Tag Archives: Kodak

Camera Crazy by Salyers and Poole 2014

Toronto. Many camera collectors specialize: some with German 35mm; some with Japanese cameras; some with milestone versions; and so on. There are even a few who collect toy cameras of all things! My good friend John Linsky picked up this … Continue reading

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Graflex Ads in LIFE Magazine

Toronto. In the mid last century, Graflex made use of various magazines such as LIFE to promote its cameras as professional instruments used by professional photographers. My friend George Dunbar has been supplying me with a steady supply of these … Continue reading

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Cameras in Use

Toronto. George Dunbar sent me an email with a few images showing various photographs of cameras in use. Over the years, I have collected a few images. Almost all are portraits or family groups. Taking photographs of workers in action … Continue reading

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Film is Making a Comeback

Toronto. My thanks to Russ Forfar, one of our speakers this month. Russ emailed me a link to this Time Magazine article by Olivier Laurent on the state of film in today’s largely digital world. It is a timely article as we … Continue reading

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Love That Kodak: History of Kodak Canada

NEXT TORONTO MEETING: Wed, Feb 15, 2017 Alison Skyrme – Love That Kodak When Kodak melted under the onslaught of digital, both Rochester Park and Kodak Heights were almost levelled. Only building No. 9 remained here at Kodak Heights. All … Continue reading

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Ektachrome film is back

Toronto. John Morden, our Treasurer, sent me a brief note and link to this article when it first appeared. This note was followed the next morning by a forwarded note from Bob Lansdale. Bob copied me Saturday morning on an email … Continue reading

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Folders are fun too

Toronto. Yesterday, boxing day, I mentioned the box camera. How about the ubiquitous folder popularized by Kodak? The box camera user could upgrade his camera and skills by investing in a folder. These compact cameras used a bellows to set … Continue reading

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“I,” said the page, beginning to fade.

Toronto. The title of this post is from a song by Pete Seeger. On March 15, 1979, I took my family to The Bay at Cloverdale (long gone – became Zellers, then Target, and now empty for over two years). … 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  B&W image saved on an audio tape belied the impact digital would … Continue reading

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New Kodak Ektra Smartphone

Toronto. Member and ex membership secretary Dennis Cannon, sent a note to me and editor Bob Lansdale with a link to Kodak and their announcement of a new smartphone. Surprisingly, the smartphone is called a Kodak Ektra. Not surprisingly the camera … Continue reading

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