CamBuy Review of the Month Contest

CamBuy Review of the Month

Write a product review for a purchase made on our website (you’ll be invited to do so by email), and you’ll be entered into our Review of the Month contest. The most interesting, eye-opening review will win $50 CamBuy Gift Card. The contest runs every month! Good luck!

Review of the Month Winner - July 2017

July 01/07/17 Scott R. Castlecrag, NSW

Scott's Review of the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G85 Weatherproof Kit

"Why you should buy this over the Sony A6300 or the Canon 80D"
"Having done months of research as to which 4k camera I should buy for video, I narrowed down to the Panasonic G85. A month on and I am so happy I selected this camera for several reasons. First and foremost is price. This camera, two lenses, a tripod and Zoom H1 all cost me $2000 from Cambuy which represents excellent value. The Canon and Sony simply cannot compete in this area. The video quality of the camera is on par with the other two, and also features 5-axis image stabilisation - making hand held recording look stunning. It also has 5 programmable function buttons which make personalising the camera incredibly easy and enjoyable. The ergonomic design and fantastic build quality give you confidence to take this camera anywhere. I also love the fully articulating touch screen which makes vlogging and touch to focus possible. Overall I highly recommend this camera, and can also vouch that Cambuy offer the most competitive prices for it in Australia."

Review of the Month Winner - June 2017

June 03/06/17 Rob F. Strathalbyn, SA

Rob's Review of the Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens with MC-14 1.4x Teleconverter

"Zuiko digital ED 40-150mm f2.8 PRO lens to “die for”
I’ve shot Canon for quite a few years, and always thought the cameras and lenses were pretty special. Late last year I decided that the gear weight and bulk was getting to be intrusive in any of my trips (long and short), and started to take note of some of the Olympus macro images that were being posted.
Their quality was enough to cause me to invest in an Olympus PEN-F and an E-M1 Mk1. First lens was the 60mm macro, then a 12-150, followed by 7-14 f/2.8 PRO and 12-40 f/2.8 PRO. But I was also lusting after a 40-150 f/2.8 PRO! I jumped in the deep end and purchased the lens when it was offered with a 1.4 converter thrown in - FF equivalent was then 420mm. Not as long as my Tamron 150-600, but wow! - the focus speed, and definition is outstanding. I shot my grandson’s soccer match without the 1.4 as this made the combo a bit long, however the ability to focus at a moment’s notice was great. Many keepers from that session! Then 2 days ago, I shot my first video of a presentation to a meeting in fairly low light conditions. Shot at f/3.5 to help the DOF a bit, and ISO 1600. I was about 10 meters from the presenter, and could zoom in to a head and shoulders, easily resolving all the facial hair and wrinkles. This lens is going to see a lot of work! Build quality is top notch, and the sliding lens hood really finished it off. I never shoot without one.
My final advice is…. if you are shooting Micro 4/3 - you need one of these beauties!"

Review of the Month Winner - May 2017

May 06/05/17 Haydn W. Surry Hills, NSW

Haydn's Review of the Lowepro Slingshot Edge 250 AW Sling Bag

"Having been the owner of a Lowepro Slingshot 102 and 202 sling bag for quite a number of years, naturally I was excited to see that there was an update to the design.

The original bags are tough and survived many an overseas trip and the new Edge looks just as sturdy if not tougher. This will be my new go to carry-on for flights as the larger top section is big enough to hold a pair of headphones plus a light sweatshirt... not to mention the great edition of a tablet pouch.

Despite seeming to fit more in, the profile of the bag is actually slimmer than the old one. It's slightly wider but I don't mind as I always felt the old design was too narrow anyways. This bag is perfect for mirrorless owners as you will easily fit two bodies plus a couple of lenses with out a problem. This thing is like the Tardis!

Another great but small addition is the elasticised drink pouch on the side. I don't know about you, but I like to carry around a bottle of water with me when I'm shooting. There's nothing worse when you have to put a drink/water bottle inside your camera bag with your gear so this outside pocket is a real blessing.

I would definitely recommend this bag to anyone wanting a stylish, comfortable, go anywhere camera bag."

