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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:

  • Nikon TC-14E II only $349
  • Nikon AF-S 300mm F4 D ED with Kirk Tripod Collar, only $1,195
  • Canon EOS 60D body $795
  • Sigma AF 15mmF2.8 EX fullframe Fisheye in Canon mount @ $629
  • Canon EF 28-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS USM, only $395
  • Canon EF 16-35mm F2.8 L USM, only $995
  • 10/10 Sigma AF 18-35mm F1.8 DC Art in Nikon Mount @ $795
  • Mint Nikon D7100 Body with only 6.5k frames $1,129
  • Sigma AF 18-50mm F2.8 EX DC Macro in Canon mount, only $385
  • Mint Tamron AF 17-50mm F2.8 VC DiII in Canon mount, only $459
  • Minter Olympus E-PL5 body, only $459
  • Tidy Nikon AF-S 12-24mm F4 ED, only $749
  • Low Mileage Canon EOS 50D body + BG-E2n Grip, only $579
  • Sigma AF 10-20mm F4-5.6 DC HSM in Canon mount, only $385
  • Leica 28mm F2 Summicron-M Asph 6 Bit Coded $2,995
  • Scruffy Nikon AF 80-200mm F2.8 D "two touch", only $595
  • Leitz 13.5cm F4.5 Hektor in M mount, only $395
  • Minter Canon EF 17-40mm F4 L USM $880
  • Gorgeous Nikon MF 180mm F2.8 *ED Ais, only $750
  • Spectacular Zeiss AF 135mm F1.8 Sonnar ZA for Sony Alpha $1,995
  • Amazing Swarovski 8x30 SLC Binoculars @ $995
  • Mint Pentax AF 50-135mm F2.8 DA* ED IF STM only $1,095 save heaps over new
  • Like new Canon EF 24mm F2.8 IS USM @ $695
  • As new Canon EF 35mm F2 IS USM @ $695
  • Nikon MB-D14 Battery grip for D600/D610 with EN-E15 battery, only $250
  • Tidy Canon EF 24-70mm F2.8 L USM, only $995
  • Amazing Fuji GX617 + 90mm F5.6 SWD and centre filter $4,595
  • Nikon Close-Up Speedlight Remote Kit R1 (the modern wireless version of a ring / twin flash), only $695
  • Compact Fujinon XF 18mm F2, only $549
  • Minter Panasonic DMW-FL360 Flash, only $295
  • Pretty Tokina AF 300mm F4 AT-X in Canon EF mount, only $595
  • Monster Leica MF 280mm F2.8 APO Telyt R $3,395
  • Novel Nikon BR-2 Reversing Ring to mount 52mm filter thread lenses backwards on a Nikon body for macro shots, only $30
  • Tidy Canon EF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 IS USM L @ $1,695
  • Mint Canon EF-S 60mm F2.8 Macro USM only $529
  • 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
  • Super desirable Hasselblad MF 30mm F5.6 for the Xpan with Centre Filter $1,890

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

Nikon D810 - Now Shipping!
The new Nikon D810 - successor to the popular Nikon D800 full-frame 36mp beastie - is here (in limited quantities at the moment)! 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). The camera is provoking excellent responses worldwide. First come, first served!
Price: Nikon D810 Body + 16gb SDHC card - $4,650
Order here!
Cashback on Sony Alpha E mount Cameras and FE Lenses

Running between August 1st and September 30th, 2014, Sony are running a great cashback deal.
Up to $300 on the camera bodies:
  • Sony Alpha 5000 ($100 cashback)
  • Sony Alpha 6000 ($100 cashback)
  • Sony Alpha 7 ($300 cashback)
  • Sony Alpha 7R ($300 cashback)
  • Sony Alpha 7S ($300 cashback)
And $200 on Full Frame E-Mount lenses:
  • Sony SEL35F28Z ($200 cashback)
  • Sony SEL55f18Z ($200 cashback)
  • Sony SEL2470Z ($200 cashback)
  • SEL70200G ($200 cashback)
Prices: here & here
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Iceland 2015 Photo Workshop!

Take a two-week bucket-list photo workshop with Craig Potton, Rob Brown and Andy Dennis in amazing Iceland in 2015 (June 21st – July 5th). There are only a few places available!
Find out more here!
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!
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

James Hancox has an outstanding portfolio of still and moving images, capturing wonderful scenes of our country, its people and events. According to James' site he also annually donates his income to worthy charities once he has met his income target - that’s to be applauded!

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