Special offer on premium photo books

It's past time you got your photos off the hard drive and gave them the beautiful hand-crafted photo book treatment they deserve, and to give you a nudge Momento is now offering 25 per-cent off your first book order.

The only way to create truly spectacular photography is to go out and live life, so that's exactly how you will claim your 25 per-cent discount from Momento – by entering the code LIVELIFENZ at the checkout.

You can use the code for any Momento Photo Book or Box, available in nine different sizes with premium fabric covers, archival paper and optional dust jackets, design embossing, coloured end paper and a frosted fly page.

Use Momento's simple free Photo Book software to create your bespoke photo book with preloaded layouts, templates and embellishments to give it a professional finish.

There are a few terms and conditions to go over first, but it's pretty straightforward stuff – head to Momento now to get creating.

Medium format going cheap

H4D_40_side_0If you've been feeling the pull of medium format photography but found cost was a barrier, now might be the time to make the leap with Hasselblad offering a significant discount on one of its powerful medium format DSLRs. Hasselblad's local distributor CR Kennedy has just announced a significant price reduction on the H5D-40 for a limited time. Those looking to step up into higher end production can pick up the camera, with its 40MP CCD medium format sensor, for almost $10,000 less than usual.

Until June 30, the Hasselblad H5D-40 will be available for $14065 (plus GST), down from the model's recommended selling price of $23050 (plus GST) – contact Greg Webb, the company's industrial product manager, for further enquiries.

Something of an entry-level model for the medium format world, the H5D-40 is said to be as easy as a 35mm camera to use while benefiting from the high performance advantages of the Hasselblad system, including the HC/HCD lens line. It features True Focus AF, Hasselblad Natural Colour Solution, and digital lens correction plus comes bundled with the improved Phocus 2.0 software.

For more on the H5D-40 check our CR Kennedy's website, or see Danish photographer Henrik Sorensen put the Hasselblad H5D-40 through its paces in a creative underwater shoot in the video below.


Buy an Epson, score a GoPro

PrinterThis month Epson is offering an exciting deal to those looking to purchase a new wide format photo printer – pick up one of two selected models in the month of April and you'll also walk away with a free GoPro action camera. All purchases of either an Epson Stylus Photo R2000 or R3000 A3+ printer made between April 1 and April 30 make you eligible to claim a bonus GoPro Camera.

Purchase the R2000, which features UltraChrome Hi-Gloss 2 pigment ink for vibrant photos up to 13-inches wide and up to 44-inches long, and you'll receive a GoPro Hero3 White Edition, worth $340.

Pick up the top-of-the-range R3000, featuring high-capacity cartridges, networking and wireless connectivity, and advanced media handling, and you get a bonus GoPro Hero3+ Silver Edition, worth $480.

Be sure to hold on to your proof of purchase and register to claim your free GoPro online at www.epson.co.nz/promotions before July 7 to be eligible.