About us

Hi there and thanks for dropping by our blog.

I’m Scott Vanthoff the owner and operator of Mainline Photographics, a supplier of cameras and accessories in Sydney Austraila.

old fashioned shop (2)

Mainlinephoto is like the old corner shop… friendly, helpful and offers old style service…

Mainline Photographics is a family run and owned business that has been serving the photographic trade for nearly 40 years. Started in 1970 by John Vanthoff it has now been in the family for two generations.

Our focus has always been on delivering quality products that work into the marketplace in Australia and providing the best back up service possible.

Over the years our business has gone through several changes from its days as a chain of retail stores to it’s current format of importer and wholesaler who now also sells direct online. Yet whilst our business model may have changed over the years, one thing that has not, is our passion for photography and our customers.

Rather than being another “me too!” store Mainline strives to lead the way while still being true specialists.

Currently we represent the following manufacturers:

B+W Schneider filters

Voigtlander Cameras & Lenses

Artisan & Artist camera bags

Toma leather cases

Match Technical aka Tim Issac products

Custom Brackets from the USA

Linhof Panoramic and large format cameras

Novoflex camera accessories

Sirui Tripods and Ballheads

MikrosĀ  micro fibre lens cloths

Expert shield UK

On a more personal note I also have a passion for food and cooking, reading, adventure travel,video gaming and well..umm.. yep ferrets! Ok that’s enough personal stuff to learn more about me you will just have to read my blog :)

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