Winner of Pretoria CBD Photo Walk Competition

We have a winner, congratulations Allie van Niekerk who wins our Foto First and Fuji sponsored Dissposible Camera Competition at the Pretoria CBD Photo Walk we held on the 26th January 2011. We will arrange to get your Foto First voucher to you shortly. Our apologies for not announcing this earlier as we planned, technical … Read moreWinner of Pretoria CBD Photo Walk Competition

iPhone Photos Document Haiti 1 Year On

Photographer Jeremy Cowart has returned to Haiti with Hope International on the 1st anniversary of the horrific earth quake that left the country in ruins. This time however, his personal work has been shot with an iPhone which he says allowed him to be less noticeable and therefore more intimate if you will. You can … Read moreiPhone Photos Document Haiti 1 Year On

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Q&A: To Upgrade or not to Upgrade that is the Question?

Well that is the gist of the question from reader Cas Pretorius following our recent Photo Tip on not rushing to buy new gear

His question was: “I am currently looking at buying a specific body that has come down in price , basically because of the exchange rates etc.  There is talk that the manufacturer may soon replace it (it’s been on the market for +- 2 years).  If that happens, it is expected that the price of the current, then ‘old’ model, may come down even more, until all stock has been sold.  My question (in light of this article by you) is this, namely is it wise to buy the older technology at a reduced price, instead of getting the new one, which will in any event be quite expensive due to the fact that it is new etc?”

I should have seen this coming having been down this road myself more than once. So what is the answer to Cas’ dilemma of wanting a body that is cheaper now than it was two years ago when it was launched and could very soon be replaced?

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