Tag Archives: Nikon

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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2018 pano awards entries accepted now

Toronto. Epson hosts an annual awards program for both professional and amateur photographers. The 2018 photograph submissions are due this month. In past years, the winning photographs have been astonishing! This year the sponsors include Nikon, Panoramic Images, Nodal Ninja … Continue reading

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a Leotax ad from 1957

Toronto. To gain traction on the world markets after the war ended, camera industries ¬†began to imitate the more famous German brands. One of the Japanese brands that was almost identical to the Leica screw mount camera it imitated, was … Continue reading

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Slip, slidin’, away

Toronto. Paul Simon wrote this song in 1975 and released it a few years later. It showed up as a Simon and Garfunkel song (I have it on a CD). The song captures the spirit of film and film cameras … 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. Included are Leicas, Hasselblads, … Continue reading

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Full Circle

Toronto. In 1957, I started the big adventure of my life. I joined Bell’s Tropospheric Scatter project which would bring telephone communications to remote areas of Northern Quebec and Labrador. Training was based in Montreal in the old Salada Tea … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Little Nikon

Toronto. If you meet a professional photographer today, chances are he uses a Nikon. This Japanese manufacturer was formed in 1917¬†with the amalgamation of three other optical companies. The new company was called Nippon Kogaku K.K. Their first camera lens … Continue reading

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Westlicht Camera Auction June 10, 2017

Toronto. A regular contributor of notices to this author is the well known Westlicht Gallery in Vienna, Austria. Their latest auction next week is a fabulous opportunity for those of you wishing to augment your collection with some rare beauties. … 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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High End Camera Auction May 29th – Toronto

Toronto. Lily Singh sent me an email yesterday evening. A.H. Wilkens auction house in Toronto is holding an auction of high end camera equipment on Monday, May 29th, 2017 (viewing of lots on Sunday the 28th). Have a look at … Continue reading

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