Sony Full-Frame Masterclass @ Leopardstown Races, Thursday 9th August

Sony are hosting a very special Imaging event @ Leopardstown Racecourse on Thursday 9th August 2018, exclusive to existing Professional / Semi-Professional users who already use Sony Full-frame equipment or are actively considering switching from an equivalent system. Guests can attend just the product briefing / masterclass part of the day or they are welcome to stay and enjoy an evening’s hospitality.

To apply for a place on this masterclass please fill out the form at the bottom of the page.

The event is an opportunity to get hands on with Sony Imaging kit, including the A9 ILCE Body, A7 III ILCE Body, and new 400mm F2.8 GM OSS FE lens. Sony will have renowned sports photographer Alan Crowhurst on hand to talk about his experience shooting with Sony and giving tips on shooting the race meeting. Sony Ambassador Hannah Couzens will also be on hand to talk about her experiences and will have a portrait set-up with models so that kit can be tested in a different scenario.

Itinerary

14:00-16:00
Introduction to the masterclass
Presentations by Hannah Cousins and Alan Crowhurst
Product demonstrations
17:45
Racing begins and buffet dinner to be served in hospitality suite
17:45-21:00
Groups to rotate through shooting scenarios
21:00-22:30
Concert, with ‘Smokie’ performing
22:30-23:15
Minibus to depart Leopardstown for Dublin City Centre

Application Form

As places are strictly limited strict criteria are being applied by Sony to ensure every attendee will get maximum benefit from the advance workshops being offered. Please complete the form below and a member of staff from Conns Cameras will be in touch.

APPLICATIONS CLOSED – THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL

Swarovski Urban Bird Walk with Eric ‘the Birdman’ Dempsey

There are far more feathered things to see around Dublin City Centre than you might imagine, and certainly more than the abundance of Pigeons and Gulls that everyone is used to! Join the engaging Eric ‘the Birdman’ Dempsey on an easy stroll around some familiar streets and have your eyes opened.

You’ll also have the chance to try out a range of spectacular Swarovski Optik binoculars and scopes

Whether you live in Dublin or are visiting for the day, there is no better way to discover the wonderful bird life hiding in our urban areas than a birding walk with Eric ‘the Birdman’ Dempsey, Ireland’s leading bird expert. He knows how and where to find the birds which allows you to simply relax and enjoy it.

Eric is also one of Ireland’s best-known bird photographers (check out his photos here) and an author of the best-selling Ireland’s Wildlife Year – a photographic journey of Ireland’s changing seasons. If you’re a photographer, he’ll be delighted to pass on his top digi-scoping tips and advise you on exactly the Swarovski bits you need to get shooting.

The FUJIFILM X-T100, a Stylish New Addition to the X Series Range

FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) is delighted to announce that it will launch the FUJIFILM X-T100, the latest exciting addition to the X Series of premium mirrorless digital cameras on 24th May 2018.  Sporting a sleek, retro and stylish design, it offers a host of features including a high magnification electronic viewfinder, a horizontal tilting rear LCD screen, and an extended battery life of up to 430 frames.

The small but mighty X-T100 weighs just 448g*2 with an anodized coated aluminum top cover, it delivers a retro look yet luxury feel. The powerful 24.2 megapixel APS-C size sensor is 14 times bigger than the sensor inside a conventional smartphone and using the latest built-in Bluetooth® technology makes image transfer quick and easy for sharing with friends.

The camera is equipped with a phase detection autofocus system and a newly developed autofocus algorithm which offers faster and more precise focusing. Combined with Fujifilm’s renowned outstanding image quality and iconic colour reproduction technology, the X-T100 is a camera that is a pleasure to own and a joy to use.  It is the ideal companion for anyone on their photography journey.

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Main Features

Anodized coating offers a retro and stylish design in a variety of colours.  Combined with Fujifilm’s iconic colour reproduction technology that has been refined over 80 years, the camera is the perfect companion for a broad range of shooting opportunities.

The X-T100 offers a variety of body colours such as Dark Silver, Black, and Champagne Gold and follows the familiar design of the popular X-T series from Fujifilm, offering three control dials on the top cover.

