Artist talk and signing at San Francisco Camerwork on June 29th

There will be an artist talk and book signing at San Francisco Camerawork on Wednesday, June 29th from 6:00-8:00p.m. The evening will feature Jona Frank: Modern Girls and Mimi Plumb: The Girls. SF Camerawork is located at 1011 Market Street, 2nd Floor in San Francisco.

Jona Frank: The Modern Kids  Jona will give an artist talk and sign copies of her new book, The Modern Kids (Keher Verlag). Beginning in 2010, Frank explored and photographed an amateur boxing club in a working-class community outside Liverpool, England. These photographs combine the qualities of formal portraiture with the intimacy of viewing the sport from a woman’s point of view. The book features an essay by artist and filmmaker Bruce Weber.

Mimi Plumb: Will open the evening with her ongoing project, The Girls. For the past five years, Plumb has been making color portraits of young women who remind her of her 1970′s suburban roots.

Founded in 1974, SF Camerawork’s mission is to encourage and support emerging artists to explore new directions and ideas in the photographic arts. Through exhibitions, publications, and educational programs, they strive to create an engaging platform for artistic exploration as well as community involvement and inquiry. SF Camerawork is a membership-based organization, for more information to become a member or to renew your membership check our their website here:


Jay Tyrell: Atomic Mirrors is now at SFO!

Jay Tyrell’s Atomic Mirrors is now installed at San Francisco International Airport. It is located in the upper level of terminal 1, boarding area C. You don’t need to pass TSA to see this outstanding exhibit that was at Camera West earlier this year. The exhibit will be shown from now until the end of July.

For more information on the show:

Congratulations Jay! 

Untitled #71
Jay Tyrrell (b. 1944)
pigment ink print

Buy a Pico Light and get any Pico Accessory for 30% off

We are excited to announce that the Pico Light Promotion is going on right now! For a limited time only – You can save big and add Pico Light to your Lighting Collection.

Between April 26th, 2016 and June 30th, 2016 customers can receive 30% discount on any Pico Accessory when they purchase a Pico Light.

Buy one… List Price
Pico Light Lamphead $1,361.95
Get any one Pico Accessory at 30% off List Price Promo Price
Barn Door $330.95 $231.65
Projection Spot $1,451.95 $1,016.36
Fresnel Spot $581.95 $407.36
Honeycomb Gridset / Snoot $394.95 $276.46
Picobox $974.95 $682.46

The offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other discounts or promotions. Pico light and accessory must be on the same order. Limit one accessory at 30% off per Pico light purchased. Prior sales are excluded. For more details stop by or call Camera West Walnut Creek at 925-935-1424 or Rancho Mirage at 760-992-5422.

Introducing the new digital rangefinder LEICA M-D (Typ 262)

Leica has officially launched its rangefinder, the M-D (Typ 262). All the traditional rangefinder qualities, but without an LCD display. Simple and intuitive control via the shutter speed and ISO dials, the only exposure controls on the camera body. An impressive 24 megapixel CMOS sensor and  ISO up to 6,400 will ensure excellent image quality. The top and bottom plate are brass with a classic Leica black paint finish. Made in Germany. 

The Leica M-D has nearly a silent shutter that is fantastic for street photography and enables a shutter release of two frames per second.  This is due to a shutter cocking system that is considerably quieter in single exposure mode than that of the M (Typ 240) and enables a shutter release frequency of up to two frames per second. In continuous mode, the M-D has the same sequential shooting speed as its sister model and shoots up to three frames per second.

We are now accepting pre-orders for May delivery. The price of the M-D body only is $5,995.00. Please stop by the store or call Walnut Creek (925) 935-1424 or Racho Mirage at (760) 992-5422.


Introducing the Nikon D500

Camera West is now accepting pre-orders for the new Nikon D500 body and kit! Some of the highlights of the new Nikon D500 include:

  • 20.9MP DX format CMOS sensor and EXPEED 5 image processor
  • Multi-CAM 20K Autofocus sensor with 153/99 AF points
  • ISO range of 100-51,200 expandable to Lo 1 and Hi 5 (50 – 1,640,000 equivalent)
  • Share images instantly with built-in SnapBridge (Wi-Fi® + Bluetooth) capabilities
  • Shoot cinematic 4K UHD video
  • Dual card slots – XQD and SD media

The body will be priced at $1,999.95 and the body with the 16-80mm f2.8-4.0E is priced at $3,069.95 To place your pre-order call or stop by today.