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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:

  • Lens Baby 3G in Nikon mount, only $195
  • Leica 90mm F2 APO Summicron-M Asph 11884 $2,900
  • Sigma AF 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG HSM in Nikon mount $749
  • Nikon AF 180mm F2.8, only $595
  • Leica MF 28mm F2 Asph Summicron-M Six bit coded - Mint $3,295
  • 9/10 Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 OIS, only $495
  • Nikon MF 105mm F4 Ai Micro $295
  • Nikon AF-S 60mm F2.8 G ED N Micro $595
  • Sony AF 50mm F2.8 Macro in A mount, only $529
  • Gorgeous Nikon MF 24mm F2.8 Ais @ $395
  • Really tidy Canon EF 17-40mm F4 L USM, only $759
  • Fujifilm XE-1 + 18-55mm F2.8-4 OIS, only $595
  • Nikon F5 body, flagship film SLR, only $395
  • Sekonic L-608 Super Zoom Master Cine, only $395
  • Nikon AF-S 55-300mm F4.5-5.6 G DX VR @ $319
  • Nikon J2 + 10-30mm + 30-110mm lenses in white, only $459
  • Canon 420EX Speedlite, only $229
  • Samyang MF 8mm F3.5 CS II Fisheye in Sony A mount, only $375
  • Canon EF 70-300mm F4-5.6 L IS USM, only $1,395
  • Rokinon MF 500mm F6.3 + Nikon T mount Adapter $175
  • Sony AF 35mm F1.4 SAL35F14G $1,090
  • Mint Sony A7R body with only 1,700 frames $2,195
  • Hasselblad MF 30mm F5.6 for Xpan with Center Filter and Finder $1,890
  • Tokina AF 28-70mm F2.8 AT-X Pro for Nikon, only $195
  • Nikon D300s body with only 35k frames @ $439
  • Mint Nikkor MF 35mm F2 Ais @ $389
  • Nikon AF-S 18-200mm F3.5-5.6 G ED VR, only $495
  • Sigma DP1s only $295
  • Nikon AF-S 70-200mm F2.8 G ED VR, only $1,295
  • Fujifilm X-M1 body in silver $340
  • Nikon D300 + MB-D10 and 60K frames, only $450
  • Pentax Digital Spotmeter $249
  • Nikon AF 80-400mm F4.5-5.6D ED VR, only $1,295
  • Nikon AF-S TC-14E II Teleconverter, only $395
  • Gorgeous Nikon FM2/Titanium body @ $695
  • Crumpler 5 Million Dollar Home in Bright Blue and Orange $59
  • Sekonic L-308B II Flashmate - boxed $295
  • Noblex 135 pro sport panorama film camera @ only $395
  • Boxed minty Canon EF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 IS L USM @ $1,895


Panasonic Lumix Communication Camera CM1

Do you want great photos but don't want to carry around a phone AND a camera? Well, check this out - just arrived is this very classy looking camera that’s an Android phone at the flick of a switch. A big sensor and high quality Leica lens ensures high quality images. $1,599 (doesn’t include phone connection). Complimentary leather style case for early buyers.

Price: $1,599

Order here!

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 due into NZ near the end of May.

Price: $5,100

Pre-order here!

New Tamron SP 15-30mm f2.8 Di VC USD Zoom Lens Now Here!

Just arrived in store, this new Tamron will be a very attractive option for those wanting a full-frame wide angle zoom - not only because of its accessible price point, but also due to its fast aperture, high quality optics, and the addition of Tamron's VC image stabilisation. This fantastic new lens is available in Canon, Nikon and Sony mounts.

Price: $1,725

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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 currently has a reduced price of only $2,090.

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: $67 + $8 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!


Fuji Announce New X-T10 Camera and Fujinon XF90mm F2 R LM WR Lens
This new X-series camera is light on size but big on capabilities. Also announced is this nice looking 90mm f2 lens (137mm equivalent), which will be perfect for excellent portraits with gorgeous bokeh. The X-T10 camera is due to arrive in store in late June, and August for the 90mm.
Prices: here
Pre-order here!
Fujifilm Firmware Update v4.0 for the X-T1
This is an important firmware update for the Fujifilm X-T1. Version 4 will be available for download late June and includes the following features: New AF System, improvement of AF accuracy, Eye Detection AF, Auto Macro Mode, AF improvement in the movie mode, improved shutter speed dial operation, exposure compensation control in manual, finer lines on the framing grid enhances visibility, name of silent mode changed to avoid confusion.
New Olympus Announcements
Olympus has just announced two new pro lenses, an E-M5 Mark II limited edition kit and firmware upgrades. Products will be available sometime in June (as will the firmware updates).
Pre-order here!
Leica M Monochrom B&W-only Rangefinder Announced
Leica have just announced an interesting new camera: it's the Leica M Monochrom B&W-only Rangefinder - promising to take you to "The next level of black-and-white photography." We don't have NZ pricing as yet, but just to give you an idea, the US price is around US$7450. Read more here.
‘Exposure’ Now Legal Tender For Photographers

