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.


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




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




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


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


New Low Prices – Week 13

This week we have a whole host of discounts for you, including a huge range of Tamron lenses, some great DSLRs and some digital compacts.

There are five different Tamron lenses on the list this week, for Canon, Sony and Nikon fit:



Tamron 018-270mm f3.5-6.3 Di II PZD for Sony originally £299, now £249.

Tamron 018-270mm f3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD EOS originally £299, now £249.

Tamron 018-270mm f3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD NAF originally £299, now £249.




Tamron 024-70 F2.8 SP Di USD for Sony Alpha originally £749, now £649.

Tamron 024-70 F2.8 SP Di VC USD EOS originally £299, now £249.

Tamron 024-70 F2.8 SP Di VC USD NAF originally £299, now £249.




Tamron 070-200 f2.8 SP VC USD for Sony originally £1029, now £879.

Tamron 070-200 f2.8 SP VC USD EOS originally £1029, now £879.

Tamron 070-200 f2.8 SP VC USD for Nikon originally £1029, now £879.




Tamron 070-300mm f4/5.6 SP Di USD for Sony originally £275, now £229.

Tamron 070-300mm f4/5.6 SP Di VC USD EOS originally £275, now £229.

Tamron 070-300mm f4/5.6 SP Di VC USD NAF originally £275, now £229.




Tamron 150-600mm f5-6.3 SP Di USD for Sony originally £275, now £229.

Tamron 150-600mm f5-6.3 SP Di VC USD EOS originally £880, now £739.

Tamron 150-600mm f5-6.3 SP Di VC USD NAF originally £880, now £739.




The Leica T (Typ 701) silver is now  £999, a beautifully crafted compact camera of the highest specification, made from a single block of aluminium and featuring high performance lenses and a largeAPS-C sensor with 16.5 megapixels ensures pictures with exceptional brightness and clarity, even in unfavourable lighting conditions.



The  Panasonic DMC-GX8, Silver Body is now £699 with £75 cashback until March 30th and Two Year Warranty from Panasonic UK.


All of these products and many more can be found at our New Low Prices page every week.



Nikon D500 – The best crop sensor DSLR ever?

We review the new Nikon D500 on our youtube channel

Sitting alongside the Nikon D5 as Nikon’s latest high performance cameras, comes the new D500 DSLR. It is a DX-format crop-sensor DSLR with pro-level features. The successor of the very popular Nikon D300S, but it shares quite a bit in common with the new Nikon D5.


Inside the D500 is an all new 20.9-megapixel CMOS sensor and Nikon’s EXPEED 5 image processing engine. Compared to the full-frame D5, the D500 is fast and light, suitable for things like wildlife and sports photography where a cropped image sensor and light weight are valued. Nikon mentions that using the new Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6E on the D500 is like shooting with a 350-750mm lens on the D5.

The D500 has a native ISO range of 100 to 51,200, and it can be expanded to 50-1,640,000.


Speed-wise, the D500 can shoot at 10 frames per second using the same 153-point AF system as the D5, and the points fill the frame from side to side. The large buffer can store 79 consecutive 14-bit raw shots in burst mode.

The D500 is a professional standard camera designed to take a beating. It features the same rugged weather sealing as the Nikon D810, with magnesium alloy on top and in the rear, with a front side that’s reinforced with lightweight carbon fiber. The shutter is rated for 200,000 actuations.


On the video front, the D500 can shoot 4K video at 30p and 1080p video at a number of frame rates. It shares many of the pro video features found on the D810, including Picture Controls and uncompressed HDMI output. New video features include in-camera 4K time-lapses, Auto ISO smoothing, and the ability to send 4K video to the card and HDMI output simultaneously.


Nikon is also debuting a new technology called SnapBridge, which is designed for wireless connectivity and photo sharing. It lets you establish a Bluetooth link between the D500 and a smart device, allowing for automatic photo transfers with a link that stays up. This is in addition to the built-in Wi-Fi and NFC.

Other features and specs include a 3.2-inch (2359K-dot) touchscreen LCD, an XQD card slot, and an additional SD card slot.

The Nikon D500 will be available in March 2016 body only for £1729.00. Pre-order yours here 

New cameras from Canon

Canon has been busy!  Today they unveil 8 new products, which includes a new entry-level DSLR, an exciting new companion App, high performance Macro Ring Lite and 5 new DSC models.

EOS 1200D – Embrace every opportunity

Capture the emotion of the moment, with a DSLR camera that’s easy to use and delivers results you’ll love.

