Leica News from Photokina 2014

Sean and Diana Cranor of Camera West and the Leica Store San Francisco are in Cologne, Germany, checking out the latest products. They recently blogged about all the new Leica products announced just this week. Check it out here : http://www.leicastoresf.com/blog/photokina-2014-news-and-products-from-leica/

And check out all  the details of the new equipment on the Leica Store SF site : http://www.leicastoresf.com

New Wide Angle for the Hasselblad

New H System lens from Hasselblad, the HCD 4.8/24 mm is equivalent to 17 mm on 35 mm DSLR format. A perfect pairing with the new H5D!

Founder and CEO of Camera West Sean Cranor is in Cologne, Germany bringing you the latest news, updates and photos from Photokina 2012. Watch for these updated daily reports here on the Camera West Blog.

New Think Tank Bags

Think Tank has announced two new camera bags. The Airport Navigator (seen above) is a rolling pilot’s case that allows both top and front access to your photo gear. The bag is designed to hold two pro-size bodies and 3 to 6 lenses, 2 flash units, an iPad and laptop. Like other products in the Airport series, this bag is designed to meet the restrictions imposed by airlines for carry-on luggage for both international and domestic (US) flights.

Think Tank has also announced a new line of City Walker messenger-style shoulder bags. These bags come in 3 different sizes, each capable of holding at least a standard-size camera body and medium range zoom. Both bags should be available at Camera West in November.

Founder and CEO of Camera West Sean Cranor is in Cologne, Germany bringing you the latest news, updates and photos from Photokina 2012. Watch for these updated daily reports here on the Camera West Blog.

Lunar – Hasselblad’s ‘Ultimate Luxury’ Mirrorless Camera

Hasselblad, manufacturer of the world’s most advanced medium format camera system, has announced a revolutionary plan to market a state-of-the-art, Italian-designed ‘ultimate luxury’ mirrorless, interchangeable lens camera early next year.

Luca Alessandrini Hasselblad’s New Business Development Manager said: “The Lunar is a celebration of the passion that the company’s founder Victor Hasselblad had for photography. We’ve developed this model in the traditional way, using handmade wooden prototypes to ensure superior ergonomics and functionality. This is a camera for both serious photographers and enthusiasts who aspire to shooting with a Hasselblad.”

He added: “And for the first time ever we are using carbon fiber, titanium, wood, leather and precious metals – including gold. The camera grip itself offers unparalleled ergonomics and has been developed to embrace both compact E-mount and the larger professional A-mount lenses.”

The Lunar, which is set for launch in the first quarter of 2013, will be priced approximately $6,500.

Key Lunar features will include:

  • DSLR-like performance thanks to the highest technology APS-C 24.3 MP sensor with 25AF points focusing matched to an Ultra fast Processor with real time image process ing and accurate RAW to JPEG translation.
  • Accurate composition for both still and video in any light conditions thanks to the Ultra-bright 3” high definition display and revolutionary OLED viewfinder that guarantees superior contrast and ultra fast response.
  • One-touch instant full HD video recording to shoot in Auto or fully manual mode. Focus and exposition control plus the connection for an external microphone and the option to use larger A-mount lenses for professional video creation.
  • Instant shutter response (0.02 second release time lag) ten frames per second and an extremely Wide ISO 100 -16000 range.
  • The camera software includes an exceptionally comprehensive set of creative styles, picture effects, scene selections and the smart ”intelligent face registration” making the shooting experience even more fun.
  • Auto HD, DRO and Anti-motion blur mode.
  • An Innovative TriNavi system for DSLR-like tuning, two flash options and Anti dust system complete the Lunar state-of-the-art package.

Founder and CEO of Camera West Sean Cranor is in Cologne, Germany bringing you the latest news, updates and photos from Photokina 2012. Watch for these updated daily reports here on the Camera West Blog.