I think that the Nikon F2 was the best SLR camera until 1996 when Nikon produced the F5* The F2 is the successor to the Nikon F, their first SLR … Continue Reading Nikon F2 Feature
The Kodak Retina IIc. Produced between 1954 and 1957 (depending on who you ask…) the IIc listed for $135 which was a lot of money at the time. But for … Continue Reading Profile: Kodak Retina IIc 020
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
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
We have just been informed by Cole of the Photo Trader that the latest issue #159 is going to be the last. The rising costs of publishing and drop in … Continue Reading The Photographic Trader magazine calls it a day.
TWA planes stand idle during the 1961 Strike in the US Photography has the amazing ability to freeze moments in time, as we are a reminded in this stunning collection … Continue Reading Airline strikes are not new. 50 years of historical photographs.
The Dawn of Photography workshops are run by The Eastman Musuem. This particular workshop is run in the historic village of Lacock, England where the Lacock Abbey was once home … Continue Reading Looking for a photographic workshop with a difference. Try this one.
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.
Just announced from the factory! The team at Cosina have released a completely new fast 75mm M mount lens. The Heliar Classic looks like it will be a little winner. … Continue Reading New Voigtlander 75mm 1.8 M lens. The Heliar Classic.
Well then…. Leica get’s it right with the M9… kind of reminds me of the M5 and then Leica got it right with the highly successful M6 which sold virtually … Continue Reading Leica pulls a rabbit out of their hat. Will the M9 become the digital equal of the M6.
NOW 100% confirmed the event is for the S2 and M9 release!!!! Doing the rounds of Leica dealers and the like here in OZ is a flyer inviting those valued … Continue Reading Could it be that the Leica M9 release is about to become a reality?
It seems that the M9 is due to become a reality sooner than we think! As an interesting thing happened today… we had a visit from the manager of one … Continue Reading Leica M9 rumors… we have it on very good authority that…
Mainline Customer and recent Bessa III purchaser is so delighted with his camera that he has sent through this personal hands on review. Ed writes: Is this camera worth the … Continue Reading Bessa III review by Ed Dale
Mainline customer Geoff Hopkinson and rangefinder fanatic got the chance of a lifetime to visit the fatherland and the Leica factory! Geoff writes: Scott knows me as a Leica M … Continue Reading A visit to the Leica factory! History, beer and gossip by Geoff Hopkinson.
Our Travelling Bessa III has arrived and is now with it’s first participant. A happy Phil Ramsden picks up the camera! While Rufus continues snoring… Our first delivery has sold … Continue Reading The Travelling Bessa III is on it’s way!