New Sony Products: 85mm, 100mm, and Flash

We are now accepting pre-orders for Sony’s two new lenses for their popular line of E-mount interchangeable lens cameras. Sony’s new lenses include one of their flagship G Master Series – an FE 100mm F2.8mid- telephoto prime lens (model SEL100F28GM) with unbeatable bokeh with a unique STF™ (Smooth Trans Focus).

The new 85mm F1.8 mid-telephoto prime lens offers an extremely versatile, lightweight and compact telephoto prime lens solution for a variety of Sony camera owners ranging from working professionals to emerging enthusiasts that have stepped up to full-frame or APS-C cameras for the first time.  With its wide F1.8 aperture, it can produce impressive, exceptionally sharp portraits with soft background defocus that take advantage of its 85mm focal length and wide F1.8 maximum aperture.

The new prime lens features a 9-bladed circular aperture mechanism that ensures smooth, natural-looking bokeh, and a double linear motor system to allow for fast, precise and quiet focusing.  It also has a focus hold button that can be customized and assigned together with functions in the camera body like the popular Eye AF feature.  There is a smooth, responsive focus ring and AF/MF switch as well, and the lens is also dust and moisture resistant.

Additionally, the new 100mm lens supports both contrast AF and focal-plane phase detection AF2, and has a high-precision, quiet direct drive SSM (Super Sonic Motor) system that ensures exceptionally fast and accurate AF performance.  The SEL100F28GM also offers up to 0.25x close-up capabilities with a built-in macro switching ring, built-in Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization, a customizable focus hold button, AF/MF switch, aperture ring and more.  It is dust and moisture resistant.
Sony’s new HVL-F45RM flash enhances the radio-controlled lighting system capabilities of their growing system, offering a compact professional shooting solution when combined with the currently available wireless remote controller FA-WRC1M and receiver FA-WRR1. The new flash, which is designed to complement the compact bodies of Sony’s E-mount camera line-up including full-frame α7 models.
If you are interested in pre-ordering these items, please stop by or call Camera West Walnut Creek at (925)935-1424 or Rancho Mirage at (760) 992-5422.

New PhaseOne XF Power Supply

Attention all Phase One owners, there is a new XF Power Supply! The XF Power Supply finally got the necessary approvals required for worldwide use (CCC, CB, GS, CE(EMC/LVD), cTUVus, RCM, PSE).

The XF Power Supply includes the standard four international outlet cables to ensure that it can be applied worldwide without any inconvenience.

If you would like more information call or stop by Camera West Walnut Creek at (925) 935-1424 or Racho Mirage at (760)992-5422.

Leica M-P Titanium rangefinder special limited edition set

Camera West Walnut Creek’s Leica Master, Hal Kam celebrated a milestone birthday last week and celebrated in true Leica style. He’s the proud new owner of the special limited edition Leica M-P Titanium rangefinder set.

The limited edition includes the M-P rangefinder (Typ 240) and two lenses – a Leica Summicron-M 28 mm f/2 ASPH. and a Leica APO Summicron-M 50 mm f/2 ASPH. One of only 333 sets produced.

If you are interested in this set, please contact us at Camera West Walnut Creek (925) 935-1424 or Rancho Mirage (760) 992-5422.