Leica S2 Demo Day

This afternoon was the Leica S2 Demonstration Day here at Camera West in Walnut Creek and our good friend and Leica specialist Tom Brichta introduced us to Leica’s new S2 product specialist Ben Ross.

Ben & Tom brought a few S2s for our customers to hold and shoot and see first hand the amazing images this 37.5 megapixel camera produces. We tethered one of the cameras to our 27 inch iMac so everyone could see the results as they were shooting. Everyone enjoyed cropping into each image and seeing amazing clarity, unmatched by any other digital camera out there.

For those of you who could not join us today, no worries. We usually have an S2 here at Camera West and would love to put one in your hands.

It’s not often – if ever – that you get to see four S2s sitting on a counter so we had to take a photo!

Art & landscape photographer Dianne Tanaka takes a photo as Leica S2 product specialist Ben Ross looks on.
We tethered one of the S2s to our 27 inch iMac to show customers the fine detail that comes with each S2 image.

Photojournalist & good friend of Camera West Steven Foon photographs Hal and Anna Marie Maagdeberg with his Leica  M9.
Looking at some S2 images on the iMac. 

Ben Ross goes over some of the features of the S2 with customer Bo Mathisen (left).

Leica specialist Tom Brichta shares a light moment with customers Dianne Tanaka and Anna Marie Maagdeberg. 

New System from Nikon

Nikon unveiled a new compact system camera tonight called the Nikon 1. The system, which consists of two compact camera bodies, which both use new 10-megapixel sensors in a new Nikon-designed CX-format (13.2x 8.8mm) — is aimed at consumers and prosumers and includes four lenses: a 10mm f/2.8, 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6, and 30-110mm f/3.8-f/5., and 10-100mm f/4.5-5.5 “power zoom” lens.  The J1 will retail at $649 and the V1 at $899. Available next month.
Get the details here : http://www.nikonusa.com/index.page

I See Spiders!

A customer came in yesterday with his Canon 5D Mark II looking a bit troubled. He says to me, “I’ll bet you’ve never seen this before”, as he gets a flashlight out and shines it into the viewfinder of his camera. I figured a cracked eyepiece..wrong.

A spider. A dead spider trapped inside the viewfinder. Can you imagine seeing that each time you compose a photo?

We’re guessing that it was in the camera when it was assembled. Can’t think of any other way it could have found it’s way in there.

Leica S2 Demonstration Day

Don’t miss this opportunity to get a hands on demonstration with Leica’s amazing 37.5 megapixel S2 camera. Leica will have their new S2 specialist here at Camera West in Walnut Creek to answer all of your questions. It will be a great opportunity to shoot with the S2 and see just how beautiful the images are straight out of the camera.
No need to RSVP. Just show up between 1 and 5pm on Wednesday September 21.