It's time for Spring Cleaning!

Camera Craft is ready to help you out will all your Camera Spring Cleaning needs.

From Cleaning kits to paper, screen cleaners, sensors, air dusters, start your season off right and ensure that all your gear is ready to go.



Air duster, also known as canned air or compressed air, is a product used for cleaning or dusting electronic equipment and other sensitive devices that cannot be cleaned using water. ... Despite the name "canned air", the cans actually contain gases that are compressable into liquids.


Apply a few drops of lens cleaning solution to a lens tissue or cleaning cloth. Using a circular motion, gently remove oil, fingerprints, and grime from the lens surface, working from the center outward.


A lens pen is a great additions to your bag for quickly and safely removing smudges from your lens.  Lens pens also have a retractable brush perfect for removing dust.


Sensor cleaning tends to be a little bit more of a delicate process and we have all of the supplies available at camera craft for those that wish to ensure there are not dust spots on their sensors that can impact on image quality.


This products are specifically designed for crop frame camera 1.6x  as well as for full frame 1.0x



Sensor cleaning supplies for full frame cameras.


Stop in and see us for all your camera cleaning needs.


We also even carry lights make specifically for the job of sensor cleaning to ensure you can see any small dust aspects on your sensor.


Micro finger cloths are also a must for every camera bag for quick cleaning jobs and ensuring that your LCD stays free of dust and fingerprints and the occasional nose print.

Get Those Prints....

Photos from your cell phone and low resolution photos may look great on your monitor at “screen resolution”(72 ppi or pixels per inch), put printing these images is likely to pose an issue.

The small file sizemake forfast downloads and is easy to share online and you can get a lot of images on a memory card, but photos taken on a camera’s ‘basic’ or ‘low’ quality settings don’t cut it when you want professional quality images for print publication. 

A resolution of 300 ppi is considered the minimum quality standard for printing photos.

If you are shooting for print output, capture your images at the highest quality setting your camera offers: High, Best, Fine.

This captures the shot using the lowest compression ratio or no compression at all.

Compression is how much of the potential information in an image file is discarded to keep file size down. 

You can always re-sample down (from more resolution to less) but if you interpolate up, you lose information and lose image quality.

Saving a photo in .jpg format allows you to choose a compression level, depending on whether better quality image or smaller file size is more important for your purposes.

Shooting at high resolution may also give you the option of cropping and enlarging a portion of your image later, retaining enough data for a quality print, even after tossing some pixels to the cutting room floor. 

You won’t get as many images on your camera’s memory card shooting at high-res but you can keep your creative options open by archiving your ‘keepers’ on CD or a back-up drive.

The industry standard resolution for quality photo output is 300 ppi. However, you may be able to get away with a ppi as low as 200 if the image is not too finely detailed, if it will be printed on low quality paper such as newsprint, or if it will be viewed from a distance.



The following formula can help you calculate:


    1    How large a print you can make from a digital image with a given set of pixel dimensions and a given resolution (ppi)

    2    What resolution a digital print will have printed at given output dimensions from a file with given pixel dimensions

    3    What dimensions–in pixels–your digital image will have captured at given dimensions in inches and at a given resolution




Divide each dimension of your digital image (in pixels) by the print resolution desired (in pixels per inch). This will give you the largest print size (in inches) you can generate at that resolution.


Example: (1500 pixels / 300 ppi) x (2100 pixels / 300 ppi) = 5″ x 7″.


To capture an image of this physical size at this resolution, you would need a 3 megapixel (MP) camera:

1500 pixels x 2100 pixels = 3,150,000 pixels or approximately 3 megapixels


A 1 megapixel camera will yield a 3 x 5″ print at 300 pixels per inch (ppi)

(3″ x 300 pixels) x (5″ x 300 pixels) = 900 x 1500 pixels = 1,350,000 pixels or approximately 1 megapixels


A 2 MP camera will give you a ‘print quality’ 4 x 6″, a 3 MP camera, a 5 x 7″… and it would take a 7 MP camera to shoot an 8 x 10″ print quality image.


Show your sweetheart that you love them by giving a gift that keeps on giving...

What better way to let your sweetheart know what you love and support them then by feeding their passion for photography this Valentines Day.

