New Hasselblad Lunar Shipping

Swedish tradition, Italian design…come to Camera West  and check out the very unique one-of-a-kind Hasselblad Lunar, a 24.3 megapixel mirrorless camera utilizing Sony’s E-Mount.

Swedish camera manufacturer Hasselblad is finally shipping the Lunar after it was announced at Photokina last year. The camera comes with your choice of grips: black or brown leather, carbon fiber, and wood: mahogany or olive, to be precise. The Lunar includes an 18-55mm lens and is priced at $6995.

Canon EOS M – Faster Auto Focus Thru Firmware

Canon today announced enhancements to the EOS M Compact System Camera with a firmware upgrade to improve the AF performance.

The firmware according to Canon will boost the One Shot AF up to 2.3x faster. The new firmware delivers improved performance as a result of a reworked AF Drive Control System and Canon encourages all existing users of the EOS M to download the new firmware version 2 once it becomes available at the end of June 20132.

New Canon EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM

Canon expanded its range of EF-M lenses with the introduction of the new EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM. Designed for Canon’s Compact System Camera, the EOS M, this is Canon’s first ultra wide-angle EF lens to feature an Optical Image Stabilizer. Offering a versatile wide-angle zoom range, first-class optical performance, and a new retractable design, the EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM is the perfect addition for EOS M users who wish to capture their passion for landscapes and architecture.

EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM – key features:

  • Ultra-wide 11-22mm EF-M zoom lens
  • Compact, retractable lens design
  • Smooth, quiet STM focusing in movies
  • Dynamic IS for steady movies
  • 3-stop optical Image Stabilizer
  • High image quality
  • 0.15m minimum focusing distance
  • Manual focus ring

New Firmware for Leica M Monochrom

There is a new update for the Leica M Monochrom that will improve performance of the camera. The following changes have been implemented:

  • Bugfix to improve stability in “Discreet” Mode
  • Linguistic improvements in French, Italian
  • Improved stability when the camera is connected to USB

The firmware & installation instruction can be found on the M Monochrom webpage under “UPDATES.”