Author Archives: Robert

Cine coverage of D-Day landing in WW2 – the saga continues

Toronto.  The story of the cine coverage of the D-Day Landings in France has taken a final twist.  Editor of Photographic Canadiana, Robert Lansdale, has confirmed that video images are from three boats and by automatic cameras mounted on the … Continue reading

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internal flash sync comes to the Leica

Toronto. George Dunbar finds a wealth of these old advertisements on line. This December 1950 ad in Popular Photography announces the advent of internal flash synchronization in the famous Leica camera. Long over due, this feature was common in many … Continue reading

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long before digital we had Polaroid!

Toronto. George Dunbar sent me a few old photography ads including this July 1950 Popular Photography Polaroid ad. The Polaroid ad brought to mind many old memories. As a kid in Allandale, I had my first camera – an old Kodak … Continue reading

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History of Field View Cameras

Toronto. Back around the end of November, Russ Forfar sent me the link to a History of Field View Cameras. Most of the 1800s, once photographic processes where announced in 1839, Camera were generally what we once called field view … Continue reading

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Toronto Postcard Show February 25, 2018

Toronto. The Toronto Postcard Club is hosting its annual show this coming February. Ed Warner and I have attended on occasion to promote the society. Many booths offer photos as postcards and others allow you to “Pursue your interest in … Continue reading

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Rectaflex – an Italian 35mm SLR

Toronto. My thanks once again to my friend and fellow PHSC member George Dunbar for this  vintage July 1950 ad from Popular Photography magazine. The Rectaflex camera at the time was manufactured in Italy and is relatively rare as it … Continue reading

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First CAMERAMA show of 2018

Toronto. Friend and PHSC member Gary Perry reminds us all that his first CAMERAMA show of 2018 is on JANUARY 14th, 2018. Click the icon at left for details or email Gary at torontocamerashows@gmail.com. He is also on Facebook at … Continue reading

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Grant Munro dead at 94

Toronto. Years ago, Grant Munro of  the National Film Board (NFB) made animated films that were Oscar contenders. Ironically,  Grant never owned a computer or cell phone! Grant created all his animations manually since the NFB of the day was without … Continue reading

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Arriflex turrets build up post war

Toronto. My thanks to George Dunbar for this LIFE photograph in the February 1947 issue and his sharp eye that identified the turrets as those for the famous professional Arriflex cameras. The photograph shows the unintended problems caused by dividing … Continue reading

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