Over the last few months we have had an unusually high number of requests for Rolleiflexes and a corresponding increase in the volume of them coming in for service. Then … Continue Reading A sudden spike in Rolleiflex sales and service…. the Vivian Maier effect
Many of our customers know we have a rather large and rapidly expanding old film camera collection which has become our pride and joy. Last week a customer donated his … Continue Reading The Mainlinephoto camera museum is growing!
Take a look at what came through the store today..
We recently received a generous gift for our growing camera museum. A Mainline customer acquired for us a rare Nikkorex outfit: The Nikkorex Auto 35 with optional Tele Attachment: If … Continue Reading Mainline Camera Museum Continues to Grow
Mainline customer Clay has recently had his Kodak Autographic Junior restored with us. He emailed us some great black and white photos taken with this grand old camera A bit … Continue Reading Photos from Mainline Customer’s Autographic Kodak Jr
As a part of my apprenticeship here at Mainline, I am learning about restoring and repairing old M series cameras. To further my education in this black art, I have … Continue Reading Restoration & Repair
I first saw this camera sitting on the shelf in our “dead camera” section of the showroom. I couldn’t have taken it seriously as at a glance, it is a … Continue Reading The Outstanding Olympus XA2
Hi, My name is Matt and I’ll be helping out with the Mainline blog from now on. I am currently learning the ways of camera repair from our experienced technician … Continue Reading Hello, Readers!
A customer let us borrow his new found toy the 25mm Voigtlander Flektogon which is the second widest lens Voigtlander that was made in Germany. Here a few images we … Continue Reading What a cool lens name. The Voigtlander 25mm F4 Flektogon!
I have temporarily left the digital Super Highway, though I must admit once you are on it, it is very hard to find an exit. Well an old Polaroid Land … Continue Reading Back to film with a Polaroid Land camera.
We are now part of the national camera recycling network so bring in ( or send them in) those old cameras hanging around gathering dust. Why recycle them here is … Continue Reading Recycle your old cameras at Mainlinephoto.
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If you are going to pay to learn about something there is one key factor that will make the difference between just completing a course or actually achieving a transformation. … Continue Reading Improve your Photography. Learn about yourself.
Well we are now getting the 2010 Photokina releases coming out. Though this one is a little unexpected I must admit. A wide angle 667 camera from Fuji. It begs … Continue Reading New Fuji wide angle medium format camera the GF670W. Will there be a Bessa III WIDE?
Film director and photographer Carla Drago is currently working on a project in Sicily. She has sent us this postcard. Carla Writes: Thought you might like seeing some of the … Continue Reading Bessa III Images of Sicily by Carla Drago.
Owner of the website orphan cameras Mike Butkus has produced over many years a labour of love. Here are the missing manuals for those who buy an old film camera. … Continue Reading Looking for film camera instruction manuals? Look no further.