Announcing: The new Canon 5D Mark IV and L-Series Lenses

Canon has announced the new 5D Mark IV DSLR. Superb image quality is achieved with Canon’s all-new 30.4 Megapixel full-frame sensor, and highly-detailed 4K video is captured with ease. Focus accuracy has been improved with a refined 61-point AF system and Canon’s revolutionary Dual Pixel CMOS AF for quick, smooth AF for both video and Live View shooting. The Mark IV includes Canon’s DIGIC 6+ Image Processor, which provides continuous shooting at up to 7.0 fps. Built-in Wi-Fi, GPS, and an easy-to-navigate touch-panel LCD allows for clear views of photos and settings. The improved weather sealing is a big improvement on the body as well. An ISO of 100-32,000 and is expandable to 50-102,400. Canon is slated to start shipping the new 5D Mark IV this September and priced at $3,499.

Canon has also announced two new EF L-series lenses to their line up. First off, the EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L III USM Ultra-Wide zoom lens with improved durability, dust, and water resistant. The price for the 16-35mm is $2,199 and an estimated ship date of October.

A  new standard zoom lens has also been announced, the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM. Some new perks is an improved four-stop image stabilization and flare and ghost reduction. The price for this lens is $1,099 and will be available in October.

If you would like to preorder the new Canon 5D Mark IV, EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L III USM Ultra-Wide zoom or the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM, stop by either location or call Walnut Creek at 925-936-1424 or Rancho Mirage at 760-992-5422.

Free Event- Nacio Jan Brown: The Rag Theater Project and Other Work

Join Camera West and 1960′s “underground” press photographer Nacio Jan Brown as he explores the images and their stories from his book “Rag Theater, The 2400 block of Telegraph Avenue, 1969-1973.”

Brown photographed virtually all of the major anti-war and social protest activities in the San Francisco in the San Francisco Bay Area beginning  in the mid-1960′s. His work has appeared in many books, magazines, and newspapers worldwide, including art historian Peter Selz’s book, The Art of Engagement: Visual Politics of California and Beyond. 

This free event is on Thursday, September 15, from 6:30-8:30p.m. Space is limited, contact amy@camerawest.com or call Camera West Walnut Creek directly at 925-935-1424.

Exhibit Opening: Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

The announcement below is from our customer and friend, Jason Bradley.  Look for more Light Room events at Camera West Walnut Creek from Jason in the near future.

“I’m proud to announce an exhibit of my work titled California at the Waters Edge at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History.  Please come join opening night festivities at the museum on Friday evening, September 2nd, from 5:00-8:00 p.m.The show provides a rare view of California’s coastal habitats above and below the ocean’s surface exploring kelp forests, the deep canyons of Monterey Bay, salmon in tributaries of the Sacramento River, sharks and manta rays of Baja California, and California’s majestic coasts.  Don’t miss this glimpse into the hidden nature that’s found at the water’s edge.”

Thank you Kim Komenich

Thank you to Kim Komenich and everyone who came out to Camera West Walnut Creek last week to hear Kim’s discussion on his work locally and in the Philippines. Kim currently heads the photojournalism sequences in the Department of Journalism at San Francisco State University. His 30-year journey has involved positions as a staff photographer for the Contra Costa Times, San Francisco Examiner, and the San Francisco Chronicle. His work has won him multiple awards and fellowships, including the Pulitzer Prize in 1986 when he was working for the Examiner.

He also shared a trailer of his movie, “Cowboys”. “Cowboys” is the story of the University of Wyoming Cowboys basketball team winning the 1943 NCAA Championship and then going on to beat National Invitational Tournament of champions, St John’s, in the first-ever “World Championship of Amateur Basketball”. 

To check out Kim’s website: www.kimkom.com

Paul Kitagaki- On assignment in Rio

Today wraps up our final blog post featuring Paul Kitagaki Jr’s Rio Olympic posts. Paul is currently in Rio in conjunction with Zuma Press and Corbis Images for the summer Olympic games. Camera West is honored to feature his exclusive photos over the course of the of the summer games. Thank you, Paul for sharing your photos and Olympic experience with us.

Decathlon gold medal winner Ashton Eaton (USA) celebrates during the medal ceremony at Olympic Stadium during the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics games.

Gold medal winner Ekaterini Stefanidi (GRE) tries to clear 4.90m in the Women’s Vault final at Olympic Stadium during the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics games.

Usain Bolt (JAM) takes the baton from Nickel Ashmeade (JAM) in the winning the gold medal Men’s 4×100 Finals at Olympic Stadium during the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics games.

Xan de Waard (NED) #3 scores on goalkeeper Maddie Hinch (GBR) in the Great Britain vs The Netherlands Women’s Field Hockey gold medal match at the Olympic Hockey Centre during the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics games. England won over Holland in a shootout 2-0 and tied 3-3 in regulation.

The Great Britain team celebrate their gold medal win over The Netherlands in the Women’s Field Hockey gold medal match at the Olympic Hockey Centre during the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics games. England won over Holland in a shootout 2-0 and tied 3-3 in regulation.

Claressa Maria Shields (USA) lands punch to Nouchka Fontijn (NED) in the Women’s Boxing (69-75KG) Gold medal bout at Riocentro during the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics games. Claressa Maria Shields (USA) won the gold medal.

Claressa Maria Shields (USA) celebrates her gold medal victory.


Mariene de Castro sings during the extinguishing of the Olympic Flame during the Olympic closing ceremony at Maracana Stadium during the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics games.

Fireworks explode over the stadium during the Olympic closing ceremony at Maracana Stadium during the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics games.