Halloween Photo Contest!

It’s that time of year! Break out the face paint, masks, capes, or whatever tickles your fancy….Halloween is coming! To celebrate one of our favorite holidays–probably because it’s the one day our employees can break dress code–Englewood Camera is having a fun, social-media inspired contest. On Saturday, October 31st, share your best costume pictures with us via Instagram (you must tag @englewoodcamera), Twitter (tweet @englewoodcamera), and on our Facebook page (facebook.com/englewoodcamera). You may submit photos of yourself, your wife, your kid, your dog, your turtle, your grandpa…you get the picture (see what we did there?!).

To get you all pumped for a fun-filled Halloween, here is a picture of Erin’s unipig!

Unipiggy

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Lomography announces new Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens

Lomography announced a new addition to its growing line up of art lenses: the Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens.

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This brass lens features a high quality Russian optical design, delivering sharp images with a “deeply strong color,” and offers a maximum aperture of f/1.9. While the Petzval 58 will be made in Canon EF and Nikon F mounts, it can be easily adapted to work with other systems, such as Sony or Olympus.

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Fujinon XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR Lens Review

Fujifilm has been quite the brand the last few years, with the introductions of mirrorless APS-C cameras X-Pro 1 and X100. These cameras revolutionized the digital market, appealing to traditional rangefinder photographers (myself included). I’ve been a Leica M shooter, using an M6 with film, and it’s a system I love and can’t seem to abandon. However, my employment at Englewood Camera allows me the unique opportunity to demo gear when it comes in, and I was very fortunate to take a Fujifilm X-T1 with a few lenses to Europe this month. I can’t say enough positive things about this system–and though I haven’t made the commitment yet, I’m definitely one step closer.

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Love Day Through The Lens

Hello! I’m Kyle and I’ve worked at Englewood Camera for about 4 and a half months. What an introduction right? I told Erin that I wanted to create a Valentines Day post for the blog because I’m so romantic and all that gushy stuff. So, I’ve compiled a short list of places in or around Denver you should probably take the significant-other/photographer friend in your life tomorrow. There is nothing more romantic than a photo-inspired date!

Now I’ve only lived in the wonderful city for 6 months so I may be missing THE BEST PLACE, so let me hear it if I do. (Comment on Facebook or Twitter or Instagram or right here on this blog post.)

The Denver Aquarium

Photo by Scott Buchholz
Photo by Scott Buchholz

Did you know that otters hold hands when they sleep, and that clown fish love Sea Anemones and often hide in their tentacles from predators. Cleaner shrimp will clean the teeth of eels. And Sea Horse father’s carry their children…that’s romantic. And you can watch REAL mermaids swimming with the fish. Mermaids are romantic…just don’t try to date one. What’s more romantic than taking pictures or romantic sea creatures, not much. Leave the flash at home, bump up that ISO and go get em.’ Continue reading Love Day Through The Lens

Almost 38 years later, a Fujica comes back to us

Englewood Camera was located in Englewood (big surprise!) for a long time before we located to our Littleton store in the 1980’s. Every once in a while, we stumble across interesting pieces from our past; old mailing labels, old film order envelopes, or customers bringing in gear they purchased. This week, we had a customer bring in a Fujica ST801 single-lens reflex camera with a 50mm f/1.4, original boxes, and…an original sales receipt dated 6/28/1977. After nearly 38 years, this camera came back for resale, and in mint condition! Check out the picture below–the complete set, with Englewood Camera receipt! Pretty cool used purchase this week–it can be yours for $150!

Fujica ST801

 

Fuji Instax Share Printer SP-1

With innovative new products, there’s an instant film revolution happening all across the country! Englewood Camera carries instant film products from both Fujifilm and Impossible Project, including cameras and film. However, Fujifilm recently developed the Instax Share SP-1 printer–a very cool, very compact device that prints instant photos on Mini Instax film–directly from your WiFi enabled tablet or phone! We decided to test drive the printer and show you fun examples of how it works!

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Here’s what we found:

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Fall Photo Contest Winners!

Englewood Camera had an overwhelming response to our Fall Photo Contest to decorate the walls in our store. Thank you to everyone who submitted Colorado images–it was difficult picking 15 winners!

Here are our winning entries; they will be put on display at the store next month.

Waiting for Daddy by C. Roese Ramp, www.roesephoto.com
Waiting for Daddy, C. Roese Ramp, http://www.roesephoto.com
Autumn in Crested Butte, David Kasuba
Autumn in Crested Butte, David Kasuba

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Englewood Camera’s newest lab employee!

Meet our newest member to the Englewood Camera team, lab technician Jenna Schlapkohl! On a spontaneous whim, Jenna recently moved to Colorado from the midwest. She grew up in South Dakota and spent the past 4 years living in Minnesota where she attended the University of Minnesota, Mankato. Having found her passion for photography in high school, she graduated with a degree in Mass Media and a minor in Art, focusing on Photography. Eventually she hopes to pursue a career in Photojournalism, but is now enjoying her time as a Lab Tech for Englewood Camera and as a Youth Sports Photographer for YSPN Photography. In her free time she enjoys attending concerts, reading and is currently trying to take up hiking.

Jenna is with us part time, and may be the one printing your photos or developing your film! Say hello next time you’re in!

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