Walnut Creek Open House Video

Thank you, to everyone, that came out last Friday for our Open House. Many thanks to all of our reps from Leica, Hasselblad, Fujifilm, Phase One, Peak Design and, Hoodman/Billingham that made a special trip out with all their latest gear.

Stay tuned to our blog and our Facebook page for upcoming special events.

 

Open House: Camera West Walnut Creek, Friday March 17, 2017

Please join us on Friday, March 17 from 10:30a.m-4:00 p.m for an Open House event at Camera West Walnut Creek. Various reps and products will be on hand for you to try out. Bring your own memory card and shoot with the latest products from Leica, Fuji, Peak Design, Hasselblad, and PhaseOne. This is a free event, please let us know if you’d like to attend. 

Fuji GFX Demo Day at Camera West Walnut Creek on Tuesday 2/21

Camera West Walnut Creek will be hosting a first-look demo of the Fuji GFX 50S medium format camera on, February, 21th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Our Fuji Rep, Barney Tong will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about this.
Customers will have the opportunity to pre-order the GFX 50S and lenses, which will begin to ship at the end of the month. This is a free event, so stop on by!

FujiFilm: Firmware update X-Pro2 Version 2.0

1) Prepare the necessities for the firmware update.

  • A camera to be updated
  • Make sure your battery is fully charged.
  • A formatted memory card
  • The firmware(to be downloaded from this site.)

2) Firmware version checking procedure

  • 1. Turn off the camera and put the card in it.
  • 2. Turn the camera on pressing “DISP/BACK” button to check the current firmware version.(It is ver.1.00 in the picture below.)

3) Prepare the formatted memory card.

A formatted memory card is required for the firmware update. If the card is formatted, all the files including protected files in the card will be erased. If you need the files, copy them to a PC etc. before formatting the card.

  • Turn on the camera.
  • Press “MENU/OK” button and select “FORMAT” in the SET-UP menu.
  • Press the selector button(up) to select “OK” and press the “MENU/OK” button.Then, the format will start.

  • Turn the camera off after the format is completed.

4) Download the firmware and copy it to the card.

  • Put the formatted memory card to a card reader slot of your PC / Mac.
  • Download the firmware “FWUP00##.DAT” for the camera.
    • “##(figures)” in the “FWUP00##.DAT” varies depending on models. The file name is “FPUPDATE.DAT” in case of X-Pro1.
    • Click “I Agree-Begin Download” after you have read “License Agreement” to proceed to the download page.
    • Check if there is no file with the same name in a destination of the firmware to save. If there is a file with the same name, a browser can automatically change the name of the firmware and a camera cannot recognize the firmware correctly.
    • If you don’t know the steps to save the firmware, refer to the steps below.
    • Procedure for Firmware Download on Windows OS
    • Procedure for Firmware Download on Mac OS
  • Copy the downloaded file to the card.
  • Take the card from the card reader slot after the copy is completed and put into the camera.
5) Put the card with the firmware in the camera and update it.

Announcing the FujiFilm X-T2 and EF-X500 Flash!

FujiFilm has announced a new camera to their line up the X-T2 and the EF-X500 flash.

The FUJIFILM X-T2 is the ultimate mirrorless digital camera. The X-T2 is a splash-resistant premium interchangeable lens camera with a large OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF). The X-T2 houses the latest generation 24.3MP X-Trans CMOS III with an APS-C sensor with no low-pass filter, boasting the highest performance in the history of X Series. The new X-T2 produces crisp image resolution comparable to that of cameras equipped with larger sensors and higher pixel counts, all in a more compact and classically-designed body.

And for the first time, the new FUJIFILM X-T2 now supports 4K video recording that can use each available Film Simulation mode, including ACROS, to easily produce premium-quality footage that is as unique as the photographer behind the viewfinder.

FujiFilm X-T2 and XF10-24mm f/4 R OIS by Bryan Minear

Some key features of the X-T2

  • 24.3MP X-Trans CMOS III Sensor
  • Dust and moisture-resistant body with approximately 63 points of weather sealing; Freeze resistance to 14°F
  • X-Processor Pro
  • Fast AF of 0.06 seconds
  • Startup time of 0.3 seconds
  • Shutter time lag of 0.045 seconds
  • Shooting interval of 0.17 seconds
  • Phase detection AF and motion predictive AF for continuous shooting up to 8 frames per second (fps)
  • Up to 11fps using Booster GripHigh-precision 0.48-inch, 2.36 million dot OLED viewfinder
  • Viewfinder magnification for digital cameras of 0.77x
  • Wide viewing angle (diagonal 38° and horizontal 31°)
  • Ultra-fast Real Time Viewfinder with a lag-time of 0.005sec (less than 1/10 of existing models)
  • Automatic Brightness Adjustment function
  • EVF refreshes at a rate of 60fps, or as high as 100fps in the Boost mode
  • Continuous shooting of 5fps in Live View
  • Full 4K 3840×2160 30P/25P/24P shooting (Using a card with the UHS Speed Class 3 or higher)
  • Continuous recording: up to approximately 10 minutes
  • Full HD 1920×1080 60P/50P/30P/25P/24P, Continuous recording: up to approximately 15 minutesHD 1280×720 60P/50P/30P/25P/24P, Continuous recording: up to approximately 29 minutes.
  • Four different display modes: Full, Normal, Dual and Vertical
  • Wi-Fi and remote camera operation
  • ISO 200-6400,extended ISO 100, 12800, available) with High ISO 51200 setting

The new high-end multi-function external FUJIFILM EF-X500 Flash is now official for the lineup of accessories for the X Series of digital cameras. The EF-X500 is a hot-shoe mount flash with a maximum guide number of approximately 50, and includes support for the FP mode (high-speed flash sync) so that the flash can be fired at any shutter speed.

Photographers can now concentrate on shooting when a faster shutter speed is required, for example, in order to use a near-maximum aperture to produce beautiful bokeh.

The EF-X500 also supports multi-flash lighting. Users can set up multiple flashes to freely control light on a subject and background for a creative result. Through-the-lens (TTL) lighting control is available with single flash and also in the multi-flash setup, so that users can start shooting without having to make cumbersome adjustments to light output.

EF-X500 Flash Key Features:

  • Maximum guide number of approximately 50 (ISO100・m) / 164 (ISO100•ft)
  •  Zooming the illumination angle for the focal lengths of 24mm – 105mm, and covering the illumination angle of approximately 20mm when the wide panel is used
  • Flash head that can be tilted up by 90° degrees, down by 10° degrees, to the left by 135° degrees and to the right by 180° degrees for bouncing light. 
We are now accepting pre-orders for the X-T2 and EF-X500. To place your order stop by or call our Walnut Creek store at 925-935-1424 or Rancho Mirage 760-992-5422.