New! Peak Design Bags and accessories

The long awaited Peak Design bags are officially here! We are also carrying several styles of straps as well. The Everyday Messenger bag comes in two different sizes, the 13 and 15 as well as colors, heritage tan and charcoal. We also have the smaller The Field Pouch available, perfect for accessory storage.

  • The Everyday Messenger 15 exterior dimensions are 43cm (17″) x 30cm (12″) x 18cm (7″) and weighs 2.5lbs.
  • The Everyday Messenger 13 exterior dimentions are 38cm (15″) x 27cm (11″) x 12cm (5″) and weighs in at 2.2lbs.
  • The Field Pouch is 10.25 in (26 cm) x 5.4 in (14 cm) x .5 in (1 cm) and is 5.5 oz.

We are carrying various Peak Design straps as well. If you are interested in any of these items, please stop by or call us at the Walnut Creek store at (925) 935-1424 or Rancho Mirage at (760) 992-5422.

Olympus News: OM-D E-M1 Mark II, PEN E-PL8, M.ZUIKO ED 12-100MM F4.0 and more!

Introducing the OM-D E-M1 Mark II, an advanced system of innovative technology and features designed to forever change your photography. Up to 18 frames per second sequential shooting with precision C-AF Tracking. 121 Cross-Type On-Chip Phase Detection AF points. Up to 5.5 shutter speed steps of compensation with powerful in-body image stabilization. Plus a 50MP High-Res Shot Mode. It’s all enclosed in a magnesium alloy weatherproof body that weighs a mere 600 grams. Paired with the superior resolution of M.Zuiko PRO lenses, the E-M1 Mark II will deliver brilliant imagery that’s coveted by professionals everywhere. Stay tuned for an official release date.

 

When you see the Olympus PEN E-PL8, you can’t resist the urge to pick it up and hold it. With its sleek contemporary design, it looks more like a beautiful accessory and less like a traditional camera. Premium materials and finishes add to the luxurious appearance and feel. The compact PEN E-PL8 fits into a handbag and is ready anytime you need spectacular photos or videos – you’ll be an instant hit on your social newsfeeds. The flip touchscreen monitor provides easy operation, and the powerful in-camera creativity tools let you express your individual style. It doesn’t just take great pictures. It makes an impression. We are now accepting pre-orders for the PEN E-PL8. 

The M. Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm f4.0 IS PRO lens is in a class by itself. It’s the only professional high magnification zoom to cover a 35mm equivalent 24-200mm focal range all on its own. This Micro Four Thirds lens features premium construction and superior glass to provide spectacular optical performance. Capture images with razor sharpness thanks to 5-Axis Sync IS, the world’s most powerful image stabilization system. Every inch of this lens is PRO: weatherproof construction, fast auto focusing and effortless control. Its broad focal length lets you shoot portraits, wide-angle, landscapes, and macro. One lens. Unprecedented versatility.

The M.Zuiko Digital ED 25mm f1.2 PRO is one of the most versatile high-performing prime lenses ever manufactured. With its superior optical design, you’ll take stunning portraits, richly-detailed landscape shots, and high-quality everyday photography. It’s an ideal lens for creating images with beautifully defocused backgrounds and bokeh. You’ll also find professional features like Olympus’ most advanced lens coating, lightning fast high-precision AF, and convenient controls to ensure every shot is an amazing shot.

Start shooting from a new perspective. With the M. Zuiko Digital ED 30mm f3.5 Macro lens, you’ll have the imaging power to capture exquisite detail with exceptional clarity. Thanks to the best-in-class maximum magnification of 2.5x (35mm equivalent) both novice and pro photographers can easily capture the details of a delicate flower or the ornate metalwork on a piece of jewelry — anything that’s small— and create distinctive, impactful images. It’s compact to fit in your pocket and lightweight so you can travel anywhere. Best of all, the M.Zuiko 30mm Macro gives you the versatility to shoot portraits or even everyday snapshots. It’s the one lens that belongs in everyone’s camera bag.

The high-intensity FL-900R boasts a guide number of 58 meters (at ISO 100) and covers a wide range of focal lengths with an electronic zoom head. A built-in wide panel enables you to use wider focal length lenses and have perfect coverage, and a catchlight panel illuminates your portrait subjects’ eyes effortlessly. This new flash will be shipping next month, to pre-order give us a call.

We are now accepting pre-orders for all of these new fantastic Olympus products. Please stop by or call us at the Walnut Creek store at (925) 935-1424 or Rancho Mirage at (760) 992-5422.

New: Limited Edition Leica M-P Titanium Set

With the M9 Leica launched a very limited, and now very sought after titanium set. Now they have launched a limited edition M-P set with only 333 made worldwide. This set will include not only the M-P body, but a Titanium 50mm APO-Summicron-M as well as a Titanium 28mm Summicron-M ASPH. This is a beautiful collector’s piece that serves as a landmark in the history of the Leica M. These are very limited in quantity. If you are interested in reserving one of these cameras we have made them available for purchase until our allocation runs out.

Back view of the M-P Titanium.

Titanium 50mm APO-Summicron-M

Titanium 28mm APO-Summicron-M

We are now accepting pre-orders this very limited edition set. Please stop by or call us at the Walnut Creek store at (925) 935-1424 or Rancho Mirage at (760) 992-5422.

New: Zeiss Loxia 2.8/21 for Sony a7

Zeiss has introduced a new super wide angle lens. Zeiss Loxia 2.8/21 offers outstanding image performance- across the entire image field of a full-frame sensor. This lens is fantastic for shooting architecture, landscape or also three-dimensional subjects in close-up against a spacious background. This focal length with its large image angle is an excellent addition to the Loxia lens family. It is an absolute must for wide-angle fans who want to capture even the smallest of details of a special moment in a photo or on film.

ZEISS Loxia lenses were specifically designed for Sony α7 cameras. This means that they can make the most of the mirrorless, full frame system, while giving you all the creative possibilities of ‘classic’ photography with manual focus at the same time.

And that’s not all: ZEISS Loxia lenses also provide everything you need to shoot high-quality video, such as the unique DeClick feature for smooth adjustment of the aperture, for example.

Sony a7R II, ZEISS Loxia 2.8/21 © Brian Matiash

We are now accepting pre-orders for both items. Please stop by or call us at the Walnut Creek store at (925) 935-1424 or Rancho Mirage at (760) 992-5422.

New! Hasselblad X1D-50c 4116 Collection and XCD 30mm Lens

X1D ‘4116 edition’ – the next phase of the world’s first compact mirrorless medium format camera.

Following a hugely successful launch in June, the X1D has proved to be a game-changer in the world of photography. Weighing less than half that of a conventional digital medium format camera, the X1D is ergonomic and compact, offering a handling experience unlike any other. The X1D is a trusted partner and ideal travel companion. The X1D ‘4116 edition’ is a special all-black compact mirrorless digital medium format camera with an extended warranty, XCD 45mm lens, shoulder strap, leather hand strap, all in a unique ‘4116 edition’ box. (Available end of October)

The XCD lens is part of a new family of dedicated auto focus lenses, developed to support optical quality and portability, offering a wide range of shutter speeds and full flash synchronization up to 1/2000 sec. Hasselblad can now offer the following XCD lenses: 30mm, 45mm, and 90mm – in addition to all 12 HC/HCD lenses. (Available early November).

We are now accepting pre-orders for both items. Please stop by or call us at the Walnut Creek store at (925) 935-1424 or  Rancho Mirage at (760) 992-5422.