We carry a extensive selection of Nikon, Canon and Fuji and all the gear and gadgets to go with them.

The perfect zero calorie treats for the love of your life, from film and developing supplies to the newest technology in digital photography.

Stop in an pull up a chair, let us know what your love one likes to photograph, what gear they already own and we can help you pick out the perfect gift to add to their arsenal.


Looking for the gift of learning, we offer both private or group seminars that can be tailored to what your interested in.

Lighting, stands, tripods, filters, bags, reflectors, flashes and a wide selections of lenses.

Can't decide what to get, we also offer gift certificates.

At Camera Craft we offer the knowledge and support to get the most out of your purchase and support our customers even after the purchase.

Show your loved one how much you care by getting them a gift you know they will love!



Canada's Planning a Party

This year Canada Celebrates 150 Years and and the City of Sault Ste. Marie has some big plans.

At Camera Craft we are ready to help you with all of your photographic needs to ensure that you capture all the moments.

Bon Soo will be here before we know it with with bum slides and frozen snot, fire works, Snow Madness, dances and a oodls of family fun.

Here are Camera Craft we are ready to support you in all your photographic endeavours.

Whether you need a new tripod to capture fireworks or a rain cover to protect your precious gear.  We are ready not only with the right product but also the know now to help you use them.

Water proof, shock proof, camera for those us us who like to live on the extreme side.

Not sure how to capture the images your looking for, give us a call and schedule an individualized lesson to learn the skills that you are craving.  We are ready to help you overcoming obstacles like  photographing white one white, which is a great skill to have in our northern climate.  Let us know what you are interested in learning and we can tailor lessons to meet your needs.









Psst.... Less then two weeks till Christmas!

Just wanted to remind you that we are local and here to help last minute shoppers!

Here at Camera Craft we pride ourselves in not only having the products you are looking for but also the answers to go along with them.

Come on in a pull up a chair.

Great customer support not only at the time of purchase but also after.

We have lots in stock to grab all those great last minute treat for the most discerning photographer on your list.  From stocking stuffer like cleaning kits all the way to professional DSLR Bodies like the Canon 5D mark IV, Nikons D810 and the Fuji's X-t2, and extensive stock of lenses and accessories.

Does the photographer in your life want something a little more hands on.

We offer private lessons to meet each users individual needs for learning and growth tailored to meet the photographers interests.

Not sure what you need, we also offer Gift Certificates that are always a favourite.

Happy Holidays to all, wishing you all the best!





The Safari Action Camera!

It looks almost exactly like a GoPro. More importantly it works a lot like a GoPro.

It records full (1080p) HD video at 30 fps and slow motion video (60 fps) at 720p.

  • HD Action Camera
  • Ultra-Wide 170 degrees field of view lens
  • 12 megapixel still camera
  • On Board LCD Screen
  • Underwater Housing
  • Easily View and Transfer Content
  • Rechargeable Battery with 70 minutes of battery life
  • Records to a Micro SD Card

The ultra-wide 170° “fisheye” lens helps ensure the camera captures everything happening in front of it ensuring nothing is left out of the frame. Compose your shots and review what you’ve already recorded with the 1.5 on-board LCD display. 30m underwater waterproof housing included. View and transfer content via a micro sd card, USB or HDMI connected to a computer or TV.

One of the biggest drawbacks of most GoPro competitors is that they don’t have the wide range of attachments that GoPro provides. The Optex Safari HD is compatible with most attachments and accessories. Despite working with a lot of GoPro mounts, it comes with:

  • Handlebar mount
  • Multi-function clip
  • Camera clip
  • Helmet mount
  • Tripod adapter

You can get your own Optex Safari HD Action Camera for only $129.99. They will make a great Christmas gift for you or your loved one.

Credit to Jordon Cooper.

Christmas is just around the corner, do you know what the photographer in you life want or needs?

Picking the perfect gift for the photographer in your life can be tricky.

Need someone who can help you deciphering their wish list.

At camera craft we pride ourselves in being up to date on all the new fangled gadgets and fun photographic do-hickies.

We have what you need stuff the stocking of the photo buff on your list.  From Cleaning kits to SD cards we have you covered.  

