Tag Archives: Kodak

medical photography

Toronto. With media speed improvements, photography became a tool as well as an art. Many industries employed the technology to provide diagnosis, records, and text books. Nevertheless, one of the earliest examples was a daguerreotype taken in an operating theatre … Continue reading

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Hasselblad SWC

Toronto. A rare model of the  famous Hasselblad 2 1/4 square camera was auctioned off recently in a PHSC sponsored auction. The family firm with the famous Hasselblad name (F W Hasselblad & Co) was founded in 1841 and a … Continue reading

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paper it over

Toronto. Once you have film negatives, they must be printed on photographic paper to be reversed. In the hey-day of film you had a wide number of choices to make: paper size, surface treatment, colour, manufacturer, grade, thickness, contact or … Continue reading

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photographs indoors

Toronto. Can you imagine a media so insensitive and cameras so slow that a special technique was needed to show amateurs how they could take photos indoors at night. And worse, the resulting negatives and prints were black and white … Continue reading

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instruction booklets

Toronto.  In about 1936, my dad bought a Kodak Six-20 folder, a big step up from the box camera he took west with him a few years earlier. Kodak made the folder in this first version from  1935-1937. The rather … Continue reading

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seeing red

Toronto. Nope, this isn’t about anger issues – or bulls – but good old films and emulsions. All emulsions and sensors are sensitive to light. The energy of light varies with blue and shorter wave lengths having proportionally more energy. … Continue reading

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power button

Toronto. Rachel Plotnick in her book “Power Button: A History of Pleasure, Panic, and the Politics of Pushing” devotes a section to the original Kodak tag line “You push the button, we do the rest.” dating back to George Eastman’s … Continue reading

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even stocking stuffers!

Toronto. George Dunbar is having a great time researching magazines sold well over a half century ago. Looking at them, it is easy to see ads and articles for things familiar to me and George (and some others too) back … Continue reading

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sliding into focus

Toronto. As we casually view the colour images on front of our smartphones, we may forget the long torturous route taken from crude monochrome glass slides projected on a sheet or screen in a darkened room to 35mm or 2×2 … Continue reading

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Kodak Canada down at the RIC

Toronto. Our January 2019 meeting was a week later – 4th Wednesday – a couple of hours earlier – 6:00 pm – with no tables or chairs. Wayne was tied up so Clint generously drove Bob Lansdale and me to the … Continue reading

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