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Photo News Spring 2019

Toronto. As I opened the Globe last Wednesday at breakfast, to my delight the latest issue of Photo News appeared! This Spring 2019 issue features a ton of animal shots as it specializes on Safaris. One equipment article however, caught … Continue reading

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photography periodicals

Toronto. In July of last year I posted an article on camera magazines. This article glossed over commercial and society magazine while touching on the BJP and manufacturer specific publications. This time out we look at commercial, collectors, and society … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2019!

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PHSC News newsletter 2018-11 issued yesterday.

Toronto. Did you miss getting this issue directly? Just let me know your email and name as I will add you to our MailChimp list. This tasty edition of Sonja’s latest thrilling newsletter is available by clicking the thumbnail daguerreotype … Continue reading

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Newsletter PHSC News 18-2 (June 2018)

Toronto. Editor Pushchak has served up another tasty treat for readers of her well received PHSC News. The June 2018 edition was distributed ¬†on Friday morning to all those who subscribe (want your own copy? just email me and ask!). … Continue reading

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Sir Alec and camera

Toronto. Our friend Goldie at urbanToronto.ca spotted this lovely picture featuring Sir Alec Guinness back in 1950 before he was knighted. In one of eight roles he acted in the 1949 movie Kind Hearts and Coronets, Guinness played a photographer … Continue reading

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a hard lesson, a wet lesson

Toronto. In its February 20th issue for 1950, LIFE magazine posted this cheerful article about a photographer so busy capturing a shot of unfortunate skaters in London, England that he too broke through the pond ice. We often think of … Continue reading

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Photo News Spring 2018 (27-1)

Toronto. Last Tuesday morning as I opened my Globe and Mail over breakfast, I was delighted to see Norm Rosen’s latest publication was a free insert for subscribers. It was especially welcome as it featured some Macro Photography special articles, … Continue reading

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Kodak pushes its folders in 1948

Toronto. As a kid I can remember my father’s Kodak folder. It was a step up from the Kodak box camera he took west with him in the 1920s. If you wanted a better (higher resolution, faster speed, more flexible) … Continue reading

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Wollensak

Toronto. The Wollensak company in Rochester NY made many fine optical components many years ago including lenses for the screw mount Leicas during the war when authentic Leitz lenses were unavailable. Communication companies like Bell Canada used their products (photographing … Continue reading

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