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a flash of colour

Toronto. In mid last century amateur photography was quite different than today with ubiquitous smartphone cameras. The small camera phase (mincam) was in full swing. Black and White films ruled – colour was very expensive and even slower than B&W. … Continue reading

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freezing motion at slow shutter speeds

  Toronto. In the days of film, photographers used a trick to freeze a subject into sharp focus – scanning. ¬†An article in a very old issue of LIFE magazine (Sept 17, 1951, p 121) shows the effect at a … Continue reading

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Camera Crazy by Salyers and Poole 2014

Toronto. Many camera collectors specialize: some with German 35mm; some with Japanese cameras; some with milestone versions; and so on. There are even a few who collect toy cameras of all things! My good friend John Linsky picked up this … Continue reading

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The most important cardboard box ever?

London England. Member Russ Forfar sent me a note on Monday asking if the attached link was “another article?”. And indeed it is. BBC, London in its NEWS Magazine posted an interesting history and discussion about the Kodak Brownie camera¬†dated … Continue reading

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