What's New: Pre-Owned Gear - May 2023

What's New: Pre-Owned Gear - May 2023


While sifting through numerous bins of camera equipment and arranging them for your perusal in our weekly drop, we take mental notes of the most appealing, cost-effective, or collectible items. Our objective in "What's New" is to spot trends, identify great buys, and guide you in selecting the most suitable gear to add to your camera kit.

Leica M11 Monochrom Cameras

Leica introduced the Leica M11 Monochrom recently. While all the hype is usually surrounding the latest and greatest release. We find something else hiding in the background nearly as exciting as the flashy new camera. That is the second-hand previous-generation camera coming in at incredible prices and an all-new level of accessibility. The Leica M10 Monochrom is that very thing. We are seeing M10 Monochrom cameras come in at surprisingly good prices in comparison to the latest M11 Monochrom. Don't forget the M10 Monochrom is still a 40mp full frame Monochrom camera with the same footprint as the new M11 Monochrom. In addition, you'll get that classic base place that is now obsolete in the digital Leica M.

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Leica 50mm F1.4 Summilux-M ASPH

Leica the Leica M10 Monochrom and the Leica 50mm Summilux-M ASPH are one of those lenses that have been refreshed by Leica. Again, just because a new version came out doesn't mean the old version is obsolete anymore! Quite the contrary. That first-generation 50mm Summilux-M ASPH was the long-standing favorite lens here at Camera West for decades. This lens still performs exceptionally well, even on the Leica M11 sensors. If you're not finding the close focus capabilities of the new 50mm Summilux appealing, the original 50mm Summilux-M ASPH is a tried and true champion of the standard focal length, and now it's available at incredible prices. These are flying off the shelves nearly as fast as the new version due to their new found accessibility.

Leica 50mm Summilux-M ASPH

The Leica M6

Right now we have several M6 cameras. This camera only months ago was extremely hard to get your hands on. Now we are seeing the market get a little more accessible due to the new M6 reissue and will normally see one or two trickle on to our website. If you're looking for a rock-solid analog M camera without a huge amount of upfront cost we can't recommend an M6 Classic or an M6 TTL original enough. In addition there are a few very special M6 cameras on our site. As of the writing of this post, we even have a Titanium M6 TTL and LHSA complete set!

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Vintage Instruction Manuals

We're working on making more of these Manuals available. Whether you want to complete a vintage camera kit or simply enjoy these beautiful print manuals from the golden era of film cameras these vintage instruction manuals are fun to look at, decorate your office with or add to your collection.

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Linhof Cameras

Have you explored all the avenues of photography gear from medium format film, 35mm, digital, compact, and more? Are you looking to dive deeper into technical photography, maybe take on the kind of photographic process that Ansel Adams would have used? Linhof Technika cameras may be right for you! We currently have a few different Linhof cameras and lenses on the site and more to come. We work with premier Linhof Tech, Laflex Camera Service, which just so happens to be just the down the road from our Rancho Mirage, CA store, to restore and revive these beautiful field cameras.

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Your Camera Gear Concierge:

Do you have a particular item in mind that you're searching for? Are you considering exchanging your current equipment to upgrade your kit? If so, we're here to assist you. Our team can aid you in finding the exact camera or lens you're looking for, or we can help you trade-in your current gear for something new.

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