Tag Archives: Zeiss

Some Thoughts on Optical Institutions

Toronto.An optical institution was a German optical workshop turning out various optical devices and lenses. Other countries used other names. As cameras and binoculars and microscopes became popular,  brands like Zeiss, Zeiss-Ikon, Leitz, Ross, Bausch & Lomb, Rochester Optical, Kodak, … Continue reading

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Zeiss Anastigmat Series V Lens

Toronto. One of the very first lenses a young Paul Rudolph designed for Zeiss was its Anastigmat series. The series V is a super wide angle lens offering a 90 degree angle on a full plate (6.5 x 8.5 inches). … Continue reading

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Graflex Ads in LIFE Magazine

Toronto. In the mid last century, Graflex made use of various magazines such as LIFE to promote its cameras as professional instruments used by professional photographers. My friend George Dunbar has been supplying me with a steady supply of these … Continue reading

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Montreal Spring Camera Show April 2 2017

Toronto. My Friend Sol Hadef sent me a note the other day. His spring camera show in Montreal will be held once again at the Holiday Inn in the West Island (Pointe-Claire), on April 2nd. Write Sol to reserve a … Continue reading

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Camerama Show January 22, 2017

Toronto. Gary Perry sent me a note last Tuesday, His January show will be the first out the chute this year. The Toronto Event will be held at the Edward Village Hotel on Yorkland Boulevard in the north end of … Continue reading

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WestLicht Photographica Auction – 18, 19 Nov 2016

Toronto. Our friends at WestLicht Auction in Austria have announced their next Photographic Auction on the 18th and 19th of this month. Click here for the press images and here for press text.This will be featured as one of their Anniversary … Continue reading

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Waddingtons On Line Auction

Toronto. My thanks to Ashley Cook for noting this Canadian on line auction by Waddingtons. The cameras she mentioned are mid way in the lots. Set the number of lots per page to 100 and scroll down close to the … Continue reading

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PHSC Spring Fair May 29, 2016

Toronto. What is spring without a fair? The PHSC Spring fair is  Sunday, May 29, 2016 at the Trident Hall, 145 Evans Avenue just east of Islington Avenue in Toronto’s west end. Easy access by car and TTC. Click here or … Continue reading

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Newsletter 15-10

Toronto. Well, editor David Bridge has served up another delicious issue of the PHSC Newsletter! This issue introduces our March speaker, Ms Elizabeth Larew who discusses Berenice Abbott and glass plate negative.  There is a review of our February outing at … Continue reading

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Zeiss and Photography for members

Toronto. The latest Larry Gubas book is now available for members. The quantity is very limited. The price is $200 Canadian and can be picked up at any PHSC event (let me know in advance). The price includes the 890 full … Continue reading

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