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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:

  • Canon EOS 1Ds with 62k frames, only $595
  • Samyang 8mm F3.5 CS Fisheye in Canon Mount $295
  • Amazing Nikon AF 85mm F1.4 D $1,095
  • Sony AF 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS for E mount $375
  • Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R Asph Super EBC @ $1,049
  • Fujifilm XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS $795
  • Panasonic FZ-1000 $975
  • Sony A7 + 28-70mm with 10k frames, only $1,495
  • Canon HFG30 Legria enthusiast full HD Camcorder with bonus BP-828 longlife battery $1,295
  • As new Sony HVLF43M Flash, only $395
  • Kenko extension set for Canon EOS $175
  • Sony A99 body (2k frames!) + VG-C99AM grip + Zeiss 24-70mm F2.8 @ $3,995
  • Tamron AF 10-24mm F3.5-4.5 SP Di II in Canon mount, only $439
  • Canon EF 100mm F2.8 USM Macro $585
  • Sony A7R body (15k frames) + VG-C1EM grip, only $1,995
  • Sony AF 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OIS (SEL18200) for NEX $729
  • Nikon D600 body (19k frames) $1,295
  • Nikon SB-700 flash $395
  • Canon EF 400mm F5.6 L USM @ $1,350
  • Sony 30mm F3.5 Macro for E mount, only $365
  • Pacsafe Z15 Camsafe Camera Bag $265
  • Leica MF 35mm F2 Summicron-R 3 Cam (Canada) $895
  • White Panasonic LX-7, only $295
  • Leica Minilux Zoom - rare gunmetal colour $340
  • Canon Powershot G11 with spare batt, only $240
  • Nikon D4 body with 169k frames $3,895
  • Tamron AF 90mm F2.8 Macro in Nikon mount, only $395
  • Canon 7D body + BG-E7 Grip $1,095
  • Canon EF 28-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS USM, only $395
  • Samyang MF 8mm F2.8 Fisheye for Fujfilm X Mount, only $389
  • Mint, just-serviced Olympus OM-4 in black with the upgraded OM-4Ti Main Board and 50mm F1.8 $495
  • Leica T + 18-55mm + Visoflex + Snap T + spare batt @ $3,990
  • Canon 430EX II speedlight @ $329
  • Olympus AF 14-150mm F4-5.6 micro 4/3's lens $595
  • As new Visoflex for Leica T $595
  • Fujifilm X-E2 body in black with Leather Half Case, only $589
  • Leica M6 TTL + 50mm F2 Summicron @ $2,795
  • Leica 35mm F1.4 Summilux-M Asph $3,995
  • Canon EOS 1V + PB-E2 Powerdrive Pro film SLR $629
  • Nikon TC-17E II 1.7x Teleconverter @ $595
  • Lens Baby 3G in Nikon mount, only $195
  • Leica 90mm F2 APO Summicron-M Asph 11884 $2,900
  • Nikon AF 180mm F2.8, only $595
  • Sony AF 50mm F2.8 Macro in A mount, only $529


Sony Alpha Instant Cashback!

This cashback promotion, on selected awesome Sony Alpha mirrorless cameras and lenses, comes without the hassle of redemption forms - you get the money back immediately at time of purchase! Note: You must make your purchase during July 2015.

While we have your attention - check out this cool exploding-mirror mirrorless camera video!

The cashback amounts vary depending on what you buy. Here are the details:

Sony Alpha ILCE A5000 + 16-50mm ILCE5000LB
Sony Alpha ILCE A6000 Body ILCE6000B
Sony Alpha ILCE A6000 + 16-50mm ILCE6000LB
Sony Alpha ILCE A6000+16-50+55-210mm ILCE6000YB
Sony Alpha ILCE7B A7 Body
Sony Alpha ILCE7M2B A7II Body
Sony Alpha ILCE7RB A7R Body
Sony Alpha ILCE7SB A7S Body
Sony E16mm f2.8 SEL16F28
Sony E50mm f1.8 OSS SEL50F18
Sony E28mm FE f2.0 SEL28F20
Sony E55mm f1.8 SEL55F18Z
Sony E16-35mm FE f4 SEL1635Z
Sony E70-200mm FE f4 SEL70200G

Prices: here

Order here!

Olympus OM-D E-M1 & E-M5II
Cash-Back Promotion!

Buy an Olympus OM-D E-M1 or E-M5 Mark II between now and August 31, 2015, and you're eligible for $120 Cash-Back via redemption, and that increases to up to $300 if you also buy a lens.

These are highly regarded, well-reviewed cameras - compact, very fast, and with great image quality.

Download this PDF for full details on the redemption.

Prices: here

Order here!

Fuji X-Series Cashback!

Here's an excellent promotion many of you will want to avail yourselves of. The cashback offer applies to purchases made between Wednesday 10 June and Monday 10 August 2015. Claims must be lodged by 5pm on 21 August 2015. The redemption form can be found and completed here.

  • $300 cash back for any X-T1 (Graphite Silver or black)
  • $200 cash back for any XF lens (this promotion does exclude the XF90mm that is landing a little earlier than expected at the end of this month. This can be seen in the terms and conditions).
  • $200 cash back for an X100T
  • $100 cash back for any X30

Prices: here

Order here!

Panasonic DMW-FZ70 Kit Special

We have made up two kit bundles around the very versatile 60x optical zoom Panasonic FZ70.

  • Kit 1: FZ70 + 16gb SD card + case $480 (saving over $70)
  • Kit 2: FZ70 + 16gb SD card + case + DMW-LA8 adapter + DMW-LT55 1.7x tele lens $795 (saving approximately $200 – makes this ultrazoom a mega zoom with a 2040mm equivalent zoom! Great news for astrophotographers and wildlife photographers).

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

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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: $6,200

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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
Order here!
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!
Instax Wide 300 Now in Store

These are great fun cameras for people gatherings, where you're looking at the finished print within moments of taking the shot! The new Instax Wide 300 is particularly suited for group shots with its wider focal length, ensuring facial features are easily viewable, plus you get an accompanying close-up lens that enables you to shoot as close as 40cms - which is great for selfies and other interesting perspectives. Click the pic for more details.
Price: $240
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New Nikon Lenses On Their Way! 
Well, this is exciting. We're looking forward to the middle of the month (around July 16), when three nice new Nikon lenses should become available:

These new lenses are the lightest of their kind ever, offering photographers more portability and comfort. Click the links above for more details on each.
Prices: here
Pre-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!
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." Read more here.
Price: $12,000
Pre-order 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!
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!

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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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, wide dynamic range), 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

Here's Bevan Young’s portfolio – as you will see there is a wonderful mix of art and documentary. The images demonstrate a good eye for an image and a passion to get close. According to Bevan's site he shoots with a Nikon FM3a, so he gains much applause from us for pursuing his craft with traditional tools of the trade.

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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Phone: 0800 CAMERA