Author Archives: Robert

New Diana F+ camera celebrates a decade.

Toronto. The folks at Lomography are rightly pleased that their rendition of the 1960s classic Diana camera as the Diana F+ ten years ago is still popular with thousands of photos sent in since the little camera was first offered. … Continue reading

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at home with monsters – AGO exhibit

Toronto. You may have read in the recent PHSC News that the AGO is hosting filmmaker Guillermo del Toro and his cabinet of curiosities. The exhibit is called “At Home with Monsters“. With Halloween fast approaching, this exhibit, which opened in … Continue reading

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Posters by Swann Galleries

Toronto. Augment your collection by hanging a few of these posters in your collection display room! Nicholas Lowry of Swann Galleries in NYC coordinated this lovely set of posters, some with a photographic theme, and many with a travel theme, … Continue reading

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Shanebrook on Kodak Film

Toronto. November 15, 2017 PHSC Meeting Robert Shanebrook: Making Kodak Film in 2003

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a tree grows…

Toronto. When I was a kid, we bought our own school supplies including books. The prices were a much lower percentage of wages then and Canadian publishers printed our textbooks. I remember walking to Witty’s Drugstore one September to buy … Continue reading

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check it out!

Toronto. In the 1970s, there was lots of information on the history of Leica cameras, lenses and accessories. The trouble was, this information was widely scattered in catalogues, manuals, patents and magazines. Dr Neill Wright and Colin Glanfield in England … Continue reading

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end of an era…

Toronto. The last of the Leitz focoslides was the OOTGU model first sold in 1957 only to disappear a few years later. This model was intended for the M series of cameras and reverted to locking the camera body to … Continue reading

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a new day dawns…

Toronto. In 1958 Leitz Wetzlar began to make and market a new massive focoslide OOZAB (some references list the code name as OOGAN) for its Reprovit series of professional copy stands. It had a smooth rectangular shape and a new … Continue reading

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Architecture in Photography Exhibitions 1858 – 1861.

PHSC Meeting, Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Architecture in Photography Exhibitions Natalie Banaszak, B.A., M.A. Natalie will present her award winning research on the participation of photographic societies in the promotion, marketing and sale of architectural photography as art and a … Continue reading

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PHSC Newsletter 2017-10

Toronto. Editor Sonja Pushchak issues another yummy episode of her delightful newsletter, this time a scary Halloween special! The issue begins with Ralph Meatyard’s photo of subjects wearing cheap latex halloween masks, followed by a poster for our annual fall … Continue reading

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