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Christchurch, New Zealand
Phone: 0800 CAMERA
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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 $15 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:

  • Big Canon EF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 IS USM @ $1,695
  • Very pretty Nikon AF 20mm F2.8 D, only $495
  • Gorgeous Canon 50mm F1.4 rangefinder lens with leica M adapter @ $459 - commonly referred to as the "Japanese Summilux"
  • Mint Manfrotto Tripod 055xprob + 804RC2 head, only $385
  • Heavy duty Ikelite Underwater Housing with Canon EOS 5D body + Dome Port and Flat Port all in a pelican case, only $2,095
  • Pretty D800 body with only 9.5K frames, only $2,295
  • Russian "Bokeh King" Jupiter-9 85mm F2 with 15 Blade Diaphragm in Pentax M42 Screw Mount, only $160
  • Nice Nikon AF 24mm F2.8, only $295
  • Immac Nikon AF 50mm F1.8 D, only $129
  • As new Canon 580EX II Speedlight $479
  • Wide Sigma AF 10-20mm F4-5.6 DC HSM in Nikon mount $359
  • Nikon AF-S 55-200mm F4-5.6 G ED VR DX, only $359
  • Versatile Canon EF-S 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS @ $349
  • Image Stabilised Canon EF 75-300mm F4-5.6 IS USM, only $295
  • Fast Nikon AF-S 17-55mm F2.8 G ED DX $959
  • Nikon AF 60mm F2.8 D Micro lens, only $395
  • Pretty Nikon SB-600 Speedlight @ $295
  • Fujifilm XF 60mm F2.4 Macro @ $495
  • Fujifilm X-100 Black Limited Edition Kit incl Case, Hood, Filter, only $1,095
  • Fuji XF 27mm F2.8 $595
  • Nikon D300 body $395
  • Nikon D7000 Body + MB-D11 Grip @ $795
  • Secondhand Leica Lens Sale:
    - As new Leica 21mm F2.8 Elmarit-M Asph 6-Bit incl Bright Line finder - was $3,595, now only $2,995
    - Amazing Leica 28mm F2 Summicron-M Asph - was $3,895, now only $3,395
    - Used Chrome Leica 21mm F2.8 Elmarit-M Asph 6 Bit Coded - was $3,795, now only $2,795
  • Minolta AF 50mm F2.8 Macro, only $249
  • Nikon D800e with very low mileage, only $2,850
  • Nissin Di866 Flash in Nikon iTTL, only $249
  • Sony AF 1.4 Teleconverter, only $459
  • Sony NEX 7 + 18-55mm OSS, only $895
  • Nikon SB-700 Speedlight $429
  • Manfrotto 190 MF3 Magfibre Legs, only $375
  • Sony A7 Body @ $1,395
  • Cool Fuji GS645W, only $495
  • Nice Pentax-A MF 50mm F1.4 SMC @ $179
  • Bronica ETRs outfit incl. 40mm, 150mm and 250mm lenses, only $695
  • Gorgeous Leica 75mm F2 APO Summicron-M Asph @ $2,790
  • Nikon D3 body with 318k frames, only $1,395
  • Leica M8 + 50mm F2.5 Summarit @ $3,150
  • Tokina AF 11-16mm F2.8 DX AT-X Pro in Nikon mount, only $549


- Canon Lens Clearout -

Existing stock only - first in first served!

  • Canon EF 70-300mm f4-5.6 L USM, normally $1,990, out they go at $1,795 (2 only).
  • Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8 L USM (non IS) normally $2,100– one only at $1,890.
  • Canon EF 17-40mm f4 L USM (pictured), normally $1,085 – one only at $1,000.

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Fuji X-T1 Graphite

This 16mp APS-C mirrorless interchangeable lens camera has to be the coolest camera of the moment - be part of the X generation with the X-T1 Graphite. This camera has a reduced price - now only $2,090. You also get a bonus Panasonic Gold 32gb card ($99) with all X-T1 Graphites sold in January.

Price: $2,090

Order here!

Lexar Professional USB 3.0
Dual Slot Reader

The preferred choice of many working photographers, the Lexar readers are fast transfer and built for reliability.

Price: $62 + $8 courier

Order here!

Sunpak 1000AVG
Action Video Grip

These grips are ideal for shooting video with your D-SLR - light and portable and quick to set up. Gain smooth and more professional looking video capture with the Sunpack Action Video Grip.

  • Weight: 1.995kg
  • Max camera height 12cm
  • Dimensions: 20.95 x 24.75 x 8.9cm
  • Camera platform: 4.05 x 13.33cm
  • Accessory mount: adjustable shoe
  • Weight: 0.31kg
  • Strap mounts:3

Watch a YouTube video about the grip here.

Price: $29 + $10 courier

Order here!

