Author Archives: Robert

On a Clear Day,

Toronto. —You Can See Forever or so the song, about a girl with ESP, goes.  Leitz sold rangefinders even before the Leica began to be marketed in 1924. It was a simple camera at the time – no slow speeds, no … Continue reading

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Let There be Light

Toronto. In the late 1950s I bought a meter to compliment my Exakta. I looked at all the options offered and decided the best of the bunch was the Weston Master III. I bought it with the “invercone” that clips … Continue reading

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Ektachrome film is back

Toronto. John Morden, our Treasurer, sent me a brief note and link to this article when it first appeared. This note was followed the next morning by a forwarded note from Bob Lansdale. Bob copied me Saturday morning on an email … Continue reading

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Review of 2016 December Show and Tell

Toronto. I presented at the meeting last month and also wrote this brief review. Thanks to those who kindly reviewed my draft and corrected any errors. A special thanks to Bob Lansdale for doing most of the photographs and Lorne … Continue reading

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Beautiful Teco 5 Box Camera

Toronto. On Wednesday I had an email from Noel Machado with a question about this gorgeous box camera branded as a Teco Model 5. To my knowledge, most cameras of that era made with a varnished wood exterior and brass … Continue reading

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Watch it!

Toronto. Do you remember the gimmicky little ads of yesteryear that promoted odd ball cameras and tiny ‘spy’ cameras? George Dunbar sent me this note about a watch-band camera used in conjunction with an Apple Watch – you know, those … Continue reading

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Camerama Show January 22, 2017

Toronto. Gary Perry sent me a note last Tuesday, His January show will be the first out the chute this year. The Toronto Event will be held at the Edward Village Hotel on Yorkland Boulevard in the north end of … Continue reading

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Alkaline Dry Cells

Toronto. I can remember when the Alkaline cells hit the market. They were touted as much more powerful and leak-proof to boot. The January 2nd, 2017 Globe and Mail had an article about Lewis Urry, born in Pontypool, Ontario and … Continue reading

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Todd Korol, Photographer

Toronto. George Dunbar sent me this Instagram link to a Calgary Photographer Todd Korol.  Like many today, Todd chooses to use social media to display some of his work as well as his own website. You will need an Instagram account … Continue reading

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Single Lens Reflex camera format.

Toronto. The SLR design dates back at least a century. Checkout the older Graflex cameras. Ken Metcalf on the west coast of the States published a newsletter devoted exclusively to Graflex models of all sizes. There is even a website! … Continue reading

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