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Cameras by Brian Coe

Toronto. After writing a number of books on aspects of photographic history, the late Brian Coe of the Kodak Museum in England wrote a delightful book on the history of photography from Daguerreotypes to Instant Pictures. His unique style was … Continue reading

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enjoy Photo News 26-4

Toronto. A few weeks back, I had the pleasure of bumping into Norm Rosen at our fall fair. Norm is the editor of the magazine PHOTO NEWS. Then just last week, I enjoyed Norm’s latest opus at breakfast – the … Continue reading

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A book to remember

Toronto. In A Night to Remember, author Walter Lord wrote a thrilling story about the sinking of the Titanic back in  April 1912. In 1976, the late Brian Coe then Curator of the Kodak Museum in England. wrote this book. … Continue reading

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Eaton’s – Cameras & Photographic Supplies

Toronto. When I was a kid and a young adult Eaton’s was the store in Canada. Eaton’s and Simpson’s were on either side of Queen West at Yonge Street. The new Eaton’s College Street blocks north on Yonge never caught … Continue reading

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check it out!

Toronto. In the 1970s, there was lots of information on the history of Leica cameras, lenses and accessories. The trouble was, this information was widely scattered in catalogues, manuals, patents and magazines. Dr Neill Wright and Colin Glanfield in England … Continue reading

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Close-Up for nerds

Toronto. Almost two decades later, in 1979, Lester Lefkowitz of NYC published this profusely illustrated soft cover text on the art of close-up photography. Lefkowitz has a masters degree in optics and is a practicing photographer. When he published this … Continue reading

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Keep your eye on the ball

Toronto. With a growing interest in close-up photography, in July of 1979 I bought a used copy of Dr Otto Croy’s  book Camera Close-up originally published in England and America by Focal Press of England in 1961. L. A. Mannheim translated … Continue reading

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what’s new in photography for 1948-9?

Toronto. My thanks to my good friend George Dunbar for tracking down this issue of Popular Photography, now nearly 70 years old! On September 9th George writes, “Here’s a list that may interest PHSC members. “It’s huge, illustrated and shows … Continue reading

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double, double, toil and trouble…

Toronto. As Shakspeare’s girls say while making bat-wing soup in Macbeth. I bought this delightful little book by Kodak in January, 1960 for $1.25 – and no tax. I was busy absorbing all I could about the complexities of developing and … Continue reading

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…from one amateur to another

Toronto. The shift from large camera photography to miniature hit its stride in 1935 when Fortune magazine dubbed it the minicam revolution. Within a couple of years books were being published to teach the amateur how to embrace the new … Continue reading

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