Every component is “made in Japan” for high reliability, finished with advanced precision and tactile quality.

High-performance FUJINON 23mm*4 F2 lens
・   A specially designed FUJINON 23mm (approximately 35mm,  equiv. 35mm format) F2 lens has an optimal optical design that delivers high levels of sharpness from the centre to the edges of the frame.

・   The lens is made up of 8 glass elements in 6 groups, which includes one high-performance double-sided aspheric lens and a convex lens made of high refractive glass. Images display minimal aberrations, along with high sharpness, and beautiful colour reproduction. FUJINON’s unique HT-EBC coating is applied to the lens control flare and ghosting.

※4 approximately 35mm, equiv. 35mm format

Extended full HD video recording
・  You can choose from six frame rate settings, i.e. 59.94p / 50p / 29.97p / 25p / 24p / 23.98p.

・  The Film Simulation modes, popular for still images, can also be applied to video recording.
For example, you can use “Classic Chrome” to add a documentary touch with subdued colorus and rich tonality, or “ACROS” to produce stunning monochrome footage with smooth gradation of tones and deep blacks. Nine different modes are available for versatile photographic expressions.
Footage in a Film Simulation mode can be further fine-tuned with “Highlight Tone,” “Shadow Tone,” “Color” and “Sharpness” adjustments.

・  Manual exposure can also be set during movie shooting. Aperture, shutter speed*5 and ISO sensitivity can be changed enabling movies to be shot using an exposure of the user’s preference.

・  The Intelligent Hybrid AF, which switches between Phase Detection AF and Contrast AF according to the scene, also works during video recording to achieve fast and accurate focusing. Manual Focusing is also supported.

※5 Aperture and shutter speed can be changed during shooting. Only shutter speeds faster than the set frame rate can be set.

“Wireless Communication” function for remotely shooting images from smartphones and tablet devices※6
Download the “FUJIFILM Camera Remote” app (free) onto your smartphone or tablet device and use the Wireless Communication function to transfer photos and videos to the device with easy one-touch operation, or browse photos and videos in the camera from the device to select and download specific images, without having to enter ID or password. The app also allows the X100F to download location information from your device and attach it to images.
The app’s “Remote Control” function enables wireless operation of the X100F’s shutter, exposure, etc. from your smartphone or tablet device. The Remote Control function allows you to not only handle basic operations such as Touch AF and Shutter Speed selection, but also adjust a diverse range of shooting settings or even record video remotely. It makes it easy to compose and take a photo from a remote location when shooting a group photo, self portrait or even wildlife in their natural habitat.
Wi-Fi® communication*5 is supported for easy backup of in-camera data on your computer*

※6 AndroidTM, smartphone and tablet devices, iPhone / iPad.
※7 Wi-Fi® is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance®
※8 Requires advanced installation of the free dedicated software “FUJIFILM PC AutoSave” to your computer.

Various Functions of the FUJIFILM X100F:
・ Use the Digital Teleconverter function to choose the angles of view equivalent to 50mm and 70mm, in addition to the built-in lens’s 35mm, which allows you to enjoy framing versatility with three different focal lengths.

・  The lens barrel features the Control Ring in addition to the Aperture Ring. Settings that are frequently used in each of the shooting modes are automatically assigned to the Control Ring. Rotate the Control Ring to quickly change various settings. Functions to be assigned to the Ring may be adjusted by pressing the built-in Control Ring Settings button into Viewfinder selector at the front of the camera body.  Assign any function without any restrictions, such as ISO sensitivity and Film Simulation.

・  The FUJIFILM X100F’s lens has a built-in ND filter, which is useful when shooting with the aperture wide open in bright light, or when opting to use a slow shutter speed.  The three-stop ND filter, which cuts down the amount of light to 1/8, can be activated easily with the function button or from the camera menu.

・  A completely silent electronic shutter that is capable of exposures up to 1/32000sec. has been added. Photos with a shallow depth-of-field can now be shot with the aperture wide open on snowy fields or the beach under clear skies. As there are no mechanically operated parts, candid shots of animals and sleeping babies can be captured more easily than ever before.

・   Advanced Filter functions offer creative fun. Pop Color / Toy Camera / Miniture / Dynamic Tone / Partial Color (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple) / and Soft Focus can be chosen, as well as advanced shooting techniques such as High Key and Low Key.

