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The Rewind #2: Voigtlander Bessa II

Welcome to the second edition of the The Rewind, a blog series in which I field test some of the most fascinating pieces of film equipment at Camera West.

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10 Feb    By • Gabriel Binder

The Rewind #1: Hasselblad 501CM + Planar 80mm f2.8 CFE

The Hasselblad 501CM is a medium format SLR camera that makes 6x6 cm images on 120 or 220 film. It accepts interchangeable film backs and leaf shutter Carl Zeiss lenses, as well as a variety of prism finders and other accessories. Hasselblad produced the 501CM from 1997 to 2005...

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26 Jan    By • Gabriel Binder

SEE THE LIGHT WORKSHOP: VENICE & PROSECCO HILLS, ITALY September 28 - October 3, 2018

Experience Italy with a native of the region who is a working artist and two seasoned professional photographers. We'll enjoy plenty of time for photography and lessons in light, balance and composition. Discussions on post production, your interests, food and wine will occupy our spare time!

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16 Dec   

The Fujifilm X-E3: Initial Thoughts and Impressions

Overall this is a great revision to the X-E series of cameras. I really enjoyed my time with the camera, although it was short as I was only able to use it during the day....

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12 Dec    By • Adam Miller

The River Lens: A Story of a 50mm Summilux, M3 and the Yosemite Landscape

For years Yosemite was my home—three years to be exact.  It was in Yosemite where my love for film began.  I pretty much left digital behind for my personal work.  Being limited to a couple rolls made me a more intentional photographer. Since I wasn’t taking as many shots, I also spent less time behind a camera which allowed me to truly experience what I was photographing. Experience is essential when you’re surrounded by that kind of beauty.

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The Leica CL: First Impressions

We received our Leica CL a few days ago in our Rancho Mirage store, and I decided to take it out and run it through it's paces. Read my first impressions here! 

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2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Looking for something new for that photography enthusiast in your life? Or maybe that person is you! Look no further than the Camera West Holiday Gift Guide! 

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21 Nov   

Instant Prints with New Fujifilm Instax Cameras & Printers

Announcing the new Instax SP-3 Square printer and Instax SQ10 in White!

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26 Oct