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New Gitzo Range 2014

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The New Arca Swiss Style Quick Release System

The new quick release system, compatible with Arca-Swiss plates, is being introduced in many of Gitzo’s heads, Traveler tripod kits, and accessories. 

With the new system, the camera/plate can be snapped into the head from above, which is faster and easier than trying to slide it in from the side. When a Gitzo plate is used, the quick release system’s secondary safety pin will also engage to prevent camera equipment from falling accidentally from the head, even if the plate locking lever is not fully locked. 

Gitzo’s D-profile (Arca-Swiss style) plates also features a new camera screw design; to make it as easy as possible to use. The screw can be tightened by hand, using a coin or with the supplied allen key. 

The new hybrid system, featured in some models, fits both Arca-Swiss style plates and traditional Gitzo C-profile plates, making it especially useful for photographers who already own and use the C-profile plates as standard. To accept Gitzo C-profile plates, the adaptor is simply removed from the clamp. 

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Benefits of Gitzo’s quick release system 

Easier and safer during set-up and changeovers 

• Camera/plate can be snapped in from above
• Safety pin prevents accidental falling (Gitzo plates only) 

Convenient camera screw design 

• The screw can be tightened by hand, coin, or allen key 

Hybrid system (not in all models) 

  • Supplied with Gitzo’s Arca-Swiss style plate; fits Arca-Swiss plates and most manufacturers’ compatible plates
  • Fits Gitzo’s traditional C-profile plates

 

The New Mountaineer 

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Benefits of the new Mountaineer range 

Stiffer legs and structure 

• “Carbon eXact” contains High Modulus carbon fibre and has larger tube diameters • The top spider and column lock are redesigned for enhanced rigidity
• New models are significantly stiffer than Gitzo predecessors and competitors

 

New Collection of Tripod Bags 

The Gitzo Tripod Bags and Traveler Bags have been redesigned to fit the latest Gitzo tripod models including various tripod and head combinations. The bags also have improved comfort during carriage and handling. The new bags are made from rip-stop fabric, which is both softer to the touch and resistant against tearing and abrasion. 

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Tripod Bags

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GC1101 and GC3101 

• Ideal for Mountaineer tripods with standard photo heads • Cylindrical form
• Detachable shoulder strap 

GC4101 and GC5101 

• Ideal for Systematic tripods
• Asymmetric form with more space at one end in order to accommodate larger heads • Fixed shoulder strap 

   

Traveler Bags

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  • Features elegant and resistant rip-stop fabric, combined with protective and elastic neoprene
  • A larger version for Series 2 Traveler Tripods now available

 

Olympus Cash Back Offer

 

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OLYMPUS MEGA CASH BACK PROMOTION – ABRIDGED TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR FULL TERMS & CONDITIONS PLEASE VISIT WWW.OLYMPUS.COM.AU/PROMOTIONS

3. The Promotional Period means from at 00.01am (Sydney time) on 28th April 2014 to 23.59pm on 30th June 2014. The Promoter will accept cash back claims received by the Claimant on or before 18th July 2014, provided that the relevant Promotional Products were purchased during the Promotional Period. The Promoter reserves the right to extend the Promotional Period, or the deadline for making cash back claims.

5. To claim the cash back, consumers must then complete the official online entry form available at https://www.olympus.com.au/promotions,
by submitting: a. The Claimant details, including full name, phone number, email address, postal address, BSB & bank account number if applicable; b. The unique serial number and the purchase receipt number for the relevant Promotional Product/s; c. A scanned copy of the purchase receipt or by posting a legible copy of the purchase receipt to “Olympus Mega Cash Back Promotion, PO Box 1991 Macquarie Centre NSW 2113” and d. Preference for the cash back payment method.

9. This promotion excludes purchases from JR/Duty Free New Zealand Ltd. This promotion excludes points based reward programs (i.e. credit card, frequent flyer).

