Author Archives: Robert

Leica Shop in Vienna sold

Toronto. I received an interesting email tonight from Stephan Musli in Vienna. He announced the sale by Peter Coeln of his majority interest (nearly 75%) in the well known Leica Shop, Leica Store and WestLicht Photographica Auctions to Leica Camera … Continue reading

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Can we digitize Super-8 film cameras?

Toronto. Hayes Urban, a designer in the South-Western USA, thinks we can. His idea is to make a digital version of Kodak’s ubiquitous Super-8 film cartridge, allowing the many Super-8 film cameras to live once again.

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Fall Photographica-Fair has new venue

Toronto. The fall show will take place on October 26, 2014 in a new venue. We have moved back to the west end of Toronto at the Trident Hall 145 Evans Ave just east of Islington in easy reach by the … Continue reading

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Can you say CASL?

TORONTO. For those unaware of the federal government in Canada, it imposed the Canadian Anti-Span Law (CASL) effective July 1, 2014. The law is very broad and foggy from what I have seen in the news and blogs. Worse, it … Continue reading

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The shot heard around the world

On June 28, 1914 Arch Duke Ferdinand of Austria and his wife were assassinated in Sarajevo. A month later the war to end all wars began in Europe. I had grandfathers and uncles sign up with the Canadian army. My … Continue reading

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Where have all the flowers gone?

Toronto. When Aperture was released by Apple, I still used Windows and was envious of the capabilities of this product. I was recently reminded that Aperture development will end shortly (fall 2014) and the product will phase out next year … Continue reading

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PHSC Newsletter 14-3

Toronto. This newsletter announces our coming Trunk Sale this Sunday. Editor David Bridge and  journal editor Bob Lansdale have gone out of their way to make this another exciting issue for all who collect and enjoy photographic equipment and images. … Continue reading

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Graflex Historic Quarterly 19-2

Toronto. This is the latest issue of Ken Metcalf’s newsletter, Graflex Historic Quarterly 19-2. Click here or on the icon above and enjoy this newsletter devoted to these grand old cameras long used by the newspaper photographers of the day. … Continue reading

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Graflex Historic Quarterly 19-1

Toronto. Our friend Ken Metcalf edits the quarterly newsletter for the Graflex Historic Society out on the west coast of the USA. You may remember seeing newspaper photographers of the past century using these magnificent big cameras to capture photos … Continue reading

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A New look at Toronto over the passage of time

Toronto. Member and friend George Dunbar often comes up with the most interesting of ideas. He recently sent me a note suggesting I take a look at this video by Kwan called simply “Time”. This is the full note posted on … Continue reading

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