New Products coming soon to Mainlinephoto DSPTCH Camera Straps and Wine Country Camera Filter holders.

We are very chuffed to bring into the Mainlinephoto fold two exciting new brands. DSPTCH camera straps from the USA and Wine Country Camera Square filter holder systems. Both products are at the top of their game and fit in with the Mainline ethos of quality that works. Both products are due in before the end of March and are available for pre order on our website Dsptch here and Wine Country Camera here.

Dsptch camera straps are like no others made from Mil Spec hardware and available in different colours they are the must have addition to your camera.

Wine Country Cameras in the USA has produced the Rolls Royce of Square filter holders.

Check out the Introductory video below.

Voigtlander annouces 3 new Sony E mount lenses for 2017

Due to be presented at the Tokyo Camera Show the CP+ on stand G-12 if you are in the area.

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The 3 models are a completely redesigned 35mm 1.4 lens, a brand new 40mm 1.2 lens and last but not least a 65mm 2.0 Macro Apo-Lanthar.

No prices have been set or delivery dates. You can email us to register your interest at our contact us page here.

No deposit or payment required at this time.

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.

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

The award winning UNIQBALL is coming to Mainlinephoto. We are taking Pre orders now.

As always here at Mainlinephoto we are on the search for a better mousetrap and my goodness this time we have found one. The Uniqball from Hungary is well to coin a phrase, a game changer. First being highly sceptical we ordered some samples to test, yes they looked cool and seemed to do what it said. Then we got them out in the field photographing and whalespotting just to name a few trials we put them through. We came back amazed that it not only worked so well but that no one had thought of it before!

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The UBH 35X in action

UniqBall is a revolutionary new type of ball head, combining all the attributes of a traditional ball head, a gimbal head, a pan & tilt head and a fluid head. It has all of the great advantages of these established heads but without any of the drawbacks.

And here’s the best bit, it has an integrated spirit leveler so you can always shoot with a perfectly straight horizon. Now that is something truly unique.

Check the videos below:

Available for purchase now UBH 35X here