15. Every valid claim received will be awarded with a fixed Cash Back payment. Cash back values are:

CAMERA BODIES & KITS

Product Code

Product Code

Per unit

AUD

V207010BA000

E-M1 BLACK BODY ONLY

$300

V207010BA010

E-M1 WEATHERPROOF KIT (1250)

$300

V207010BA020

E-M1 PRO KIT (1240)

$300

V204040BA000

E-M5 BLACK BODY ONLY

$200

V204040SA000

E-M5 SILVER BODY ONLY

$200

V204041BA000

E-M5 BLACK SLK (1442-2R)

$200

V204041SA000

E-M5 SILVER SLK (1442-2R)

$200

V204042BA000

E-M5 BLACK DZK (1442-2R & 40-150)

$200

V204042SA000

E-M5 SILVER DZK (1442-2R & 40-150)

$200

V204045BA000

E-M5 BLACK WEATHERPROOF (1250)

$200

V204045SA000

E-M5 SILVER WEATHERPROOF (1250)

$200

V2040401A000

E-M5 ELITE BLACK BODY ONLY

$200

V2040401A010

E-M5 ELITE BLACK WEATHERPROOF KIT (1250)

$200

V2040401A020

E-M5 ELITE BLACK PRO KIT (1240)

$200

V204050SA000

E-P5 SILVER BODY ONLY

$200

V204050BA000

E-P5 BLACK BODY ONLY

$200

V204050SA010

E-P5 SILVER SLK (1442-2R)

$200

V204050BA010

E-P5 BLACK SLK (1442-2R)

$200

V204050SA020

E-P5 SILVER 17MM + VF-4 KIT

$200

V204050BA020

E-P5 BLACK 17MM + VF-4 KIT

$200

V205040BA000

E-PL5 BLACK BODY ONLY

$100

V205040SA000

E-PL5 SILVER BODY ONLY

$100

V205040WA000

E-PL5 WHITE BODY ONLY

$100

V205041BA000

E-PL5 BLACK SLK (1442-2R)

$100

V205041SA000

E-PL5 SILVER SLK (1442-2R)

$100

V205041WA000

E-PL5 WHITE SLK (1442-2R)

$100

V205042BA000

E-PL5 BLACK DZK (1442-2R & 40-150)

$100

V205042SA000

E-PL5 SILVER DZK (1442-2R & 40-150)

$100

V205042WA000

E-PL5 WHITE DZK (1442-2R & 40-150)

$100

V206021BA000

E-PM2 BLACK SLK (1442-2R)

$100

V206021RA000

E-PM2 RED SLK (1442-2R)

$100

V206021SA000

E-PM2 SILVER SLK (1442-2R)

$100

V206021WA000

E-PM2 WHITE SLK (1442-2R)

$100

V206022BA000

E-PM2 BLACK DZK (1442-2R & 40- 150)

$100

V206022RA000

E-PM2 RED DZK (1442-2R & 40-150)

$100

V206022SA000

E-PM2 SILVER DZK (1442-2R & 40- 150)

$100

V206022WA000

E-PM2 WHITE DZK (1442-2R & 40- 150)

$100

LENSES

Product Code

Product Code

Per unit

AUD

V311020SG000

EW-M1220 12MM f2.0 METAL WIDE LENS

$100

V312010BG000

EM-M6028 60MM F2.8 MACRO

$100

V311040SG000

ET-M7518 75MM F1.8 LENS SILVER

$100

V311040BG000

ET-M7518 75MM F1.8 LENS BLACK

$100

V314060BG000

EZ-M1240 PRO 12-40MM F2.8 LENS BLACK

$100

174535

EZ-M0918 Lens 9-18MM WIDE ZOOM LENS

$100

175075

EZ-M1415 Lens 14-150MM WIDE TELE ZOOM LENS

$100

V315040BG000

EZ-M7530-2 75-300MM TELE ZOOM BLK

$100

V311060BG000

ES-M2518 25MM F1.8 LENS BLACK

$50

V311060SG000

ES-M2518 25MM F1.8 LENS SILVER

$50

169944

EW-M1728 17MM f2.8 PANCAKE SILVER

$50

177222

EW-M1728 17MM f2.8 PANCAKE BLACK

$50

V311050SG000

EW-M1718 17MM f1.8 METAL LENS SILVER

$50

V311050BG000

EW-M1718 17MM f1.8 METAL LENS BLACK

$50

V311030SG000

ET-M4518 45MM F1.8 PORTRAIT LENS SILVER

$50

V311030BG000

ET-M4518 45MM F1.8 PORTRAIT LENS BLACK

$50

V314040BG000

EZ-M1250 ELECTRONIC ZOOM LENS BLACK

$50

V314040SG000

EZ-M1250 ELECTRONIC ZOOM LENS SILVER

$50

20. The Promoter is Olympus Imaging Australia Pty Ltd, ABN 12 110 126 960 of Ground Floor, 82 Waterloo Road, Macquarie Park NSW 2113 Australia (the “Promoter”).

