5 Cool Features on the New Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark IIBy Jeffrey M. Greene

Canon finally upgraded it’s popular 7D series DSLR yesterday with the new
Canon EOS 7D Mark II.

Optimized to make even the most challenging photographic situations
effortless, the 7D Mark II has a pro-level set of cutting-edge features
and a robust, ergonomic design. The new 20.2 Megapixel APS-C
CMOS sensor with Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors, plus a host of
new and refined capabilities, makes the EOS 7D Mark II the
perfect camera for photographers looking for a pro-grade APS-C DSLR.

Here are 5 significant upgrades:

20.2 Megapixels
APS-C CMOS Sensor utilizing Dual Pixel technology.Canon 7D Mark II

65 point auto-focus system
All cross-type 65 pt sensor utilizing Canon’s ‘Intelligent Tracking and Recognition’ (iTR) focus system.65pointAF Eagle

10 frames per second
When shooting in continuous mode. Shutter rated for 200,000 actuations.10fps bike

Dual memory slots:
For Compact Flash and SD (SD, SDHC, SDXC) memory cards.CF and SD

For geotagging images with longitude, latitude, and attitude…

Pre-Order the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Omega Photo is now accepting pre-orders for the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Canon EOS 7D Mark II – body only    $1799.00
Canon EOS 7D Mark II w/ Canon 18-135 f /3.5-5.6 IS STM     $2149.00

Call or stop by Omega Photo to reserve yours now.

Omega Photo
210 105th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

(425) 455-2126


5 Tips For Awesome Summer Photos

Beaches provide excellent opportunities for digital photography because of their vast natural beauty. Impressive colors, textures and most of all – amazing light. Many consider a beach vacation to be a dream destination for a family trip, honeymoon or a casual get-away. Follow these tips to capture more exciting and creative beach photographs…

Capture the Fun!

Capture some the fun by getting your friends or family to run on the sand for some wonderful action shots. Be sure to protect your camera and lens from any kicked up sand!


Once the sun has started to set, grab your tripod to take images of the sky and sea. The water will look calm and there will be many captivating and vibrant colors. Place the camera on a sturdy tripod because of the lower light levels.

Avoid Shadows

When there is a bright sun, it means that harsh shadows are inevitable. There are a few things you can do; use fill-in flash which will bounce some light into the subject’s faces, especially the eyes to counteract the shadows. You can also zoom in closer using a standard or telephoto lens, cutting down on the amount of shadows.

Unique Subjects

Beaches are great settings to photograph wildlife. Birds like seagulls and sandpipers are a good choice. Make sure you use a good quality zoom or telephoto lens (at least 200 mm) to get close without disturbing your feathered friends.

Always Have a Camera

Finally the above tips are all useless if you don’t carry a camera -a cell phone doesn’t count- around with you at all times. You have to be ready to capture that great moment or happy event, so keep a camera in your pocket, bag, or pack at all times.


Black Friday and Beyond

~ Black Friday

~ Small Business Saturday

~ Cyber Monday

~ Twofer Tuesday…

Whatever you want to call it, Omega Photo is having a six day sale starting Black Friday and ending on December 5th.  We’ll be offering some great deals but these deals are limited to the supplies on hand so stop by soon to take advantage of these once-a-year prices..

Free Canon Pixma Pro Printer!

Pixma 70DThat’s right, you can pick out your choice of a Canon Pixma Pro 10 or Pro 100 printer when you make a qualified Canon camera purchase.

Sony ActionCam HDR-AS15  $129.99
GoPro Set

  • Full 1080 HD
  • Built in Wi-Fi
  • Carl Zeiss lens

Normally priced at $199.99, there’s a $70 instant rebate through December 5th. We still have a few in stock after today’s rush, so don’t wait…

Tamron 18-270 Zoom Lens  $349.99tamron-18-270

Normally $449.99, this award-winning lens is so versatile that it could easily serve as the only lens you’ll need on your next trip. But hurry! This $100 off deal ends on December 2nd. After that it’s $70 off until December 31st.


Omega Photo also offers an extensive selection of holiday photo greeting cards, custom cards, and lots of accessories for Hanukkah gelt and stocking stuffers for photographers.

Omega Photo
210 105th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
(Located between NE 2nd & NE 4th behind Safeway)

(425) 455-2126

Mon – Fri   10am – 7pm
Saturday   10am – 6pm
Sunday       12pm – 5pm

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Upcoming Photography Workshops

If you are looking to expand your photographic horizons, both literally and figuratively,  nothing beats a good seminar or “hands-on” workshop with an experienced professional. You will absorb more in one day than you could ever learn by reading books, magazine articles, or surfing the web. 

Here are some upcoming seminars, workshops, and photo excursions that are produced by Omega Photo, our vendors, and  affiliated photographers. 

iPhone & Smartphone Photo Class
June 23,3013cellphonecam
Instructor James McDaniel will cover the fundamentals of iPhone & smartphone photography and discuss their strengths and limitations. Discover camera apps like Hipstamatic and Instagram, and how to “develop” the results on your smartphone or tablet.
“The best camera is the one you have with you” , and if you want to make the most of the camera in your pocket, this class is for you!

Cost: $30 and includes $15 store voucher.  
Call Omega Photo (425) 455-2126 to register.



Canon Live Learning Seminars & Workshops

Designed for intermediate and advanced Canon DSLR users, these EOS Immersion Seminars and Workshops provide the tools you need to take your photography skills to the next level. Learn about Canon DSLR functions, Canon Speedlite fundamentals, and brilliant storytelling techniques utilizing your DSLR’s HD video.

Saturday Seminar: $89
Sunday Workshop: $325
Seminar & Workshop Combo: $$379

Seattle  May 18-19    – Great group both days. Thanks Seattle!
New York City June 8-9
Tampa  TBD
Phoenix TBD
Chicago TBD
Boston TBD
Nashville TBD


2013 Durango Photography Workshop
July 8-11, 2013
dsng-bannerLed by local photographer and Omega Photo regular Jeff Greene, this intensive four-day photography & video workshop will capture the striking beauty of Durango and Southwestern Colorado.  Photographic highlights include  the world famous Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Mesa Verde National Park, mountain bikers, 1800′s mining town Silverton, CO, and much more



Fun Film Photography Class 
New date TBD

This class is dedicated to the world of film photography using novelty cameras, Lomography, instant film, pinhole, and vintage cameras. Instructor James McDaniel will lead this two-hour class at Omega Photo in Bellevue and tickets are limited.
Cost: $30 and includes $15 store voucher.
Call Omega Photo (425) 455-2126 to register.



Nikon School

Nikon School will inspire your digital SLR photographic efforts, whatever your level of experience. For more than 30 years Nikon School has been helping photography enthusiasts master new techniques and improve their picture-taking skills by providing clear, direct information on a wide range of technical and creative topics.