Estec Photo Club

The Photo Club purchases equipment which can either loaned out or used on the premises at ESCAPE. We obtain equipment which the non-professional photographer may not consider purchasing for himself because of their limited use, high cost, or both. In this way we hope to encourage club photographers to experiment and thus develop their photographic skills.

On this page you'll find an overview of what we offer. In the password-protected section of the website, members will find complete detailed listings and instructions for loaning equipment.  To login, go to the login page. (Forgot your password?) Once you log in, you'll see additional items listed under the Members menu item, including the full equipment listings.

The Photo Club has a fully equipped darkroom for both colour and monochrome film development and printing.
Three enlargers are available:
  • a Durst M670BW for printing of 35mm, 6x4.5cm and 6x6cm medium format negatives, B&W
  • a Krokus colour enlarger for 35mm and medium format up to 6x9cm, colour
  • a Durst Laborator 138S for all film formats up to 13x18cm large format, B&W

Development tanks for 35mm, medium format and large format films are also available.

The Photo Club has various sets, ranging from APS-C to medium format cameras:
  • Hasselblad H3D31 + 80mm 2.8 lens (medium format)
  • Nikon D810 (full frame)
  • Nikon D7000 (APS-C)
  • Nikon D90 (APS-C)
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark I (full frame)
  • Two 35mm analogue systems: Nikon F 501 and Nikkormat FTn
  • Hasselblad 500C/M with 80mm 2.8 and 150mm 4.0 lenses (analog 6x6)

We also have a collection of lenses, including Nikkor, Sigma (for Nikon), Canon EOS, and Samyang.

A range of scanners are available:
  • In our space at ESCAPE, the Club has a computer with a EPSON V700 scanner for making high-quality digital scans of 35mm, medium format, and large format negatives or prints.
  • Nikon Coolscan LS5000ED (semi-professional 35mm film scanner) with film and slide feeders
  • Nikon Coolscan LSIV (35mm film scanner) with automatic film feeder and single slide feeder
  • Minolta DImage IV (35mm film scanner)
Members can use the Nikon and Minoltas at home.
In addition, we have a collection of equipment including a range of screen calibrators, slide projectors, etc.
Studio flash system, backdrops, stands, tripods etc.
Repro stand, table top studio, etc.