The X-T100 combines a 24.2 megapixel APS-C sensor with the image processing engine to achieve Fujifilm’s renowned photo quality. Combined with the supplied FUJINON lens, the camera boasts ultimate image resolution, lowlight capability, wide dynamic range, and outstanding colour reproduction.

Fast autofocus and variety of automatic functions for ease of use – the camera appeals to a wide range of users at any stage on their photography journey.

The X-T100 features phase detection pixels and a newly developed algorithm, originally developed for the flagship X Series’ models. The Intelligent Hybrid AF system’s fast and precise autofocus ensures that you capture those beautiful photographic moments instantly.  Furthermore, the evolved SR+ Auto Mode now combines subject and scene recognition.  These automatic functions make the camera approachable and easy to use for anyone.

Compatible with Fujifilm’s iconic and respected X Mount lens lineup and featuring three-way tilting LCD monitor, an electronic viewfinder, and powerful battery.

The X-T100 is compatible with Fujifilm’s award-winning X Mount lens range, including the latest small and light electronic zoom lens, the XC15-45mmF3.5-5.6 OIS PZ.  As a result, the X-T100 can be used to cover any photographic subject and genre.

The 26 lenses*3 of Fujifilm’s extensive lens lineup covers a vast focal length from 15mm to 1200mm (35mm equivalent) including zoom and prime lenses.  In combination with newly introduced three-way tilting LCD monitor, high resolution and high magnification (0.62x) organic EL electronic viewfinder, and powerful battery capable of 430 frames per charge, the X-T100 is versatile, reliable and the ideal companion for executing creativity.

New Bluetooth® technology for quick and seamless image transfer

The Bluetooth® low energy technology has been incorporated for quick, easy and automatic transfer of still images to paired smartphones and tablet devices, using the free smart-device app, ‘FUJIFILM Camera Remote’. The seamless transfer function provides constant image transfer even while in shooting mode, so images can be shared and uploaded at a moments’ notice. The camera is also compatible with FUJIFILM Instax SP-3 printer, so users can enjoy the fun of printing and sharing their images more than ever before.

Artistic expression made easy, with unique and iconic Film Simulation and Advanced Filter modes

The X-T100 offers 11 variations of Fujifilm’s unique Film Simulation Modes and 17 variations of Advanced Filters, making adding advanced artistic flair easy with the reproduction of film-like colour tones and artistic expression.

In addition, the setting adjustments are quick and easy, with one-step operation possible via the function dial, exposure compensation dial, and touch-and-flick function on rear LCD monitor.  All these features have been designed to boost freedom in photographic expressions.

*1 The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by the Bluetooth SIG, INC. and any use of such marks by FUJIFILM Corporation is under license.

*2 Include SD card and battery

*3 As of May 2018

Bring Your Firsts to Life with Canon Summer Cashback

Buy an eligible product from Conns Cameras between 16th May and 31th August 2018 and you can choose either “Standard Cashback” OR Canon’s “Cashback Boost” – if you select cashback boost you can claim a higher amount of cashback if you purchase of any additional Canon product from us!

Standard Cashback Cashback Boost
DSLR Cameras
EOS 7D Mark II €135 €180
EOS 77D €100 €125
EOS 800D €55 €70
EOS 200D €55 €70
EOS 2000D €45 €55
EOS 4000D €35 €45
DSLR lenses & accessories
EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM €300 €375
EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM €200 €250
EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM €125 €160
EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM €100 €125
EF 135mm f/2L USM €100 €125
EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM €100 €125
EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS €100 €125
EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM €50 €65
Speedlite 430EX III €65 €80
Compact System Cameras
EOS M6 €60 €75
EOS M50 €60 €75
EOS M100 €60 €75
Compact Cameras
PowerShot G7 X Mark II €45 €55
PowerShot SX730 HS €25 €35
Video Cameras
LEGRIA GX10 €200 €250
LEGRIA HF G26 €100 €125
Printers
PIXMA TS8150 / TS8151 / TS8152 €35 €45
PIXMA TS6150 / TS6151 €25 €35
SELPHY CP1300 €20 €30
Binoculars
14×32 IS €235 €280
12×32 IS €200 €250
10×32 IS €175 €220

Claiming Your Cashback

You must claim your cashback online from the official Canon Summer Cashback Claim Website before 30th September 2018, and a claim for cashback boost must be registered before midnight on 16 October 2018. If successfully submitted participants will receive an email from Canon (or their agents) within 24 hours confirming that their claim has been received and unique login details allowing customers to monitor their claim status.