Previous Gift Card Giveaway Winners

April 03/04/17
Ben F.
Clifton Hill, VIC
March 04/03/17 Andrew M. Hawthorn East, VIC
February 04/02/17 Allan C. North Lakes, QLD
January 07/01/17 Robert G. Cranebrook, NSW





December 03/12/16 Richard A. Mona Vale, NSW
November 05/11/16 Allan C. North Lakes, QLD
October 08/10/16 Jane N. Roselands, NSW
September 07/09/16 Nicoletta Z. Berkeley Vale, NSW
August 06/08/16 John P. Long Jetty, NSW
July 02/07/16 Charlie B. Belmore, NSW
June 04/06/16 Shuangming D. Yarralumla, ACT





December 05/12/15 Diane H. Cooma, NSW
November 09/11/15 Adrian F. Terrigal, NSW
October 03/10/15 Gary B. Samson, WA
September 07/09/15 Matt E. Botany, NSW
August 07/08/15 Yuan F. Box Hill, VIC
July 04/07/15 Garry R. Burton, SA
June 04/06/15 Roger B. Beecroft, NSW
May 06/05/15 Justin C. Darlinghurst, NSW
April 07/04/15 Fred E. Orange, NS


Terms & Conditions

1. The promoter of this Competition is CamBuy Camera Store (CamBuy), 187 Maroubra Road, Maroubra, NSW, 2035. TEL: (02) 8322 3866. ABN: 58 328 560 742.

2. An eligible person for the Competition is a person who is 18 years of age or over, and who completes and submits a meaningful review for a product they bought at (, excluding all in-store purchases. An eligible person will receive one entry for every eligible review.

3. Employers, employees and immediate families of employers and employees of CamBuy, and the associated companies and agencies of CamBuy are ineligible to enter. ‘Immediate families’ means spouse, defacto spouse, parent, natural or adopted child, and sibling, whether natural or adopted by a parent.

4. The Competition commences at 12:00 on the first day of every month and concludes at 23:59 on the last day of the month (Sydney Time). The Promotional Period runs from 1st of May 2016 to 30th April 2017.

5. The Competition winner will be determined by the CamBuy staff members at 14:00 on the first Saturday of the following month at CamBuy Camera Store, 187 Maroubra Road, Maroubra, NSW, 2035. For example, the May Competition starts at 12:00 1st May 2016, ends at 23:59 31st May 2016, and the Draw takes place at 14:00 4th June 2016. CamBuy reserves the right to select two additional reserve entries in case an invalid or ineligible entry is chosen. The winner need not be present at the draw.

6. The winner will receive a prize consisting of one $50 CamBuy Gift Card, value in Australian Dollars. Total prize value for the Promotional Period is $1,200.

7. From the date the winner is determined: they will be notified by email and/or telephone within two business days; their first name, initial letter of last name, suburb and state of address will be published on within two business days; the prize will be sent to them by email within 6 weeks. CamBuy will make every reasonable effort to contact and send the prize to the winner. If unsuccessful after three months, the prize will be awarded to the next entry that was drawn as a reserve.

8. The prize, or any unused portion of the prize, cannot be: exchanged for cash; transferred to another person; substituted; combined with other promotional offers. The prize, or any unused portion of the prize, is: valid for six months from the date it is sent to the winner; usable only at, not in-store; usable in multiple and/or separate purchases; usable in combination with other methods of payment accepted at

9. CamBuy, in its discretion, reserves the right to: substitute the prize with a prize equal to the value, subject to any written directions from a regulatory authority; verify the validity of entries and entrants (including an entrant’s identity, age and place of residence); withdraw an entry if the corresponding purchase made at is, for any reason, amended, incomplete, cancelled, returned or refunded; withdraw an entry if it is incomplete, indecipherable, illegible, programmed (or made by similar methods or agents) or non-compliant with these terms and conditions. Failure by CamBuy to enforce any of its rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights.

10. If for any reason the Competition is not capable of running as planned, whether caused by unauthorised intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other cause beyond CamBuy’s control, CamBuy reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, suspend, terminate or cancel the Competition, subject to any written direction given by a regulatory authority.

11. By entering the Competition the entrant: understands that their name, suburb and state of address may appear on and other third party websites; understands that CamBuy reserves the right to use their name, suburb and state of address for publicity purposes on and other third party websites without payment of any kind to them; understands that they release and indemnify CamBuy from and against all actions, liabilities, penalties, claims or demands they may have against CamBuy or that CamBuy may incur for any loss or damage which they may suffer or sustain as a direct or indirect result of entering or participating in the Competition or winning or failing to win a prize, or using a prize, except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law or which would cause any part of this clause to be void or unenforceable.

12. CamBuy's decision is final and no other correspondence will be entered into.

13. Participation in this Competition is deemed acceptance of these terms and conditions of entry.

14. Authorised under permit number: LTPS/16/03373 (NSW)