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Tamron's "Widen Your Horizons" Competition - Win $70,000 in Prizes!

Tamron Australia has launched some awesome new competitions around the theme "Widen Your Horizons"  where you can get the chance to share in prizes valued at over $70,000, including a 17-day Vietnam Adventure for two!

The theme is all about travel, and with the Tamron AF 18-270mm PZD lens being one of the most popular all-in-one zooms for the photo traveller, Tamron are highlighting their other excellent wide-angle zoom lens that is very popular for travel photography: the Tamron 10-24mm.

To enter the draw for the Peregrine Vietnam Adventure for 2 simply purchase any Tamron Lens from us and then enter the competition here. There are also "cash-off" consolation prizes to be won weekly.

And if that wasn't enough, there's a Photo Competition where you can be in the running to win "The Ultimate Camera Gear Travel Kit". 

You want more, you say? Well by entering the photo comp you can also be in the race to score yourself a fantastic Tamron 10-24mm wide-angle lens - winners are chosen fortnightly. Plus there are also "cash-off" consolation prizes.

The competition started on Friday 6th July 2012 and runs until Monday 3rd September 2012.

For further  information and terms and conditions jump on over to Tamron Australia.

Canon EOS 650D DSLR Camera Grip Issue

Canon 650D Body

Back on the 6th July, Canon Australia announced a service notice relating to an issue with the front rubber grip on some EOS 650D DSLR cameras.

The problem is due to a substance produced by the rubber grip - namely, zinc bis (N,N’-dimethyldithiocarbamate). This is caused by a chemical reaction that turns the rubber surface white when it comes into contact with other materials. And apparently high temperature and humidity makes this worse.

Certain lots produced between 31st May and 15th June 2012 were identified as being susceptible to the issue and as a result Canon Australia prevented any units within that range from entering the supply chain in Australia.

However, as a precautionary measure, Canon has broadened the serial number range of potentially affected products to include lots produced up to 27th June. They have identified a small number of units between Australia and New Zealand that fall within this increased buffer range.

To identify whether your camera is affected, Canon Australia has provided an online serial number checker

Canon advises users of EOS 650D cameras who have already checked their camera serial number prior to 3 August 2012 to please repeat the process. 

Owners of potentially affected cameras purchased through Digital Camera Warehouse may contact us on 1300 365 220 or to arrange a swap of the affected camera for new stock, or contact Canon directly on 13 13 83 to arrange for a free service. 

Further information as well as important information on use can be found on Canon Australia's support page.

Canon apologises for any inconvenience caused by this issue.

Everything is Comin' Up Nikon!

It is with great pleasure Digital Camera Warehouse presents Nikon Month, for the whole month of August!

We have worked hard to bring you our absolute best prices as well as a slew of bonus items including cases, memory cards, genuine Nikon batteries and filters coming with selected products.

If you're in the market for a new Nikon DSLR, lens, compact or CSC you really should check them out during this promotional month.

Want more? 

If you would like the opportunity to WIN the all-new Nikon D3200 we're giving one away for our 'I Am Capturing Memories" Facebook photo competition. (Don't have/want Facebook? Try this link or email your entry to us.)

Are you in Brisbane and you want even more?

Just in time for Nikon Month and following the success of our Sydney Nikon Experience event, we bring you an intimate evening with Nikon and professional photographer Christian Blanchard:

Places are strictly limited so please be sure to RSVP as soon as possible for this Brisbane store event on August 14.

As you can see, there's plenty going on this August so get in touch and get involved!

Panasonic Heralds New Lumix DMC-G5, LX7 and Compacts

Panasonic has announced the latest in their range of G-series mirrorless compact system cameras will be the Lumix DMC-G5

Boasting a new - and very comfy looking - grip design that's sure to assist in stable shooting,  the G5 also features a 16 megapixel liveMOS sensor, re-designed Venus Engine image processor and 920K-dot free-angle Touch Screen LCD.

Other notable specs include Light Speed AF,  high-speed continuous shooting at 6 fps, and a pretty neat 1,440K-dot eye-detect EVF that starts the AF focusing as soon as you raise your eye to look through it. 

And, of course, what self-respecting digital camera would be without full HD video capability these days? Certainly not this one, incorporating 1920x1080/50p with stereo audio, full-time AF and Touch AF for executing sweet pull focus, just like the pros!

Along with the G5, Panasonic has announced the latest in their high-end compact series, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 (pictured above). The LX7 looks pretty neat, boasting a super-fast LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX lens with F1.4-F2.3 aperture range. And sticking with the 10.1 megapixel CMOS sensor with some signal-to-noise ratio improvements should make the LX7 a snazzy performer in low light.

The replacement for the super-zoom FZ150 comes in the form of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 (pictured above) - a 24x optical zoom model with a constant f/2.8 aperture! Yes, you read that correctly, folks, f/2.8 at 600mm focal length. Panasonic has amazingly fit this into a compact bridge digital camera. What does it mean? Well, it should give you the ability to capture very distant subjects in dimmer lighting conditions than was ever possible before in this type of camera.

Other announcements include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60, another big zoom model with 24x optical zoom, similar to the FZ200 but without the faster lens; Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20 - a compact bridge camera with a big 21x optical zoom; and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 - a slim and compact camera with high quality 10x optical zoom and Wi-fi capability.

All these exciting brand-spanking models should start to become available some time around September 2012.