Leica SL2 & SL2-S Ultimate Guide to Accessories

Having the right accessories for your Leica SL2 or SL2-S kit can make or break how well your SL2 works for you. Here are some...

Thumbprints & Signatures: The Leica 35mm f2 APO Summicron-M

Today in Thumbprint & Signatures; a series that highlights the unique visual signature of Leica lenses, new and old, we a...

Thumbprints & Signatures: The Leica 28mm f2 APO Summicron SL

Today in Thumbprint & Signatures; a series that highlights the unique visual signature of Leica lenses, new and old, we a...

Firmware V2.0 Update for the Leica SL2-S

Leica Camera is excited to announce the release of the planned firmware update for the Leica SL2-S, version 2.0. As was annou...

Thumbprint & Signatures: the Leica 50mm f/1 Noctilux Lens.

Today in Thumbprint & Signatures; a series that highlights the unique visual signature of Leica lenses, new and old, we ...

Thumbprint & Signatures: Leica 35mm f/1.4 Summilux-M Steel Rim Lens

Today in Thumbprint & Signatures; a series that highlights the unique visual signature of Leica lenses, new and old, we a...

Leica 35mm f2.0 APO Summicron-M ASPH

Leica announced the 35mm f/2.0 APO-Summicron-M which is now the leading 35mm focal length lens available for the rangefinder....

Thumbprint & Signatures: Leica Thambar-M 90mm f2.2 lens

Today in Thumbprint & Signatures; a series that highlights the unique visual signature of Leica lenses, new and old, we a...

Thumbprint & Signatures: Leica 19mm f2.8 Elmarit R ROM lens

Today in Thumbprint & Signatures; a series that highlights the unique visual signature of Leica lenses, new and old, we a...

Experiencing the Leica 50mm f/1.2 Noctilux-M

In early 2021 Leica Camera announced the reissue of the legendary 50mm f/1.2 Noctilux-M that was originally produced in 1966 ...

Noctilux vs. Noctilux

I feel like I know what to expect, having handled and shot various copies of the original Noctilux lens #11820, made from 196...

Your Mark Story: Ralph Gibson

Ralph Gibson is a photographer best known for his mesmerizing photographs of abstract reality and the female form. In additio...

Your Mark Story: Paul Fusco

Paul Fusco, a distinguished Magnum Photographer, created incredibly moving images of social conflict and issues from around t...

Your Mark Story: Jim Marshall

From the words of photographer Jim Marshall's longtime assistant and head of his estate, Amelia Davis: Jim’s first Camera was...

The Leica C-LUX | The Perfect Compact Companion

I will admit, I have a bit of an infatuation with smaller cameras. I have owned almost every Fujifilm X100 series camera they...

“Zagato” Edition M10

During the Leitz Park opening a new special edition M10 was announced in a partnership we have loved before. The Zagato M10 i...

Leitz Park Recap 2018

Over the years I have had the opportunity and pleasure to visit Leitz Park, Wetzlar, on several occasions since its grand ope...

The Beginning of Leica M Ultra-Wide Optics

A unique and rare piece of Leica history is currently available at Leica Store San Francisco and Camera West Stores. This pie...

M7 TI & Half a Century of M

The Leica '50 Jahre' Titanium M7 camera with matching 50mm f1.4 Summilux M ASPH lens certainly stands out as one of Leica's m...

Some Leica's Are Better with Age & Use

It is not every day you get to handle a beautiful black paint M2, on the other hand, it is even more of a rarity to see an M2...

Elevated & Innovative: A Review of the 75MM APO Summicron-SL

When Jim Sullivan called me up one evening and asked if I would be interested in assisting him to photograph Dominque Crenn i...

4700 Miles with the Leica TL2

I’m not much an of a digital shooter, in fact, I almost exclusively shoot film. When I do shoot digital, it’s mostly for wedd...

Wetzlar Journal “Friends in High Places”

Recently I made the rookie mistake of booking the first flight into SFO. I arrived early to the airport on a Saturday morning...

Analog & Digital Simple Setup

Sometimes it is hard to keep things simple with all of the great gear on the market today. This is a simple yet elegant setup...

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 d...

The Leica CL: First Impressions

I began using the Leica TL lenses and initial "Leica T" the day it arrived at our store in Rancho Mirage three years ago. At ...

Introducing the “Leica Store SF” Edition Leica Q

Camera West opened their doors to the photographic community in Monterey California in 2000. Sean and Diana Cranor brought Ca...

The Oberwerth Richard & Casual Line of Bags

Ok, I admit it, I'm a camera bag extremest. I probably have a dozen different camera bags that are in my closet that I have c...

The Leica Q Now in Silver!

Announcing the new Leica Q in Silver Anodized finish! The Q in Silver finish is a new addition to the available finishes for ...

Introducing the Leica 90MM F2.2 Thambar-M

Introducing the 90mm F2.2 Thambar-M. This is a special reintroduction for Leica. The Thambar was originally introduced in the...

Cuba Workshop | January 15-21, 2018 with Tom Brichta & Christopher P. Baker

Join Camera West, along with Tom Brichta, travel photographer, and Christopher P. Baker, National Geographic’s expert on Cuba...