Monthly Archives: April 2021

PHSC April 21 2021 meeting via ZOOM by Lorne Shields

To Register for this FREE program,  visit this page on Eventbrite. Questions? Just email our meeting ZOOM coordinator at program@phsc.ca

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PHSC News for April 2021 (Vol 20-10)

Toronto. At right top of page 1 in this issue is the  AlfaView Solar-Powered Bullet Dummy Fake Surveillance Camera. Saves cost. A few decades ago when we had a store front in the Kingsway, I used a real camera bought … Continue reading

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flogging colour print film in the 1970s

Toronto. At first I thought these were two separate shots showing the superiority of Kodak colour film, since cameras or gift sets didn’t appear in the advertisement. Suddenly, I realized that the vertical white bar was a seam. This photo … Continue reading

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down periscope

Toronto. The Corfield Periflex line fulfilled the post-war demand in Britain for  a quality 35mm camera. The cameras copied the old Leica screw mount bodies without a rangefinder or (initially) a viewfinder. Borrowing from the SLR world, a periscope and … Continue reading

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Werra you been, my blue-eyed son?

Toronto. After the Second World War, Zeiss and Jena ended up in the Soviet zone of Germany (East Germany). A western version of Zeiss was quickly moved to Oberkochen. The East German Zeiss continued to manufacture optical instruments. Cameras were … Continue reading

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like a surgeon

Toronto. A fitting title in this pandemic crisis we face today! The camera you see here is the Wirgin Gewirette v.1 manufactured by the Wirgin company in Wiesbaden, Germany. This particular camera predates the 35mm minicam revolution. It uses 127 … Continue reading

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Dennis Cannon 1938-2021 age 83

Toronto. I was saddened to receive an email late yesterday from Bob Lansdale. A mutual friend, Dennis Cannon died April 4th, 2021 at St. Joe’s, here in Etobicoke (the west end borough of Toronto). For many years, Dennis was a … Continue reading

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a CHPF off the old block

Toronto. Back on March 22, 2021, I did a post on the CHPF photo contest. Tusday afternoon I heard directly from Nicole Plaskett on a new on line image facility. Nicole writes, “The Canadian Heritage Photography Foundation (CHPF) is excited … Continue reading

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Photographic Canadiana Supplement 2-3 (April 2021)

Toronto. The PHSA’s  Northlight appears once again in our special members-only supplement, this time its first two issues from 1974. As a member of the PHSC, you received this supplement Friday, the 9th of April. Vol 2-3 was sent out last … Continue reading

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future history

Toronto. The title of this post may sound like an oxymoron but it isn’t. The American agency, NASA, successfully landed an explorer and a tiny helicopter (drone) on Mars a few weeks ago. The helicopter, Ingenuity by name, has a camera … Continue reading

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