Leica has announced a shipping date of mid-January 2017 for the new Leica SL 50mm f1.4 Summilux ASPH lens. We are now accepting pre-orders for this fantastic new lens. 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.

This new lens is the professional choice for the normal 50mm focal length and built to deliver the highest optical performance in its class. Some new features of the Summilux-SL is an updated new motorized focusing system. The multilayer coating will help reduce distortion and tremendously boosts the performance.

Leica: The New Leica TL

Leica Camera proudly presents the Leica TL, a new camera model based on the Leica T. The Leica TL-System advances the performance, usability and flexibility of the Leica T with additional features and design changes. The Leica TL is the only system in its class that combines groundbreaking design, craftsmanship and instinctive use for the most enjoyable and rewarding experience in photography.

The expansive system of TL lenses and accessories such as the Visoflex electronic viewfinder, M-Adapter L, R-Adapter L, SF 40 and SF 64 flashes all enhance the shooting experience while providing the user with more avenues for creativity. The Leica TL cameras will be available in black anodized, silver anodized and new titanium anodized colors.

Leica TL highlights 

  • Selection of extraordinary autofocus TL-Lenses, offering a wide range of focal lengths and speeds
  • An innovative modern system that also permits access to the legendary M and R lenses via adapters
  • Outstanding craftsmanship – unibody aluminum design
  • Easy and instinctive use with touch screen control
  • Minimalist design with new curving chamfered edges on titanium model
  • User-friendly and user-customizable menu
  • 32 GB built-in storage
  • TL-App on Apple App Store and Google Play makes it easy to share pictures
  • New accessories – functional camera protectors and carrying straps

More features

  • Faster Auto Focus performance, especially in AF-C mode
  • Large, high-resolution touch screen and simple layout with just four physical controls
  • New features in iOS App & brand new Android App
  • New OIS Function via Leica SL OIS-equipped lenses
  • Extremely robust – Unibody design crafted from a single block of aluminum, assembled and polished by hand
  • Made in Germany

We are now accepting orders for this fantastic new Leica camera! 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.

Announcing: The Leica Collection by ONA

Ona and Leica have teamed up to for some very special edition Ona Leica bags! The Leica Collection by ONA will debut in November and will feature nineteen bag styles, our popular messenger bag styles with Leica’s signature red. 

The collection is a reflection of both ONA and Leica’s commitment to excellence in product design and craftsmanship. Each bag is handcrafted with the finest materials, including full-grain leather, solid brass hardware, and premium waxed canvas. “Having developed a strong relationship with Leica through the years, we are thrilled to be partnering on a broader scale with the development of this new collection,” says Garry Thaniel, ONA’s Chief Executive Officer. “Leica is a brand that has inspired generations of discerning photographers; we are honored to develop products that complement the Leica photographer’s style while providing top-notch protection for their gear.”

“ONA has developed a reputation among professional and recreational photographers alike for creating high-quality accessories that are both stylish and utilitarian,” says Stefan Daniel, Global Director Business Unit Photo, Leica Camera. “We first collaborated with ONA two years ago with the Berlin messenger bag, celebrating 100 years of Leica photography, and today we are delighted to announce an entire collection of handcrafted bags and accessories for our customers.”

Stop by our locations or give us a call for more information. Camera West Walnut Creek (925) 935-1424 or Rancho Mirage (760) 992-5422.

New: Limited Edition Leica M-P Titanium Set

With the M9 Leica launched a very limited, and now very sought after titanium set. Now they have launched a limited edition M-P set with only 333 made worldwide. This set will include not only the M-P body, but a Titanium 50mm APO-Summicron-M as well as a Titanium 28mm Summicron-M ASPH. This is a beautiful collector’s piece that serves as a landmark in the history of the Leica M. These are very limited in quantity. If you are interested in reserving one of these cameras we have made them available for purchase until our allocation runs out.

Back view of the M-P Titanium.

Titanium 50mm APO-Summicron-M

Titanium 28mm APO-Summicron-M

We are now accepting pre-orders this very limited edition set. Please stop by or call us at the Walnut Creek store at (925) 935-1424 or Rancho Mirage at (760) 992-5422.

New: Leica Summilux-SL 50mm f/1.4 ASPH & SL Multifunction Handgrip

Leica Camera is pleased to introduce new products for the Leica SL-System:

Leica Summilux-SL 50 mm f/1.4 ASPH

The Leica Summilux-SL 50 mm f/1.4 ASPH is the first SL prime lens in the Leica portfolio. This autofocus lens delivers outstanding optical performance and sets the next generation benchmark from the leaders in optical technology. Thanks to internal focusing, the overall length of the lens remains unchanged when focusing. This lens does not compromise on any aspect of optical performance.

The Leica Summilux-SL 50 mm f/1.4 ASPH optical design contains a total of 11 elements, of which two are aspherical elements and four are made from glasses with anomalous partial dispersion for the correction of chromatic aberrations. This lens will be available in early 2017.


Leica SL Multifunction Handgrip HG-SCL 4

The Leica SL Multifunction Handgrip provides the perfect grip, even for single-handed use held vertically. It also provides an additional shutter release, a joystick control for autofocus, and a compartment for an optional second battery. The SL Multifunction Handgrip is made of milled aluminum and it is compatible with the Handstrap S. The SL Multifunction Handgrip will be available beginning October 2016.

We are now taking pre-orders for the Leica Summilux-SL 50 mm f/1.4 ASPH & Multifunction Handgrip Leica SL. If you have any questions, stop by or call the Walnut Creek store at (925) 935-1424 or Rancho Mirage at (760) 992-5422.