・   The FUJIFILM  X100F supports multiple exposure, in which you can take two exposures in single frame.  It can display the first shot on the LCD monitor, so that you can check how it would blend together while composing and shooting the second frame.  This function creates an artistic effect, different from regular single-exposure shots.

・   Interval timer shooting for time lapse photography is available with intervals of one second to 24 hours and up to ∞(infinity) frames.

New Conversion Lens
・  New conversion lenses are optically designed to draw out the maximum performance of X100F’s built-in lens, delivering premium picture quality without having to change the F stop value. The camera body automatically recognizes it when a conversion lens is mounted, and displays a guide frame indicating the shooting area when in the OVF mode.

・ Wide Conversion Lens 「WCL-X100 II」
The “WCL-X100 II” is a dedicated wide conversion lens that multiples the fixed focal length by approx. 0.8x, converting it to 28mm (35mm format equivalent). Not only does this lens emphasize perspective, it’s also perfect for when you want to capture a broader view such as when shooting in tight spots or landscapes.
When the WCL-X100 II is mounted on the X100F, the camera automatically recognizes the conversion lens and corrects aberrations.

・Tele-Conversion Lens 「TCL-X100 II」
The “TCL-X100 II” is a dedicated tele-conversion lens for narrowing the field of view by multiplying the fixed focal length by approx. 1.4x, converting it to 50mm (35mm format equivalent). This lens can be used in a variety of situations, such as portraits taking advantage of a natural perspective, or close-up photography from as close as 14cm.
When the TCL-X100 II is mounted on the X100F, the camera automatically recognizes the conversion lens and corrects aberrations.

Premium Accessory Lineup
・ Leather Case LC-X100F:
It is possible to swap the battery and media when the case is attached to the camera. A Quickshot Premium Leather Case that emphasizes a sense of unity with the body as well as practicality.

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PRICING AND AVAILABILITY:
The  FUJIFILM X100F will be available sometime in February 2017 in Black and Silver, with an expected price of £1,249.00 Further details of how to pre-order will be here

Register your interest to pre-order here:



 

ABOUT FUJIFILM:
FUJIFILM Corporation and its group companies develop, produce and market products in the Imaging Solutions business (colour films, digital cameras, photofinishing equipment and colour paper, chemicals and services for photofinishing) and Information Solutions business (equipment and materials for medical diagnostics and life science, equipment and materials for graphic arts, flat panel display materials, recording media, optical devices, electronic materials and inkjet materials). The company employs more than 80,000 people worldwide, with 282 subsidiaries all over the world. Uniquely placed to be a market leader in digital imaging, Fujifilm develops and manufactures its own sensors, lenses and processing technology.  In addition to its production plants and R&D operations in Japan, the company has key manufacturing facilities in Europe and the USA for core products such as colour film, colour paper, single use cameras and CTP printing plates, and has further factories in Brazil and China. Total global turnover for 2015/6 (FY15) was ¥2,491bn.  In the UK, Fujifilm has been supplying the imaging, printing and graphics industries, as well as consumers, professional and enthusiast photographers, with high quality, innovative products and services for over 30 years.  Fujifilm UK currently employs more than 390 people and is one of the country’s most popular photographic and imaging brands.

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Nikon Owl and Raptor photography day


On 20th October Castle Cameras were lucky enough to host an Owl and Raptor day with John Clements from Go Photo Training, Adam from Nikon UK and Toby from South Wilts Falconry in Hampshire.

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The weather was very kind to us for the time of year.  It started off overcast and brightened up in the afternoon.

John Clements started off proceedings with some very useful tips on setting your Nikon DSLR to get the best out of the day.  He talked about shooting modes, ISO and autofocus amongst other things.

We then headed out into the field to meet Toby and his wonderful birds.  The first to fly was the Peregrine Falcon.  He was so fast, with speeds of up to 80mph. It gave us practise at getting the bird in shot.  John gave us some tips on getting the bird well-framed and in focus with a blurred background.  Some people got fantastic results!

We had another input session with John, then soup and a buffet lunch was provided by Karen and Howard at Castle Cameras.

After lunch we had the opportunity to try the Nikkor 600mm f2.8 with a Sirui gimbal head. Toby flew a bird of prey directly towards the camera.  What a treat!  The lens is a beast and definitely not within most peoples’ budgets, so lovely to be able to have a little play with it here.  There were also plenty of other lenses which Adam brought along from Nikon and everybody shared them nicely throughout the day.  There wasn’t too much squawking!