Gloves for winter shooting or specialized straps to keep them ergonomically lugging all of their gear are only a few suggestions that we have.

We are also here to help you to fill the big boxes under the tree, we carry a full line of Canon, Fuji and Nikon Cameras.

If you looking for the fun and whimsical gift, Fuji's Instax camera and instant film are sure to charm the most difficult to buy for of all ages.

Let us know what they have and we can give you some suggestions of what they need next in their photographic journey.

No idea what to get?

Come on in and let us show you what we have to offer for the photographer in your life this Christmas.







Why Camera Craft you ask?

For those of you who regularly visit camera craft, you are aware that we offer more then the typical big box store.  As one of the last independent camera stores left in Canada we are able to offer one of a kind service.  

The difference is evident the moment when you walk into the store, not only do we carry  a great selections of DSLR camera and point and shoots but we also have all the gear and gadgets to go along with them.  

Couple this with the knowledge and experience to teach you how to use them and you get a winning experience.

When you purchase a camera at Camera Craft, you get an overview of how to use the functions, and you walk out the door with your camera set up and ready to use.

Pull up a chair and get all the latest details on the new products that are available, bring your camera and try the lens that your interested in to ensure it’s what you are looking for.  

Bring in your gear and make sure that you get the perfect camera bag to fit all your toys and keep them safe.

For those of you that haven’t yet had the opportunity to stop in for a visit, we encourage you to do so.

We do business differently.  We are currently the only location in the Sault that offers photofinishing service as well as the supplies for home development and film.

In addition to these services Camera Craft is also able to provide its customers with custom printing, restoration and editing services, your precious memories can be restored right here on site to ensure their safety.

Not only do we offer continued learning in the form of group seminars but we are also able to provide photo enthusiasts with private photography lessons tailored to their specific needs.

Camera Crafts Education Centre and Gallery also offers the Sault only photo dedicated gallery space in the region and provides local artist the opportunity to join in group shows but also rents for solo exhibitions on a monthly basis.

Active in the community, because we are a proud member of the community.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV is here!

Now in stock!  Stop in the store and check it out.

Canon 5D Mark IV Key Specifications

New 30.4MP CMOS full-frame sensor with Dual Pixel AF
DCI 4K 30/24p video using Motion JPEG + 4K Frame Grab
61-point AF system with 41 cross-type sensors (center point sensitive to -3 EV)
Dual Pixel AF (sensitive to -4EV) for continuous Servo AF in stills (first for a full-frame Canon camera) and video
ISO 100-32000 (expandable to 102400)
7 fps continuous shooting
Dual Pixel Raw (image microadjustment, bokeh shift, ghosting reduction)
150,000-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor
1.62M-dot 3.2" full-time touchscreen
Wi-Fi w/ NFC + GPS
Built-in bulb timer interval timers
Improved weather-sealing

The Fuji XT-2 is here...

The Fuji XT-2 is here and in stock!

The long awaited arrival of the Fuji XT-2 has come to an end and we have both the kit with the 18-55mm 2.8-4f lens.

The new, highly anticipated X-T2 takes the FUJIFILM X mirrorless camera system to a whole new level of excellence. With its 24.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS III sensor and high-performance X Processor Pro image processing engine, the X-T2 fulfills the high standards of the FUJIFILM X system. The addition of 4K/2K video takes it one step beyond. With a string of features including high speed 1/32000 shutter, Intelligent Hybrid Phase detection AF, weather resistant body, 3-way tilting 3.0” LCD, 2.36 Million dots EVF and dual SD UHS-II memory card slots, the X-T2 makes a fitting successor to the popular FUJIFILM X-T1.

Stayed tuned, I plan on do some shooting with this pretty little camera this week and will be back with some images early next week for your viewing pleasure!

Only a few more weeks until the first Photo 101 of the season!

Only a few more weeks until  we will run the first Photo 101  of the season here at Camera Craft


Saturday September 24th, 2016 from 10:30am till 1:30pm, will be having our first seminar of the season.

