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Dummies for Cameras

Toronto. The other day I had a chat with John Linsky who had discovered a forgotten dummy camera in his collection (more on that in a later post). John’s mention of dummies brought back a wealth of memories. The late … Continue reading

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end of an era

Toronto. Kominek Camera and Optical Instrument Sales and Service was just south of Wellesley on Yonge. It was opened in the 1950s and in 1960 I spent Saturdays driving to Toronto in search of books, camera gear and war surplus … Continue reading

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another brick in the wall

Toronto. After the war, in the late 1940s – 1950s, the USA tried to capture market share in cameras from the German industry. The result was print ads like you see here from the October 26, 1953 issue of LIFE … Continue reading

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Camerama Show this Sunday Nov 11th

Toronto. Is there a Rollei you lust after for your collection or use? You may find one Sunday November 11th at PHSC member Gary Perry’s latest Camerama show in our fair city. Its a small intimate and cozy show. Easy … Continue reading

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the best camera is …

Toronto. … the one you have with you. And today more and more it means the one in your smart phone, a gadget so handy it seldom leaves your side. To improve the modern smart phone’s single fixed lens camera … Continue reading

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photo-boo

Toronto. Happy Halloween every “body” 🙂 This studio shot is courtesy of my friend George Dunbar who emailed me this morning.

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roadwork cancels Montreal Show (was Nov 4th)

Toronto. Less than an hour ago I received an email from my friend Sol Hadef in Montreal. He received word on short notice that roadwork on highway 40 starts the weekend of his show. As a result he felt obliged … Continue reading

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Eaton Drug Co photographic catalogue II

Toronto. Around this date last year I did a post on John Morden’s pdf version of the Eaton Photographic catalogue provided by Bob Wilson for one of our anniversaries. The other day my good friend George Dunbar emailed me about … Continue reading

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October Snap-shots out

Toronto. The PHSNE has been one of our exchange members for decades. Good friend, PHSC editor and resident photographer Bob Lansdale reminded me that the organization’s latest edition of snap-shots is now available. Take a look at this pdf sent … Continue reading

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ever seen a Gowlandflex camera?

Toronto. My thanks to George Dunbar for getting my attention on this series of cameras (only about 600 made – too small for McKeown’s 2001-2002 camera guide). The late Peter Gowland was a famous Hollywood photographer. His studio was well … Continue reading

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