Category Archives: miscellaneous

another victim of the digital wave

Toronto. When was the last time you made a Xerox copy? Can’t remember? You are not alone. I think it was a couple of decades ago for me. I usually just pop the paper or papers in my Canon All-in-one … Continue reading

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Happy New Year Everyone!

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Seasons Greetings Christmas 2017

Toronto. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us at the Photographic Historical Society of Canada (PHSC). This trio of snowmen are one of the many cards you can purchase from Current Catalog.

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Halifax Explosion Dec 6 1917

Toronto. Just after 9 am in the morning, 100 years ago, Halifax was rocked with a massive explosion that killed almost 2,000 residents – mostly children and youths – and severely injured some 9,000 more. A French munitions ship from … Continue reading

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marking each day …

Toronto. We make regular use of patent drawings in our various research endeavours and publications to illustrate and validate once new and unique objects and processes – cameras, lenses, darkroom apparatus, prints, etc. Many days, the Globe and Mail, on … Continue reading

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… but it works!

Toronto. When the Canadian Anti-spam Law (CASL) was enacted, I saw more red tape to keep track of requests for our newsletter. After reading Michael Geist’s article in today’s Globe on the progress of CASL,  I was impressed. Indeed, the … Continue reading

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it was the season of Darkness

Toronto. A few days ago I suggested the smartphone camera is revolutionizing photography compared with what we grew up with in the days of film and 35mm cameras. This view was confirmed, emphasized and detailed by Matthew Panzarino’s definitive review … Continue reading

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The future’s so bright…

Toronto.  … I gotta wear shades is a nuclear holocaust song by Timbuk3. Apple’s recent announcement of the iPhone 8 and the anniversary model iPhone X (iPhone 10) celebrating a decade since the industry disrupting iPhone was first released, prompted me … Continue reading

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an essential tool in the mid last century

Toronto. Continuing yesterday’s theme on hand held exposure meters  (thanks George), this advertisement from Popular Photography’s April 1948 issue shows the famous Weston Master II meter. I bought in less than a decade later with the Master III. Both the … Continue reading

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A drum you can’t beat

Toronto. Yesterday I mentioned some darkroom stuff being auctioned this November. One of the items is a dark plastic tube with odd end caps. In the 1970s, colour chemistry was both expensive and short lived. The amateur photographer of the … Continue reading

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