Regular Mainline Photographics customer Edward was the first Sony A7 owner to visit our showroom with his brand new Sony A7R.
Edward’s Sony A7R fitted with a Voightlander 50mm F1.5 VM-mount lens + Voigtlander adapter
Edward tried a variety of M-mount lenses and is now mulling over his choice. We think that the Voigtlander 50mm f1.5 lens in black complements the camera very well. Note also the Gordy wrist strap.
First impressions? A camera which fits the hand naturally and comfortably, copes well with manual focus lenses and has resolution that seems to go on forever. The Voigtlander 50 F1.5 and 35 F1.2 aquitted themsleves very well even when shooting handheld. We expect that our special offer of free Voigtlander adapter with the Voigtlander 50 is going to prove very popular.
Four days ago, a Fujifilm representative responded to an email from the Phoblographer (Chris Gampat). In their response, the representative advised that “FP-3000B is being discontinued, as a result of decreases in world-wide global demand.”
This has caused general dismay in the film-shooting online communities across the world and a petition is already in place to protest the discontinuation of this product (Please see the Change.org petition and sign if you haven’t already!)
The FP-3000B film stock is a favourite of amateurs and professionals alike, being compatible with the famous Land Polaroid cameras and many Polaroid backs for medium format cameras. With very fast processing speeds and a unique light sensitivity, what’s not to like?
We at Mainline all love this film dearly and would be unhappy to see it go. This is a frame I took with a Land camera last year demonstrating the FP-3000B’s beautiful gradations from black to white.
NOW IN STOCK is a very special tool for astrophotography enthusiasts. The Sightron Nano Tracker has caused a bit of a racket on the astrophotography forums and review publications. Priced at $295, the Nano Tracker is a very affordable solution for taking long exposure photographs of a star field.
The rumour sites have been in meltdown over the imminent release of Nikon’s new retro styled DSLR – the DF – due out before Christmas.
Here is a hint of how one might look after the obligatory Mainline makeover… Of course we don’t have our hands on a DF yet so we used Rene’s F3, the great great great grandfather of the new DF.
Thumbs Up Beep soft release and the superb Voigtlander 28 f2.8 F-mount manual focus lens with focus confirmation and f-stop control.
Compare and check out the looks – that is a strong bloodline. When we get hold of a DF we’ll post a side by side comparison to see how close we were.
Thumbs Up Opera Act 2 soft release and Voigtlander 28 f2.8 F-mount
Thumbs Up Boop soft release and the fast Voigtlander 40 f2 F-mount manual focus lens with aperture control and focus confirmation
Artisan & Artist strap, Thumbs Up soft release and the Voigtlander 28 f2.8 F-mount lens.
Artisan & Artist strap, Thumbs Up soft release and the Voigtlander 28 f2.8 F-mount.
Now there is a street camera par excellence – of course the accessories are also available in black for a more discrete look.
And of course we should not forget the Linhof screw thread cable release.
Nikon D800 with ancestor F3 on FLM ballheads
To celebrate the new arrival, Mainline Photographics will give a 10% discount on accessories to the first customer to bring a Nikon DF into the shop for a makeover.
On Monday, Cosina announced a new close focus adapter.
The VM-E Close Focus Adapter enables the minimum focus distance of M mount lenses to be shorter.
The adapter fits the Sony E mount and will have Full Frame capability and will work on the up coming Sony A7.
This adapter is now available to pre-order on our website.
Get your order in to be one of the first to use this fantastic gadget from Voigtländer.
Yasuhara ventures further into the world of microscopic images with their Macro Extension Tube set.
The Extension Tubes allow the photographer to peer closer in to the macro scale world with Sony E lenses or Leica lenses with an adapter.
The Extension Tubes are available for $189. Included are the 10mm and 16mm Extension tubes.
Fuji really have outdone themselves here.
If any of you are still using a vintage X100 camera then like me, you will be thrilled to hear that Fuji has just come out with another firmware update that promises faster startup time, quicker AF speed and focus peaking. This seems like a kind gesture from Fuji as they understand that without the fantastic sales figures from the X100, they wouldn’t be doing nearly so well today in late 2013.