  • Record life’s special moments with high quality photos and movies
  • Capture detail and ambience, even in dark conditions
  • Shoot with the right settings using Scene Intelligent Auto mode
  • Simple step-by-step Feature Guide and EOS Companion app
  • Enhance your memories and be artistic with Creative filters
  • Change your view with Canon EF and EF-S lenses

EOS 1200D Companion App – Get the best start in photography with the EOS 1200D and Companion app

Get to know your EOS 1200D. Learn the basics of DSLR photography with step-by-step exercises and hands-on video tutorials. Practical assignments will help you find new subjects and shooting styles.

  • Feel comfortable using your EOS 1200D with a button guide
  • Discover the basics of DSLR photography with video tutorials
  • Learn new skills and improve your photography, with step by step exercises
  • Be inspired! Discover new subjects and new photographic styles

Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II – Lighting up the macro world

A high performance Macrolite flash delivering creative lighting solutions for photographers shooting close-up images, both on location and in the studio.

  • Ring-flash design for versatile lighting when shooting close-up
  • Powerful performance with guide number 14 (ISO 100, m)
  • Independently variable dual flash tubes for creative lighting control
  • LED modelling lamps make composition and focusing easier
  • Quick and easy to use: controllable from camera or flash

PowerShot G1 X Mark II – DSLR-like performance. PowerShot portability

With its large sensor and fast f/2 zoom lens, the PowerShot G1 X Mark II delivers DSLR-like performance and versatility from the body of a compact camera.

  • DSLR-level image quality from a large 1.5-type sensor
  • Work in a range of situations with a bright f/2, 5x zoom lens
  • DIGIC 6 processing for fast response and superb quality
  • Intuitive handling, with Dual Control Rings
  • Wi-Fi for remote shooting and wireless backup

PowerShot D30 – Shoot deeper underwater

Enjoy advanced underwater performance down to 25m with the tough and reliable PowerShot D30. Ideal for every outdoor adventure it features HS System for superb shots and GPS to track the thrills.

  • Shoot underwater down to 25m
  • Shockproof (2 m) and freezeproof (-10 oC) for taking on any adventure
  • Excellent results in any light with HS System
  • Intelligent IS keeps your photos and movies sharp and steady
  • Keep track of your travels with GPS and Logger

PowerShot SX700 HS – Travel light with an ultra compact 30x zoom

Travel light with the ultra-compact PowerShot SX700 HS, which packs a big 30x zoom for superb long distance close ups plus HS System, Full HD 60fps movies and Wi-Fi with NFC for quick and easy sharing.

  • Travel light with an ultra compact 30x optical zoom
  • Shoot superb images day or night with 16.1MP HS System
  • Sharp shots and smooth, steady movies with Intelligent IS
  • Connect, share and backup easily with Wi-Fi and NFC
  • Capture rich in detail and smooth Full HD movies at 60fps

IXUS 150 – Sharp style and results

It’s easy to shoot sharp, detailed photos and movies with this slim, stylish 16 Megapixel IXUS that’s equipped with an 8x optical zoom and optical Image Stabilizer, and is small enough to fit in your pocket.

  • Focus on the style with a slim, easy to use IXUS
  • Capture fine detail and crop further with 16 Megapixels
  • Get close with 8x optical zoom and 16x ZoomPlus
  • No more shaky photos or videos with Intelligent IS
  • Beautiful shots with one simple click using Smart Auto

IXUS 145 – Point and shoot in style

Just point and shoot and this slim, attractive 16 Megapixel IXUS with Smart Auto will take care of camera settings for you – so you can enjoy beautiful Canon quality photos and HD movies every time.

  • Focus on the style with a slim, easy to use IXUS
  • Capture fine detail and crop further with 16 Megapixels
  • Get close with 8x optical zoom and 16x ZoomPlus
  • Beautiful shots with one simple click using Smart Auto
  • Easy viewing and sharing with 6.8 cm (2.7”) LCD

Nikon announce D3300 & AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II

The D3300, a new entry-level D-SLR that makes it easy to capture those important moments.

Powerful, comfortable to carry and effortless to operate, the small and lightweight Nikon D3300 allows you to enjoy superior D-SLR image quality whilst keeping things simple.

