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a material thing

Toronto. Have you ever wondered why the older view, box and folder cameras were made of wood with a leather, paper, or varnish coating? Or that the new 35 mm minicams were mostly metal. That some cameras were bakelite and … Continue reading

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Photo News Summer 2019

Toronto. As I opened Tuesday’s Globe and Mail for a quick read, out came Norm Rosen’s latest opus on all things photographic. As usual, the magazine was an exciting read with lots of photos illustrating what the writers said in … Continue reading

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Voigtlander, my Voigtlander

Toronto. 1956 was a land mark year for many. In the case of the oldest photography company in the world, It was its 200th anniversary – born years before photography itself! One of its remarkable offerings was the Vito B … 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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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  to preview the auction items (noon) and participate in the … Continue reading

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Hasselblad SWC

Toronto. A rare model of the  famous Hasselblad 2 1/4 square camera was auctioned off recently in a PHSC sponsored auction. The family firm with the famous Hasselblad name (F W Hasselblad & Co) was founded in 1841 and a … Continue reading

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roll your own

Toronto. When film and 35mm cameras were all the rage, a significant savings could be realized by buying bulk 25, 50, or 100 foot rolls of 35mm film, In the darkroom, the film roll was placed in a light tight … Continue reading

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when is a Bolsey not a Bolsey?

Toronto. When it is an Alpa or Bolex, of course! Jaques Bogopolsky was the camera designer for Paillard, a Swiss company  after they bought out his company, BOL SA. Jaques was born in the Ukraine and went by various names … Continue reading

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London Spring Show

Toronto. Spike Bell of Tecumseh, Ontario (Windsor)  sent us a series of photographs he took recently (April 14th) at the very successful show over in London, Ontario arranged by Ron and Maureen Tucker (who also attend our shows). Spike wrote, … Continue reading

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stereo, stereo, everywhere

Toronto. In the mid 1950s stereo was popular again. Graphic, to find a niche, set its marketeers loose. The high end camera spot was taken by the pricy Realist so the marketing folk at Graphic aimed at the low end … Continue reading

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