Monthly Archives: May 2019

in Vitessa we trust

Toronto. On the eve of being absorbed by the mighty Zeiss organization, Voigtlander marketed a number of cameras featuring their lenses plus some unique operating features. The series called Vitessa from the 1950s was one such series. The earlier versions … Continue reading

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1840

Toronto. One of the difficulties experienced by the earliest practitioners of the Daguerreotype process was the lack of speed, This was exacerbated by Daguerre’s use of an f/19 meniscus lens in his camera. In 1840, Josef Petzval partially solved this … Continue reading

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Dr R G Wilson – a celebration of life

Toronto. As mentioned earlier this month, the life of PHSC member and past president Dr Robert Wilson will be celebrated at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home on Eglinton Ave., ┬ájust two stop lights west of Yonge Street. An obituary appeared … Continue reading

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springing the BIG ONE

Toronto. Some things change, some don’t! We have held the spring fair for over 40 years now. Come on down to the Trident Hall in south Etobicoke (south-west Toronto to visitors) and see what you can add to your personal … Continue reading

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nailed it!

Toronto. In the 1970s while living in Montreal, I saw a newspaper ad and went off one weekend to the English enclave of Montreal West to look at a Kodak 3A autographic folder. The camera complete with case cost $25. … Continue reading

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Ormond Gigli – photographic exhibition in France

Toronto. Check out the exhibition at the Galerie GADCOLLECTION in Paris. The exhibition of prints by American photographer Ormond Gigli runs from April 18 to May 21. Time is going fast, so take a look tout suite and see what … Continue reading

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some goodies from across the lake (Erie)

Toronto. The Ohio Camera Collector’s Society across the lake in Columbus, Ohio are a small dedicated group of enthusiastic collectors. Drop in at the Embassy Suites next Friday, May 17th ┬áto preview the auction items (noon) and participate in the … Continue reading

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anything you can do …

Toronto. The title is from a song Irving Berlin wrote for the 1946 Broadway musical “Annie Get Your Gun” The ditty epitomizes that spunky minicam of the 1930s. The big challenge for the marketeers was to convince professionals that indeed … Continue reading

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police photography

Toronto. Sir Sydney Smith was born in New Zealand in 1883. He left for Edinburgh to become a doctor and ultimately held a prestigious chair in medicine at Edinburgh University. He was a well travelled author who wrote many books … Continue reading

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medical photography

Toronto. With media speed improvements, photography became a tool as well as an art. Many industries employed the technology to provide diagnosis, records, and text books. Nevertheless, one of the earliest examples was a daguerreotype taken in an operating theatre … Continue reading

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