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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.

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:

  • 10/10 Fujifilm XF 14mm F2.8R @ $945
  • Baby Olympus E-PL2 in black with 14-42mm lens, only $295
  • Tidy Nikon D300 body with only 57k fames, only $495
  • Very Red Crumpler Six Million Dollar Home Bag with Baby Blue interior $75
  • Mount Pentax 67 lenses on your Nikon with the Fotodiox Pro PT67-Ai lens Adapter only $79
  • Mint Nikon SB-600 Speedlight @ $295
  • Big Pentax 67 MF 300mm F4 SMC for only $395
  • Mint Nikon AF 50mm F1.8 D, only $129
  • Canon EOS 30D body, only $200
  • Rare Zuiko MF 35mm F2.8 Shift lens in Olympus OM mount $459
  • Sony A57 + 18-55mm + 55-200mm kit, only $595
  • Leica M6 body in chrome $1,395
  • Impressive Sigma AF 50mm F1.4 DG Art in Nikon mount $1,095
  • Mint Sigma AF 35mm F1.4 DG Art in Nikon mount $795
  • Nikon AF-S 50mm F1.4 G @ $649
  • Pretty Olympus OM-D E-M5 in silver with 14-42mm, only $739
  • Nice Zuiko MF 135mm F2.8 OM mount, only $195
  • Olympus FL-36R Flash @ $295
  • Mint Nikon D610 body with only 1150 frames! $2,095
  • Mint Tokina AF 16-28mm F2.8 AT-X pro FX lens in Nikon mount, only $795
  • Minter Fujifilm X-20 black with hood, filter and spare battery @ $495
  • Nikon Super Coolscan 5000 ED with SF210 slide feeder $2,995
  • Sweet Leica Minilux @ $295
  • Leica MF 100mm F2.8 APO Macro Elmarit-R 3 Cam @ $1,595
  • Gorgeous Zuiko MF 35mm F2 OM mount $295
  • Beautiful Black Billingham Combination Bag for Leica #14854 @ $239
  • Big Nikon MF 300mm F2.8 Ais $1,395
  • Sony AF 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 SAM DT for Alpha @ $449
  • Tidy Canon 5D II body with 71k frames, only $1,400
  • Classic mechanical Nikon FM2n in chrome with MF 50mm F1.4 @ $595
  • Nikon MB-D10 Vertical Grip, only $175
  • Mint Nikon TC-20E III 2x Teleconverter @ $598
  • Old school Panagor MF 55mm F2.8 1:1 Macro in Pentax K mount, only $95
  • Mint Leica Pradovit P2002 slide projector with the 90mm F2.5 MC Super Colorplan lens and Manfrotto stand @ $695
  • Tidy Olympus OM-4Ti body, only $295
  • Old School Minolta Dynax 7D + 35-105mm, only $120
  • As new Olympus VF-4 Electronic Viewfinder $259
  • Big Nikon AF-S 400mm F2.8 VR G ED N, only $10,000
  • Nice Zuiko MF 24mm F2.8 OM mount, only $195
  • Zeiss MF 21mm F2.8 Distagon T* ZF.2 Nikon mount $1,950
  • Nice Canon 5DII body @ only $1,650
  • Fast Nikon AF-S 17-55mm F2.8 G ED DX $959
  • Fuji XF 27mm F2.8 $595
  • Nikon D7000 Body + MB-D11 Grip @ $795


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

Order here

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 February.

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 D7200 on its way!
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: TBA
ETA: March 20, 2015
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!
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!
Fujifilm X-Series Cashback Offers!

Here are some excellent cashback specials for purchases of the units below between Thursday 12th February and Wednesday 25th March:
  • $150 cashback on all X-T1 (all kits and includes Graphite Silver)
  • In addition to the $150 cashback, we are also offering a BONUS vertical battery grip for all purchases of the X-T1 Graphite Silver (valued over $300)
  • $100 cashback on the X30
  • XF lens cashback (please note that this cashback offer does not include the lens in a camera kit):
    - $150 cashback if a consumer purchases 1 x XF lens (excludes the new XF16-55mm lens)
    - $400 cash back if you purchase 2 x XF lenses (excludes the new XF16-55mm lens) – this has increased by $50 since the previous Fujifilm Summer of Giveaways promotion!
All of the above are by redemption. After purchase you need to go to this page for full terms and the redemption form.
Prices: here
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
New Nikon Cashback Offers!
Between 5 February and 31 March 2015 Nikon are offering a cashback deal on the following fantastic D-SLRs:
  • D3200 - $100 cashback
  • D5200 - $100 cashback
  • D5500 - $150 cashback
  • D7100 - $150 cashback
Claims must be made (with proof of purchase) via between the dates cited above.
Prices: here
Order here!
New Fujifilm X-A2 & XQ2 Announced
X-A2 – Premium interchangeable lens camera with 175 degrees tilting LCD and new Eye Detection Auto Focus for perfect selfies! This becomes the most accessible camera for photographers to get the premium image quality that’s become synonymous with Fujifilm’s X Series. Available in Black/Silver, Tan and white and as both single and twin lens kits. Arrival - late March. See more info here!
XQ2 – smallest camera in the X series range offering advanced image quality and functionality in a very small package. Available in black, black/silver and white. Arrival – April 2015. See more info here!
Pricing: here
Pre-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!
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