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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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those where the days …

Toronto. I think George Dunbar has special spot in his heart for the once illustrious staples of the news photographer – ¬†the Graphic and Graflex cameras. George often finds these unusual ads and passes them to a few of the … Continue reading

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A tale of two cameras…

Toronto. Apologies to Mr Dickens again – he must be on my mind. My friend George Dunbar dropped me a note last Tuesday. George spotted an old Kodak Retina I on the internet and it reminded him of his first … Continue reading

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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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