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Christchurch, New Zealand
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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.

Nikon Df D-SLR
- Special Pricing -

Nikon's "worst kept secret", the retro-styled, 16mp, full frame Nikon Df (standing for 'Digital fusion' - i.e. fusion between old and new), is now in store! This is a seriously capable camera. Aside from the blistering processing engine borrowed from the flagship Nikon D4, and the autofocus system from the just-released D610, another major aspect of this new camera is that it is compatible with almost every lens Nikon ever made. Click the pic for full specs. These are in store now, in limited quantities only for the moment.

Special June Pricing:

  • Nikon DF body - now only $3,250*
  • Nikon DF body + 50mm F1.8 kit - now only $3,690*

*Including bonus Lexar Pro Series 16GB SD Card

Order here!

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:

  • Minter Nikon AF 105mm F2.8 D Micro lens @ $595
  • Super sharp Fujinon XF 35mm F1.4, only $595
  • Pristine Canon EF 70-300mm F4-5.6 L IS USM, only $1,595
  • Hand assembled Nikon S3 Rangefinder camera with 50mm F1.4. A year 2000 reproduction of the 1958 classic $4,995
  • Canon G1x + Matching Underwater housing, only $795
  • Super desirable Hasselblad MF 30mm F5.6 for the Xpan with Centre Filter $1,890
  • Hasselblad MF 90mm F4 for the Xpan only $295
  • As new Sigma AF 10-20mm F4-5.6 DC HSM for Nikon, only $395
  • Compact 'n sharp Nikon AF-S 35mm F1.8 DX, only $269
  • Mint with hood Canon EF-S 15-85mm F3.5-5.6 IS USM, only $795
  • Super low mileage Sony A77 body @ $895
  • Sony HVL-F43AM Flash with the fold-over feature for verticals, only $359
  • Nice Tamron AF 17-50mm F2.8 XR DiII in Sony mount, a paltry $339
  • Mint Sony AF 100mm F2.8 Macro, only $795
  • Nice D800 body with only 8K frames on the clock @ $2,695
  • Surprising compact Nikon D40 + 18-55mm only $295
  • Compact Olympus FL-14 Flash, only $159
  • Canon EF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM, only $895
  • Canon EF Extender 1.4x II only $395
  • Immac Leica MF 21mm F2.8 Elmarit-M Asph 6 Bit coded + matching Finder $3,595
  • Convenient Leica Angle Viewfinder M - 12 531 @ $249
  • Fast Sony AF 50mm F1.4 for Alpha @ $495
  • Gossen Color Pro 3F Colormeter in what one could only describe as character laden condition at only $495
  • Olympus RM-UC1 cable switch only $59
  • Beautifully Engineered Leica MF 80-200mm F4 Vario-Elmar-R @ $2,290
  • Mint Fuji X-Pro 1 body $895
  • As new Fujinon XF 18mm F2 R, only $595
  • Nikon J1 + 10mm F2.8, only $439
  • Super long Vivitar MF 800mm F8 Series 1 Mirror lens in Canon EF mount, only $229
  • Mint Canon EF 70-200mm F2.8 L USM, only $1,595
  • Nikon AF 80-400mm F4.5-5.6 D ED VR (3 to choose from) starting at only $1,395
  • Nikon AF-S 17-55mm F2.8 G ED DX (2 to choose from) starting at $995
  • Genuine Sony 1.4x Teleconverter for $495
  • Mint Nikon AF-S 60mm F2.8 G ED N Micro, only $595
  • Like new Nikon AF-S 55-300mm F4.5-5.6 G ED VR DX, only $349
  • Amazing Fuji GX680 with 3 lenses, only $1,495
  • As new Nikon Close-Up Speedlight Remote Kit R1 @ $729
  • Surprisingly impressive Samyang MF 85mm F1.4 in Canon mount, only $339
  • Mint Sony A700 + Zeiss 16-80mm T* @ $895
  • Clever Nikon MF 24mm F3.5 PC-E D ED N Perspective Control lens, only $2,295

Fuji X100S & X-E2 Cashback Offers!

