Monthly Archives: May 2021

sink, sank, sunk

Toronto. years ago a friend of mine dropped off a camera. Inside was a roll of mostly exposed film. The kicker? The camera was recovered from the glove box of a car that sunk through the ice on a local … Continue reading

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a plausible camera

Toronto. In North America, we considered the Graphic and Graflex cameras the work horses of news hounds. In Europe, this pride of place went to the Plaubel Makina made in Frankfort, Germany. The Plaubel Makina drawing for this post is … Continue reading

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old wine in new bottles

Toronto. We often see interesting articles in traditional books that can be held and felt as the pages are turned. Here are a couple of old familiar topics presented using new technology: E- Photo Newsletter #250 for May 13, 2019 … Continue reading

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look back in anger

Toronto. Many of us come from British roots. We often think about the olden days when thinking about ‘over home’. Sadly, nothing rarely stands still. Like here and elsewhere, many old places give way to the new. Historians are constantly … Continue reading

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a Mitchin great camera

Toronto. Did you ever see a movie in the days when movie scenes were captured on 35 or 16 mm film? Well the chances are a Mitchell camera was used! Mitchell Cameras took over from Bell & Howell a few … Continue reading

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Graham Bezant, Photographer 76

Toronto. PHSC president Clint Hryhorijw dropped me a note late May 10th that photographer Graham Bezant had died. Graham was Australian but for a time he did photographs for the Toronto Star here in Toronto and world wide too. Staff … Continue reading

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PHSC News for May 2021 (Vol 20-11)

Toronto. At right top of page 1 in the PHSC News newsletter is a disposable film camera made by the Candy Camera company for all you die-hard film fans. As our 5th month of 2021 gets underway, our editor, Sonja … Continue reading

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let’s try small …

Toronto. … and aluminum, and made in America, and 35mm film. Sadly nothing worked, and the ‘Classic 35’ came out in 1948 and disappeared. Just another flop, but worth far more today for collectors – if they can find one!. … Continue reading

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wild lights

Toronto. Okay, flash is “the next big thing” and you don’t have a flash socket (pc) or a hot shoe. So what can you do?? Welll, if you are Leitz of Leica fame, you could make a base and flash … Continue reading

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time slicers

Toronto. I often think of a shutter as a means to control speed and illumination. However when the image is framed and the shutter button pushed, it captures on film, a ‘slice of time’ in the subject’s life. I have … Continue reading

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