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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:

  • Fujifilm XF 90mm F2 WR LM @ $1,095
  • Nikon AF-S 40mm F2.8 G DX Micro $395
  • Olympus Stylus 1 @ only $395
  • Tamron AF 10-24mm F3.5-4.5 Di II SP in Nikon mount $549
  • Nikon AF 18-35mm F3.5-4.5 D ED, only $395
  • Nikon AF-S 70-200mm F2.8 VG G ED @ $1,295
  • Manfrotto 055XProB Tripod Legs @ $179
  • Fujifilm XF 35mm F1.4 Asph, only $599
  • Olympus Pen E-P3 + 14-42mm $495
  • Tamron AF 17-50mm F2.8 Di II VC in Canon mount $595
  • Mint Nikon AF-S 70-200mm F4 G ED VR $1,599
  • Fujifilm XF 60mm F2.4 Macro Asph @ $559
  • Mint Nikon AF 14mm F2.8 D ED @ $1,399
  • As new Sigma AF 35mm F1.4 Art in Canon mount $899
  • Fujifilm XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS $695
  • Panasonic / Leica AF 25mm F1.4 in micro 4/3’s mount $529
  • Tamron AF 24-70mm F2.8 VC USD in Canon mount $1,150
  • Canon 430EX II Speedlite $329
  • Sigma AF 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO HSM DG OS in Canon mount, only $795
  • Sony AF 70-200mm F4 OSS G FE @ $1,599
  • Olympus AF 9-18mm F4-5.6 m4/3’s @ $739
  • Olympus MF 9mm F8 Fisheye Bodycap lens, only $109
  • Nikon AF-S 24-70mm F2.8 $1,890
  • Tamron AF 90mm F2.8 Di VC SP Macro in Nikon mount $595
  • Fujifilm X-100, only $595
  • Crumpler “The Enthusiast” Camera Backpack $119
  • Sony NEX 6 Body, only $349
  • Canon EF 70-200mm F4 L IS USM @ $1,195
  • Canon EF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 L IS USM, only $1,595
  • Canon EF Extender 2x III, only $489
  • Tamron AF 70-300mm F4-5.6 Di USD SP in Sony A mount, only $395
  • Leica R6 + 50mm F2 Summicron-R @ $995
  • Leica MF 35mm F2.8 Elmarit-R made in Germany $795
  • Sony AF 28mm F2 for FE mount, only $595
  • Zeiss AF 16-70mm F4 OSS ZA T* for Sony E mount $1,095
  • Bronica SQ-B + 80mm F2.8 + 120 Back + Waist Level finder, only $549 and super tidy
  • Zeiss AF 16-80mm F3.5-4.5 Vario Sonar ZA T* in Sony A mount, only $599

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.


Leica T Kits

We know the Leica T is not for everyone, but the results are amazing and it is a beautiful bit of design. These three kits are to clear, and once they are gone we are back to full price. Please note there is just ONE set of each.

  • Leica T with 18-56 zoom, free Visoflex and free spare battery, was $5,290, now $3,190
  • Leica T + 23mm, plus the same free stuff, $5,549 down to $3,190 Sorry, now SOLD
  • Leica T + 11-23, same free stuff $5,590 in the old money, now $3,480

Also, a very cool gadget bag is half price with a camera - $500 down to $250.

Order here!

Canon EOS 70D + 18-135mm IS STM Lens Kit

The Canon EOS 70D + 18-135mm IS STM lens are together recognised as being a great combo for excellent video and still photography. As a kit they are now available for only $1,748, making great value also.

Price: $1,748

Order here!

Datacolor Spyders

These excellent monitor calibration tools are in stock now, with three models to choose from:

  • Spyder 5 Express $268
  • Spyder 5 Pro $378
  • Spyder 5 Elite $498

Save loads of time messing about trying to get colours right! Click here for info that'll help you work out which will work best for you.

Order here!

Sunpak 2000AVG
Steadycam Grip

The Sunpak 2000AVG Steadycam action video grip enables lovely smooth video action and is ideal for GoPro, point 'n shoots and lightweight camcorders, and a bargain at only $29.

Price: $29

Order here!

Panasonic DMC-GX8

The Panasonic DMC-GX8 is the company's flagship Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens camera, with dramatically improved features and specifications over its predecessor (the GX7).

Key features:

  • 20.3 megapixels
  • Dual Image Stabilisation
  • High speed autofocussing
  • 10 frames-per-second shooting
  • 4k Video
  • 2.36M-dot tilting OLED EVF
  • 1.04M-dot, vari-angle OLED touchscreen display
  • Rugged, splash and dust resistant magnesium alloy body

The GX8 is great buying at only $1,400 (body only). See pricing for the camera with different lens combinations here.

Order here!

