Tag Archives: camera

stretching it

Toronto. In 1951, Leitz offered a Universal Focussing Bellows (Bellows I). This bellows worked with the 13.5cm lens head and Visoflex mirror box to make photographs from infinity down to 1:1. A 5cm lens head and the focoslide focussed from … Continue reading

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PHSC News 19-07

Toronto, Time for another great edition of our favourite newsletter – The January 2020 edition of PHSC News went out this past Friday. The number 19-07 shows this is the seventh edition for the nineteenth year! Click here or the … Continue reading

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taking care of business

Toronto. Winnepegger Randy Bachman has a great night time music program on the CBC Radio. When he was a member of the Bachman Turner Overdrive band, their song Taking Care of Business was a big hit. In a similar spirit, … Continue reading

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silent night

Toronto. At our December meeting we try to have a silent auction. 2019 was no exception. Lots of things for consideration. All funds were donated to the PHSC, of course. People jotted their name and a price over the evening. … Continue reading

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same old… same old…

Toronto. In the 1950s, Samoca cameras were sold in a variety of models – all very similar, so the saying was that SAMOCA stood for SAMe Old Camera. Thanks to Ed Warner at the December meeting for bringing a quartet … Continue reading

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PHSC News for December 2019

Toronto. Hear the bells? It’s Christmas time again and editor Pushchak has used a holiday theme  for her year end publication. What? You didn’t get a personal copy? Drop me a line and I will add you to our list. … Continue reading

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close to the vest

Toronto. People have always been fascinated with “unusual“,  “spy” and “detective“cameras. We had a C.  Stirn vest camera on the block for the Walter Shean auction in the spring of 2003. Prior to that, there was an ad printed in … Continue reading

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Annual Show and Tell meeting Dec 18, 2019

Toronto.As we quickly push on to Christmas and the holidays, its our annual Show and Tell session. Our Toronto meeting date is December 18th this month. Click on the poster at left for details. (Thanks to Sonja for this delightful … Continue reading

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a head for photography

Toronto. My friend George Dunbar sometimes finds the most unusual things as he pursues his research into photographic history. This one is a recent topic he spotted. ILFORD has a film series called ILFORD Inspires. This one is titled Brendan … Continue reading

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PHSC News for November 2019

Toronto. Another great issue of our newsletter from editor Sonja Pushchak and her team. Page 1, Electric Avenue, reviews the Victorian gadgets using electricity to improve a person’s health. My friend’s grandfather had an electric gadget that had hand grips … Continue reading

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