Toby asked for volunteers to fly the snowy owl.   They put on the special glove, held some food for the bird and it flew across the field and landed on their hand.  What an awe-inspiring bird to get up-close and personal with.

At the end of the day we went back inside and had a good look through our photos.  We had a chance to share some of the best ones with the group.  There were some stunning shots to come out of the day and we all learned a lot from John Clements and Toby.

So our thanks go out to all the participants who came along to make the day possible. Also special thanks go out to Toby from South Wilts Falconry and his magnificent birds, Adam from Nikon and all the fantastic kit he let us play with and especially to John Clements from GoPhotoTraining for making the day so interesting and informative.  It was a great success and we hopefully we will get the chance to do more sessions like this in the future.

Shots from the day

Here are some shots from the day, taken with the Nikon D500 and the Nikkor 80-400mm.

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Some of the participants photos from the day.

These are from Tricia Glass, well done Tricia!

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And thanks to Michael Berkeley for these great pictures:

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Here is a snippet of some glowing feedback we had from one of the attendees on the course, David Nevett:

“Many thanks to you and Castle Cameras for organising such a splendid day with NIkon and Toby.

John Clements was a brilliant presenter, he offered so many tips and techniques not found in instruction manuals by the amateurs like me.  

The provision by Nikon of so many suitable lenses, plus the opportunity to try them out on our own cameras was a bonus.  

In one day with Castle and Nikon, I have learned more about how to improve my images, tips on using the D500, and a hands on experience to discover which are the best lenses for my field work.”

If you would like to come along to the next event with Castle Cameras, follow us on facebook or twitter with @castlecameras or check the  events page on the website.

Bournemouth Air Festival Echo Photo Comp Judging


Despite the shocking weather at this year’s Bournemouth Air Festival, we were delighted to see that you still managed to get some great shots of the planes.  As always the Red Arrows were the highlights and there were many pictures showing that.  There were also some great shots of the night flights and the fireworks display, and this year we were lucky enough to have a full moon to add to the night display.

 

Well you didn’t make our job easy, as ever the standard was very high.  The junior section also came up with some stunning images, so well done all you under 16s.

 

Here are Racheal and Karen from Castle Cameras in the Bournemouth Echo offices judging all the pictures.

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The winners will be announced by Bournemouth Echo very soon, so no spoilers here!  Just to say good luck to everybody who took part and we look forward to presenting the prizes very soon.

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Have you entered the Air Festival photo comp yet?


 

The Bournemouth Air Festival may have come to a close for another year but there’s still time to enter the Bournemouth Echo photo competition.

There are loads of Castle Cameras vouchers up for grabs.  So if you’ve got your eye on a new lens, or a bit of new kit, this could be your opportunity to get it.

You’ve got until Friday 26th to get your entries in.

In the gallery on their website you’ll find all the entries submitted to the adult category so far.

Do you think you could do better?

Adult category – ‘Best Aviation Picture’  – prize is £300 of Castle Cameras vouchers.

Junior category (16 and under) – ‘The Spirit of the Air Festival’ – prize is £100 of Castle Cameras vouchers.

Once you have chosen your best image – only one entry per person and it has to be taken by yourself – send them an email with your name, age (for junior entrants) address and phone number to airfest2016@bournemouthecho.co.uk

Please make it clear that it’s an entry for the photo competition when sending your pictures.

The file should be as large as possible, at least 500kb and state in the subject heading either ‘Adult Air Festival Comp’ or ‘Junior Air Festival Comp’.

They will display their favourite images in a gallery at bournemouthecho.co.uk/air and the deadline for entries is Friday, August 26.

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Good luck from the team at Castle Cameras!

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Air Festival Pop Up Shop and Special Deals


It’s time for the Bournemouth Air Festival again and Castle Cameras is on the beach in our pop up shop, aka ‘The Container’.  We have some cracking deals running over the weekend, some of which are at the pop up shop, and even more in store or online.

Air Festival Specials

10% off Canon L lenses and10% off Canon Image Stabiliser binoculars.

Double Cash Back on lots of Sony lenses.

Free monopods with Nikon D500 body, D500 kit and the Nikon D5.

