Category Archives: Shops

Canon & Apple To The Rescue

Helping Out Photographers

Recession. Photography market devaluation. Lack of commissions. Extortionate equipment prices. Sound familiar? It’s the market for the majority of professional photographers. Things have become so bad in some segments of the market, that the money made from a picture sale sometimes doesn’t even cover the money spent on parking!

One of the problems as I mentioned is also extortionate equipment prices. Professional grade digital cameras and the pro lenses have just multiplied in cost to often ridiculous levels, with most pros bewildered as to how they are going to upgrade the tools of their trade.

There is some good news though on this front.

Canon 1DX. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Canon 1DX. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Canon

For those needing to get Canon’s amazing flagship camera, the Canon 1DX, there is some good news. As long as you buy the 1DX with one of Canon’s ‘L’ lenses, you can take advantage of 24 months interest free credit. No big deposit either; the cost is just spread over 24 months (interest free deal ends on January 31st, 2013). Personally I’ve found this deal extremely helpful and it allowed me to get a 1DX and upgrade my 70-200mm f2.8L IS to the new MkII version (saving £160 witht he cashback on the lens!), from the fabulous folks at Fixation. There’s even more good news; Canon are offering cash back on some of the ‘L’ lenses, and I managed to save some money too (offer until January 24th, 2013).

Apple

Apple are very helpfully also offering interest free credit, this time over 10 months. So if your MacBook Pro’s looking a little worse for wear and you need a Retina display, spreading the cost will probably be helpful!

Claire de Rouen Books


I had a meeting at Claire de Rouen’s bookshop yesterday for an upcoming exhibition at their EXIT gallery.

I have to say that this shop is a hidden gem! I was sad to see Zwemmers leave the Charing Cross Road in London; it was by far my favourite photographic book shop. I have now found the better alternative!
This place is definitely worth a visit. They specialize in photography and fashion. I think you’d be pushed to find a title they didn’t have.

It took me several attempts to actually find the place! The address is Claire de Rouen Books, 125 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0EA. However, they’re based on the first floor and to gain entry you need to go to Soho Original Books and use the staircase to gain entry.