Camera West and Leica: Germany Factory Trip September 9-20th, 2017

Leica Travelers,

The following is the itinerary for our Germany Leica Factory Trip. The departure date is September 9th, you must arrive by the 10th at noon for pick up at the Frankfurt airport.

The trip includes as stated, everything except airfare, alcohol, lunches, and incidentals.

Hal’s Flight information:

Outbound

United Flight #58 departs San Francisco (SFO) September 9th at 2:05p.m. It is a direct flight to Frankfurt (FRA) and arrives on September 10th at 9:55a.m.

Return

United Flight #59 departs Frankfurt (FRA) on September 20th at 1:55p.m. and arrives in San Francisco (SFO) at 4:20p.m

You are not required to take these flights, just a suggestion from Hal.

The deadline to sign up is March 1, 2017

To sign up for this once in a lifetime trip please register:

http://leicaakademieusa.com/product/destination-germany-september-2017/

Upon completion of registration and payment, please contact Hal at hal@camerawest.com

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Leica M-P Titanium rangefinder special limited edition set

Camera West Walnut Creek’s Leica Master, Hal Kam celebrated a milestone birthday last week and celebrated in true Leica style. He’s the proud new owner of the special limited edition Leica M-P Titanium rangefinder set.

The limited edition includes the M-P rangefinder (Typ 240) and two lenses – a Leica Summicron-M 28 mm f/2 ASPH. and a Leica APO Summicron-M 50 mm f/2 ASPH. One of only 333 sets produced.

If you are interested in this set, please contact us at Camera West Walnut Creek (925) 935-1424 or Rancho Mirage (760) 992-5422.

New: Leica T (Typ 701) Firmware 1.6

Leica has released a new firmware for the Leica T (Typ 701) version 1.6. The download is available from this link: Leica T (Typ 701) Firmware Some improvements are faster autofocus and compatibility with the Android Leica TL app, and more

Firmware Update Procedure

  1. Download an updated version of the firmware and double click on the ZIP-file to unpack it.
  2. Copy the firmware file onto a SD Memory Card in its top level folder.
  3. Make sure to turn off the power switch on the camera.
  4. Insert the fully charged battery to the body. If the battery is not fully charged, the update process screen will not appear.
  5. Insert the SD Memory Card into the camera.
  6. Turn the camera – while simultaneously pressing the video release button – on.
  7. The firmware update screen will appear. Press OK.
  8. The LEICA T will start the update process. The firmware update will take about 90 seconds.
  9. After the update process please restart the camera.

Please do not turn off your camera, or do not remove the SD Memory Card, do not remove the lens while updating your camera’s firmware. Doing so can cause serious damage to your camera.