Introducing: Leica APO-Summicron-M 50mm

Leica Camera expands its lens portfolio with the introduction of the Leica APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH, silver anodized finish. The APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH is an ultra high-performance lens, considered to be the reference lens among standard focal lengths, with exceptional imaging performance and sharpness that captures and resolves amazingly fine details.

The combination of its groundbreaking design, choice of materials and elaborate manufacturing make the Leica APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH a popular lens among customers demanding the highest levels of image quality Leica is known for.

The technical features of this lens are identical to the black version which was introduced in May 2012. The Leica APO-Summicron-M 50 mm f/2 ASPH, silver anodized finish will be available for pre-orders now. If you are interested in pre-ordering, please stop by or call Camera West Walnut Creek at 925-935-1424 or Rancho Mirage at 760-992-5422.

Leica M (Typ 262), 50/f2.4, SF40 flash and system case bundle!

Leica Camera is pleased to offer a digital M promotional bundle. The bundle consists of a Leica M (Typ 262), 50/f2.4 black anodized finish, SF40 black and a systems case, size M, nylon black. All products are individually packaged. This bundle instantly saves you almost $2,000, if the products were purchased separately. 

This promotion runs from June 28 through September 30, 2016.This promotion is only valid in the USA and Canada for products imported by Leica Camera Inc. Leica Camera Inc. reserves the right to change the terms and conditions of this promotion. To place your order stop by or call our Walnut Creek store at 925-935-1424 or Rancho Mirage 760-992-5422. 

Leica M trade up program!

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 Image Shuttle 3.3

Leica Image Shuttle 3.3 is a new workflow software for your Leica. Leica Image Shuttle is a software package that allows you to control your Leica S or Leica M camera remotely and release the shutter via a USB cable connected to your computer. The images captured are transferred to your computer by USB cable and can be saved to a hard drive. To access Leica Image Shuttle 3.3 log into the owner’s area of the website:

Another perk is the tethered Plug-in provides a direct link from your Leica S or Leica M to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6 / CC via a USB 3.0 SuperSpeed cable. This solution allows shutter release from the plug-in and immediate display of the images captured in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6 / CC, enabling a fast and stable tethered workflow. Download now from the Leica Owners’ Area.

Leica Expands SL Functionality With New Adapters

Recently, Leica introduced two new adapters to expand the functionality of their SL camera system. With this most recent audio and optical expansion, Video and studio shooters now have even more reason to consider the SL system.

The new S to T adapter enables the use of S System lenses on the SL body, allowing for a range of autofocus prime lenses to be used. Not only does the S line include some of the finest optics in the world, but several of the lenses feature a leaf shutter. Anyone experienced with the use of off camera flash will immediately recognize the importance of a nice high shutter sync speed in overcoming ambient light, which leaf shutters enable. The combination of a leaf shutter and amazing optics turns the SL into an incredible tool for balancing ambient light with flash.

For the video crowd, a combination microphone/headphone adapter is also available. This all-in-one adapter provides a microphone and headphone jack, eliminating the need for an external audio recorder or reliance on built-in microphones and enabling close monitoring of audio levels.

For more information or to place an order, please call into our Walnut Creek location.