Tag Archives: lenses

Photo News Autumn 2017

Toronto. A few days back I opened my Globe and Mail as I began breakfast. To my delight, the latest issue of Norm Rosen’s magazine popped out. Check out the PHOTO News web site to see many articles and back … Continue reading

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PHSC Estate Auction Nov 19, 2017

Toronto. Our annual fall auction will be an estate auction. While all people are welcome, we cannot accept any more lots. We do have many interesting and exciting pieces for the collector and film using affection-ado. <<Click the icon to … Continue reading

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PHSC Fall Fair October 15, 2017

Toronto. Our PHSC Fall Fair “The Big One” will be held next month on October 15th at Trident Hall in the west end of Toronto. Lots of parking. Admission $7 – **Students free** << Click on the bookmark icon at … Continue reading

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Vancouver fall swap meet

Toronto. My friend Tonchi Martinic on the west coast sent me an email last Tuesday the 8th telling me that the fall Vancouver Swap Meet takes place on October 1st this year at the Croatian Cultural Centre on 16th Avenue … Continue reading

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Graflex Journal Issue 2 for 2017 published

Toronto. East coast American Graflex affectionado Ken Metcalf deserves a round of applause for his attractive and informative quarterly “Graflex Journal” which is offered free in pdf format. In his latest issue, 2-17, Ken provides a photo essay by our … Continue reading

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New lensless technology

Toronto.  Even before 1839, optical houses created various lenses from glass for the apparatus of the day. After 1839, lens design and quality became the defining factor of camera quality. Most optical institutes such as Zeiss provided lenses to a … Continue reading

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Fred Spira and Photographic History

Toronto. The late Fred Spira of New York City made his fortune and fame creating and selling inexpensive photographic lenses and accessories as well as importing many Japanese products from the late 1940s, all sold under the Spiratone brand. He … Continue reading

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Book on 19th Century German Lenses

Toronto. Journal editor Bob Lansdale loaned me the second book in Corrado D’Agostini’s series on 19th Century Photographic Lenses. Both are sold in the US by Camerabooks.com. This book is posted as costing $109 USD plus shipping. The first book in 19th … Continue reading

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Another Super Trunk Sale Coming July 9th

Toronto. The back scene boys have pulled together another super trunk sale for this July. We are hosting the 7th Annual Larry Boccioletti Memorial outdoor photographic trunk sale at the Trident Hall. Usual time 8am – 1pm. Come out and … Continue reading

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Fun Time at our Spring Fair

Toronto. Sunday was a great day! We had a terrific time at the spring fair on a warm and sunny day in Toronto. The attendance was steady and strong, the dealers enjoyed a brisk business, and we had a great … Continue reading

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