The Beauty of the Zeiss Apo-Sonnar T* 2/200mm

We recently acquired a rather rare lens at our Rancho Mirage store. The Zeiss Apo-Sonnar T* 2/200mm stands out among the crowd, and to date, puts to shame some of the more popular, current model, long range, wide open, fixed focal length lenses on the market.

Built with Zeiss’s ultra low dispersion glass, the 2/200mm does not suffer from the normal chromatic aberration that plagues most of its modern day predecessors.

Also, Zeiss used a higher than normal amount of aperture blades that allow for the 2/200mm to have a more circular aperture, thus creating a more appealing out of focus area.


The Apo-Sonnar T* 2/200mm has a sliding lens hood and a screw on lens cap. It also features internal focusing keeping the length of the lens the same while focusing. Our Apo-Sonnar T* 2/200mm comes in mint condition with a burgundy and brass carrying case, original manual, warranty card and retail box.

For information concerning this lens. Please email or call us. Price: $4995.00

Gearing Up for Joshua Tree

Photo by Jason Bradley

Our good friend Jason Bradley was just recently published in the Outdoor Photographer Magazine blog about our upcoming workshop at Joshua Tree National Park. Check it out here :

There are just a couple spots left if you want to join us for this amazing chance to learn and shoot in the field with a great instructor and in one California’s most picturesque landscapes. Call us now at Camera West to reserve your spot!

More info on the workshop here :


A Weekend of Images

Thank you to Jason Bradley and David Butow who presented their work to captive audiences on Friday and Saturday evenings.

As part of our grand opening festivities here at Camera West in Walnut Creek, we invited Jason and David to show us their work and talk to us about their photography. Both Jason and David have very unique and different styles and it was great to see their images and hear about what motivated them as photographers.

Also a big thank you to everyone who came out Friday and Saturday evenings  to join us in the presentations!

You can check out Jason Bradley’s work here :

David Butow :

David Butow showed us images from his "Seeing Buddha" project

Jason Bradley shows the underwater rig he uses to capture his beautiful images.

Camera West Walnut Creek Vendor Weekend

Dan Cuny (left) from ProFoto talks to a customer about the B1 flash system.

As part of our Camera West Walnut Creek Grand Opening festivities, we invited representatives from Leica, Hasseblad, FujiFilm, ProFoto, Broncolor, Hoodman, Novoflex, Billingham, among others to bring their latest products. Customers had the rare opportunity to see the latest gear and talk to the experts, all here at Camera West.

If you missed us today, no worries – we are holding another vendor day tomorrow, so stop by and see us!

FujiFilm representative Louis Navarro (right) and brought the latest mirror less cameras for customers to try out.

Bill Hodges, right, shows a customer the new Hoodman line of loupes.

Hasselblad's Matthew Frary, right, shows Camera West owner and CEO Sean Cranor the latest from Hasselblad, the H5D.

Leica Representative Tom Brichta demonstrates the X Vario features to a few visitors in our beautiful Leica Boutique during the Camera West Walnut Creek vendor weekend.

A Grand Party!

A big thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate our grand opening in our new store space last night!

It was a chance for all of us here at Camera West to show off our premier, one-of-a-kind retail space and Leica Boutique and what better way to do that than throw a party for all of you who have supported us through the years?

Wine, champagne, tasty hors d’oeuvres and wonderful conversation – a GREAT evening – thank you for sharing it with us.

Check out more photos from last night on our Camera West Flickr site.