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1 0:00 to 6:00

TUESDAY THRU FRIDAY

NOON TO 5:00 SATURDAYS

CLOSED SUNDAY AND MONDAY


AFTER HOURS

SERVICE MAY

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IF NEEDED!

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TO CALL!


703 Grand Avenue                Billings, MT  59101          (406) 671-6640

The wind down has begun. The store is up for sale in preparation for my retirement the end of the year. If it does not find a new owner by then, the last day of business will be on Saturday, December 21st.

I sincerely wish to express my deepest appreciation to all of those that have supported my small store all these years. (My story and full info can be read on the "About" page of this website.) Anyone who might be seriously interested in continuing this business please feel free to contact me anytime at the store or even after hours.

Thank you all!

Check out our rental rates

 

now listed on the Equipment page!

QUICK TIP OF THE WEEK!

BABY ITS COLD OUTSIDE!!! (Did I not take this info down for the summer? Oh well, it IS Montana! )

Cold weather (-32 here the other night) presents a myriad of problems for photographers. One of the biggest concerns is the abundance of condensation that forms on cold photographic gear when brought into a warm house after being outside shooting for awhile. Do NOT be fooled! This heavy condensation can wreak havoc with the electronics inside your camera as well as your lens. Some suggest placing your gear inside a ziplock bag for protection until it warms up, this actually works so long as the bag is WELL sealed and you have pressed out as much of the cold air as possible before sealing it. I personally use Tundra cases which have atmospheric sealing and all my gear will fit inside, well protected. Just be sure to not open the case or the bag for at least an hour so as to give the gear the time it needs to properly acclimate before being directly exposed to the interiors warm air.

The solution I use MOST of the time, as I am usually going to be going back out the next day and don't want to repeat the warm-up process daily, is to leave my gear out in the vehicle and only bring it my batteries and memory cards. That way the gear is ready for shooting any time I need it. Warm batteries are your friend, keep a spare in your pocket and change them out every hour or so to assure your gear has the power it needs to work properly.