2018-04-17

We loved being able to test out the latest camera equipment at our Wildlife Day 2018 event at our Burgess Hill store. We took the opportunity to speak to the experts on hand to hear what kit they recommend for wildlife photography. Here’s Bruno giving us a run-through of the latest Nikon equipment.




We caught up with Mark from Sony at our Wildlife Day 2018 event to see what was on offer for all the wildlife photographers out there. View the video below to get an overview of which kit to choose for the best wildlife photography, as well as options for the beginner out there.




Our Wildlife Day 2018 event, held at our Burgess Hill store, was a great day showcasing all of the latest kit you need for taking the best wildlife photographs. We asked Carol from Panasonic what kit she would recommend for budding wildlife photographers.



2018-04-16

Wildlife photography is a genre with widespread appeal, so much so that we ran Wildlife Day 2018 at our Burgess Hill store in April 2018. We reviewed the kit on display from Canon, and have highlighted some picks from the current range to help you get the best out of your wildlife photography.

Image of the Canon 500mm f/ 4 IS II USM Lens
Canon 500mm f/ 4 IS II USM

2018-04-11

Park Cameras welcomed a variety of unusual visitors to our Burgess Hill store for our Wildlife Day on 7th April 2018. From the magnificent Bald Eagle, through to the miniscule Peacock Tree Frog, the day was a festival of all things wildlife and photography related.

Bald Eagle photographed at Park Cameras Wildlife Day 2018
Bald Eagle


2018-04-06

At Park Cameras, we’ve been speaking to pro photographer and Sony Ambassador Dominic Fraser about how he uses flash to help enhance his shots in a variety of different ways, to help him get the shot he needs.

Dominic has spent the last 20 years specialising in automotive photography, with clients including Bugatti and Aston Martin. He initially came into photography as a picture researcher for the motoring magazine, Car. Given direction and mentorship from the magazine's art directors and graphic designers, Dominic eventually joined the set of shoots as an assistant before becoming staff photographer for the same publishing house's weekly magazine, Carweek. The magazine lasted only 14 months, but Dominic was hooked on photography. At 21, he decided to go freelance.


Read on to learn more about Dominic’s thoughts on using flash, and how it can help you with your photography!



2018-03-26

This week, we’ve been talking to professional photographer Tobi "Tobishinobi" Shonibare about the Sony a7R III, and what his first impressions are of this addition to Sony’s Full-Frame mirrorless range of cameras. 

Tobi was fortunate to be able to take the camera out with him to an architecture shoot in the warm climate of Dubai. Read on to find out his thoughts on the a7R III.



2018-03-21

Recently, staff member and lover of all things LEICA, Steve Marley, got the opportunity to visit the fantastic Leica Camera headquarters at the Leitz Park in Wetzlar, Germany! Naturally, Steve couldn’t wait to delve into the many part of Leica’s headquarters, to find out, not only about Leica’s history, but also to learn more about their manufacturing processes and facilities, as well as Leica’s philosophy to photography.

Read on to find out more, and see inside the mind of Leica, through a number of words and images from Steve. 

2018-03-19

Zeiss have been producing lenses since 1890 – so what makes the Zeiss name so legendary and why should you consider adding a Zeiss lens to your collection?

Read this short post where we explain the different ranges available in the ZEISS range, and which lenses may suit your needs best.



2018-02-28

Today, Olympus announced some major new firmware updates for their OM-D E-M1 Mark II, OM-D E-M5 Mark II and PEN-F mirrorless cameras. But before we delve into what benefits these updates give you, let’s take a quick look at what firmware is, and why it is important - plus find out how you can get your firmware updated for free, in store at Park Cameras!



2018-02-27

The new Sony A7 III just announced is unsurprisingly the third generation of the series and includes a number of improvements and innovations compared to it’s predecessors the A7 II and original A7.

The fact that the original A7 is still available to purchase new having been launched in 2013 shows just what a great base Sony had to work with when developing the A7 II and now the brand new A7III.

2018-02-22

Photography. Some of us love it, some of us hate it, but whichever way you swing, if you’re a blogger and you’re talking about fashion, products, culture, travel, you name it, photography is essential to telling your story.


We’re here with some essential tips, tricks, and advice so you can take your photography to the next level and achieve blogging greatness.

Charlie Goodge is a still life and interiors photographer based in London who recently added the Manfrotto 055 PRO 4 carbon fibre tripod to her kit bag. Take it away, Charlie...

Charlie Goodge still life photography shot with the Manfrotto 055 PRO 4 carbon fibre tripod

2018-02-15

Fujifilm have today announced the latest addition to their X-Series lineup of mirrorless cameras, their new flagship, the X-H1. This is a professional level mirrorless camera boasting 4K video at up to 200 Mbps, a rugged build quality, and for the first time in an X-Series camera - 5-Axis in-body image stabilisation.



Continuing Fuji's renowned and well-established X-Series image quality, the new X-H1 combines superior imaging ability with a robust build quality and easy operation. The headline new feature in the X-H1 is the 5-axis 5.5 stops of in-body image stabilisation (IBIS), which is compatible with all XF and XC lenses.

With the announcement today of the new Fujifilm X-H1, there will be obvious comparisons made to the next pro-level camera in the X-Series range, the Fuji X-T2. We're here to cut through the spiel with a direct comparison of these two pro-level mirrorless cameras with our Fujifilm X-H1 vs X-T2 review.



The Fujifilm X-H1 is a professional level mirrorless camera with a rugged and durable build quality that's the first X-Series camera to features 5-axis in-body image stabilisation and includes, among other things, 4K video at up to 200 Mbps output, dual SD card slots, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, and F-Log recording at 4K directly to the SD card.

2018-02-08

Mirrorless Cameras (or Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Cameras to give them their full name), also known as Interchangeable Lens Cameras and Compact System Cameras, have come a long way since the Epson R-D1 was introduced in 2004.

Since then we’ve seen mirrorless systems introduced by all the major brands. We’ve got Olympus and Panasonic with their Micro Four Thirds system, Samsung’s NX-Mount, Sony’s E-Mount, the Leica T series, Nikon and their 1-mount, Canon’s EF-M mount, and most recently Hasselblad introduced their X1D-50c medium format mirrorless, followed by Fujifilm's GFS-50X medium format mirrorless

The industry-leading Sony Alpha A9 mirrorless camera
The industry-leading Sony Alpha A9 mirrorless camera