Camera West Customer Published in LFI Magazine

Luis, the Tobacco Farmer - Photo by Linda Hansen

Good friend and customer of Camera West Linda Hanson has the distinguished honor of having two of her images published in the most recent LFI Magazine.

LFI (Leica Fotographie International) is an international magazine dedicated to all things Leica. They publish both online and a monthly magazine.

Click on this link to see her photos, one titled “Luis, the Tobacco Farmer” from her recent trip to Cuba and the other titled “Close the Gate” taken in rural Oregon. Linda’s great eye is usually behind her Leica M9, which she used for her great images.

Close the Gate - Photo by Linda Hanson

To see more of Linda’s fine work, go to her Flickr gallery.

New Firmware for the Sony A7RII and Sony A7SII

Sony has just released a new firmware update for the A7rII and A7sII which improves the 4K recording time when using the vertical grip,and also adds a ”Picture quality improvement”.



New Firmware for the Leica SL Typ 601

Leica has announced a firmware update for its new SL (Typ 601) mirrorless camera. Firmware v1.2 improves low ISO performance, the quality of the image on the electronic viewfinder, and makes the process of entering Wi-FI passwords easier. It also adds an image magnification tool for use with Leica M and R lenses, which is activated by the AE Lock button.

The update is now available for download or can be installed for you at Camera West.

George Hurrell’s Jean Harlow Print

Photo of Jean Harlow by George Hurrell

A big thank you to Camera West customer Peter DaSilva. When Peter learned that our current Camera West Walnut Creek Gallery was going to feature the work of famed Hollywood stars photographer George Hurrell, he happened to mention that he has an original Hurrell of Jean Harlow, taken in 1934. This beautiful 16 1/8 x 20 inches gelatin silver print is #100 of 250 limited prints and now proudly displayed at our gallery in Walnut Creek.

Stop by to check it out along with the other Hurrell’s, including photos by Irving Penn, Tom Chambers, Nando Esparza, Michelle Magdalena and Melvin Sokolsky.

Peter DaSilva is an independent photographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has been photographing local and regional events, along with prominent people throughout the West Coast for more than two decades. He has worked for the Associated Press, as staff photographer for the Oakland Tribune and the San Francisco Chronicle and currently shoots for the New York Times. Peter has been published in periodicals from around the world, including the Los Angeles Times, Business Week, International Herald Tribune, News Week, the Chicago Tribune, NYT Up Front, Der Spiegel as well as the Washington Post.

New Camera West Walnut Creek Gallery Opening

Camera West in Walnut Creek is pleased to announce our new gallery featuring the Hollywood glamor portraits of George Hurrell and fashion work prints of Irving Penn, along with work by Tom Chambers, Nando Esparza, Michelle Magdalena and Melvin Sokolsky.

These mostly black & white and not-to-be missed photos are generously on loan to us from Willem Photographic, a photo gallery located in Monterey and owned by Brooke Gabrielsson.

Clark Gable, Tyronne Power & Loretta Young by George Hurrell