Update from Nikon, these cameras will be shipping out in start of the new year! 

Nikon is rolling out three new DL series of premium compact cameras. Each with a large 1-inch sensor, excellent NIKKOR ED lens technology, and 4K UHD video. The DL 18-50 has 20.8MP, a quick 24-85mm lens, high-speed shooting up to 20 fps, various video options such as time-lapse, and slow motion. SnapBridge integration for real-time wireless imaging sharing. The DL 18-50 will retail for $849.

 The DL 24-85 has an impressive 20.8MP backside illumination CMOS sensor and fast 24.85mm premium NIKKOR ED glass. Like the DL 18-55, this too can shoot at 20 fps, 4K video and SnapBridge sharing. The DL 24-85 will retail for $649.

 Traveling this year? The DL 24-500 is the perfect go-to travel camera. With an impressive zoom 24-500mm, you’ll be sure to capture your moments near and far. It will retail for $999.


Camera Obedience School with Gary Faye


Please join us at Camera West for a beginning photographer seminar devoted to bringing a clear understanding of the digital cameras many options including menus, modes, lens choices, f stops, iso, histograms, and assorted intimidating buttons. Each topic is illustrated with pictures resulting in understanding craft and moving toward pictures under your control. We will finish with a more tame camera. We will also look at editing software. Remembered… many historical photographs were made with no menus, one lever, and one button.

This casual presentation is especially appropriate for beginning photographers. There will be time for open conversation, questions, and refreshments. Please RSVP early as each monthly session is limited to 12 participants.

Next Session Thursday. October 27th 6:30-8:30 P.M.
Cost: $50 per person
Location: Camera West Rancho Mirage, 70-177 Hwy 111 Suite 100, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270


Paul Kitagaki- On Assignment Rio

Paul is currently in Rio in conjunction with Zuma Press and Corbis Images for the summer Olympic games. Camera West is honored to feature his exclusive photos over the course of the of the summer games. Thank you, Paul for sharing your photos and Olympic experience with us.

Kohei Uchimura (Japan) competes on the rings on his way to a gold medal in the Men’s All-Around Finals at Rio Olympics Arena during the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics games.

Kohei Uchimura (Japan) competes on the high bars on his way to a gold medal in the Men’All-Around Finals at Rio Olympics Arena.

Michael Phelps (USA) swims the Men’s 200m Individual Medley semifinals at Olympics Aquatics Stadium.

Allison Schmitt, Maya Dirado,  Leah Smith,  congratulate Katie Ledecky (USA) as they win the gold medal in Women’s 4 x 200m freestyle relay.

EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus HS for Sony

Hi-Sync is the exclusive Elinchrom technology that goes beyond the X-Sync of your Sony camera. With this technology, you can now sync your camera with many EL-Skyport compatible Elinchrom units up to 1/8000s shutter speed. Consumers will be able to freeze action, darken backgrounds, overpower the sun, and achieve shallow depth-of-field without having the threat of over exposure.

Optimal Exposure at High Shutter Speeds
The new OverDrive Sync (ODS) feature enables users to fine tune the Skyport Plus HS Transmitter’s signal to optimize exposure at high shutter speeds while gaining up to 2 more stops of light. In addition to this, Elinchrom’s most advanced Skyport transmitter encompasses a large LCD display, features two-way control that lets you see the exact power of every light in your setup right on the transmitter. Users can control each light’s power level and modeling lamp setting directly from the transmitter, which instantly shows the updated power settings.

Visual Interface

Boasting a range of up to 656 ft (200 m) outdoors, and up to 196 ft (60 m) indoors, the new Skyport HS features a large back-lit LCD that will glow green or red for the sync mode it is set to. The easy-to-use navigation menu also makes this revolutionary transmitter intuitive and informative, which will be certain to speed up studio and on-location lighting workflows. The EL-Skyport HS Transmitter has a total of 20 frequency channels that can be organized into 4 groups in either Normal or Speed Sync mode and includes an integrated AF Illuminator for faster focusing in low light situations. Powered by two AA Batteries, the transmitter attaches easily and securely to a camera’s hot shoe via the one-touch quick-lock mechanism and is firmware updatable via its integrated mini-USB port.

• Hi-Sync Technology: Enables synchronization beyond the normal X-Sync of your DSLR, up to a 1/8000s.
• ODS (OverDrive Sync): Fine tune Hi-Sync for optimized exposure at high shutter speeds. Optimize in 0.1ms increments from 0.1ms to 5.0ms.
• Visual Control: Enables control of your lighting setup of up to 10 Elinchrom units.
• Large LCD Display: With unique, real-time display of remote flash power settings, allows easy navigation of functions, frequency channels, and head settings.
• Secure Hotshoe: High build quality with sure-lock mounting foot.
• Improved Range: Up to 656 ft (200 m) outdoors and 196 ft (60 m) indoors.
• Full EL Compatibility: Hi-Sync and setting control available on all Elinchrom heads with EL-Skyport capability.
• Two Shooting Modes: “Normal” or “Speed”, with each mode.

Indicated by a different screen color:
• Two Sync Modes: “Standard” and “Hi-Sync”.
• 20 Channels & 4 Groups: Available in both Normal mode and
Speed mode (40 channels combined).
• AF Illuminator
• Firmware Updates: Via USB port to ensure compatibility with future cameras.

We are now accepting pre-orders. For more information, stop by or call the Walnut Creek store at 925-935-1424 or Rancho Mirage 760-992-5422.