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Passport Photos

The team at Photo & Video take hundreds of passport photos with a very high acceptance rate. We pride ourselves on doing all the difficult ones most stores shy away from - little babies, Dutch & German passports, complicated visa images. We have the specifications in store for most things, but if you need a photo for something very strange it may pay to bring in the specs you require.

No appointment necessary, and the whole process takes about 5-7 minutes.

We are also able to send your passport photos to you electronically if you require them for an online application.

Passport photos, printed or electronic are $20 for a set of 8 printed images or sized and emailed to your address.

Featured Secondhand
Get 'em while they're hot

Looking for quality used camera gear? Check out our secondhand database. And, below are a few of our just-in favourites:

  • Fujifilm X-E2 body $499
  • Fujinon XF 23mm F1.4 $899
  • Sigma AF 17-50mm F2.8 EX HSM OS in Nikon mount $489
  • Nikon D7000 body with 30k frames, only $595
  • Full frame Sony AF 28mm F2 FE for NEX $595
  • Nikon AF 18-105mm F3.5-5.6 G ED VR @ $329
  • Nikon AF 50mm F1.4 D @ $395
  • Nikon D800 body with only 15k frames $1,895
  • Panasonic LX-7 + spare battery $369
  • Sony A7S body with only 3.5k frames $1,995
  • Mint Nikon SB-910 Speedlight $549
  • Nikon AF-S 70-200mm F2.8 G ED VR $1,295
  • Nikon AF-S 80-400mm F4.5-5.6 G ED VR @ $3,195
  • Nikon AF-S 24-120mm F4 G ED VR $1,495
  • Nikon AF-S 58mm F1.4 - for that buttery smooth bokeh @ $2,195
  • Sony AF 16mm F2.8 "Pancake" lens for NEX, only $279
  • Mint A7r body with only 1,700 frames, only $1,995
  • Canon 580EX Speedlite, only $350
  • Canon EF 70-200mm F2.8 L USM @ $1,295
  • Sony NEX 6 + 18-55mm OSS, only $595
  • Sony AF 55-300mm F4.5-5.6 SAM DT for A mount $395
  • Nikon D300s body in mint nick with only 3k frames @ $595
  • As new Fujifilm X-T1 body in black $1,349
  • Fujinon XF 90mm F2 R LM WR $1,189
  • Sigma AF 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM in Canon mount $595
  • Nikon AF-S 70-200mm F4 VR G ED @ $1,595
  • Amazing Nikon AF 135mm F2 D Defocus Control @ $1,195
  • Nikon SB-600 Speedlight, only $269
  • Olympus E-P5 in Black with 14-150mm Lens and VF-4 Finder, only $1,195
  • Nikon AF-S 40mm F2.8 G DX Micro lens, only $369
  • Nikon D5100 + 18-55mm VR @ $495
  • As New Canon MR-14EX II Macro Ring Lite $695
  • Nikon D800e body with 41k frames $2,395
  • Panasonic DMC-FZ150, only $259
  • Nikon AF 24mm F2.8, only $295
  • Pocket Wizard Flex TT5 for Canon, only $175
  • Leica M9 body, Steel Grey with only 1,500 frames! $4,595
  • Sony AF 100mm F2.8 Macro in A mount $695
  • Olympus Zuiko AF 50mm F2 Macro for 4/3's, only $595
  • Nikon AF 24-85mm F2.8-4 D $395
  • Nikon TC-20eII Teleconverter $395
  • Canon EF 24-70mm F2.8 L USM, only $1,349
  • Nice Nikon F100 body @ $299
  • Mint Nikon AF-S 200-400mm F4 VR G ED @ $5,695
  • Canon EOS 1Ds II which has been Infra-red Modified for B&W IR photography (only 14k frames), only $1,195


Trade in your old D-SLR!

Trade-in your old D-SLR on a purchase of a Fuji X-T1 or Fuji X-T10 and get a minimum trade-in of $200 with the X-T1 or $100 minimum with the X-T10.

It’s easy - bring in your D-SLR and we’ll make it happen.

(Trade-in value of $200 or $100 is paid via redemption with Fujifilm NZ). Note that the redemption values are in addition to whatever trade value you get from us.

Prices: here

Nikon Pencil Sharpened!

