Tag Archives: Canon

sayonara dslr?

Toronto. Single lens reflex cameras were around for over a century. The smaller 35mm versions emerged in the 1930s offering larger, brighter views than the squinty viewfinders for box, folder, and rangefinder cameras. When digital came along, the massive DSLR … Continue reading

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… getting to the end of the day.

Toronto.  Dennis Waterman sang these words as part of the New Tricks theme song. They are very appropriate as a tag line for 35mm film. The late Jack Naylor noted in his brochure that many cameras before the Leica used … Continue reading

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Deep Sea Photography – review

Toronto. Our second speaker of the April meeting was Meaghan Ogilvie, an underwater photographer.  Like Ms Joyce, Meaghan wanted to promote family, in  her case to make better known and raise research funds for a rare, currently incurable condition, Multiple System … Continue reading

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Movies with a Fran 8K

Toronto. Ever hear of a Fran 8K camcorder? I didn’t either until an email hit my desk last Saturday morning. The resolution is huge (47.7 MP at 24 fps)  and the concept timely. The camera, available for order late this … Continue reading

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Filmos – well made movie equipment of yesteryear

Toronto. Bell & Howell was founded over a century ago in Chicago. Initially, it was famous for high end professional cameras and projectors. Over 80 years ago they introduced their Filmo marque on home model cameras and projectors. In later … Continue reading

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a Leotax ad from 1957

Toronto. To gain traction on the world markets after the war ended, camera industries  began to imitate the more famous German brands. One of the Japanese brands that was almost identical to the Leica screw mount camera it imitated, was … Continue reading

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Slip, slidin’, away

Toronto. Paul Simon wrote this song in 1975 and released it a few years later. It showed up as a Simon and Garfunkel song (I have it on a CD). The song captures the spirit of film and film cameras … Continue reading

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PHSC Estate Auction Nov 19, 2017

Toronto. Our annual fall auction will be an estate auction. While all people are welcome, we cannot accept any more lots. We do have many interesting and exciting pieces for the collector and film using affection-ado. Included are Leicas, Hasselblads, … Continue reading

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Lomography’s Neptune Convertible Art Lens System

Toronto. I received an email a couple of days ago from Katherine Phipps of Lomography. The email announced the Kick Starter program to create a convertible lens system called the Neptune Convertible Art Lens System. You may wonder about convertible … Continue reading

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High End Camera Auction May 29th – Toronto

Toronto. Lily Singh sent me an email yesterday evening. A.H. Wilkens auction house in Toronto is holding an auction of high end camera equipment on Monday, May 29th, 2017 (viewing of lots on Sunday the 28th). Have a look at … Continue reading

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