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Cameras of Zeiss Ikon – Book Review

Toronto. Photographic Canadiana editor Bob Lansdale wrote the following review which is included as an insert to issue 43-1 of our journal which was mailed this week. Cameras of Zeiss Ikon and its Precursors 1893 – 1972 by the All … Continue reading

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PHSC Spring Fair May 28, 2017

Toronto. Have you heard the news? It’s fair time again and we are hosting “The Big One” at Trident hall on Sunday,  May 28th, 2017 in the west end of Toronto. Click here or on the little poster icon at … Continue reading

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Diana+

Toronto. In the 1960s, a Hong Kong plastics company offered a toy camera called the  Diana. The camera had a cheap plastic meniscus lens and used 120 roll film. All but a few pieces of the shutter mechanism were made … Continue reading

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Papering things

Toronto. George Dunbar seems to find interesting things on the ‘net and asks very insightful questions. George recently suggested that we consider paper manufacturers in our pursuit of Canadian history. Not the paper we photographers usually think of – the … Continue reading

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Zeiss and Photography book arrives in Toronto

Toronto. The first four copies of the book Zeiss and Photography arrived here this afternoon. It is a colourfully illustrated hard cover book of some 890 letter size pages weighing about seven and a quarter pounds a copy. The book … Continue reading

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Newsletter 15-8

Toronto. Editor David Bridge dishes up another yummy issue of our email newsletter. The lead article introduces our January speaker Ralph Beaumont who will discuss his book of the historic CPR photographs  taken by Joe Heckman. Next is my report on … Continue reading

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Heckman’s Canadian Pacific: A Photographic Journey

NEXT TORONTO MEETING: Wed, January 20, 2016 Ralph Beaumont: Heckman’s Canadian Pacific  Author Ralph Beaumont takes us on a photographic journey into the visual history of this country’s first transcontinental railroad, in his new book on the CPR’s pioneering photographer. From … Continue reading

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Spring Photographica-fair Sunday, May 31 2015

Toronto. Spring is here and so is the popular PHSC fair. Once again our fair will be at Trident Hall in the South West area of Toronto know as Etobicoke. As the Toronto Ride for the Heart will be on … Continue reading

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Leica celebrates 100 years – II

Toronto. George Dunbar once again points to the Gardian for a new twist on celebration of the revolutionary little camera’s first century. While the design was noted in January, 1914,  it took another decade before the camera was marketed. The … Continue reading

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