Friday photo… blast from the past

Our office neighbour is Racetrack magazine which while it now focuses on horse racing was in the 80’s a general sporting magazine. Andrew the editor dropped in with this beautiful 8×10 black and white image of a skater from an article they ran on skateparks he didn’t know who the skater is but it is a great shot anyway.

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Those were the days!

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

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.

Mainline Staff member David Jenkins photographs Puppies for Doggie Rescue

Mainlinephoto is a proud supporter of Doggie Rescue. Last week we were contacted to see if we could arrange to have some extra special puppies photographed. The brief was they needed to be super cute.

We think David who volunteered his time did a wonderful job, here are just a few for your enjoyment.

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Pleasseee takkkke me home with you

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I’am trained in the art of ZEN.

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aw shucks just too cute…..

Please visit the Doggie Rescue website here…. Volunteers welcome, dog walkers always needed. Your new Photo Buddy will love you for the time you give especially if you decide to take him home.