Shipping Date for the Canon EOS 1Dx

Canon announced today that June 20 stands as the official release date for the long over due 18-megapixel EOS-1D X. A Canon U.S. representative said that “the EOS-1D X cameras will be arriving in mid-June to select dealers in small quantities and increase gradually over time. They will be here in time for the Olympics and will be available.”

Join Us for a Camera West Photo Walk

We are pleased to announce that Michael from our Camera West Walnut Creek staff will lead a series of monthly photo walks. Each month, we will pick a different theme, subject or location. These walks will take place in the bay area and last one or two hours.

The July Photo Walk will take us to San Francisco where we will photograph the rising full moon over the City. On Tuesday, July 3rd, conditions should be perfect as the moonrise is the same time as the sunset. This gives us the ability to capture detail in both the full moon and the cityscape. Michael will be on hand to help with proper exposure and tips on using your tripod effectively.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to get a beautiful full moon photo rising above the iconic San Francisco skyline.

Cost : $25.00

Call or email Michael at Camera West Walnut Creek for more info or to sign up.

A Call for Self Portraits from Leica

Leica is working on a special book project and you have a chance to be featured in it!

They are calling for Leica photographers to submit self-portraits featuring any model of a Leica camera in the image. Submissions will be accepted between June 11 – June 14 to their dedicated group on Flickr. Thirty-six Leica self-portraits will then be selected to be featured in a special jubilee book. 

Photographers will be notified through Flickr if their image is selected for the book. The 36 photographers whose images are selected for the book will receive a print from the book too.

To enter, follow the details on their Flickr site.