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 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.

Manny Crisostomo and the Festival of Pacific Arts Guam 2016

Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Manny Crisostomo has been selected as a Guam Delegate and Documentary Photographer for The Festival of Pacific Arts Guam 2016. The Festival of Pacific Arts (FESTPAC) is a traveling festival hosted every four years by a different country in Oceania. It was conceived as a means to stem the erosion of traditional cultural practices by sharing and exchanging culture at each festival. The major theme of the festival hosted by Guam this year is “What We Own, What We Have, What We Share, United Voices of the PACIFIC.”

A delegation of 2,500 performers, artists, and cultural practitioners are in attendance, in addition to thousands of visitors from Asia and festival followers who see to it that they are part of the festival every four years.

The 27 Pacific Island Countries and Territories expected at the festival are: American Samoa, Australia, Cook Islands, Easter Island, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji Islands, French Polynesia, Guam (2016 Host), Hawaii, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Wallis and Futuna.

Camera West Walnut Creek and Leica USA and have teamed up to sponsor Manny and you may view Manny’s engaging images on his website  Thank you, Manny, for sharing your adventure with us!