Park Cameras Wildlife Day 2018
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What you'll find at the Park Cameras Wildlife Day!
Get up close with a varied selection of Birds of Prey
Upon visiting Park Cameras on the 7th April, you’ll be able see a varied selection of birds of prey. You’ll be able to get up close to this range of magnificent birds, including a Bald Eagle, Bateleur Eagle, Golden Eagle, Common Buzzard, Peregrine Falcon, Kestrel, and a range of owls*; all to allow you to take advantage of our range of outdoor stands and test out the latest gear from some of the largest camera and optic brands.
If you’re bringing your camera, ensure you bring some memory, as you’ll be able to take photos for you to take away and keep! Wildlife experts fromThe Falconry Centre will also be available to teach you more about the variety of birds that we’ll have on display.
*Birds available on the day subject to change.
Learn more about Macro Photography with the nature imaging experts from Wild Arena
The imaging specialists from Wild Arena will also be in store throughout the day with a selection of creepy crawlies to help teach you all about shooting macro with insects. We will also have some 30 minute, free of charge sessions available between 10:00am and 16:00pm to help you learn even more!
We’ll cover a variety of topics including; the choices of lenses available, how to keep things in focus, and the basic difficulties surrounding macro photography. Time-permitting, you’ll also get the chance to test out the latest Canon cameras and lenses to capture some macro photos of your own, with assistance from Wild Arena (please ensure you bring a memory card with you so that all the images you shoot can be taken away for you to keep!).
During and after the session, there will be ample time to speak with the experts and get your queries answered.
Get hands on with the latest products from Canon
Canon will be situated outside our store in close proximity to the range of birds on display, allowing you to test out their range of telephoto L-series lenses (including theEF 500mm f/4.0L USM IS MK II,EF 600mm f/4.0L USM IS MK II and the popularEF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM), designed not only to produce the sharpest, clearest pictures, but also to withstand the rigours of a professional photographer’s working life.
In addition to this, Canon will have a range of their Macro lenses available for you to try out, so that you can capture some great photos of things such as insects and flowers.
If that wasn't enough, we'll also have the full range of DSLRs and compact cameras available for you to touch-and-try, including the brand newEOS M50,EOS 7D Mark II,EOS 5D Mark IV and theEOS-1D X Mark II. A technical expert from Canon UK will be on-hand thoughout the day to help you find the best product for your needs.
Get expert advice on the range of Fujifilm Cameras and lenses
Joining us at our Wildlife day on the 7th April will be Fujifilm! You’ll be able to get hands-on with the latest range of cameras and lenses from Fujifilm, including theX-H1,XF 80mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro lens and popularXF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR weather-resistant telephoto lens.
A technical expert from Fujifilm UK will be available throughout the day to demonstrate these products, and help you find the perfect product for your needs.
Get hands on with the latest products from Nikon
If you're passionate about photographing the beauty of the natural world, you'll need a camera and lens combination that brings you close enough to capture every detail from a safe distance.
At the Wildlife Day, we’ll have a technical expert from Nikon UK who will help you choose the perfect gear you need to perform such a task, plus get hands on the amazing80-400mm 4.5-5.6G,200-500mm 5.6E70-300mm 4.5-5.6E and300mm 4E lenses!
Experience the new Sony a7 III, FE 100-400mm GM lens and more!
On our Wildlife Day, Sony will have their technical experts available to answer any questions you may have and show you their fantastic range of equipment, and how it can be used to create unforgettable images in the wild.
Sony UK will also be celebrating the release of the newA7 III; a truly ferocious beast, along with others in their full frame, mirrorless and compact ranges. The A7 III will be on their display ready for you to try out and get hands on with, along with other cameras in their line-up such as the fantasticA9.
This stand will be in a prime location for you to practice your skills on the birds of prey outside.
The highlight of this stand will be the release of the latest Panasonic Lumix mirrorless, the GX9. This affordable micro four thirds camera is packed full of high end technology but is also wallet friendly!
On the day, you'll also be able to get hands on with the brand newPanasonic Leica 50-200mm f/2.8-4.0 DG lens; with its lightweight, compact design and huge zoom Panasonic will easily get you up close to the action.
A technical expert from Panasonic UK will be on hand throughout the day to help answer all your questions and allow you to try out their range.
Print your images with Epson
Have you ever wanted to print your own images? Well now you can! Epson will be in store at the Wildlife day demonstrating how you can print your images in the comfort of your own home. With their amazing range of Surecolor A3 / A2 printers, full of the latest cutting-edge technology you can produce amazing prints right from your own home.
Find the perfect solution for your Wildlife needs with Opticron, regardless of age, budget or experience
Join us for our Wildlife Day and get hands on with the range of products from Opticron. A technical expert will be on-hand throughout the day to show you their latest range of binoculars and Digiscoping kits, that can be used not only on your camera, but also with your SmartPhone.
At the Park Cameras Wildlife Day, Swarovski will be on-hand to demonstrate their full range of optics for you to try and test out whilst you make the most of our birds of prey display.
A technical expert will be available to guide you through the range, showcasing their high quality EL binoculars, which offer you not only crystal clear optics but also superior level of comfort when observing wildlife for long periods.
If you would like to get started in the world of digiscoping, then this event is definitely one for your diary! Swarovski will help you navigate the range of products and get some fantastic results without scaring off your subject by getting too close.
With their incredible range of tripods, bags and optics, Vanguard are part of nearly every wildlife photographer’s kit. Known for their rugged build quality and first class products, the experts from Vanguard will be on hand to show you how you can improve your wildlife photography.