Zeiss Lens Cleaning Kits

This practical belt bag made from high-quality material contains everything you need to care for your lens equipment:

  • Air blower
  • Dust brush
  • Lens cleaning solution (30 ml)
  • Microfibre cloth (18 × 18 cm)
  • 10 moist cleaning wipes

Zeiss cleaning products allow you to remove even the smallest dirt gently but effectively. They are suitable not only for camera lenses, filters and spectacle lenses, but also for binoculars and LCD displays such as those on your laptop or smartphone.

Price: $75

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Hasselblad X1d - Medium Format for the Digital Era
The Swedish made Hasselblad X1d is gorgeous in both form and output. Whilst being smaller in physical size than a D-SLR, its large (43.8x32.9mm) 50 megapixel sensor allows the photo receptors to be bigger, so they capture more light, which translates into superior image quality. It also enables greater control over depth of field. Click the pic to find out more and here is pricing (not for the faint of heart, admittedly):

  • Hasselblad X1d $15,400
  • 45mm lens $3,995
  • 90mm lens $4,650
Order here!
Nikon D5 Firmware Update
Nikon have announced the release of new firmware for the Nikon D5, the new flagship FX (full-frame) beastie - the most powerful camera in Nikon's history. The firmware update brings a bunch of new options and bug fixes. Click here for the firmware, or if you don't have a D5 yet, click the pic for more on the camera itself.
Price: here
Pre-order here!
New Fuji Items
Fuji have just announced two new items, to arrive at the end of June:
  • XF2X TC WR Fujinon Teleconverter (pictured). This high performance tele-converter multiplies the focal length of mounted lenses by two. It features excellent optical design, is weather and dust resistant, and operates at temps as low as -10'C. It can be used with the XF50-140mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR and the XF100-400mm F4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lenses. A firmware upgrade will be necessary for these lenses and this will be available during early June.
  • XF23mm lens hood - This is a premium rectangular metal lens hood for the XF23mm F1.4 R
Prices: here
Pre-order here!
Camfi WiFi Remote Controller
New to NZ, we now have stock of the Camfi WiFi remote controller – use your smartphone or tablet to control your camera by live view (including time lapse) and view your images. It works with most DSLRs. Click the pic for more details.
Price: $239
Order here!
Cokin Nuance ND Filters
It’s a slow moving winner! These will be in store from April 14. There is a strong demand for dense ND filters - many Cokin users will be looking to add these to their bag of tricks. Click the pic to find out more.
Prices: here
Order here!
Two New Tamron Lenses Announced!
The well-regarded Tamron 90mm Macro is being updated, to include, amongst other improvements, stabilisation. Plus, a completely new 85mm f1.8 - with 9 circular aperture blades for gorgeous 'bokeh' - has also been announced. This lens also boasts stabilisation (a world first for an 85mm f1.8!). Click the links to find out more! No pricing or ETA for arrival as yet. Keep an eye on this page....
New Sigma Goodies Announced!
Sigma have announced four new items. The 50-100mm f1.8 DC lens (pictured) and the 30mm f1.4 look impressive, and the new adapter for Sony to Canon EF lenses will be popular, given the growth in Sony's full frame A7 series cameras.

We don't have prices or arrival dates for these as yet. Stay tuned....
Pentax K-1 Full-Frame D-SLR
The just-announced Pentax K-1 gives you 36.4 megapixels, in-body 5-axis shake reduction, a flexible tilt LCD screen, a weather resistant body and much more. Click the pic for more details. These are due to arrive at the end of April and look like they will be good buying for a well spec’d full frame camera.
Pricing: here
New Canon Goodies
Canon have just announced the following exciting new products:

The new EOS 80D boasts improved resolution, 45 AF points, new image processor, 1080p 60fps video, headphone jack (no jill) and more opportunities to set custom functions. We like the look of the new spec's. Don’t forget you can probably trade-in your DSLR on one of these.
Olympus PEN-F
Mr cool is about to knock on the door. Olympus’ new PEN-F is due into NZ soon. We had a sneak preview this week. This highly spec’d and stylish camera will appeal to many. Click the pic to learn more. The PEN-F is available as a body only in black or silver.
Price: here
Pre-order here!
New Fuji X-Series Items
Once bitten by the Fuji X-series bug, many find they're forever smitten. Well, we're eagerly anticipating the next rollout of X-series gear. We've updated our Fuji Digital page with the new items (cameras and accessories), and below are a few of the items we're being asked the most about: Order or Pre-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!

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 about everyone.

Prices: 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

Read about Arles, the annual Photographic exhibition. It’s a well known event, followed worldwide. Hopefully a few kiwis have saved their Edmund Hillarys ($5.00 notes) and are on their way soon. South of France in September, as close to heaven as you can get.

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