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5

The new Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has just landed. If you're looking for big results in a mini-sized package, the GM5 kit is it!

The kit includes the 12-32mm zoom lens.

Buy now and get a bonus Panasonic 16gb SDHC card ($65) on us!

We only have limited stocks – so be quick....

Price: 1,298

Order here!


Nikon D750 Service Advisory
Nikon D750 owners will no doubt have heard that some units have a rather obscure issue with flare sometimes occuring in certain high intensity lighting situations. Nikon are doing what they can to address this issue. Click here for their service advisory to find out more.
Darran Leal: Photo Tours & Workshop

Darren Leal 2015 tours are online now for bookings. We have several customers who have rebooked on several tours after experiencing Darren's well organised and hosted tours. Darren is also planning a FREE workshop in Christchurch later this year (October) - make sure you see him!
Fujifilm News

Fujifilm X-T1 firmware update: allows for higher shutter speed range (up to 1/32000), useful and improved functionality, unlocking AEL/AFL button (use it for whichever function you prefer), new frame rates for HD video and lots more. The firmware update is available here from 18 December.
- Fujifilm X-E2/X-E1/X-pro1 firmware update: new classic crome film simulation for muted colour rendering, interval shooting, tweaking to the camera remote function and AF+MF mode, use the AF to focus and then adjust manually for fine focussing - all cool features. Again firmware update available here from 18 December.
- Fujifilm extension tubes: Fuji has added new extension tubes (MCEX11 and MCEX16) to their range, which will appeal to the nature and still life photographers - due into store mid December, pricing online now. Pre-order here.
New Fujifilm Goodies Now in Store!
  • X100T 16mp APS-C enthusiast compact with 23mm f2 lens (35mm equivalent). Take a first look preview here.
  • XT1 Graphite Silver 16mp APS-C mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. Take a first look preview here.
  • XF 50-140mm f2.8 R LM OIS WR lens
  • XF 56mm f1.2R APD
Pricing: here
Order here!
Nikon Summer Cashback Offers!
Between 17 November 2014 and 4 February 2015, Nikon are offering a cashback deal on the following fantastic D-SLRs:
  • D3200 - $100 cashback
  • D5200 - $150 cashback
  • D7100 - $150 cashback
Claims must be made (with proof of purchase) via between the dates cited above.
Prices: here
Order here!
Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens Announced
Wildlife and sports photographers take note! The well regarded staple that was the 100-400mm push-pull lens that you all know well has been totally reinvented - now becoming a rotary zoom model with closer focussing and much better image stabilisation. We have no pricing or ETA as yet, but watch this space...!
Price & ETA: TBA
Panasonic DMC-LX100
We have no pricing as yet, but this new micro 4/3rds camera looks like a winner for our enthusiast photographers. We hope to see them in November. Click the pic to find out more!
Price: TBA
Nikon D750 Announced!
The rumoured and much anticipated 24mp Nikon D750 has been officially announced. Watch an official intro video from Nikon here. At only 750g, this is Nikon's smallest and lightest full-frame D-SLR, and yet it's packed with high-end D-SLR specifications (borrowed from the D810 and D4s) for both stills and video. Click the pic for more details.
Price: here
Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro
Tamron introduces the ultimate in high-power zoom lenses, with expanded focal lengths at both wide-angle and telephoto ends of the zoom range, providing the world’s first* zoom ratio of approximately 18.8x (*for interchangeable lenses for digital SLR cameras). Click the pic for more details on this seriously versatile new lens. These are in store now, available for Nikon and Canon cameras (APS-C sized sensors only).
Price: $849
Order here! (don't forget to specify Nikon or Canon mount!)
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!

Fuji X-T1, Lenses and Accessories

The Fuji X-T1 is available now, along with the following lenses and accessories:

  • X-T1 body, now $1,770
    X-T1 + 18-55mm kit, now $2,390


  • Fujifilm XF10-24mm f4 R OIS $1,490
  • Fujifilm XF14mm f2.8 R $1,350
  • Fujifilm XF18mm f2.0 $900
  • Fujifilm XF18-55mm f2.8-4 $1,025
  • Fujifilm XF23mm f1.4R $1,400
  • Fujifilm XF27mm f2.8 $695
  • Fujifilm XF35mm f1.4 $900
  • Fujifilm XF55-200mm f3.5-4.8R $1,198
  • Fujifilm XF60mm f2.4 $990

X-T1 Accessories:

Check accessory pricing here.

Order here!

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

Auckland based photographers Perspectives offer a variety of services that set them apart from other wedding photographers – including one on one mentoring and workshops for budding photographers. We’re impressed with that, and their website presence looks the biz. Congrats to them, check them out:

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).
Photo & Video International
Shop 9 - Merivale Mall - Christchurch

Phone: 0800 CAMERA