Monthly Archives: January 2021

computational photography

Toronto. Photography is a continuously evolving technology. Have you ever wondered how those smartphones could even begin to compete with digital cameras? These tiny marvels are a computer in your pocket just bursting with apps and technology. A phone and … Continue reading

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a festival of their own

Toronto. From time to time,  my posts have mentioned the trend for smartphones to become the camera of choice for amateurs. These pocket sized marvels of technology have replaced the digital point and shoot cameras and are making inroads as … Continue reading

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Amalgamated Photo History Newsletters

Toronto. As we enter this new year with COVID-19 raging outside, editor Bob Lansdale has put together the first amalgamation of 2021 – Vol 2-1. All members with a an email address on file at the PHSC received this pdf … Continue reading

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the long and the short of it

Toronto. In the 1930s, Leitz sold a special short mount coded as COOED for the ELANG 9 cm f/4 Elmar lens head. This strange focusing mount and lens head were intended for use on the rotating focusing stage coded OORES … Continue reading

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hey, hey, hey, it’s fat Elmar

Toronto. In 1930, Leitz began marketing the tiny Leica with an interchangeable lens mount. According to Dennis Laney in his “Leica Collectors Guide” of September 1992, The medium telephoto 9 cm Elmar was one of the first three lenses added … Continue reading

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ah! movies and cars- how great was that?

Toronto. In the 1950s, I remember clambering in our car or a friend’s car and trundling off to the local drive-in to watch a movie outdoors and listen to a tiny tinny speaker hung on the widow. Sadly up here … Continue reading

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a dawg gone great read

Toronto. A few days ago, I saw a car pull up to my garage door. Out popped Wayne Gilbert fresh from a mail run. He dropped off the PHSC exchange copy of the Daguerreian Annual for 2019-2020. What a great … Continue reading

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keeping your head down

Toronto. Any enlarger I used was vertical in design. In fact, I never saw a horizontal enlarger until I visited the late Larry Boccioletti, one of the founders of this society. At the time, Larry was looking for an old … Continue reading

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PHSC News January 2021 (20-07)

Toronto. The folks at Lomography have had lots of success with various cameras, lenses and films for those enthusiasts into film technology (and our pre-COVID [and hopefully soon post] days of fairs and auctions).  Shown at left is the Lomography … Continue reading

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a tenner for ZOOMer

Toronto. We held our tenth COVID-19 inspired exec meeting via ZOOM last evening (its  beginning to feel like normal). And once again, a big thank you to Celio for arranging it in spite of his busy teaching schedule. Toronto and … Continue reading

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