Announcing: The Leica Collection by ONA

Ona and Leica have teamed up to for some very special edition Ona Leica bags! The Leica Collection by ONA will debut in November and will feature nineteen bag styles, our popular messenger bag styles with Leica’s signature red. 

The collection is a reflection of both ONA and Leica’s commitment to excellence in product design and craftsmanship. Each bag is handcrafted with the finest materials, including full-grain leather, solid brass hardware, and premium waxed canvas. “Having developed a strong relationship with Leica through the years, we are thrilled to be partnering on a broader scale with the development of this new collection,” says Garry Thaniel, ONA’s Chief Executive Officer. “Leica is a brand that has inspired generations of discerning photographers; we are honored to develop products that complement the Leica photographer’s style while providing top-notch protection for their gear.”

“ONA has developed a reputation among professional and recreational photographers alike for creating high-quality accessories that are both stylish and utilitarian,” says Stefan Daniel, Global Director Business Unit Photo, Leica Camera. “We first collaborated with ONA two years ago with the Berlin messenger bag, celebrating 100 years of Leica photography, and today we are delighted to announce an entire collection of handcrafted bags and accessories for our customers.”

Stop by our locations or give us a call for more information. Camera West Walnut Creek (925) 935-1424 or Rancho Mirage (760) 992-5422.

Jason Bradley: Advanced Lightroom Workshop Class, October 29th

Developing A Vision:

Join Camera West Walnut Creek for a special workshop with Jason Bradley, author of the new book Creative Workflow in Lightroom, published by Focal Press.  This is a full day event on Saturday, October 29th, from 9:30AM to 4:00PM.  The cost of the event is $149, and spaces are limited, so call the Camera West Walnut Creek at (925) 935-1424 to speak with a staff member to reserve your spot today.

The Creative Foundation: Managing your body work with the Library Module

Managing your work: Importing your archive, organizing your files, backing up and protecting your work, editing, and keyboarding. Creating collections is often viewed as a challenging part of Lightroom and modern digital photography.  Jason will help you create a streamlined workflow that will help you understand and master all of these important pieces to organizing your Library.  Bring your computers for this one, there will be walkthroughs. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us  (925) 935-1424 .

Photography by Emily Kiyomi and Eric Nomburg at Woody’s Cafe

Emily Kiyomi of Camera West Walnut Creek, photography will be featured at Woody’s Cafe in Oakland. From October 10th – December 10th. Come visit Woody’s Cafe for their wonderfully reviewed coffees, drinks, and sandwiches and view photography from around the world!

Woody’s Cafe is one mile away from Grand Lake Theater and across the street from the old Parkway Theater. Come to your neighborhood coffee shop to enjoy some beautiful photography!

Featuring numerous photographic works by Emily Kiyomi and Eric Nomburg. Please RSVP to show your support and let us know when you attend!

Emily Kiyomi: Photographer

Woody’s Cafe:

FujiFilm: Firmware update X-Pro2 Version 2.0

1) Prepare the necessities for the firmware update.

  • A camera to be updated
  • Make sure your battery is fully charged.
  • A formatted memory card
  • The firmware(to be downloaded from this site.)

2) Firmware version checking procedure

  • 1. Turn off the camera and put the card in it.
  • 2. Turn the camera on pressing “DISP/BACK” button to check the current firmware version.(It is ver.1.00 in the picture below.)

3) Prepare the formatted memory card.

A formatted memory card is required for the firmware update. If the card is formatted, all the files including protected files in the card will be erased. If you need the files, copy them to a PC etc. before formatting the card.

  • Turn on the camera.
  • Press “MENU/OK” button and select “FORMAT” in the SET-UP menu.
  • Press the selector button(up) to select “OK” and press the “MENU/OK” button.Then, the format will start.

  • Turn the camera off after the format is completed.

4) Download the firmware and copy it to the card.

  • Put the formatted memory card to a card reader slot of your PC / Mac.
  • Download the firmware “FWUP00##.DAT” for the camera.
    • “##(figures)” in the “FWUP00##.DAT” varies depending on models. The file name is “FPUPDATE.DAT” in case of X-Pro1.
    • Click “I Agree-Begin Download” after you have read “License Agreement” to proceed to the download page.
    • Check if there is no file with the same name in a destination of the firmware to save. If there is a file with the same name, a browser can automatically change the name of the firmware and a camera cannot recognize the firmware correctly.
    • If you don’t know the steps to save the firmware, refer to the steps below.
    • Procedure for Firmware Download on Windows OS
    • Procedure for Firmware Download on Mac OS
  • Copy the downloaded file to the card.
  • Take the card from the card reader slot after the copy is completed and put into the camera.
5) Put the card with the firmware in the camera and update it.


Update from Nikon, these cameras will be shipping out in start of the new year! 

Nikon is rolling out three new DL series of premium compact cameras. Each with a large 1-inch sensor, excellent NIKKOR ED lens technology, and 4K UHD video. The DL 18-50 has 20.8MP, a quick 24-85mm lens, high-speed shooting up to 20 fps, various video options such as time-lapse, and slow motion. SnapBridge integration for real-time wireless imaging sharing. The DL 18-50 will retail for $849.

 The DL 24-85 has an impressive 20.8MP backside illumination CMOS sensor and fast 24.85mm premium NIKKOR ED glass. Like the DL 18-55, this too can shoot at 20 fps, 4K video and SnapBridge sharing. The DL 24-85 will retail for $649.

 Traveling this year? The DL 24-500 is the perfect go-to travel camera. With an impressive zoom 24-500mm, you’ll be sure to capture your moments near and far. It will retail for $999.