Photo 101 covers all of the basics to get you comfortable using your camera, changing settings and taking control.  During the three hour session you will learn about using the focus controls on your camera, as well as the metering setting to increase your success.
Participants will begin using the program (P) setting and learn the basic skills that will lead them to full manual control of their cameras.  
Using the exposure triangle participants will gain a better understanding of ISO, exposure and aperture and how they function together.  We will also be exploring the concept of depth of field and white balance and how this affects your photography.
Teaching will be done in a variety of methods to meet all learning styles, with hands on, take home material and visuals as well as demonstrations.  Class sizes are kept small to optimize learning.

To sign up for the seminar give us a call at Camera Craft or stop by the store.



Nikon AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR

Camera Craft has the Nikon AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR in stock.  

Nikon first constant-aperture super telephoto zoom was released in August of 2015. Specifically designed for beginner and enthusiast wildlife / sports photographers, the new Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR became the first hand-holdable Nikon lens to reach 500mm.  Stop by the store and check out this versatile lens.  

  • Compact super telephoto zoom lens for birding, wildlife, motorsports, events and more
  • 500mm of zoom power on FX-format DSLRs; 750mm equivalent on DX-format DSLRS
  • Fast f/5.6 constant aperture for beautiful out-of-focus backgrounds and low-light performance
  • ~4.5 stops of Vibration Reduction with Sports mode
  • AF compatible with optional TC-14E series teleconverters and DSLRs that offer f/8 support

Upcoming Seminars

Due to popular demand we can a lined up five of our most popular seminar to help local photographers hone their skills this fall.

Just stop by the store or give us a call to get sized up.

716 Queen St. East

Class sizes are kept small to ensure an optimum learning environment.



Bags, Bags and more bags....

We have a great selection of bags, looking for a sling, laptop, messenger bags, and a wide assortment of backpacks for all your photography needs.

Currently in stock we have products from Manfrotto, Kata, Lowpro, Vanguard, Nikon and Canon and others... 

Queen St. Cruise Night

The Camera Craft family was proud to be part of the 2016 Downtown Street Party on July 14th, 2016.  In collaboration with the Northern Lights Cruisers, we are happy to say that we collected non-perishable food donations as well as a monetary donation to food bank at St.Vincent Sault Ste. Marie.

We would like to send out a big thank you to the generosity of the Sault and Area Classic Car community for donating to the St. Vincent Place, the photo below is just a sample of their donations to the Food Bank in St. Vincent. We at Camera Craft are happy to have played a small part.

While the evening might have been a little rain, it was still a great success with almost 70 cars in attendance.  

Jeff was kept busy keeping cars dry off the cars.






It's Camp Season, are you ready with binoculars?

We have a large variety of different options to meet all your needs.  All of the optics that we carry are water resistant and perfect for people that are active.  Here are some of the ones that we have in stock.


  • Crisp, clear viewing: BaK4 prisms and multi-coated lenses
  • Unique offset focus wheel for more comfortable adjustment
  • Waterproof and fogproof
  • Non-slip armour
  • BaK-4 prisms
  • Fully multi-coated optics
  • 100% waterproof / fogproof
  • Wide-angle field of view
  • Rubber armored for secure grip
  • Center focus
  • Twist-up eyecups
  • Long eye relief





  • Multicoated eco-glass lenses
  • Rubber armored coating
  • Waterproof/fogproof







  • Multicoated, Eco-Glass™ optics 
  • Large, 293-foot field of view  
  • Tough, rubberized body

Come on in and grab a seat.....

Looking for service for a smile, knowledgable staff and the most for you money?  Look no further..

Come on in and pull up a chair at our showcase and let our knowledgable staff help you find just what you are looking for.

Camera Craft has been in business and serving the Sault and area for the past five decades.

Tired of the impersonal touch of big box store, at Camera Craft we pride ourself on making sure that our customers receive a personal touch.  All of our staff are knowledgable photographers that are experienced in using the products that we sell.

Not only are we able to able to help you with product information, but as active shoots we are also help to help you with the technical aspects of photography and trouble shot any problems that you might be having getting the perfect image.

We encourage our patrons to bring in samples of your photography to share with us.  Take the time to see the work hanging in our photo only Gallery and Education Centre and see what we are offering in the ways of seminars.

We have seen a lot of new product arriving this week, from the new Nikon D5000 flash to the Fuji Pro 2, as well as a huge selection of new bags.

Come of in and check out our new products, we have a seat saved...