Juan Zambrano Presentation

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Juan Zambrano presentation last night at Camera West in Walnut Creek. And a special thank you to Juan for sharing his jaw dropping images.

We saw a wide variety of photos from fashion to product and each and every one showed Juan’s unique vision and his unparalleled eye for detail.

Since 2003, Zambrano has established a reputation for flawless creations in global campaigns for Fortune 500 companies, fashion editorials and commercial work. His images and retouching work have appeared in such publications as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, GQ and Elle.

To see more of Juan’s work, please visit his website at http://www.paraeso.com.


New from Fujifilm : The X30

The Fujifilm X30 is a stylish, premium compact camera with class-leading functionality, superb design, enhanced battery performance and unrivalled image quality. This large-sensor premium compact has evolved from the best-selling X20 camera. In addition to its high quality 2/3-inch X-TransTM CMOS II sensor, the X30 features an impressive real-time viewfinder, EXR Processor II and a new control ring along with extra dials and function buttons for more control. Tilting 3.0-inch 920K-dot LCD monitor, improved battery performance, remote WiFi shooting from your smartphone and a variety of manual functions make shooting with the X30 a true pleasure.

Available in black and silver for $599.95

Shipping end of September, early October. Pre-order yours today.

Leica Announces S-System Major Firmware Updates

Leica Camera has announced a new firmware update will be available for the Leica S (Typ 006), Leica S2/S2-P and all S-lenses. The new firmwares will maximize the performance of the S-System.

For the Leica S (Typ 006), the new firmware, version will provide the following:

  • AF Performance: major improvements in focus speed, responsiveness, smoothness & precision with the newly developed AF algorithms and AF drive control
  • Predictive AF: improved predictive object tracking in AF Continuous
  • Mode GPS Precision: Global Positioning System coordinated will only be stored in image data if last signal update is not older than 5 minutes unlike the former firmware where it is stored for 24 hours
  • Support the new Leica Summicron-S 1:2/100 ASPH
  • Support the new lens firmware of all S-lenses

For the Leica S2 & S2-P, the new firmware, version will provide the following:

  • Supports the new Leica Summicron-S 1:2/100 ASPH
  • Supports thew new lens firmware of all S-lenses

For the Leica S-lenses, the new firmware, LLF018 will ensure S-lenses are compatible with the new firmware updates in the Leica S (Typ 006) and the Leica S/S2-P to achieve the maximum performance from the S-System

Registered owners can download the firmwares from the Owners’ Area starting September 16, 2014.