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!
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
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This is a great little app that really works as promised not only does it look cool but it does the job of getting everything level quickly, especially in low light no torch needed. Those in camera levels can be very inaccurate so spend the dollar and get it today. Oh and works as a compass too!
More info on this great tool can be found here at Hunter Instruments. Only available for the iphone.
Mainlinephoto is now stocking the world’s best optical cleaner ROR or Residual Oil Remover.
ROR is not an optical surface cleaner in the usual sense. It takes a big step beyond routine cleaning. ROR is specifically designed to emulsify and remove microscopic oil residues- a by product of environmental pollution- from the surface and pores of glass and acrylic.
When you clean an optical surface with ROR you will observe a measurable difference in brightness and clarity. For the first time, you will experience pollution free, unimpeded vision. Because ROR removes microscopic oil residues, dust has nothing to adhere to allowing the surface to remain cleaner longer.
ROR is safe and versatile for all delicate surfaces. It has been tested and used on everything from multicoated lenses to beryllium surfaced contacts and has proven time and again to be the finest and safest optical cleaning treatment on the market today.
Invented 25 years ago with professional and amateur photographers in mind, ROR is used today by the military, NASA, astronomers, scientists, hospitals, laboratories and universities.
Protect your investment through regular ROR cleaning and maintenance and your equipment will endure and perform excellently for years to come.
See better. See clearly. See the difference.
We have put together a great value kit including a rocket blower and Mikros lens cloth pack purchase it here.
This great little product caught our attention sometime ago and we have now managed to get supply of the Swedish made Walkstools.
Once you have used one of these you will be going why didn’t I think of this. Not only is it really well made and very comfortable ( and we mean all day comfy) it packs up small and is lightweight. Perfect to simply be left in the car as a go to seat, or use it when shooting with a tripod not only is this more relaxing but as you lower the tripod you are more stable. More uses than a ferret and less smelly everyone deserves one. Tip the 55cm suits most folks.
Everybum needs one of these available now at Mainlinephoto.
Fuji really have outdone themselves here.
If any of you are still using a vintage X100 camera then like me, you will be thrilled to hear that Fuji has just come out with another firmware update that promises faster startup time, quicker AF speed and focus peaking. This seems like a kind gesture from Fuji as they understand that without the fantastic sales figures from the X100, they wouldn’t be doing nearly so well today in late 2013.
Cosina today has released details of two new lenses, finally we have a new M mount version of the popular 1.5 Nokton screw mount and a 42.5mm 0.95 for the Micro four thirds mount. This lens will be very interesting as it is going to be a very fast portrait lens.
No prices have been set and Cosina has not released delivery dates.