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.


Introduction to the masterclass
Presentations by Hannah Cousins and Alan Crowhurst
Product demonstrations
Racing begins and buffet dinner to be served in hospitality suite
Groups to rotate through shooting scenarios
Concert, with ‘Smokie’ performing
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.


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.