Tag Archives: camera

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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pro baseball expert says …

Toronto. There is an old truism that an expert in one field is no expert in another.  That didn’t stop professional baseball player Mickey Mantle from touting Kodacolor and his Brownie as able to take professional photographs without practice… You … Continue reading

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CAMERAMA Show November 10th 2019

Toronto. Gary Perry has his latest Camerama coming up this Sunday, November 10th at the usual locale. Drop by this Sunday and see what you can find to add to your collection or user gear! If you need more information, … Continue reading

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I spy with my little eye …

Toronto. … a cluster of Minox cameras and Minox things at our estate auction on the 17th of this month. The tiny Minox was famous as an early subminiature spy camera in and after WW2. The instrument was precision crafted … Continue reading

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cheap and practical

Toronto. Not all lots are high end gear at our estate auction coming on the 17th of this month. When my kids were young, I bought them Konica C35 cameras. My youngest daughter even took her blue camera to Europe. … Continue reading

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exposure

Toronto. Mid last century was the golden era of photography. The processes were getting better, cameras were becoming more ergonomic and precise, and technical and coffee table books were offered in wild profusion. Capitalizing on this renaissance was focal press … Continue reading

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pitching the big one – October 27, 2019

Toronto. The god Neptune used one, and so do we, but ours is a Hall – the Trident Hall in Etobicoke. If you hanker to expand your camera collection (or usable gear) be it film or digital, drop in next … Continue reading

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