Tag Archives: lens

Review of Book on 19th Century French Lenses

Toronto. I did this review for Bob Lansdale back on August 3rd, 2013. At the time, the author had sent the book to Bob for review and write up in the journal Photographic Canadiana. This the review I wrote at … Continue reading

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Steinheil Optical Institute

Toronto. In the late 1950s I bought my first Exakta. Months later I wanted to expand the camera with added lenses. Naively, I felt 35mm and 90mm were too similar to my standard lens of 55mm so I opted for 28mm … Continue reading

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The Need for a Shutter in the 1890s

Toronto. I have a POCO 4×5 made by Rochester Camera Co. in the 1890s. This camera uses the dry plates that led to the early success of George Eastman. When Richard Maddox of England invented a successful dry plate formula … 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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Show and Tell 2011

Our very popular Show and Tell evening for 2011 was held on Wednesday, Decmber 21st, 2011. The evening was hosted by president Clint Hryhorijiw in the absence of Programmes Director Scott Rickard (srickard@persona.ca) who was tied up in the Christmas … Continue reading

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