Tag Archives: Apple

Cameras for everyone

Toronto. The iPhone X was placed on sale last Friday. Included are three cameras! Two 12 MPx cameras for wide-angle (f/1.8) and a telephoto (f/2.4) plus some fancy imaging and portraiture apps. The third front facing camera is 7 MPx … Continue reading

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and who made your camera?

Toronto. You do know don’t you? No? I thought so! Photography has a long history of camera makers, lens makers, film manufacturers, paper makers, etc. In the 1930s to 1950s photographers argued heatedly about Zeiss and Leitz and who made … 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 old adage proven

Toronto.. As the saying goes, “The best camera is the one in your hand…” For the first 70 or so years of photography the most important accessory was a good tripod! The sensitive media were so slow it was impossible … Continue reading

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It’s a digital world after all

Toronto. When did you last shoot film? I remember when I did. It was during a month long trip out west with my daughter the summer of 2002 – 15 years ago. I was all for taking my digital camera … Continue reading

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Watch it!

Toronto. Do you remember the gimmicky little ads of yesteryear that promoted odd ball cameras and tiny ‘spy’ cameras? George Dunbar sent me this note about a watch-band camera used in conjunction with an Apple Watch – you know, those … Continue reading

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IPhone 7 vs. Leica M9-P

Toronto. PHSC member and friend George Dunbar sent me an email three days ago about an article on PetaPixel. The article compared the results of two cameras using 35mm lenses or equivalent (iPhone 7). Check out PetaPixel for other interesting … Continue reading

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Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR)

Toronto. You may think this topic is a bit odd for the PHSC, but consider stereographs. They were a form of AR/VR well over a century ago! And think of our recent road trip down to Ryerson University’s DME Lab … Continue reading

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When is a Camera not a Camera?

Toronto. Well the obvious answer is… when it’s a phone – a smartphone. My friend George Dunbar sent me this delightful link on oneeyeland.com, the other day. It is about a video of shots with an iPhone 6 (the camera is 8 … Continue reading

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