Tag Archives: lenses

a free lesson in optics

Toronto. In July, 1936 Ernst Leitz in Wetzlar published a free booklet called Lens Tables for use with the Leica Camera. The version I have was produced for and made available from the New York distributor for Leitz products.  It … Continue reading

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early photography

Toronto. PHSC co-founder John Linsky sent me an email the other day suggesting this excellent site for early photographic cameras and equipment. Early Photography as the site is named, is based in the UK and as such is weighted towards … Continue reading

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PHSC trunk sale July 15, 2018

Toronto. Coming NEXT month, our 8th annual Larry Boccioletti trunk sale will take place once again in the parking lot of the Trident Hall. Free attendance, Modest charge for an exhibitor spot. Open 8 am to 1 pm. Come out … Continue reading

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the golden age of photography

Toronto. What do you think was the golden age of photography? To me it was the 1960s – 1980s. Lots of camera stores, magazines. books, etc. Cameras and lenses were well built and ever higher quality. Prices were reasonable. Colour … Continue reading

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good grief – it’s spring fair time again!

Toronto. For over forty years we have hosted the spring photograpica-fair – the BIG ONE! Click on the icon at left to see the poster with full details. Need a map to get there? Then click HERE and see the book … Continue reading

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oh! to be in Montreal now that spring is here!

Toronto. My friend Sol Hadef, a PHSC member and a regular at our camera shows, will be hosting his Spring Montreal Camera Show in the West Island area of Montreal tomorrow (April 8th) so if you like good food, a … Continue reading

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London Camera Show April 15, 2018

Toronto. Did you miss our auction last Sunday? We had the largest-ever turnout (to a casual observer). In any case, our friends in London are hosting a show next month just a 2 hour drive west of the big smoke. … Continue reading

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Wollensak

Toronto. The Wollensak company in Rochester NY made many fine optical components many years ago including lenses for the screw mount Leicas during the war when authentic Leitz lenses were unavailable. Communication companies like Bell Canada used their products (photographing … Continue reading

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Camerama Show April 22, 2018

Toronto. Member Gary Perry’s latest Camerama show is scheduled for Sunday, Apri 22, 2018 at the usual venue, the Edward Village Hotel. <== Click the icon at left for details.   For table rental or more information, call Gary at … Continue reading

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PHSC General Auction March 18th, 2018

Toronto. Our annual spring auction will be a general auction. All people are welcome – and all their acceptable lots (we reserve the right to accept any lots). Please note we have limited space available for the lots. <<Click the … Continue reading

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