Here are excellent cashback offers on two of Fuji's well-regarded APS-C sensored compact cameras.

Buy the Fuji X-100S & the TLC-X100 tele lens and get $150 cashback! (Offer runs between July 21 and September 7, 2014.) Click here for more details.

Buy the Fuji X-E2 and get $200 cashback and a leather ½ case. (Offer runs between July 21 and September 30, 2014.) Click here for more details.

Prices: here

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Sony Cybershot RX-10

The new Sony RX-10 is going to be a sure winner with all kinds of photographers. This is a large-sensor unit, with a high quality f2.8 constant-aperture Zeiss lens. These two factors in combination mean the RX-10's 20.2 megapixels produce outstanding image quality, throughout the camera's versatile 24-200mm zoom range.

Click the pic above for more specifics on this exciting new camera, and click here to see our Greg and Matt taking a quick look at it in store.

Price: $1,490 (incl. bonus Sony Jacket Case)

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Fuji Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic

Instant-print cameras just got better and easier to use. It's always a lot of fun to be able to take your pictures and get the results within moments! Click the pic for full details. This new camera is available in store now at $249 including a 10-sheet pack of film.

Price: $249 (incl. 10-sheet pack)

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Gary Fong Lightspheres

This YouTube video demonstrates how good these Gary Fong Universal Cloud Lightspheres are - check it out!

We have these in stock now – at only $149. If you are local to us, call in and see the results we get from these Lightspheres - we use one in store for passport photography and product photography.

Price: $149
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Sony RX100II
with Free Sony Case!

Buy the 20.2mp, 3.6x optical zoom (28-100mm) Sony RX100II at the moment and you'll get a free genuine Sony case, designed specifically for this camera, for free! (Case valued at over $100.) Click pic for more info on this excellent little camera.

Case features:

  • Adjust the angle of the camera monitor without taking case off the body
  • Able to connect the USB and Multi terminal to the camera without taking off the case
  • Tripod friendly
  • Lens Jacket can be uncovered in 2 ways, frontward or backward for quick access
  • Leather-like finish and embossed Sony logo

Price: $899 (including free case)

Note: We also have available the Sony RX-100 mk I with free case for only $689

Fuji Lens Cashback Offer!

Buy 1 lens and claim $150 cash back. Buy 2 lenses and claim $350 cash back - if purchased between June 16 and July 31, 2014. Offer applicable only to the following lenses: XF14mm, XF18mm, XF18-55mm, XF23mm, XF27mm, XF35mm, XF55-200mm and XF60mm. Not available if lens is purchased as part of a camera or other kit bundle. Claims must be lodged by 5pm on 14th August 2014. Fill out the form to redeem your cash back.
Prices: here
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Sony Alpha 7S in Store Now!
The new 12.2mp Sony Alpha 7S (A7S) full-frame mirrorless camera is now in store and available! This is, at time of writing, the world's smallest full-frame interchangeable lens camera. It boasts a massive 15.3 stops of dynamic range, and outputs full 4k 4:2:2 uncompressed video. Click pic for more info on this incredible unit!
Price: $3,200 (body only)
Order here!
Nikon D810 - Taking Pre-Orders!
The new Nikon D810 - successor to the popular Nikon D800 full-frame 36mp beastie - has been announced, and we (and many customers) are eagerly awaiting its arrival! The D810 has a bunch of improvements overall, including better focussing, faster internal image processing (giving unlimited continuous shooting), a faster frame rate (5fps instead of 4fps in the D800), a quieter shutter and a bunch of new and improved features (click the pic for more details). We are expecting first deliveries at the end of July. Get yourself on the pre-order list to avoid disappointment - we expect first deliveries to go fast!
ETA: End of July
Price: Nikon D810 Body + 16gb SDHC card - $4,650
Pre-order here!
Nikon Lens Cashback Offer!
Buy one of the following Nikon lenses between July 1st - 31st, and you'll get the below-listed cashback $$'s:

