Tag Archives: SLR

sayonara dslr?

Toronto. Single lens reflex cameras were around for over a century. The smaller 35mm versions emerged in the 1930s offering larger, brighter views than the squinty viewfinders for box, folder, and rangefinder cameras. When digital came along, the massive DSLR … Continue reading

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Filmos – well made movie equipment of yesteryear

Toronto. Bell & Howell was founded over a century ago in Chicago. Initially, it was famous for high end professional cameras and projectors. Over 80 years ago they introduced their Filmo marque on home model cameras and projectors. In later … Continue reading

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Rectaflex – an Italian 35mm SLR

Toronto. My thanks once again to my friend and fellow PHSC member George Dunbar for this ┬ávintage July 1950 ad from Popular Photography magazine. The Rectaflex camera at the time was manufactured in Italy and is relatively rare as it … Continue reading

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Single Lens Reflex camera format.

Toronto. The SLR design dates back at least a century. Checkout the older Graflex cameras. Ken Metcalf on the west coast of the States published a newsletter devoted exclusively to Graflex models of all sizes. There is even a website! … 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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The Single Lens Reflex Camera

Toronto. The SLR concept is at least a century old now. The Graflex comes to mind. It was an ideal design for interchangeable lens cameras since one could view through the lens rather than needing a separate viewfinder for each … Continue reading

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