Tag Archives: Digital

How many cameras does it take?

Toronto. The other day George Dunbar sent me a photograph by Doug Mills of the NY Times. Mills snapped the recent hearing into the firing of James Comey, ex FBI Director by President Trump. To mark his photo as unique, … Continue reading

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That Film Plane Thing Again

Toronto. Well over a half century ago a young Latvian designed the amazing Minox spy camera. For a time, some┬ámodels used a novel idea to add to the lens correction – the film plane was slightly curved along its longer … Continue reading

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PHSC News Issue 16-11, April 2017

Toronto. Editor Sonja Pushchak has sent out another delightful issue of our email newsletter – keeping in mind the sprit of April First… This 11 page issue covers a number of thought provoking topics and ideas. Click on the icon … Continue reading

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It’s a digital world after all!

Toronto. I woke this week to a heavy rumble. Bell finally began to install fibre lines on our street. In the next few weeks we will be able to switch our TV and land line telephone over to the internet … Continue reading

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PHSC Newsletter 16-8

Toronto. Our first newsletter of 2017 was sent to our MailChimp list last evening. We begin this edition with a story about Hamilton and ice fishing illustrated with 104 year old John Boyd’s c1919 photograph. Our January meeting is covered … Continue reading

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Beginning of the digital camera era

Toronto. Do you remember Steve Sasson? No? Well you should! Steve was working for Kodak when he created the first digital camera. The massive gadget’s minuscule .01 mpx ┬áB&W image saved on an audio tape belied the impact digital would … Continue reading

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A DSLR quality camera in a smartphone format

Toronto. A few days ago my friend George Dunbar sent me a link to the lengthy and clear article on how we can match the quality of a professional DSLR in a smartphone format – pocketable, and always handy. The … Continue reading

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Digital still needs a Pro Photographer

Toronto. Kurt Iswarienko in a recent article on PetaPixel discussed the digital darkroom. Basically, the article noted that while moving from chemistry to pixels meant an easier task to transform a shot, it still took a professional photographer to make … Continue reading

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IPhone 7 vs. Leica M9-P

Toronto. PHSC member and friend George Dunbar sent me an email three days ago about an article on PetaPixel. The article compared the results of two cameras using 35mm lenses or equivalent (iPhone 7). Check out PetaPixel for other interesting … Continue reading

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Macro at PhotoEd – Fall 2016

Toronto. The fall 2016 edition of PhotoEd has an article by Paul Eekhoff on macro photography (pp22-25). Since the beginning of photography we have been fascinated with macro photographs. Even before 1839, microscopes allowed those curious about macro views to … Continue reading

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