Tag Archives: Leica

Geoffrey James Exhibition: Stephen Bulger Gallery

Toronto. You may have seen Geoffrey James’ excellent show at our last November meeting. Nevertheless, be sure not to miss his wonderful exhibition of prints at the Stephen Bulger Gallery From February 25th to March 25th, 2017. A preview of the … Continue reading

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Montreal Spring Camera Show April 2 2017

Toronto. My Friend Sol Hadef sent me a note the other day. His spring camera show in Montreal will be held once again at the Holiday Inn in the West Island (Pointe-Claire), on April 2nd. Write Sol to reserve a … Continue reading

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Pictorialism and Leitz

Toronto. A century or more ago a trend in photography called Pictorialism took place and photography merged with art resulting in soft, slightly fuzzy and some times grainy images in monochrome tones usually other than black. Leitz belatedly responded with their … Continue reading

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On a Clear Day,

Toronto. —You Can See Forever or so the song, about a girl with ESP, goes.  Leitz sold rangefinders even before the Leica began to be marketed in 1924. It was a simple camera at the time – no slow speeds, no … Continue reading

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Camerama Show January 22, 2017

Toronto. Gary Perry sent me a note last Tuesday, His January show will be the first out the chute this year. The Toronto Event will be held at the Edward Village Hotel on Yorkland Boulevard in the north end of … Continue reading

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Single Lens Reflex camera format.

Toronto. The SLR design dates back at least a century. Checkout the older Graflex cameras. Ken Metcalf on the west coast of the States published a newsletter devoted exclusively to Graflex models of all sizes. There is even a website! … Continue reading

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Jump

Toronto. George Dunbar sent me a Flicker link to people jumping. Use the big sideways arrows (< and >) to go from picture to picture. When George mentioned the topic, I immediately thought about Leica photographer, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and his famous … Continue reading

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The Minicam Boom in the mid 1930s

Toronto. In 1963 as part of my English assignment at university, I was to research and write a paper. One spring evening, I strolled down to the Montreal Bibliotheque on Sherbrooke Street East. I was unsuccessful  investigating the topic I chose, … Continue reading

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A Flashy Camera

Toronto. Leitz didn’t add factory synchronization until the model IIIf in 1950. However, there were many options for adding a flash gun and synchronization pre IIIf. This particular flash was manufactured for Leitz Nw York in the mid 1940s. A … Continue reading

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Chico and the Man…

Toronto. Post war Leicas from the IIIf had the flash sync built-in. The most common post war flash was the CEYOO. Chico was a cheaper and smaller all plastic flash with the same segmented folding aluminum reflector design and the … Continue reading

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