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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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Photrio site in Toronto

Toronto. Need help? Have a look at the Photrio forum web site. According to the “About” note on the Photrio Symposium site, “PHOTRIO.COM is a community that has recently combined three existing photography websites: APUG.ORG (Analog Photography Users Group), Hybridphoto.com … Continue reading

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an eagle eye for your camera …

Toronto. It was July, 1936, when Zeiss Jena produced its Zeiss Objectives catalogue, Ph 333e. In this catalogue, Zeiss lenses were tagged as “The Eagle Eye of your Camera“. ¬†Unlike Leitz, who used the lens name to indicate a lens’s … Continue reading

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Slip, slidin’, away

Toronto. Paul Simon wrote this song in 1975 and released it a few years later. It showed up as a Simon and Garfunkel song (I have it on a CD). The song captures the spirit of film and film cameras … Continue reading

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Let George do it

Toronto. The dry plate process as described by Dr Maddox quickly reached North America and served as the basis for George Eastman to quit his bank job and establish the Eastman Plate Company in 1881. He had experimented with dry … Continue reading

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