Leica Camera is pleased to announce that a new firmware, version 2.2 and Image Shuttle
is now available in the Leica owners’ area. You may also take advantage of the opportunity to have the firmware installed at a Camera West or the Leica Store in San Francisco.
The new firmware is available at: https://owners.leica-camera.com
The new firmware includes new features and makes many other improvements.
The new features are:
  • Improved support for Leica Image Shuttle 3.5 for MAC / Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Tethered
  • Plug-In 1.1.0 (for MAC).
  • Added Support for Leica Image Shuttle 3.5 for Windows.
  • Changed exposure limitation in combination with 6-bit coded M-lenses.
  • The bug fixes: Missing data in EXIF in combination with lens adapters.
  • Minor bug fixes.
 To install the new firmware, please follow the following steps:
1. Recharge the battery to 100% and insert the battery into your camera.
2. Download the new firmware file to your computer.
3. Prepare the installation SD card.
(a) Ensure that the card contains at least 200 MB of free disk space.
(b) Format the card when it is in the camera before continuing with the installation process.
4. Copy the firmware file to the root directory of a SD card.
5. Insert the SD card into the camera and switch it on.
6. Before installing a new firmware, please backup user profiles. The installation will override personal settings and customizations stored inside the camera.
b. Choose ‘Export Profiles’ and confirm to start the process.
c. The camera will confirm the action with the screen ‘Export Successful’.
7. Go to MENU / SETUP / Camera Information / Firmware.
8. Press ‘Start Update’ and confirm to start the process.
a. The camera will guide you through the backup process of your current settings.
b. Please confirm to save your current settings to SD card before proceeding with the update.
c. Wait until the update installation is completed.
d. Restart the camera, do not eject the SD card.
e. Reconfirm to load your last settings from SD card during the first startup.
9. The update process is completed.
While updating the firmware:
DO NOT do the following:
1. Turn off the camera.
2. Remove the SD card.
3. Remove the battery.
4. Remove the lens.

Leica M trade up program!

This program is now extended until November 30! 

Celebrating a decade of digital M photography and Trade-up to a new M camera*

Leica Camera celebrates a decade of digital M photography with a trade up program to a new M camera* from today, June 17 2016, through September 30, 2015. Additionally, the customer will receive $750 from Leica Camera Inc. after the new camera is registered with Leica Camera Inc. Leica cameras are built on more than a century of continuous innovation and evolution. The M system looks back on 62 years of experience. An icon, that has captured many of the world’s most memorable images, documenting history and inspiring generations of visual storytellers. It is fitting that this milestone is marked with a customer promotion for M cameras*.

With the trade up program, customers can trade up from any camera at Camera West to a new Leica M camera* except the Leica M (Typ 262) and Leica M-D (Typ 262).

How the trade-in program works:

1. Customer brings his or her camera to Leica Store, boutique or dealer for trade up.

2. The dealer will determine the value of the trade-in camera. This value would be put towards the cost of the new M camera*.

3. A dealer’s sales invoice must show the following: SP of the M camera, an itemized line of the trade-in credit amount and serial number of the new M camera*. Additionally, the sales invoice must show the customer’s name, address, and telephone number.

4. The trade-in credit amount cannot be stated as a discount on the sales invoice.

5. Customer submits the attached form, copy of sales invoice and warranty card to Leica Camera Inc.

6. Once registration is complete, the customer will receive a check for US $750. All registrations and check requests will take eight weeks to process and will be mailed to addresses in Canada and USA.

This promotion is only valid for M cameras* imported by Leica Camera Inc. and it reserves the right to change the terms and conditions of this promotion. This promotion is only valid in Canada and USA.

* All Leica M cameras excluding the Leica M (Typ 262) & Leica M-D (Typ 262).

For any questions please stop by Camera West or give us a call.


Leica special lease to own program

Leica Camera and Marlin Business Services Corp have teamed up to offer professional photographers a special financing offer on the leasing of a new, Leica M, S or SL Systems now through December 31, 2016. The leasing minimum purchase is $1000 and maximum is $100,000 and the terms range from 12 to 60 months. Pending credit approval, the special offer is 1.9% on a 36-month financing lease of a new Leica S or SL system.

If you have any questions or would like to order please call Camera West Walnut Creek (925) 935-1424 or Rancho Mirage (760) 992-5422.

Exclusive Harry Benz Straps for Camera West

Harry Benz, photographer, art director, and fine craftsman of the Camera West exclusive Brogue SL strap. Theses straps are custom made for Camera West and have red edge paint. The Brogue SL strap have a unique connector and leather covered Chicago screws for the SL lugs. Benz handmakes these straps with the finest water-buffalo leather.

If you have any questions or would like to order please call Camera West Walnut Creek (925) 935-1424 or Rancho Mirage (760) 992-5422.

  • Harry Benz Brogue SL MIW Edition: Harry Benz Brogue SL MIW Edition Black and Red
  • Harry Benz Brogue SL MIW Edition: Harry Benz Brogue SL MIW Edition Brown and Red