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Antique Radio and Camera Show/Sale Saturday

Toronto. The Thornhill Heritage Foundation and the Ontario Vintage Radio Association are hosting a show and sale of vintage radios and over 100 cameras this coming Saturday, November 10th in Thornhill. It will be held at 7780 Yonge Street in … Continue reading

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when home movies were analogue

Toronto. Before fancy digital cameras and smartphones became common place, photography needed film. To address the blossoming interest in home movies (and to sell the special movie film) camera companies offered special movie cameras that accepted the tiny reels of 16mm … Continue reading

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all that glitters

Toronto. Kodak was fond of using medals for various reasons, so we saw nothing unusual when a LIFE ad the spring of 1953  (pp68-69) used such a medallion to announce the 65th anniversary show of Kodak snapshot cameras (the first … Continue reading

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a fair day in the fall

Toronto. Bob Lansdale and I scooted down 27 and along Evans to the Trident Hall. On this bright but chilly day, the parking lots and fair were packed by the time we arrived a bit after 10 in the morning. … Continue reading

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beginning to see the light …

Toronto. A couple of millennials ago, the Greek philosopher Diogenes was said to be searching for an honest man. An all too appropriate pursuit today. American editorial cartoonist Robert Ariail‘s  drawing shown at left is dated February 13th, 2018. The … Continue reading

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our fall fair is next week, Sunday October 14th.

Toronto. Enjoy the turkey and other thanksgiving treats to day, but be sure to attend the fall photographica-fair next Sunday, October 14th. We are at the same location – Evans and Islington at the Trident Hall in the West End. … Continue reading

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PhotoEd Fall 2018 published

Toronto. Editor/Publisher Rita Godlevskis has published another stunning edition of PhotoEd magazine. This issue is themed Canadians Abroad: International Adventures in Photography. Included is an article on Meaghan Ogilvie’s Underwater Worlds. Meaghan, as you may already know, spoke to us … Continue reading

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need more cameras in your collection?

Toronto.  Like they say, “you can never have too many …”. If you ignore the “orange tornado” in DC, the folks in Ohio have two adjacent shows for your consideration. The OCCS (Ohio Camera Collectors Society) show, and Igor’s “Cleveland … Continue reading

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brush and comb

Toronto. Christmas, 1980 was rapidly approaching with its usual challenges as to suitable gifts. I said to my wife that I had a great suggestion: a 20 inch lens for my Leica. Sure enough that Christmas I was the proud … Continue reading

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and now for something completely different

Toronto. No, not the Flying Circus routines of Monty Python fame. A couple of decades ago I dealt with a small private publisher in Pennsylvania called Schiffer Publishing Ltd. I was interested in the quilting books they published. The books … Continue reading

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