Introducing the new digital rangefinder LEICA M-D (Typ 262)

Leica has officially launched its rangefinder, the M-D (Typ 262). All the traditional rangefinder qualities, but without an LCD display. Simple and intuitive control via the shutter speed and ISO dials, the only exposure controls on the camera body. An impressive 24 megapixel CMOS sensor and  ISO up to 6,400 will ensure excellent image quality. The top and bottom plate are brass with a classic Leica black paint finish. Made in Germany. 

The Leica M-D has nearly a silent shutter that is fantastic for street photography and enables a shutter release of two frames per second.  This is due to a shutter cocking system that is considerably quieter in single exposure mode than that of the M (Typ 240) and enables a shutter release frequency of up to two frames per second. In continuous mode, the M-D has the same sequential shooting speed as its sister model and shoots up to three frames per second.

We are now accepting pre-orders for May delivery. The price of the M-D body only is $5,995.00. Please stop by the store or call Walnut Creek (925) 935-1424 or Racho Mirage at (760) 992-5422.


Leica T Firmware Update 1.5

Attention all Leica T owners. There is a new firmware update now available. Perks included in the new update include increased data speeds with external hotspots as well as being able to make your own personal hotspot. You can now directly link your Leica T to with your Leica T App installed on your smartphone or tablet. Data transfer and remote control of your Leica T even when internet connectivity is unavailable. Autofocus is now twice as fast and a faster startup time with this new update.  For more information and the new firmware download:


Thank You For A Wonderful Evening!

A big thank you to everyone who came out to see David Butow’s presentation The Essence Of The Image last night. It was a pleasure seeing the photography community turn out for such a talented photographer. Stay tuned for information in the coming weeks about David’s upcoming Zen Photography Workshop. Thanks again for an exceptional evening.

More of David Butow’s photography can be seen on the following websites. 

Leica SL Firmware Update

Leica Camera is pleased to announce that a new firmware, version 2.0 has been released today for the Leica SL System. Registered owners may log in to the owners area on the website or bring it in to have it updated at any of our locations.

The new version includes new features and improvements. Such as additional shutter speeds, improved autofocus,direct exposure compensation, and various other enhancements.

The new firmware is available at

Leica Summilux-TL 35mm f/1.4 ASPH lens

We are pleased to announce that the Leica Summilux-TL 35mm f/1.4 ASPH lens is now available for purchase. The Leica 35mm F/1.4 Summilux-TL is the new reference lens for APS-C cameras. Due to its new optical design, the Leica 35mm Summilux-TL takes advantage of modern APS-C sensors by providing fantastic contrast, great color, and superb sharpness. The 35mm focal length translates well into a normal lens for Leica T cameras and provides photographers with a similar focal length to 50mm on a 35mm camera.

The speed of the 35mm Summilux-TL is incredible and enables photographers to shoot in a variety of lighting situations with ultimate control of depth of field. The design of the 35mm Summilux-TL, like all Leica T lenses, is simplistic. As the focus is changed internally the exterior of the lens does not change. This lens comes in black and silver, priced at $2,395.