From low-light scenes to beautiful portraits, Nikon’s acclaimed Guide Mode continues to help photographers understand camera settings and learn the basics so it’s easy to capture great photos and movies. An impressive feature set means the D3300 is able to capture remarkable detail and deliver clear images, especially when shooting at high ISOs in dark situations. Advancements include the 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor designed without an optical low pass filter (OLPF), a wider ISO range (up to ISO 12,800) and Nikon’s powerful new EXPEED 4 image processor, plus faster continuous shooting speeds of up to 5 frames-per-second.

In addition, the new D3300 NIKKOR kit lens is smaller and more portable than previous entry level models. A great first lens with which to faithfully capture life’s day-to-day moments, the NIKKOR 18–55mm VR II is an ultra-lightweight version of one of Nikon’s most popular lenses. Weighing just 195 g and equipped with a retractable lens mechanism, this is a lens that’s small in size and big on convenience. The 3x zoom covers the popular focal length range of 18–55mm, which is perfect for a variety of situations; the optical design delivers sharp, high-contrast photos and HD movies; and Nikon’s Vibration Reduction system ensures clearer images than ever before.

Available to pre-order now with delivery expected for early Feb 2014. RRP £599

Nikon launch the new D5300

Nikon have announced the latest DSLR body in their range, the new Nikon D5300

Pre-Order Now!

Bursting with exciting new features, the D5300 is sure to be a hit with beginners and advanced users alike. With a 24.2 megapixel sensor at it’s heart, this very capable camera features built in WIFI and GPS, a first for Nikon.

Let your creativity soar with the Nikon D5300

With built-in Wi-Fi and GPS, plus an impressive set of advanced features, this camera lets you capture and share the magic of your world in incredible detail. It’s perfect for creative explorers who want to find their own angle on photography.

Built in Wi-Fi and GPS

Give the people in your world a treat by sharing the kind of high-quality images that only a Nikon D-SLR can offer. Send photos directly from the camera to a smart device* for easy upload to your favourite social networking sites. Use the GPS function to geotag your images with precise location information and get your travel pictures ready for sharing!

Vari-angle screen

Add intrigue to your photos and excitement to your movies! This large, high-resolution LCD monitor makes it a pleasure to shoot from just about any angle.

Incredible image quality

The 24.2-megapixel DX-format sensor, with no optical low-pass filter (OLPF) ensures even the finest details are captured with stunning sharpness. Powerful EXPEED 4 image processing and high ISO light sensitivity (up to 12,800) combine to ensure clear results in any light. The advanced 39-point autofocus system ensures every shot is spot-on, and Nikon’s D-Movie function delivers smooth Full HD movies at up to 50p/60p.

24.2-million pixel DX-format CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter, for superior image quality and definition.

New EXPEED 4 Image Processing Engine

39-point Autofocus System with 9 cross-type sensors

Standard ISO sensitivity range of 100-12,800 (extendable to 25,600 equivalence in Hi 1)

Built-in Wi-Fi for transmitting high-quality images to a smart device for simple sharing.

Built-in GPS function that records location data and tracks movement.

3.2-in., 1037k-dot vari-angle LCD monitor with wide viewing angle for simple shooting from any angle.

D-Movie function for recording full-HD 1920 × 1080 movies at up to 50/60p.

Toy Camera Effect and HDR Painting added to Special Effects mode (total of 9 effects) for more creative expression with still images and movies.

Small and Lightweight design with outstanding ergonomics

Available in 3 colours – Black, Red and Grey

The New Pentax K3

Pentax K3 –  Professional features at a Prosumer price point


Pre order now!

Pentax have announced the new K3 DSLR with a very rugged pro spec build, 92 weather seals on the body alone, 23 MP, up to ISO 51,200, 8FPS, 1/8000 shutter and like a few other cameras has a lack of Anti Aliasing filter but the difference here is that it is selectable, so you turn it on or off. Ultra sharp maximum detail when you need it  (like for landscapes) but on when you want a softer non alaised shot (like portraits) It also has built in image stabilisation and dual SD card slots.

Read more below in the official press release, look out for pre order details on our website shortly.

The Pentax K-3

The Pentax K-3 DSLR Camera is an advanced DSLR featuring a 23.35MP APS-C CMOS sensor and PRIME III image processor to produce high-resolution still imagery and full HD 1080i/p video with high low-light sensitivity to ISO 51200. Full-resolution continuous shooting is supported up to 8.3 fps for 22 consecutive RAW frames, with a top shutter speed of 1/8000 sec., and the SAFOX11 autofocus system utilizes 27 focus points, with 25 cross-type points, to maintain sharp focus in a quick and accurate manner. Benefitting the image quality is a selectable anti-aliasing filter, which can be turned on or off to either garner the highest resolution and sharpness possible or provide enhanced protection against moiré. Additionally, in-camera Shake Reduction image stabilization renders any K-mount lens stabilized and helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake when working with greater shutter speeds or longer focal lengths.

