The Trick to It All: A Conversation with Photographer Henry Leutwyler

The Trick to It All: A Conversation with Photographer Henry Leutwyler

Very interesting article on a photographer I had never heard off.

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Cody Delistraty | Longreads | October 2016 | 12 minutes (3,326 words)

Born in Switzerland in 1961, the portrait photographer Henry Leutwyler was told he wouldn’t make it as a photographer. He was rejected from a top Swiss photography school, and when he opened his own photo studio in Lausanne — photographing watches and chocolates and cheeses — he went bankrupt in a swift year-and-a-half.

But at age 25, Leutwyler moved to Paris and began apprenticing with the French photographer Gilles Tapie, who helped him find his stride as an editorial photographer. A decade later, in 1995, Leutwyler moved to New York City, where his portrait photography began to appear in Vogue, Vanity Fair, The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Esquire, and Time, among others.

Since then, Leutwyler has photographed the top-tier of global talent, including Martin Scorsese, Michelle Obama, Julia…

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It’s back the champion of bokeh Voigtlander’s 58mm 1.4 Nokton. New version due in early Nov we are taking pre orders now.

Yep it’s back just like Hans Solo it has returned from the dead, and thank goodness as we continue to get inquires for this lens every single day.

This new production run will be optically the same but with a different exterior look. If you have not heard about this lens it has become one of the most sought after lenses that Cosina under the  Voigtlander name has ever made.

It gets 5 star reviews on sites such as B&H with comments like these I am shooting with SLRs and DSLRs for over 30 years. I have used a lot of lenses, and this one is just the best. the colors reproduction is great, the bokeh is amazing, smooth, painted like a brush.

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Manual focus with CPU chip for metering and brilliant optics what more does one need.

The 58mm is based on the old Topcon lens which in it’s day was regarded a real cracker. This current model builds on that lens with even better optics that were improved in the second version and then in this 3rd version more metal has been added to damp the focus even more. See some 9 thousand plus sample images here.Now available for Pre Order for Early November delivery $795 Order Here.

Voigtlander 10 & 15mm E mount lenses now taking Pre orders

We are now taking Pre Orders for delivery in April for the 15mm E mount $1295 and May for the 10mm E mount $1495 or  10mm M mount $1395. Both E mount lenses have a dedicated electronic E mount which allows them to use the functions listed below. And the 10mm in Leica M mount is going to make history as the widest M lens ever made!

We expect demand to be very high for these lenses so get your Pre Order in now to make sure you don’t miss out!

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The 10mm is available in both M mount $1395 and Sony E mount $1495

Function of Voigtländer E-Mount Lens
1. Exif
Pictures can store the Exif data of Lens.
2. Lens Correction Data
You can set Auto Lens Correction on camera bodies;
* Fall off ———————–> Auto / Off
* Chromatic Aberration —> Auto / Off
* Distortion ——————-> Auto / Off
3. Manual Focus Assist
Magnified Live View Image will be seen on camera body LCD screen when the Focus Ring
rotation is detected on the camera body.
4. Focus Distance Setting
Focus Distance Setting Indication will be seen (At which point you are focusing on now. For
instrance, 3.5m, or so.) on camera body LCD screen when the Focus Ring rotation is detected on
the camera body.
6. 5-Axis Image Stabilization
The 5-axis Image Stabilization works cooperatively with Voigtlander E-mount

2016 Doggie Rescue Calendar Now $7.50

Help us to help our friends at Doggie Rescue sell 500 calendars this year. This is the big money maker that keeps Doggie Rescue in business  and able to save 100’s of dogs that would have been put down at local pounds around Sydney.

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This years calendar is one of the best yet packed with great photos of adopted dogs from 2015. Worth it just for just for the cover photo alone.

Make it a super Christmas for the Doggies Buy a bunch they make excellent Christmas gifts. NOW HALF PRICE $7.50 each with free postage ever cent goes straight to Doggie Rescue. WOOF WOOF THEM HERE

New products NISI filters and Pixel One Batteries now available.

We have added to our range the NISI Square filter range and the Screw in Clear protection filters these are very high quality filters at very good prices. The holder kit represents excellent value coming with 4 adaptor rings a slim polariser and the all metal holder. They even do a super dupper huge stopper at an incredible 15 stops. Check the range out here.

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Also new to the Mainline range is the PIXEL ONE generic batteries, these are the best generic replacement batteries available today.

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They are the same as the highly rated Wasabi battery check out the reviews here. Now we have the most popular model instock ready to ship. You cannot have too many spare batteries stock up here.

Eddycam Camera Straps now available in Australia.

Mainlinephoto is proud to be the importer of the world’s most luxurious camera straps ( and coolest too).  These German made straps have to be one of the most beautifully executed products we have ever seen in the photographic market place. The fine detail is incredible and the feel……. well just say it is unbelievable soft and comfortable. It’s made from Elk hide from Finland.

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In fact we are offering a 30 day no questions asked refund if you do not think your new Eddycam strap is the most comfortable strap you have used.

The straps come in a wide range of sizes and colours we are stocking the most popular models check them out on our website here.