Size Matters with Sensors

Sensor size comparison : compact, APS-C and a full frame

Idan Shechter has launched a new website for photographers who understand sizes better through visual comparisons than through specs and figures. Sensor Size is a website that offers quick visual comparisons of sensors found in popular digital cameras. Select the cameras you want to check out from a couple of drop-down menus, and the sensors are displayed in relative sizes next to each other. You can also stack the images or display them in a 3D overlay for a better view.



New FujiFilm Catalog

Fujifilm has published a brochure with photos and details about new lenses and accessories for their X-Pro1 digital rangefinder. Included in the brochure are three hot shoe flashes, a protective filter, an accessory grip and a leather case. The brochure includes new details about the forthcoming 14mm f/2.8 prime (21mm equivalent) and 18-55mm f/2.8-4 XF zoom (27-84mm equivalent), both scheduled to be available this fall. There’s also an M-mount adapter for the X-Pro1 and a list of compatible Leica, Zeiss and Voigtlander lenses.

Download the pdf brochure here.

Leica S-Adapter H Demo

Please join us at Camera West in Walnut Creek as we welcome Tom Brichta and Ben Ross of Leica as they demonstrate the new Leica Hasselblad H to Leica S adapter.


This adapter allows the portfolio of Hasselblad H- system lenses to be mounted onto a Leica S2 camera body with all lens functions, such as autofocus, central shutter control and automatic diaphragm, retained. The smart electronics of the adapter facilitate the complete integration of the lenses into the Leica S-System.


Camera West in Walnut Creek
Thursday, July 26
10:30am – 3:30pm


New Firmware Update for the Olympus OM-D E-M5

Olympus announced today the release of firmware Version 1.2 for the OM-D E-M5 which offers the following improvements:

  • Improved sleep recovery operation
  • AF target indication when using C-AF+TR while shooting sequential images using Sequential L setting
  • Added function to automatically move focus to the following zoom positions when underwater macro mode or underwater wide mode is selected. (Only when M. ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50 mm F3.5-6.3 EZ is attached) 
- Underwater wide mode: Wide setting 
- Underwater macro mode: Telephoto setting

There are two options for updating the firmware. Simply launch the included Olympus camera software and connect the camera via USB cable to an internet connected computer. Choose the Update function from the Camera menu in the software to apply the update or download the software updater from the Olympus support website.