Free holster cases with some Sigma lenses.

 

The Pop Up Shop

Down on the beach today you can find Howard, Racheal and Jim from the Castle Cameras team as well as Mike from Sony UK with some demonstration kit you can try out, such as:

Alpha 6300

Alpha 7R MK2

Alpha 7S MK2

RX10 MK 2 and lots of lenses, including 85mmf1.4GM, 24-70GM, 70-200G and a 70-300G.  Double Cash Back or free monopods with plenty of Sony lenses over the Air Festival weekend.

 

Canon will be joining us in the pop up shop on the beach, with their demo stock on Friday and Saturday.

We hope you can come and join us at the Air Festival and try out some of the demo stock.  If you can’t make it then don’t miss out on the  Air Festival Specials on the website.
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Price Increases


The falling value of the pound is causing price increases across the board.

Tamron and Sony have increased their prices already. We expect around a ten percent increase from Canon and Sigma at the end of the month.

Nikon are increasing their prices today by around 13%.  

Many of our current prices are below the new costs so act now to take advantage of the existing prices, online or in-store, until 5pm on Saturday.

 These are some examples of the prices we will have to implement over the weekend:

Nikon D3300   Body, Black 290
Nikon D3300, AF-P 18-55VR Kit 349
Nikon D5300   Body Only, Black 456
Nikon D5300, AF-P 18-55VR Kit 499
Nikon D5300, AF-P 18-55VR Red Kit 499
Nikon D5500 Body Only, Red 539
Nikon D5500 Body, Black 529
Nikon D5500, 18-140mm VR, Black 808
Nikon D5500, AF-P 18-55VR Red Kit 599
Nikon D5500, AF-P 18–55VR Kit 599
Nikon D610 body 1099
Nikon D7100 body 699
Nikon D7200 body 729
Nikon D7200, 18-105VR 899
Nikon D810 body 2199
Nikon Df body, Black 1999
Nikon 1 J5 10-30mm VR PD Black Kit 329
Nikon 1 J5 10-30mm VR PD White Kit 329
Nikon Coolpix AW130 Blue 239
Nikon Coolpix B500 Black 229
Nikon Coolpix B500 Plum 229
Nikon AF-S   14- 24mm f2.8 G ED 1499
Nikon AF-S   16-35mm F4G ED VR 949
Nikon AF-S   18-35mm f3.5-4.5G ED 569
Nikon AF-S 20mm f1.8G ED 599
Nikon AF-S   24- 70mm f2.8G ED 1399
Nikon AF-S   24- 85mm f3.5-4.5G ED VR 429
Nikon AF-S   24-120mm f4G ED VR 849
Nikon AF-S   24mm f1.4G ED 1629
Nikon AF-S   28-300mm f3.5-5.6G ED VR 749
Nikon AF-S 28mm f1.8G 499
Nikon AF-S   35mm f1.4G 1449
Nikon AF-S   35mm f1.8G ED 399
Nikon AF-S   50mm f1.4G 349
Nikon AF-S   50mm f1.8G 179
Nikon AF-S   58mm f1.4G 1269
Nikon AF-S   60mm f2.8G ED Micro 459
Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f2.8 G IF-ED VR MkII 1849
Nikon AF-S   70-200mm f4G ED VR 1079
Nikon AF-S   70-300mm f4.5-5.6 G IF-ED VR 459
Nikon AF-S   80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR 1859
Nikon AF-S   85mm f1.4G 1199
Nikon AF-S   85mm f1.8G 399
Nikon AF-S 300mm f2.8G IF-ED VR II 4499
Nikon AF-S DX   16- 80mm f2.8-4E ED VR 829
Nikon AF-S DX   16- 85mm f3.5-5.6 G ED VR 529
Nikon AF-S DX   17- 55mm f2.8G IF-ED 1199
Nikon AF-S DX   18-300mm f3.5-5.6G ED VR 759
Nikon AF-S DX   35mm f1.8G 159
Nikon AF-S DX   40mm f2.8G Micro Nikkor 229
Nikon AF-S DX   85mm f3.5 Micro ED VR 425
Nikon PC-E 24mm f3.5D ED 1499
Nikon 1 Nikkor VR 10-100mm F/4.5-5.6 PD-Zoom 349
Nikon AF-S     2x Teleconverter TC-20EIII 379
Nikon Close up Speedlight Commander kit SB-R1C1 571
Nikon MB-D15 Battery Grip 209.9
Nikon ME-W1 Wireless Microphone 199
Nikon Mount adapter FT1 199
Nikon RT-1 Tripod Collar Ring 169
Nikon SB-5000 Speedlight 439
Nikon SB-700 Speedlight 219

 

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Don’t get hit by the falling pound!


