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Canada 1867 – 2017

Toronto. The celebration of our 150th anniversary (on July 1, 2017) (come out this September 20th to our next presentation) was celebrated with a quintet of speakers, specially made cakes, a beaver poster, and two group photographs; one “traditional” style … Continue reading

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Post War Pop Photo Ad for Leica IIIc

Toronto. In 1947, a couple of years after the war ended, Leitz was busy trying to recapture its charm and mystique in the miniature camera business. They promoted their IIIc model in the April 1947 issue of Popular Photography. My … Continue reading

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Frozen Motion

Toronto. GADCOLLECTION in Paris is featuring an exhibit from July 4 – 16 of the photographs that won the Sony World Photography Awards this year. The winner of the Open Competition with Motion was Colombia Photographer Camilo Diaz with his … Continue reading

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Pictures never lie… Well, hardly ever!

Toronto. When I was a kid the common expression was “a camera doesn’t lie”. No longer. In today’s world our neighbours have elected a president whose first reaction to anything he feels is derogatory or against his rather ill-informed opinion … Continue reading

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Money Found At Sunday PHSC Fair!

Toronto. It was a sunny day of great finds for all but one person. Money was lost at our fair today and suddenly near closing it was FOUND! Would the person who lost this money please contact me at info@phsc.ca … Continue reading

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TPHS Newsletter April 2017

Toronto. The Photographic Historical Society (TPHS) across the lake in Rochester often have interesting speakers as befits the home of Kodak. Click here or on the upper left icon to read this excellent issue and learn the history of the Blair … Continue reading

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Kodak Professional DCS History

Toronto. Nowadays we recognize the early digital cameras as collectibles.  The DSLR has become a staple of the professional. With smart phones everyone has a camera – still and video – constantly at hand. A few days ago my friend John … Continue reading

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Diana+

Toronto. In the 1960s, a Hong Kong plastics company offered a toy camera called the  Diana. The camera had a cheap plastic meniscus lens and used 120 roll film. All but a few pieces of the shutter mechanism were made … Continue reading

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One way to use a Collection

Toronto. I first met my friend Fritz Schulze when he was with C. Zeiss Canada and organized the Historical Microscopical Society of Canada (HMSC) which eventually was merged with an American society. Many HMSC members were also PHSC members since … Continue reading

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Tribute to Matt Isenburg

Toronto. Our own Bob Lansdale was the official photographer for the Daguerreian Society for many years. This edition of their quarterly (29-1) January – March 2017 has numerous pages in remembrance of Matthew Isenburg (the quarterly’s distribution is limited to … Continue reading

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