For “standard cashback” you should receive your payment within 28 days of the claim being verified, or if you have chosen to receive “Cashback Boost” you will be notified once your claim for your initial purchase has been verified and cashback will be paid after you have registered your second purchase.

Summer Campaign 2018 IE Claim Process

If you register for “Cashback Boost” but do not register a second purchase the standard cashback value will be paid to your registered bank account after the claim period has elapsed.

FAQs

For answers to any of your other questions check out the official Canon Ireland FAQs, or you download the full Canon Summer 2018 Ts+Cs or view them on the official Canon website.

 

New LUMIX FT7: The Ultimate Rugged Camera for your Outdoor Adventures.

Capture all your memories, no matter the conditions, with 4K Video and 4K Photo.

Panasonic is pleased to introduce a brand new, tough, compact camera geared towards lovers of outdoor adventures, giving you the chance to capture those moments your normal device can’t handle.

The Lumix FT7 is waterproof (up to 31m / 102ft), shockproof (to 2m/6.6ft), freeze proof (to -10°C), dustproof and pressure resistant (to 100kg/220lbf) making it the perfect rugged companion for all your extreme experiences.

With a 20.4-megapixel high-sensitivity sensor which is joined by a 28mm wide angle 4.6x (28-128mm equivalent) optical zoom lens, the FT7 also features Power O.I.S (Optical Image Stabilisation) to help keep your shots steady even during rocky activities.

New for the FT7 is a 0.2-inch 1,170k-dot equivalent Live View Finder for composing your images when screen use is impractical. Use the LVF to compose your shots in strong sunlight, with the added bonus of saving and extending battery life in harsh conditions – such as the cold. Meanwhile, the 3.0-inch rear monitor boasts the highest-in-class 1,040k-dot resolution and uses tough, tempered-glass.

Never miss an opportunity with full-resolution high-speed burst shooting at 10fps*, which is coupled with Light Speed AF. What’s more, all your incredible exploits can be captured in stunningly smooth, high-resolution 4K Video. When 10fps isn’t enough, use 4K Photo to grab even fleeting moments by shooting at 30fps in 8-megapixel equivalent resolution, extracting the best frame from a 4K burst to save as a photo.

When you want to share the thrills and spills with those back at home, you can do that easily with Wi-Fi connectivity giving you the option to upload your photos and videos to Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp and more. Images can also be GPS geo-tagged to ensure you always remember exactly where your adventures took place. Don’t worry about running out of juice while on the go, as the FT7 supports USB charging for instant power from battery packs when wall charging is out of bounds.

For something extra special, take advantage of special modes such as time-lapse shooting, 22 creative filters and panorama mode, which can capture both horizontal and vertical images. The FT7 can even help with your night-time escapades, such as rock climbing or cave walking, as it can be used as a torch light, without the camera function being activated.

Other super-handy tools on board the FT7 include a compass and altimeter – making it ideal for a huge range of outdoor activities, including fishing, camping, diving, snorkelling, surfing, snowboarding, skiing and mountain climbing. This is a camera that is ready to capture the moments when you’d normally have to leave your other devices behind.

It’s not just thrill-seekers that will appreciate the FT7 – use it on your beach holidays, ensuring all those special memories are captured by a camera which isn’t fazed by sand, water and anything else you and your family want to chuck at it.

FT7 will be available in 2 colour versions:  blue and black.

The Lumix FT7 will be available from July with an SRP of €449.

https://www.connscameras.ie/p/panasonic-lumix-ft7-weatherproof-camera/p-5025232883448

For the latest news and information, follow @LumixUK on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Claim up to €200 Cashback on selected FUJIFILM X Series cameras and lenses

Customers who purchase a new qualifying FUJIFILM Camera and Lenses between 3rd May and 2nd July will be eligible to claim a Cashback reward. The Cashback amount will vary by Qualifying Products purchased.