Taking the perfect wildlife image, relies on the perfect tripod! Whether you are waiting patiently for a kingfisher close-up or stalking woodland creatures through the forest… you need the right gear! With a perfect mix of strength, durability and flexibility Manfrotto provide solutions to all shooting situations.
Technical experts will be on hand to show you the range and make sure you get the perfect tool for the job.
On the day, Tamron will be here with their fantastic range of lenses perfect for Wildlife and Macro enthusiasts. TheirSP 90mm f/2.8 VC Macro lens will help you fill the frame with even the tiniest of critters whilst theSP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 lens will make long distance subjects appear right in front you! Experts will be on-hand throughout the day to show you the lenses and give you top tips to get the most out of them.
With their superior image stabilisation and razor sharp lens elements Tamron are the perfect companion for your Wildlife adventures.
Bring your subject to you with these incredible telephoto lenses from Sigma.
Especially for Wildlife Day 2018, Sigma Imaging UK are bringing us these flagship models to try out:
- 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | S
- 500mm F4 DG OS HSM | S
- 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | C
With their long-reaching focal lengths and sharp image quality, Sigma are famous for producing high quality lenses at affordable prices. Visit us on April 7th for your chance to get hands on and them out for yourself!
Park Cameras Wildlife Day FREE Seminars
The Park Cameras Wildlife Day has been designed in a way to not only help you find the very best deals and equipment for your needs, but also to help you get the very best out of their passion for photography by holding a number of free seminars. This Wildlife Day, we will have a mix of different speakers available to help you learn more about a wide-variety of genres of wildlife photography.
With seminars and some hands-on sessions, visiting Park Cameras will give you a fantastic opportunity to learn more about how to take great shots with advice from those talented and knowledgeable enough to do this for a day job!
Please note, due to the popularity of our bitesize seminars, places will be restricted to a maximum of two sessions per customer. We will try to allocate additional spaces, where possible.
Making The Switch- A Wildlife Photographer’s move to Sony
12:00 & 15:00
Luke Massey has had an incredible photographic journey from working with DSLR’s to switching to Sony mirrorless cameras. Luke will be talking about how the latest innovative mirrorless technology has helped him create images in a very different way. Luke will highlight key technologies from Sony that enhance his workflow from silent shooting, lightning fast autofocus & incredible dynamic range.
Luke has been taking photos ever since he started stealing his sister's camera when he was 12, taking it along with him on his nature walks. Being able to show people that the azure dot on the screen was indeed a kingfisher, instead of just telling them about it, sparked his passion for storytelling through imagery. From the Spanish mountains searching for the Iberian lynx, to the backstreets of Delhi photographing black kites. Luke loves experiencing different cultures & places, meeting the people on the ground making a difference and living alongside incredible species.
Luke was awarded the accolade ofYoung Environmental Photographer of the Year 2016 in June and was also a winner in 2016's prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards in the Urban Wildlife category with his image'Kite Flying'. He also won the Wildlife category inTravel Photographer of the Year 2016 and was Highly Commended in the Birds category ofGDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year. He also had a photo in thePeople's Choice Category in Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017. Described by naturalist and broadcasterChris Packham; 'Luke Massey is an exceptional young man. This is not a remark I make glibly, there are few people of his age with his skill set, capabilities and energies. At the core of this is his ability as a naturalist, an instinctive curiosity and passion for everything that snarls, slithers, stings or slimes. And this deep affinity also manifests a determined desire to effect positive and pro-active conservation.'Book Now
An introduction to Macro Photography- Wild Arena
10:00 until 16:00
Joining us for this session is a great way of getting started with the fascinating topic ofMacro Photography. We’ll cover a variety of topics including; the choices of lenses available, how to keep things in focus, and the basic difficulties surrounding macro photography.
Time-permitting, you’ll also get the chance to test out the latestCanon cameras and lenses to capture some macro photos of your own, with assistance fromWild Arena (please ensure you bring a memory card with you so that all the images you shoot can be taken away for you to keep!).
During and after the session, there will be ample time to speak with the experts and get your queries answered.Book Now
Go Wild with Professional Photographer- David Newton
9:30am & 13:30pm
Join professional photographer and filmmaker David Newton for this 60-minute seminar where you can learn about the best cameras and lenses to use for wildlife photography.
Throughout David’s career, he has been lucky enough to travel the world, capturing some breath-taking shots of subjects such as big cats or whales, using cameras such as the Canon EOS M5, EOS 5D Mark IV and EOS-1D X Mark II, as well as a diverse range of lenses.
During this session, David will showcase a variety of his favourite images, explaining the story behind the shot, with tips and tricks that you can include when shooting wildlife yourself, either in exotic locations, or here in the UK!
David will describe the various kit that he has used when shooting wildlife and the different benefits they can bring to your photography, whether it be a traditional SLR, or a mirrorless camera and which camera and lens combinations suit the subjects that you are trying to shoot.
Throughout the session, there will be plenty of opportunity to ask David any question you might have. To learn more about David's incredible experiences and to book your place, click the link belowBook Now
Visit Park Cameras in Burgess Hill on our Wildlife Day, and benefit from some special, one-day-only offers from some of the biggest brands including Canon, Sony, Nikon, Panasonic, Olympus, Fujifilm, Swarovski, Tamron, Vanguard, Opticron and Manfrotto! These special offers will be available in store only on the day, so it’s certainly not a day to miss. .
With our magnificent selection of Birds Of Prey outside you will be able to put the latest gear through it's paces and try before you buy.