 

Camera Filters - Which one is right for me?

One of the most common questions we receive here at Digital Camera Gear, is 'Which camera filter is right for me??".  We will be covering the 3 main types of camera filteres and how they are used in the field. 

 

Circular Polarisers

 A lot can be said about the technicalities of how they work but to keep this post brief let me head straight to the benefits of using one.

Polarising filters change the way that your camera sees and treats light. Particularly – when using one you’ll notice a change in how your camera sees reflections and glare. As a result it also has the ability to change the vibrancy of some colors in shots.

Let’s look at a few areas where polarising filters can have have the biggest impact:

  • Water – When shooting a picture of water adjusting your polarising filter will mean you see into the water differently, cutting out glare and even changing the colour of the water. For example when I was snorkelling off a boat off the coast of Indonesia a few years ago I took a series of photos using a polarising filter that made the water look crystal clear and a bright blue color. Without the filter the shots had nowhere near the same impact with a big reflection being picked up off the top of the water and a more murky color.
  • Sky – Similarly, the color of sky can change remarkably using a polarising filter. Rotating the filter you’ll see a blue sky change from a light pale blue color to a vibrant and deep blue color (depending upon where the sun is). A polarising filter can cut out a lot of the smoggy haze that is often in city shots.
  • Colour – Polarizing filters cut down the reflection that many objects have (even those that you might not think reflect at all). This makes the colors of some of these objects more vibrant. For example out in the garden you might notice foliage on trees looking greener than you would get without the filter.
  • Other Reflections – Shooting through glass can be a real challenge at times and using a polarising filter can definitely assist in cutting down distracting reflections or glare. Similarly photographing shiny objects (like a new car for instance) with a polarising filter will change the way reflections are treated.

Another benefit of fitting a polarising filter to your camera (or any kind of filter) is that you put an extra level of protection between your expensive lens’s glass and anything that might scratch or damage it. A UV filter is probably a more appropriate filter for protective purposes (they are cheaper and have less impact upon your shots when you don’t want the polarising effect) but a polarising filter is definitely more preferable to break or scratch than your actual lens.

 

Polarisers Change Exposure (Well... not so much now)

When you see a polarising filter you’ll notice that it looks quite a lot like a sunglasses lens. The filter is dark and works by cutting our some of the aspects of light (similarly to sunglasses). As a result less light gets through to your image sensor and you’ll need to either use longer shutter speeds, a larger aperture or to beef up your ISO setting to account for this. The difference that you’ll need to account for is 1-2 stops. It’s for this reason that you won’t want to use a polarising filter at night.

 

 

UV Filters

UV Filters filter out the UV light that can cause a blueish haze on your pictures. They are most commonly used as lens protectors and serve this purpose well, with the added bonus of blocking UV light. A UV filter can be left on all the time as a lens protector/filter and it does not have any effect on how much light enters the lens.

 

UV Filter saved lensThe UV filter took the impact and saved this lens from going in the bin

 

 

Neutral Density Filters

One filter that is in the camera outfit of many professionals is the neutral density filter, or ND filter as it's better known. The filter is less appreciated by hobbyists and the reason it probably has little appeal is its looks - a plain, dull grey filter. Not colourful, no star effect, no gradation, no multiple image glass...just plain grey. And what does it do? Reduce the exposure? Hmmm I can do that with my camera...it's pointless! Well actually it isn't, and that's why the ND filter is a necessity for the professional and often found in the enthusiast landscape photographer's camera bag.

The ND filter may be plain grey, but it's a neutral grey so whatever light it lets through isn't affected in colour, just in brightness. So why would you want a filter that reduces the exposure when it can be done using your camera's shutter speeds or apertures? This depends on a few things. Firstly you may have a fully automatic camera. If so, the ND filter will give you a small amount of manual versatility. Or you may have been taking pictures in low light using fast film and then ventured out into bright sunlight where it was physically impossible to take a photo because your camera's fastest shutter speed was flashing, even though the aperture was adjusted to the smallest setting.

