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: Zeiss Loxia 2.8/21 for Sony a7

Zeiss has introduced a new super wide angle lens. Zeiss Loxia 2.8/21 offers outstanding image performance- across the entire image field of a full-frame sensor. This lens is fantastic for shooting architecture, landscape or also three-dimensional subjects in close-up against a spacious background. This focal length with its large image angle is an excellent addition to the Loxia lens family. It is an absolute must for wide-angle fans who want to capture even the smallest of details of a special moment in a photo or on film.

ZEISS Loxia lenses were specifically designed for Sony α7 cameras. This means that they can make the most of the mirrorless, full frame system, while giving you all the creative possibilities of ‘classic’ photography with manual focus at the same time.

And that’s not all: ZEISS Loxia lenses also provide everything you need to shoot high-quality video, such as the unique DeClick feature for smooth adjustment of the aperture, for example.

Sony a7R II, ZEISS Loxia 2.8/21 © Brian Matiash

We are now accepting pre-orders for both items. Please stop by or call us at the Walnut Creek store at (925) 935-1424 or Rancho Mirage at (760) 992-5422.

New! Hasselblad X1D-50c 4116 Collection and XCD 30mm Lens

X1D ‘4116 edition’ – the next phase of the world’s first compact mirrorless medium format camera.

Following a hugely successful launch in June, the X1D has proved to be a game-changer in the world of photography. Weighing less than half that of a conventional digital medium format camera, the X1D is ergonomic and compact, offering a handling experience unlike any other. The X1D is a trusted partner and ideal travel companion. The X1D ‘4116 edition’ is a special all-black compact mirrorless digital medium format camera with an extended warranty, XCD 45mm lens, shoulder strap, leather hand strap, all in a unique ‘4116 edition’ box. (Available end of October)

The XCD lens is part of a new family of dedicated auto focus lenses, developed to support optical quality and portability, offering a wide range of shutter speeds and full flash synchronization up to 1/2000 sec. Hasselblad can now offer the following XCD lenses: 30mm, 45mm, and 90mm – in addition to all 12 HC/HCD lenses. (Available early November).

We are now accepting pre-orders for both items. 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. 

Sekonic SpeedMaster L-858D Light meter

Sekonic Corporation, the leader in design and engineering of Professional Photographic and Filmmaking Light Meters, announced their latest advancement in metering, the NEW Sekonic SPEEDMASTER L-858D. With it’s 2.7” color touch screen and truly innovative and sophisticated features, the L-858D leads the way to the next generation of light measurement control.

Sekonic has combined over 60 years of experience in the image-making world with cutting edge technology to create the SPEEDMASTER L-858D. The meter has undergone a significant design change and was built with a comprehensive feature set sure to meet and exceed the demands of today’s image-makers.

A pioneer in the space, the L-858D now offers flash duration measurement, providing critical flash data needed to calculate proper ambient-flash exposure. Also, as it’s name implies, the SPEEDMASTER L-858D has the capability to measure the brief flash bursts of High Speed Sync (HSS) for precision flash exposure control, making it an essential tool for photographers utilizing this game-changing technology.

The L-858D builds off the popular L-478D series features and function sets that enable photographers to break through the boundaries of ISO sensitivity, flash and ambient shutter speeds, as well as frame rates (f/s) and shutter angles for cinematographers.

Filmmakers and landscape photographers will appreciate the L-858D’s increased sensitivity for both incident and reflected-spot measurements giving them the ability to obtain extreme low light level readings. The L-858D also offers optional wireless triggering modules for Elinchrom® and Phottix® in addition to PocketWizard® brand radio triggering devices, giving photographers utilizing strobes ultimate control over their lighting workflow.

Highlights include:

• Flash Duration Measurements
• HSS Flash Measurements
• Optional Radio Transmitter now for Elinchrom® and Phottix® in addition to PocketWizard®
• Exposure Profiling
• Other Key Features:

- 2.7” Color dot-matrix touch screen
- Extended ISO Range ISO 3 to ISO 13,107,200 + ISO 850
- Expanded Shutter Speed Range 30m – 1/16,000s for flash light
- Expanded Shutter Speed Range 30m – 1/64,000s for ambient light
- Full HD Cine & CINE mode: 1 to 1000 f/s and 1 to 358° shutter angle
- Connectivity with MAC/PC DTS software for firmware upgrades, custom settings and exposure profiling