Cashback
FUJIFILM X SERIES
X100F €200
XPro2 €200
XPro2 XF23mmF2 €200
X-T20 €100
X-T20 XF18-55mm Kit €100
X-T20 XC16-50mm II Kit €100
X-T20 XC16-50mm II & XC50-230mm II Kit €100
X-T20 XC15-45mm Kit €100
XF LENSES
XF56mmF1.2 R APD €150
XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR €150
XF80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro €150
XF50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR €150
XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR €150
XF14mmF2.8 R €100
XF90mmF2 R LM WR €100
XF16mmF1.4 R WR €100
XF10-24mmF4 R OIS €100
XF23mmF1.4 R €100
XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS €100
XF56mmF1.2 R €100
XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR €100
XF55-200mmF3.5- 4.8 R LM OIS €100
XF18mmF2 R €50
XF35mmF1.4 R €50
XF27mmF2.8 €50
XF60mmF2.4 R Macro €50

Claiming Your Cashback

You must claim your cashback online from the official Fujifilm-promotions Website before 2th July 2018. A confirmation email will be sent to the claimant upon receipt of an online claim submission. Upon successful validation of your claim, you will receive your Cashback payment.

FAQs

For answers to any of your other questions about that check out the How It Works & TERMS & CONDITIONS on official Fujifilm-promotions Website.

 

Sony Spring/Summer Cashback 2018

Claim Up To €230 Cashback on selected Sony cameras, lenses and accessories. Offer available from 2nd May until 2nd September 2018 (cashback values may vary on individual products within that time). Terms & conditions apply

Qualifying Compact Cameras:

Qualifying ILCE Cameras:

Qualifying Camcorders:

Qualifying E Lenses: Qualifying A Lenses:
SEL 10-18mm €50 SAL 135mm ZA €200
SEL 16-70mm ZA OSS €100 SAL 16-35mm ZA SSM II €145
SEL 18-105mm OSS PZ €50 SAL 24-70mm ZA SSM II €200
SEL 18-200mm OSS LE €60 SAL 24mm ZA SSM €90
SEL 24mm ZA €90 SAL 50mm ZA SSM €145
SEL 24-70mm F4 FE ZA OSS €100 SAL 85mm ZA  €145
SEL 24-70mm F2.8 GM* €115/€230 SAL 70-200mm G2  €200
SEL 35mm FE ZA €100 SAL 70-300mm G SSM II €145
SEL 55mm FE ZA €100 SAL 70-400mm G SSM II €200
SEL 70-200mm F4 FE G OSS €100 SAL 35mm G lens €200
SEL 70-200mm F2.8 GM* €115/€230 SAL 300mm G SSM II €465
SEL 16-35mm FE ZA OSS* €115/€230 SAL 500mm G SSM €930
SEL 28-135mm G FE PZ OSS €200 SAL 100mm Macro €90
SEL 24-240mm FE OSS  €115 SAL 135mm STF €145
SEL 35mm F1.4 FE ZA €100
SEL 90mm Macro G OSS €100 Qualifying Accessories:
SEL 70-300mm FE G OSS €100
SEL 50mm FE ZA €100 HVL-F43M €90
SEL 85mm F1.4 GM* €115/€230 HVL-F32M €50
SEL 100-400mm GM* €115/€230 HVL-F20M €60
SEL 100mm F2.8 GM* €115/€230 VG-C1EM €90
SEL 12-24mm €100 VG-C2EM €90
SEL 85mm F1.8 €60 VG-C77AM 80
SEL 18-110mm €400
SEL 18-200mm €60
*When Bought With A9, A7RM3 or A7SM2

Claiming Your Cashback

You must claim your cashback online from the official Sony Cashback Claim Website. If successfully submitted participants will receive an email from Sony(or their agents) within 24 hours confirming that their claim has been received and unique login details allowing customers to monitor their claim status.
You should receive your payment within 28 days of the claim being verified.

FAQs

For answers to any of your other questions you can view the full Terms & Conditions on the official Sony website.