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PHSC News for September 2017

Toronto. we start the fall session with a bang! Editor Sonja Pushchak delivers another wonderful pdf newsletter detailing the events of this fall plus other entertaining notes and articles. The announcements cover: our fall fair; the September meeting; Our fall … Continue reading

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small camera – big man

Toronto.It was spring 1925 when a new tiny camera was first marketed at the Leipzig fair by the family owned microscope manufacturer and optical institute, Ernst Leitz Wetzlar, Germany. To most people, the Leica was a very expensive novel toy … Continue reading

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The Leica Manual 1935 – 1973

Toronto. As my eyes began to struggle with focussing my Exakta, I sought out an alternative design. On March 21, 1970 I bought Andrew Matheson’s “The Leica and Leicaflex Way” 9th revised edition at Mitchell Photo Supply on Dominion square … Continue reading

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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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