The K-3′s body design incorporates 92 special seals to render it cold, dust, and weather-resistant and the magnesium alloy cover with stainless steel chassis contribute to overall durability and ruggedness. A 0.95x magnification optical pentaprism viewfinder is incorporated into the body as well as a 3.2″ 1,037k-dot LCD monitor for a choice of bright, clear viewing means. Dual SD card slots extend the recording versatility of the camera and FLU memory card support enables wireless image transferring and remote camera control possibilities when in use.

23.35MP APS-C CMOS Sensor and PRIME III Processor

A large 23.35MP APS-C CMOS sensor and PRIME III image processing engine work together to enable high-resolution imaging and full HD video recording with notable low-light sensitivity from ISO 80-51200. The image processor also contributes to a wealth of shooting speed for the camera, including a top full-resolution continuous shooting rate of 8.3 fps for up to 22 consecutive RAW images or 60 JPEGs and a maximum shutter speed of 1/8000 sec. This highly durable, advanced shutter is rated to 200,000 cycles and employs a range of innovative technologies that independently regulate the shutter, mirror, and diaphragm to minimize mirror shock for accurately-render images when shooting at higher frame rates.

Selectable Anti-Aliasing Filter

A unique and innovative mechanism allows you to toggle the anti-aliasing filter’s effect either on or off, providing support for both the high-resolution abilities of a filter-less design as well as advanced moiré protection. With the filter in the Off position, the K-3 is more prone to acquiring maximum sharpness, resolution, and detail from an image for the highest attainable image quality. When the filter position is set to On, an anti-aliasing simulator applies microscopic vibrations to the image sensor unit at a sub-pixel level during exposure; working to the same effect as an optical anti-aliasing filter. Having both options available extends the camera’s versatility and allows personalized selection of the benefits best-suited to individual applications.

SAFOX11 Autofocus Module

A redesigned SAFOX11 autofocus module has been integrated into the K-3 and employs 27 focus points in order to deliver a metering range of -3 to +20 EV. 25 of the 27 sensors are cross-type, in order to gain the highest precision while focusing, and three of the sensors are dedicated to low-light performance.

Real Time Scene Analysis Metering

The Real Time Scene Analysis System utilizes an 86,000 pixel RGB light-metering sensor with enhanced metering algorithms to increase the accuracy of exposure metering and white balancing as well as aiding the autofocus system.


Full HD 1080i/p Video Recording

Full HD 1920 x 1080 video recording is supported in multiple frame rates, including 60i, 50i, 30p, 25p, and 24p, in the high-quality H.264 format. HD 1280 x 720 video is also supported in 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p frame rates. Audio can be recorded along with video using the built-in stereo microphone or, additionally, a 3.5mm microphone terminal is available for use of an external mic. A headphone port is also incorporated into the camera for real time audio monitoring for precise in-camera manipulation of the audio levels. A dedicated switch permits instant transition from still to movie shooting and an HDMI terminal is integrated into the body’s design for direct HD output to a television or monitor.

In-Camera Shake Reduction

In-camera sensor-shift type Shake Reduction (SR) works to minimize the appearance of camera shake when using any mounted lens. Ideal for working in low-light conditions or with longer lenses, since the image stabilization is located within the body, both past, legacy lenses as well as current Pentax lenses all receive the benefits of SR.

Body Design

Revolving around a durable magnesium alloy body with stainless steel chassis, the K-3 is fully weather and coldproof due to the inclusion of 92 independent seals. These seals protect the camera from water, fog, snow, sand, and dust for ensured performance in a wide range of conditions.

Two SD memory cards slots are incorporated into the body for greater flexibility and potential capacity when shooting and support both overflow and JPEG/RAW file separation. Support is also availed to dedicated 16GB FLU memory cards, which provides wireless connectivity to the camera for remote adjustment over camera settings, remote live view monitoring, and wireless sharing of files. Eye-Fi wireless cards are supported, too.

Also housed within the body is a bright, low-profile glass pentaprism viewfinder with 0.95x magnification and 100% frame coverage. The glass has been treated with an optimized coating to improve brightness and reflectance for clearer viewing. Additionally, optional interchangeable focusing screens can be used depending on personal preference for critical focusing and composing. A 3.2″ 1,037k-dot LCD monitor is available, too, for bright live view monitoring, image playback, and menu navigation and features an anti-reflective (AR) coating and gapless glass design for greater clarity when viewing.

