Author Archives: Robert

war and home: talks by Palu and Lagler

NEXT MEETING: Wed May 15th, 2019 Photography, War and Alternative Narratives – Louie Palu. Louie discusses his experiences as a war photographer. Click the PHSC News page 2 icon attached at left for details. The Golden Age of Super 8 … Continue reading

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PHSC Newsletter for May 2019

Toronto. Editor Sonja Pushchak has released volume 19-1 of her epic newsletter. Page 1 features “Floating Flora” – 1896 photographs from collotype photographer Ogawa Kazumasa. Page 2 covers or program of speakers for this month. Following this are pages covering … Continue reading

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Dr Robert G Wilson, May 8, 2019

Toronto My good friend and fellow PHSC member Bob Wilson passed away late Wednesday this week.  Bob joined the PHSC in 1977 after coming to Toronto. Prior to coming here, Bob worked out west as a geologist in the Oil … Continue reading

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a marvel of Swiss engineering

Toronto. In the early 1960s, my eye-sight in low light situations made my Exakta SLR harder and harder to focus. One of the cameras that caught my eye was the ALPA. Well made by a Swiss company, it has a … Continue reading

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Hasselblad SWC

Toronto. A rare model of the  famous Hasselblad 2 1/4 square camera was auctioned off recently in a PHSC sponsored auction. The family firm with the famous Hasselblad name (F W Hasselblad & Co) was founded in 1841 and a … Continue reading

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Horst Herget – wet plate collodion photographer

Toronto. Horst will be speaking at our Toronto meeting this coming September. Meantime drop in and see his work at an exhibition May 14 – June 9. The  reception is May 15th. Details of the IN/CAMERA exibition are on this … Continue reading

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Photographs auctioned at Westlicht May 24th

Toronto. Visiting Europe this spring? Drop by the 19th  Westlicht Photo Auction in Vienna this May 24th and enhance your collection. This fine auction house runs photograph auctions twice each year. While this springs auction os on the 24th, you can … Continue reading

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first 8mm magazine loading movie camera

Toronto. Remember the Revere movie camera? Sure we do! Remember the Briskin 8? The what? Never heard of it. The Briskin 8 was created by the son of the owner of Revere, Ted Briskin, when he decided to branch out … Continue reading

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CNE Gooderham Fountain

Toronto. Every year the arrival of the “EX” mid August signifies the end of summer. And the end of the “EX” after labour day with the air show tells us in the city that fall is upon us. This photograph … Continue reading

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mirror be gone

Toronto. I mentioned some weeks back on  October 12th, 2018 that mirrorless DSLRS would replace the bulkier DSLRs with their mirror boxes and through the taking lens framing via the pentaprism above the mirror. Nikon has recently announced their Z7 … Continue reading

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