We have new sharp-as pricing on these Nikon bodies and lenses for September:

  • Nikon D4s $8,090
  • Nikon D810 $4,290
  • Nikon D750 $2,700
  • Nikon D610 $2,290
  • Nikon D7200 $1,550
  • Nikon D3300 + 18-55mm kit $649
  • Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f2.8G $2,790
  • Nikon AF-S 16-35mm f4G $1,890
  • Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f2.8G $3,290

These are the best prices we have seen for many moons!

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Rotolight RL48-SL
Sound & Light Kit

Just arrived in store is this useful addition to the photo/videographer's kit. The Rotolight Sound and Light Kit includes the award winning Rotolight RL48 LED ‘Ringlight’ and Roto-Mic ‘Broadcast-Quality’ condenser shotgun microphone for use with DSLR cameras and camcorders.

This beautiful ring-light (100 watt equivalent) is perfect for portraiture or as an on-camera video light. The RL48-SL fits to a standard hot shoe and its design accommodates the included on-camera microphone.

Price: $330 (incl. GST and delivery within NZ)

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Panasonic DMW-FZ70

This is a great price on the very versatile 60x optical zoom Panasonic FZ70.

Price: $390

The Astronomical New Nikon D810A

Out of this world photography just got even better. The new Nikon D810A ('A' for astro-photography) is fully optimised for shooting the night sky. Click the pic for more details, and check out this video also. These are available now!

Price: $5,400

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Nikon D5200 & D7100 Firmware Updates
Nikon has just released firmware updates for the D5200 and D7100 cameras - fixing some noise issues and a few other bugs. Click the respective links above to read more and download.
The New Panasonic FZ300 is here!
Just arriving now is the new FZ300, which gives you 4K video, a splash and dust proof body, a fast f2.8 ultra long zoom (equivalent to 25-600mm) with Leica optics, a brilliant image stabiliser and much more. Click the pic for full details, and prepare to be impressed!
Price: $990 (incl. delivery within NZ).

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Sony a7S II Announced!
Sony have just announced the latest addition to its award winning series of compact, full-frame a7 cameras with the introduction of the a7S II. Offering ultra-high sensitivity and wide dynamic range across the entire ISO range and 5-axis image stabilisation for greater shooting control, the a7S II "delivers stunning image quality for photographers who shoot in the most challenging light conditions". Click the pic for the Sony press release, and click here for a good run-down by
Price & Availability: TBA
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II Pricing
Olympus appears to have taken a great little camera and made it even better. The OM-D E-M10 Mark II is small on size, but large on features and performance. We're sure this new model, with its in-body 5-axis image stabilisation, high resolution viewfinder, 8.5 fps shooting and much more, will be a hit. Click the pic for more details. They're not here quite yet, but we'll give you news on availability as soon as we get it.
Availability: TBA
Pricing: here (see "Digital SLR" section)
Pre-order here!
Iceland Photo Tour: 2-16 July 2016

Not to be missed, if you can help it, is this opportunity to join photographers Mark Watson and Rob Brown on a once in a lifetime tour through Iceland’s remarkable landscape. Click the pic above to find out more!
Two New Tamron Lenses Coming
These newly-announced lenses look hot! They'll be great for atmospheric shots with tack sharp subjects and beautiful bokeh (foreground and background blur). Take a look at the links below, and also check out this video: These are due into NZ in October.
Price: $1,190 (RRP $1,249)
Pre-order here!
Fuji X-T1 & X-T10 Lens Combos
We have listed the Fuji X-T1 and X-T10 with any combination of lens as a bundled price, since some folks like to make up their own special kit. There are significant savings with these kits as well - a $250-$300 saving is typical over the various combinations. E.g.: X-T1 + 16-50mm purchased separately is $3,435, amd the new bundled price of $3,125 delivers a saving of $310 – very tempting.
Prices: here
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Nikon Announces Three New Lenses!
We're looking forward to seeing these new lenses in store soon:
Pricing: here
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Fuji X-30 Price Drop
This popular large-sensored premium compact has just come down in price - was $845, now $679 (saving $166). The Fuji X-30, with 12 megapixels, a nice bright, sharp and versatile 28-112mm f2-2.8 lens, a large and detailed electronic viewfinder and much more, all in a beautifully compact and aesthetic form, will help ensure you're ready for that perfect shot.
Price: $679
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Evoc Bags Now in Store
You bike aficionados know Evoc – big on quality and great looking gear. That’s German engineering for you. Same goes for their range of camera bags - well made, excellent design and looks. These are in store now!
Pricing: here
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Nikon Prostaff 82a Spotting Scope Kit (including tripod and pan head)
We have nabbed a limited number of Nikon’s Prostaff Spotting Scopes (perfect for birdlife/wildlife or for vista viewing from the balcony at home). The 82mm objective lens makes for bright viewing and easy focussing. Scope includes a 20-60x magnification eyepiece and a Slik 504QF tripod with pan head. Save over $200, only $1,090.
Price: $1,090
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X-Rite Colormunki Smile

