Your pet turtle’s first day at the beach or the exact colour of the finger-puppets you tie-dyed to commemorate the arrival of your bongo drums are just some of the things you might want to be able to remember ten years down the line. You could listen to that music that’s supposed to increase your memory or take up a master-class in realistic painting; or you could make sure you’ve got something better than paintbrushes to preserve your memories and get today’s Groupon: R100 to spend towards anything the SAcamera Superstore for R25.
It’s true that every cellphone, laptop and advanced pen has a camera built in these days, which are fine for snapping a picture of your friend trying to squeeze himself into the kiddies rides at the grocery store or a picture of your lunch. The only downside is, if your subject so much as twitches, breathes or blinks, your photo comes out looking more like abstract art than a realistic snapshot. With a wide range of equipment and a convenient CBD store, SAcamera Superstore offers everything you need to fill up your social network, photo-frames or website portfolio with front-cover worthy photos. An Elinchrom compact flash unit to light up the dark spaces or a Sigma macro lens so you can photographically document the difference between the condensation on full-cream and low-fat milk, there is something for snapshot supporters and devotees alike. With a full, active lighting studio on display, you can even try out the equipment before you buy it.
Even if you’re not interested in saving up for a Manfrotto
to keep you stable on even the most wibbly linoleum, or your very own Canon
photo printer, there are still Lomography cameras, lenses and a whole bunch of
other things that could make photography die-hards twitch with glee.
Forgetting about all the photography equipment they stock, SAcamera is probably the place all technophiles go when they dream, with everything from laptops to binoculars, memory cards and night-vision equipment all under one conveniently and centrally located roof. With the country’s first Leica showroom and a store right in the heart of the Cape Town CBD, today’s Groupon gives snapshotters from all over the chance to enjoy that fresh-technology smell.
Photo Fact: The most expensive photograph ever to be put on auction was a canvas print of Hulio Revearja’s ‘The Mall’ taken in 1976.