You may have noticed that the result of the EU referendum was to leave the EU, which caused the pound to drop significantly.  We are beginning to get price increases from our suppliers, the key one being Sony who recently sent us this:

“2016 has been a challenging year so far. After an extremely encouraging start, the earthquakes in the Kumamoto region of Japan and the damage they caused to the Sony Kumamoto Technology Centre put significant pressure on our digital imaging business. We have been working around the clock to restore production capacity and fulfil the orders that we have committed to deliver and are very happy that wafer processor operations, testing and assembly have been increasing steadily since May. Throughout this process, we have minimised the financial impact of this incident to our customers.

However, with the recent economic turbulence and extreme fluctuations in currency exchange rates between Japanese yen and European currencies, particularly the pound, we have had to revisit our pricing structure as of the 1st August 2016 we will be adjusting the list prices of our digital imaging products.

We do not do this lightly and have carefully considered the implications for all parties.”

Increases on key Sony lines are in the order of 20%.  We are also seeing increases from Canon, Nikon, Sigma and Tamron.

We will continue to monitor our costs and selling prices on a daily basis to ensure we offer you the best possible value.

The team at Castle Cameras

Fujifilm X-T2 full test by Professional Photo


The new Fujifilm X-T2 has just received an extensive test by Professional Photo Magazine.

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Check out the full 6 page test here FUJI XT-2 Full test by Professional Photo Magazine

Make sure you get your pre-order in today! 

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Extra savings on DSLRs and lenses to reduce stocks


We wanted to let our valued customers into our little secret.  We are reducing many different items each week.  This week we have some big reductions on DSLRs, Lenses and Accessories. The offers are running Saturday to Saturday.  Just click on the Clearance Offers box to see them all.

Some of the highlights this week are

Canon customers…

Canon EOS 80D, 100-400 Mk II  with £185 rebate from Canon UK until January 31st, 2017 and an extra £200 saving this week to clear and finance available.

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FINANCE OPTION AVAILABLE
Interest Free Finance (12 Months)
0% APR with 10% Deposit

Canon Macrolite MR-14EX II £429 Normally £449. Extra £20 saving this week to clear

 

Nikon customers…

Nikon AF-S 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR lens for DSLR £1749 Extra £50 saving this week to clear and a Free Hoya UV filter worth £59.90

 

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Nikon D7000, 18-105VR Refurbished now only £399.00, an extra £50 saving this week to clear.

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Pentax customers…

We have the  HD D-FA 150-450mm f4.5-5.6 ED DC AW £1449, normally £1699. Extra £250 saving this week to clear

d2418fb6-9ddb-4b6e-ab10-c28ea03cb77b-cj22696Pentax 43mm f1.9 Limited SMC DA, Black, £499, normally £566. Extra £67 saving this week to clear.

Pentax 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 AL WR SMC DA, £99 Normally £159. Extra £60 saving this week to clear.

 

Sony customers…

Zeiss Vario Sonnar T* 16-35 F2.8 ZA SSM £1399 Extra £100 saving this week to clear and Free Sony Extended Warranty activation card worth £50

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Sony DSLR Lens, 135mm F2.8 [T4.5] STF £829 Extra £70 saving this week to clear and Free Sony Extended Warranty activation card worth £50

sal135f28-aa16076Have a look at the website for nearly 100 clearance items.

Next week Square Filters and Studio Accessories!

Castle Cameras

 

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There’s a real buzz at Castle Cameras!


We had a great surprise yesterday when we started to hear a real buzz out the back of the Winton shop. Within 5 minutes the sky was full of flying insects.  We soon realised it was a swarm of bees!  After a while they started to settle down, on our picnic bench, right next to Alice’s bike!  We used a Sony A6300 with the new Sigma MC-11 converter and a Canon 100-400,  to get a few shots of the little fellows…

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We contacted a local swarm collector who popped down and rounded them up to take them off to their new home.  All the buzz is over for now…

 

 

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