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    Capture Beautiful Shots of Spring Blooms with These Tips

    Last updated 3 months ago

    One of the reasons flowers in bloom are so breathtaking is that their beauty is fleeting. As sure as flowers bloom in the spring, they wither and die in the fall. But with the right digital camera, you can capture this fleeting beauty and enjoy it for the rest of your life. Of course, it also helps if you know how to use your digital camera. Here are some tips to help you capture the perfect flower shots this spring.

    Examine Your Subject

    Before you start shooting away, pause and examine your subject. Determine what angle you will shoot from to get the best perspective, and consider how the lighting will affect your photograph. Also determine how the flower interacts and looks with the environment around it. This will help you identify a point of interest for your piece and position yourself as to remove unwanted distractions or highlight background elements.

    Identify the Point of Interest

    In all types of photography the most important thing to think about is where you want your viewers’ eyes to be drawn. In flower Macro photography, your depth of field is a matter of millimeters, so attention to detail in focusing is something to be practiced. Identify the point of interest, be it a petal, stalk, or pistil, and work hard to ensure that it is as sharp as possible.

    Remove Unwanted Distractions

    Whether you are an aspiring photographer or simply want to capture beautiful shots of the world around you, Camera Land is your destination for all of the gear you need. We are one of NYC’s premier camera dealers, and we carry digital cameras, lenses, and accessories from the most trusted named in the industry, including Nikon, Canon, Fuji, Leica, Sony, and Ricoh. Call us today at (646) 789-4830 to learn more about products and services. 

    Camera Land Has Received....Last Week of of April 2014

    Last updated 3 months ago

    Here is the latest update of what has arrived:


    Minox ZA 5 HD 1.2-6x24 30mm Tube Riflescopes 

    Minox ZA 5 HD 3-15x42 SF 1" Tube Riflescopes

    Minox ZA 5 HD 3-15x50 SF 30mm Tube Riflescopes


    As usual we received a our weekly shipments of Vortex riflescopes, as we get multiple deliveries of their scopes each week. Basically, if Vortex has them so do we. We do our best to keep their entire Riflescope product line in stock at all times.

    Vortex High Country Tripod as well as the extra quick release plates 

    Vortex Razor HD 35mm Ring Set 1" 

    Vortex Viper Sunshades in both 44mm and 50mm 

    Vortex Binocular Harness Straps which we are running for only $10.00 when added to any binocular purchase

    Vortex Fog Free Lens Cleaning Kit 

    Vortex Ranger 1000 Laser Rangefinder 

    As of this morning we have every spotting scope Vortex makes in stock.

    Vortex Viper HD Binoculars:
    8x42 HD 
    10x42 HD 
    The new for 2014 12x50 HD 

    Vortex Vulture HD Binoculars: 
    10x56 HD 
    15x56 HD 

    In other newly released Vortex Optics we received:
    The Illuminated and the non-Illuminated versions of the Crossfire II 1-4x24 Riflescopes 
    The just released Vortex Prism Scopes:
    Spitfire 1x Prism Scope 
    Spitfire 3x Prism Scope


    We just got a nice accessory order from Zeiss that our web builder is working on getting onto the site:
    Digiscope adapter for point & shoots
    Conquest HD-5 Sunshades for the 42mm and 50mm objective riflescopes
    Tripod mounts for the 42mm objective Conquest HD and Victory HT binoculars

    The new Zeiss Conquest HD 15x56 Binoculars have arrived 

    Just want to thank you all for the tremendous response to our sale on the Conquest 6.5-20x50 Target Turret Riflescopes in #20 Z-Plex & #43 MilDot that we are blowing out for only $599.99, or with a ScopeCoat Neoprene cover for only $619.99. I think we went thru about half of the inventory in the last week which has kept Neil and shipping super busy.

    Don't forget, Zeiss is running their Spring Rebate Program for another week or so which get's you a $$$$ back on their great optics.


    Swarovski Modular Objective - 65mm #49965

    Swarovski ATX - Modular Ocular - Angled #49901 

    Swarovski CL Pocket 10x25 Binocular #46211

    In Riflescopes:
    Z3 Series:
    3-10x42 BRX #59017 
    BRH #59026
    BRX #59027
    BT-Plex #59020
    4A #59023
    Z5 Series: 
    BRX #59767
    4 #59762
    BT-Plex #59760
    BT-4W #59764
    BRH #59886
    BRX #59887
    BT-Plex #59880
    BT-4W #59884 

    Just Arrived The NEW Sigma 50mm 1.4 DG ART Lens for Canon

    Last updated 3 months ago

    Just Arrived The NEW Sigma 50mm 1.4 DG ART Lens for Canon

    Deal of the Day: Zeiss Conquest 3.5-10x50 Z-Plex #20 Riflescope for only $499.99

    Last updated 4 months ago

    As I am sure you are aware by now, last year we established a "Deal of the Day" section on our site.  We buy lots of demos, close-outs and assorted new product deals and sometimes we wind up with enough to offer crazy cheap deal on something awesome. 

    Today's "Deal of the Day" is on the Zeiss Conquest 3.5-10x50 Z-Plex #20 Riflescope for only $499.99 

    We got one last new product shipment of these scopes from Zeiss and we are blowing them out at only $499.99

    Wide fields of view and a large 50 mm objective make this scope ideal for early dawn and late evening hunting. Perfect to handle the needs of all hunting applications from East to West.

    Magnification: 3.5-10x
    Effective Lens Diameter: 50 mm
    Exit Pupil Diameter: 11.4-4.8 mm
    Twilight Factor: 9.9/22.9
    Field of View (ft/100 yards): 35.1-11.7 ft
    Diopter Range: +2/-3 dpt
    Eye Relief: 3.5 in
    Parallax-Free (yds): 100
    Square Adjustment Range (in/100 yds): 65.9
    Adjustment per Click (in/100 yds): 1/4
    Center Tube Diameter: 1 in
    Eye Piece Tube Diameter: 41 mm
    Objective Tube Diameter: 56 mm
    Nitrogen Filled: yes
    Reticle in Image Plane: 2
    Length: 13.2 in
    Weight: 17.11 oz

    A portion of every Zeiss sale is donated to United Cerebral Palsy

    Please feel free to call Doug or Neil @ 212-753-5128 with any questions or to place an order.

     These "Deal of the Day" opportunities last as long as we have inventory so if you see this and want this please give a call or check our site.

    Photos in Full Bloom

    Last updated 4 months ago

    When it comes to photographing flowers, your unique viewpoint plays an important role your final results.   You stand before a field in full bloom, and while it’s beautiful in your eyes, the ability to translate its majesty through the lens requires a few techniques and a bit of planning. 

    For example, instead of standing above the flowers, consider getting low and shooting from that vantage point.  Don’t shoot right away, but instead, spend a few moments taking in the scenery and contemplating which parts of nature speak loudest.  Photographing from a lower point will allow you to better capture the details in the petals and the center, the small veins in the leaves and the slight change in hue in the bloom.  Filling the frame whenever possible will add more grandeur to the image and experimenting with your perspective may lead you to uncover new ways of seeing nature – and sharing it with others.

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