Monthly Archives: November 2018

Photographic Canadiana 44-3 printed.

Toronto. Issue 44-3 has been printed and will hit the mail in a few days. The content quality and reliable delivery is in no small way a reflection of the dedication and “fussiness” of Editor Bob Lansdale. His enthusiasm and … Continue reading

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photo books lost in California wild fire

Toronto. The local news focusses on the loss of life and property in the horrendous California wild fires but as sad as these losses are, other losses occur too. George Dunbar sent me a note that he had spotted on … Continue reading

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Daguerre by Gernsheim

Toronto. Dover Publications in New York made their name by reproducing select out of print books (those strange things you can read without recourse to technology … ) in soft cover using signature sewn pages and quality paper. Today books … Continue reading

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light where you need it

Toronto. In the days when photographers used flash to create the light needed to take a shot indoors, prints with burned out highlights were common. One company promoted the solution to be the MY-T-MYTE flashbulb – a lower output bulb … Continue reading

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a new meaning to coated lenses

Toronto. Mid last century science perfected a lens coating that improved the contrast of lens designs allowing even more elements to further correct lenses, ┬ápaving the way for the complex zoom lenses commonplace today. And now modern coating technology has … Continue reading

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stoned on movies

Toronto. When I went to Labrador to maintain a tropospheric scatter communications system that Bell selected to service communities in the far north of Quebec and Labrador, my dad said he would like to do movies, so I bought him … Continue reading

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PHS of NE

Toronto. A year before our society was established, the PHSNE began operations and like us are a non profit organization. They are exchange members with us since the early years of our organization. You can visit their new web site … Continue reading

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end of an era

Toronto. Kominek Camera and Optical Instrument Sales and Service was just south of Wellesley on Yonge. It was opened in the 1950s and in 1960 I spent Saturdays driving to Toronto in search of books, camera gear and war surplus … Continue reading

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another brick in the wall

Toronto. After the war, in the late 1940s – 1950s, the USA tried to capture market share in cameras from the German industry. The result was print ads like you see here from the October 26, 1953 issue of LIFE … Continue reading

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