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Camerama Show this Sunday Nov 11th

Toronto. Is there a Rollei you lust after for your collection or use? You may find one Sunday November 11th at PHSC member Gary Perry’s latest Camerama show in our fair city. Its a small intimate and cozy show. Easy … Continue reading

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retrofitting lenses

Toronto. When Leitz came out in 1954 with the wildly popular M3 camera, they took into account the money Leica fans had tied up in auxiliary lenses and accessories. While the M series camera bodies were thicker than the older … Continue reading

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made in the shade

Toronto. Stompin’ Tom wrote a song of the same name in 1986. (And, yes, I have the CD too.) Before the second world war, lenses were uncoated as optical coating was still to be invented. When Leitz made the Leica … Continue reading

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Leica M10-P

Toronto. Nearly 50 years ago I bought my first Leica. It was an M4 with a 50mm Summicron (f/2) lens. After the 40th anniversary of the original M-series (M3 prototype in 1952, marketed in 1954) in late 1994, I did … Continue reading

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rapid rectilinear lens design

Toronto.After the announcement of photography early in 1839, there was a flurry of competing lens designs across Europe, each design trying to better the resolution and error correction qualities of the other. In 1866, two Germans, one an immigrant to … Continue reading

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a hoot at the boot – our 8th trunk sale

Toronto. Bob Lansdale gave me a call last week to see if I was going to the trunk sale Sunday. I agreed to go and Bob suggested if we arrived around 10am that would be great. I picked Bob up … Continue reading

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a tip of the hat to professionals

Toronto. LIFE magazine back on May 21, 1951 published an advertisement by Ansco on page 95 encouraging families to get a professional portrait taken – using Ansco products, of course. For reasons best known by the Ansco advertising agency, the … Continue reading

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Photo News 27-2, Summer 2018

Toronto. At the end of May, I was at our latest photographica-fair and bumped into Norn Rosen, editor of the PHOTONews. I said to Norm that I had enjoyed the aricles in 27-1 about macro-photography. “Great!”, he replied, “there are … Continue reading

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the days of the prime lens

Toronto. We are spoiled these days by the wonderfully sharp zoom lenses which allow us to be lazy and just adjust the lens focal length to crop the scene rather than change a prime lens and actually move to get … Continue reading

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see small, see large

Toronto. George Dunbar sent me this September 1951 advertisement from Popular Photography. Leitz made use of the atomic bomb and research to join their microscope and camera products. Both were innovative instruments for their time. The Ortholux microscope was designed … Continue reading

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