The ND filter will reduce the light and allow the shot to be taken. Using an ND filter in this way is not its primary benefit though. Have you seen those shots of waterfalls that look ethereal with blurry cotton wool water? Well the chances are an ND filter will have been used. Here the filter is used to reduce the shutter speed so that blur occurs. If you are out in a bright location the shutter speed will be at least 1/125sec and ideally you need 1/15sec or slower. So pop on the necessary ND filter and you'll gain the effect you're after.

ND filters come in a variety of ratings. The NDx400 or ND400 is my favourite, with 9 stops of light. This essentially means, to get a correct exposure, the shutter will have to remain open for much longer to achieve a well exposed image. I love this filter as it provides great effects on water, or any moving object.

 

Hopefully you have a better understanding of the different tyoes of camera filters and how they are used. As always if you are still unsure and need some clarification, please feel free to contact us on 1800 891 006 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Happy shooting!

  

To view our range of filters, please click HERE

 

 



Gitzo Ocean Tripods GT5542LOS, GT3542LOS, GT2542LOS, GK1582OT

Gitzo Ocean Tripods Collection

The new Gitzo Tripod Ocean Series collection arriving at DCG soon. These are the ultimate tripod for the serious and professional photographer. Lightweight, carbon fibre, stainless steel, maintenance free means you have more time focusing on what matters..... Shooting.

Digital Camera Gear is an Authorised Gitzo delaer and specialist. We are the choice for Australias Pro Photographers, see how we can help you!

 

Gitzo GT5542LOS Tripod SYSTEMATIC Ocean Ser 5 Carbon 4 Section

Gitzo GT3542LOS OCEAN SYSTEMATIC Series 3 carbon tripod 4 Sec

Gitzo GT2542LOS Tripod OCEAN SYSTEMATIC Series 2 carbon fibre

Gitzo GK1582OT Tripod OCEAN TRAVELER Series 1 carbon fibre 4-sec

 

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Gitzo Ocean tripods are ideal for supporting high-end, heavy camera equipment in wildlife, landscape, travel and sports image-making where reliability is essential.

There are four models available - Series 1, 2, 3 and 5.

Series 2, 3 & 5 models are designed around Gitzo’s award-winning modular Systematic shoulder element that allows centre components to be interchanged.

Series 1 uses the latest evolution of the Gitzo Traveler structure, with a shoulder that allows the legs to flip 180° for an extremely compact folded length ideal when baggage needs to be kept to a minimum.

All Ocean tripods have leg tubes made exclusively from Gitzo’s top quality 6X carbon fibre. Shoulder elements throughout are made from corrosion-proof aluminium.

 

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Benefits of the new Ocean Systematic tripods:

DURABLE AND EASY TO MAINTAIN
The specially designed and engineered Ocean G-lock collars prevent sand, dust and mud from entering the leg tubes. Any water that gets inside the legs is expelled by the tube sections, which act as an air cushion.

FAST TO SET UP
Switching centre components is made quicker by the new shoulder locking system, with its tool-free ratchet lever.

SECURE AND DEPENDABLE
Avoid equipment accidentally dropping from the tripod thanks to the safety catch even when the shoulder lock is inadvertently left open.

RESISTANT IN EXTREME ENVIRONMENTS
All Ocean tripods perform brilliantly in aggressive environments, in salt water, mud or areas of high humidity, thanks to the use of corrosion-resistant materials and protective finishes.

Hoya 82mm NDx400 (ND400) back in stock NOW.

 

The much awaited and coveted 82mm Hoya NDx400 camera filters are back in stock. This is the first run in 9 months since they last sold out world wide.

At present, we are currently going through our long waiting list to confirm numbers of those who are still interested in purchasing this filter.

Details on the filter and pricing can be found here: http://www.digitalcameragear.com.au/shop/camera-filters/neutral-density-filters/hoya-82mm-ndx400-nd400-neutral-density-filter

Please note, the manufacturing run of the 82mm filter was very small and we will have to allocate stock on a first come first served basis.

 

If you would like to secure one of these filters. please email us ASAP at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

as always, if we can be of any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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