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Self capping miniature FP shutter

Toronto. When the Leica hit the market in 1924, it used a miniature focal plane shutter that was self capping.There are two curtains. The first moves across in front of the film followed by the second. The delay between the … Continue reading

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One way of doing it…

Toronto. The Graflex and Speed Graphic cameras were used everywhere in North America as the news photographers choice of camera. They were heavy, well built and rugged – ready for use in every kind of environment. To meet the demands … Continue reading

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Strings and springs and things

Toronto. In 1888, George Eastman concocted a camera to use his newly invented stripping film. He famously named the well constructed box camera the Kodak. Since the film was too fast in sunlight to use a lens cap as a … Continue reading

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Thornton-Pickard shutter to update your camera

Toronto. When instantaneous dry plates became available, there was suddenly a market for an accessory shutter. Thornton-Pickard made just such an accessory well after the turn of the century. The shutter was made in many sizes to fit the front … Continue reading

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Getting closer to a universal hobby

Toronto. In 1871, photography crept another step closer to simplicity. ¬†Using gelatin instead of collodion, Dr Maddox was able to create dry plates that were even faster than wet plate technology and for the first time instantaneous pictures (about1/15th of … Continue reading

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Spring? I Shutter at the Thought :-)

Toronto. Friend and PHSC member Russ Forfar passed along this note from Karim Amrani. Perhaps you can find such a service in Canada. The value will depend on the cost vs. the camera and shutter. “I’ve had broken springs in … Continue reading

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