DX Lenses:

  • DX 40mm MICRO f2.8G - $50 cashback
  • DX 18-300mm f3.5-5.6G - $200 cashback

FX Lenses:

  • FX 60mm MICRO f2.8G - $50 cashback
  • FX 105mm MICRO f2.8G - $100 cashback
  • FX 28-300mm f3.5-5.6G - $150 cashback
  • FX 70-200mm f2.8G - $150 cashback
  • FX 70-300mm f3.5-5.6G - $150 cashback
  • DX 18-300mm f3.5-5.6G - $200 cashback
  • FX 80-400mm f4.5-5.6G - $300 cashback
Prices: here
Order here!
Sony a77 II Now in Store!
The new enthusiast level 24.3mp Sony a77 II builds on the reputation of its popular predecessors, boasting the world’s highest phase-detection AF point count - 79 points, with 15 cross points - to ensure ultra-fast and reliable focussing. You also get up to 12fps shooting, full 50p HD video, a tough magnesium alloy body, and much more. Click the pic for full specs.
Price: $1,575 (RRP is $1,699)
Order here!
Velbon Videomate 638 Tripod Special
The new Velbon Videomate 638 video tripod is excellent value at this price. Max Height is 171cm, max leg height is 138.5cm, folded size is only 67cm, weight 1.984kg, max load weight is 4kg (recommended 3kg). It's a well-made and affordable tripod. Click the pic for full details.
Price: $269 (incl. delivery within NZ)
Order here!
Leica T Announced
Introducing the new Leica T-System. Watch the uncompromising story behind Leica Camera’s latest innovation and learn why the new Leica T-System is easy to use, and hard to forget. We're tentatively expecting first shipments in Spring, perhaps early Spring. Stay tuned for more details on this exquisitely created camera when we have them.
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!)
Leica Lenses

If you're one who doesn't like to compromise on quality, we thought you'd like to know know that we have good stocks of new and used lovely Leica equipment in store now. Please email, call us or simply come in for a look.
Nikon - Now With 3-Year Warranty!
As of the 24th March all Nikon stock purchased through us will be eligible for an extended 3-year warranty! How is that for peace of mind?!
Tamron 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD lens
We have received first shipments of Tamron's new super-versatile 150-600mm telephoto zoom lens.
Price: $1,490
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!

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:

  • Fujifilm NP-W126 Battery $90
  • Fuji BLC-XT1 Leather Case X-T1 $120
  • Fuji MHG-XT Metal Hand Grip X-T1 $172
  • Fuji VG-XT1 Battery Grip X-T1 $335
  • Fuji MHG-XT-Large Metal Hand Grip $220 (Bigger Version of MHG-XT)
  • Fuji GB-001 Grip Belt (HandStrap)
  • Fuji EC-XT L Long Eyecup $21
  • Fuji CVR-XT Cover Kit $11 - Includes Hotshoe Cover, Sync Terminal Cap and VG Connector Cover (Found on bottom of camera)
Order here!

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

Go Pro & Contour Action Video Cameras

See our Go-Pro and Contour price list!

Rode Microphones

We carry a good range of these impressive mics, which offer performance above and beyond what their prices would suggest.

Popular models for D-SLR video include:

  • The Rode Videomic Pro - pro quality on camera directional mic solution @ $349
  • The new Rode Videomic Go - no batteries required!
  • The Rode SmartLav - use your iPhone as a recorder for this impressive lapel mic, only $76

See all models and prices: here

More product info here

Order here!

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

Jel Photography (James and Eleanor) are Auckland based wedding photographers presenting a clever website that exemplifies current trends and a winning look - great images too:

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