A change in the law will allow photographers to pay rent on their homes and studios with ‘exposure’ instead of money. They will also be able to buy coffee, shampoo, and other essentials by mentioning to the checkout assistant that they did a big job last week for nothing and are hoping it will bring them some paying clients. Read more here.
Nikon P900 with 83x Optical Zoom!
Just arrived, with its enormous 24-2000mm optical zoom, the P900 is now easily the undisputed king of superzooms! The 16 megapixel super-versatile camera comes with image stabilisation that grants 5 stops of shake reduction. Click the pic for full specs, and watch this video to see it in action!
Price: $875
Order here!
Nikon D7200 Now Here!
The new 6fps, 24.2mp DX-format D7200 D-SLR has big shoes to fill after the popular and well-regarded D7100, but it looks set to do just that! Improved speed, focussing, low-light sensitivity, and video features are part of the package. See full specs here and watch a D7200 product tour video here.
Price: $1,745 (body only)
Order here! 
Leica M-P Edition 'Safari' Special Edition Set
The set contains a Leica M-P (240) digital rangefinder camera in olive green/safari, with a Leica Summicron-M 35 mm f/2 ASPH. lens in silver chrome finish. The performance and technical specifications of the camera and lens of the Leica M-P Edition ‘Safari’ set are identical to those of the equivalent serial production products. Safari/Olive editions have a long history within Leica, dating back to 1960! Initially these cameras were made for military use, but due to their unique colour and rarity, the cameras have developed more and more of a cult status. They are highly collectable today.
Price: TBA (RRP will be about $16,000)
World Vision Fundraising Book Project - "The Taste of Hope"
The concept is to create a cookbook to support the outstanding work World Vision is doing for nutrition in developing countries. It will provide an opportunity for readers to gain a better understanding of some of the projects World Vision are involved in and foster a natural connection with the individuals and villagers who are letting us into their lives - through the common bond of food and cooking. 100% of the money raised from the sales will go to World Vision to fund future projects. Click here to find out more and keep up-to-date via the Facebook page!
Two New Sigma Lenses
Due in late May or early June, we're awaiting two excellent new Sigma lenses: These will be available in Canon and Nikon mounts, and will be in short supply at first. Get your pre-order in now to avoid disappointment.
Prices: see above
Pre-order here!
Canon Announces a Bunch of New Cameras!

Canon has just announced an exciting new range of cameras - covering the range from compacts through to enthusiast D-SLRs and pro D-SLRs. Click the respective links below to find out more.
Pricing & ETA: TBA (although we can say that the 5DS and 5DSR are due for release in NZ in June…)
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 planning a FREE workshop in Christchurch in October, and in the same month is also running a not-free, on-location photo course at Fox Glacier. Make sure you see him!
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!

Nikon D810 - the World's Most Versatile D-SLR?

The 36.3 megapixel full-frame Nikon D810 is arguably the world's most versatile D-SLR at present. Features and performance combine to create a camera suitable for studio and landscapes (extreme resolution), weddings and stage photography (highlight weighted metering, quiet shutter, broad ISO range), and even sports (5fps shooting and group area focus tracking). And on the video side you get full 1080 50/60p video with excellent cinematic controls. Prices for the camera and recommended lenses follow:

  • Nikon D810 body - $4,175
  • Nikon AF 50mm f1.8 D - $170
  • Nikon AF 50mm f1.4 D - $509
  • Nikon AF 85mm f1.8 D - $735
  • Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f2.8G ED - $2850
  • Nikon AF-S 16-35mm f4 ED VR - $1900
  • Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f2.8G ED - $2650
  • Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f4 G ED VR- $1970
  • Nikon AF-S 70-200mm VR II ED f2.8 IF-ED - $3190

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

Evgenia Arbugaeva has taken some fascinating images, and is a recent winner of the Oscar Barnack award. Click the pic to check out some of her 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