Monthly Archives: March 2022

a good student

Toronto. I recently suggested that Kodak SIX-20 folders and their brethren were “too little, too late“. This ad two years earlier in the International Photographer in 1932 suggests Kodak was covering its bets with imports from the recently purchased Nagel … Continue reading

Posted in history | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on a good student

let’s get fresh

Toronto. My favourite magazine editor, Rita Godlevskis, announced a couple of things on the 18th as “hot off the press“. First was a new look to the email newsletter she write of PhotoEd magazine, and the second was that the … Continue reading

Posted in activities-other | Tagged , , | Comments Off on let’s get fresh

too little, too late

Toronto. In this June, 1934 advertisement in Popular Mechanics, Kodak announced its new SIX-20 folder. The camera had lots of features but ignored the growing ground swell of minicam sales. My dad bought a simpler version of the SIX-20 a … Continue reading

Posted in history | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on too little, too late

well, this is a bit awkward …

Toronto. The American Cinematographer for May, 1938 carried an ad for the new Eastman Focusing Finder. It was used in the 16mm Ciné-Kodak by swapping out the film magazine. The camera had to be on a tripod or use some … Continue reading

Posted in history | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on well, this is a bit awkward …

reproduction of a famous camera and lens

Toronto. The evening of February 17th, 2016, I visited the Ryerson University Library along with a number of other PHSC members. A milestone was the display by the late Willi Nassau of a reproduction of the famous Voigtlander brass daguerreotype … Continue reading

Posted in history | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on reproduction of a famous camera and lens

taking one for the team …

Toronto. Sometimes photography can be down right dangerous. In 1931, a movie cameraman experienced this first hand (er arm) as told in a brief article that appeared in the October, 1931 edition of International Photographer. Click on the picture at … Continue reading

Posted in history | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on taking one for the team …

the tin man

Toronto.  “You can even mail them…” This was a big advantage for tintypes in the days when most ‘likenesses’ were glass encased. Joseph Wyman Brown uses the wet plate process to create authentic modern day tintype portraits. An article by … Continue reading

Posted in history | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on the tin man

PHSC News newsletter for March 2022

Toronto. The FED II shown here is from the right top of page 1 in this month’s PHSC News newsletter. The FED was a Ukrainian copy of an early Leica camera, converted to interchangeable lenses. What do you know? It’s … Continue reading

Posted in activities | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on PHSC News newsletter for March 2022

e is for effort

Toronto. In February of 1937, Kodak advertised this movie camera as the running mate to the inexpensive model EE Kodascope  (movie projector to you) using the American Cinematographer magazine to target potential buyers.  This 16mm movie camera and associated projector were … Continue reading

Posted in history | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on e is for effort

spend a wad at waddington’s this March

Toronto. All those image collectors please note! Waddington’s is holding a SNAP Photography Auction March 11 – March 18, 2022. Have a look on their website here and see what you can get for your personal collection. I chose a … Continue reading

Posted in activities-other | Tagged , , | Comments Off on spend a wad at waddington’s this March