Easy install and operation to calibrate your screen - take the guesswork out of your colour work!
Price: $149
Order here!
P.S. Other Colormunki options can be found here.
Sandisk’s New iXpand Range in Store
We've found Sandisk to be extremely reliable. Save your precious images and movie files from your phone or iPad onto these iXpand portable USB drives. We have three sizes in stock:
  • 16gb $99
  • 32gb $139
  • 64gb $199
Order here!
Panasonic Lumix G 30mm Macro and 42.5mm Portrait Lenses Announced
Two nice-looking new Panasonic Micro 4/3 lenses have been announced - read more about them here!
  • H-HS030E 30mm f2.8 OIS Macro - $600 (available now)
  • H-HS043-K 42.5mm f1.7 OIS - $649 (due end June) an affordable alternative to the Leica designed Noctilux.
Order here!
Free Photographic Magazine
Click the pic to read the latest edition of f11 Magazine - it's free, online and made right here in New Zealand for a global audience in the tens of thousands. f11 is presented in a convenient page flip format, or you can download it as a PDF. You can also browse back issues to your heart's content. It's a nice paperless way to kill a few hours. Images in the magazine will inspire your photography, and you might even learn some useful techniques along the way.
Find a Photographer!
Over the last few years we've been putting together a database of photographers from all over New Zealand as a service to our customers. Every day we add more professionals and enthusiasts to the list, so if you're looking for a photographer, or you'd like to be on the list check it out!

Panasonic DMC-CM1 Special!
A smartphone with a difference...

Do you like the convenience of taking photos with your phone, but are regularly disappointed with the resulting quality? Enter the DMC-CM1... an Android smartphone with a Leica lens and a large 1" 20-megapixel sensor - ensuring highly detailed, low-noise images (even at high ISOs) with wide dynamic range. 'Snaps' need no longer be just average!

Click the pic for more details.

Price: Was $1,599 – now only $995, with bonus free case ($40 value).

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ONA Bag Range

We have a nice range of ONA bags in P&V now. They are admittedly expensive, but beautifully made and built for a lifetime. In addition to all of this they also smell nice, which you can't say that about everyone.

Prices: here

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Looking for older videos?
Go to our video archive page!

Go Pro & Sony Action Video Cameras

See our Go-Pro and Sony Action Cam Price Lists!

Gear Hire and Trade-ins

Hire: Please note we also have secondhand stock available to hire. Day rates start at $25, with items over $500 being available at 5% of their listed price per day.

Trades: Don't forget we do trade-ins. Take the sting out of that new purchase by turning some of those disused items into a part payment for your new gear.

Email us now at for a quote.

Photographer Spotlight

There’s a real challenge to present everyday people and places in an interesting and eye-catching way, but Jacki Key, a Tauranga-based commercial photographer, does just that. Click the pic to see more of Jacki's work:

Just Thought You Should Know...

Yes, we're known as a top quality advanced high-tech digital photo lab - but did you know we're still processing and printing from all kinds of 'ancient' media. Yes, that means film!

  • We still process C41 film onsite
  • We still print from all types of film - even old 110s, and from 120 negs up to 6x9
  • We can print your old B&W negs, even those really old ones you found in Nana's old boxes
  • We can scan and digitise all your films, B&W, slides and slide films (and even fix up the scratches and other imperfections if you like)
  • You don't even need to have the film! We can make digital copies of your old photos as well
  • Video tapes and movie film transfers to DVD
  • and, oh... We still even sell film!

As your old photos and film may well be deteriorating with age (as they do), it might be worth spending a rainy day to pick out those you can't afford to lose and have us print and/or digitise them - giving them a new lease of life. Just a thought...

Note: All prices on this website are in New Zealand dollars, include GST (15% Tax), and are subject to change without notice. The GST can be removed for export orders (i.e. for goods freighted outside New Zealand).
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Shop 9 - Merivale Mall - Christchurch

Phone: 0800 CAMERA