Other Camera Features

When working in live view, an electronic level can be used to help ensure level horizons and plumb verticals.

Multi-pattern white balance recognizes and independently analyzes different lighting sources and types within an image and applies separate white balance adjustments to optimize the overall color reproduction.

Native support is offered for both Pentax PEF and Adobe DNG 14-bit RAW file types. It is also possible to retrieve RAW data from JPEG files if still present in the camera’s buffer memory.

In-camera HDR capture is possible for extending the dynamic range of an image; achieving greater details in the highlights and shadows with an extended range of mid-tones.

A customizable RAW/Fx button provides easy, direct access to some of the most oft-used camera settings.

A built-in pop-up flash is available, with a guide no. of 42.65′ at ISO 100, and supports P-TTL metering. A hot shoe and X-sync terminal are also available for external flash connection.

Multiple exposure shooting is possible in composite mode with additive, average, and bright settings for 2 to 2000 individual exposures.

Interval recording permits up to 2000 individual images to be recorded with 2 sec. to 24 hour delays in between frames.

Custom Image Modes: Bright; Natural; Portrait; Landscape; Vibrant; Radiant; Muted; Bleach Bypass; Reversal Film; Monochrome; Cross Processing; HDR: Auto, HDR1, HDR2, HDR3; Exposure Bracket Value adjustable; and Automatic composition correction function.

Digital Filters: Extract Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Unicolor Bold, and Bold Monochrome.

Language support: English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Korean, Chinese (Simplified/Traditional), and Japanese

Nikon announce new DX lens 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6 VR ED

Nikon have today announced a new versatile DX-format zoom lens with broad 18-140mm focal range

With a compact and lightweight build, this is a great walkabout lens. Offering wide-angle to telephoto coverage, it’s ideal for entry-level users who want the flexibility to shoot a wide variety of subjects without changing lenses

The Vibration Reduction system minimises the effects of camera shake for blur-free images. Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor enables fast, quiet autofocus

Canon launch new Canon EOS 70D

This morning Canon announce the new Canon EOS 70D to it’s enthusiast line-up. Sporting a new sensor and advanced auto focus, the 70D is a real consideration for those looking to move up from an entry-level camera.

The Canon EOS 70D Specifications:

  • 20.2 megapixels
  • Digic 5+
  • 19 point AF
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • 7 frames per second
  • Wifi
  • 3in vari-angle touch screen
  • ISO 12,800
  • Full HD Video

Pricing and availability TBC, keep your eyes peeled on our Facebook and Twitter feeds for more information.

New Pentax K50, K500 and Q7 launch

Pentax quietly update range, including a change to the Q system.

Pentax K50

Building on the success of the K30, the K50 offers fantastic value for money with a feature set way above it’s station. Featuring a new 16 megapixel CMOS sensor with image stabilisation built in and continuous shooting up to 6 frames per second, we’re talking some serious numbers.

Fully weather sealed, like the K30, and coming in an outstanding 120 colour variations you get a tough, personalised camera built to last. Pentax are keen to emphasise this as a life-style camera, something to offers advanced features but is still incredibly easy to use and your go to camera for active family life.

Click here to play with the colour-to-order service.

Pentax K500

What do you get if you take a K50, take out the weather sealing and… Well actually that’s about it. The spec in both cameras is identical; 16mp CMOS sensor, 6 frames per second shooting, ISO 51200, Full HD video and 100% viewfinder.

The perfect companion to fair weather photographers, or if you are just looking for something a little smaller and lighter. Having two such close cameras is no bad thing, remembering that the Pentax K30 swept up a host of awards for being the finest entry-level DSLR available.

Pentax Q7

The latest update in the niche market of the Pentax Q series is the Q7. The first Q to boast a 1/1.7″ CMOS sensor. Bigger sensors = better image quality, so this is a really welcome addition. The only downside to a bigger sensor is that now we have a crop factor on the Q’s lenses, giving a slightly wider field of view than before. In comparison to 35mm lenses the Q and Q10 would’ve been 5.5x magnification, the new Q7 is down to 4.6x magnification.

The Q7 boasts 12 mega pixels, shake reduction built in, full hd video and super speedy autofocus. Available in 120 colour variations, including a particularly Tour De France looking yellow, there is something to please everyone here.

Full pricing and availability TBC on all models. Keep your eyes peeled on our Pentax category.

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