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we da north

Toronto.  The PHSA’s  Northlight is featured once again as our special members-only supplement. As a member of the PHSC, you received this supplement Friday, the 5th of March. Vol 2-2 was sent out last Friday afternoon to all current members … Continue reading

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Glencoe, Glencoe, What Art Thou Glencoe?

Toronto. With apologies to Bill Shakespeare. When Brian Hudson enquired about his Canadian Camera (& Optical) Company camera, he set off quite a storm which hasn’t settled yet. I had an Empire State camera a few years ago. I added … Continue reading

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holy, holy, holy

Toronto. In Scotland, the word ‘Kirk’ means church. Last century in the Bronx, it meant a very talented Armenian photographer christened Kourken Hovsepian and his Studio. At the February, 2021 meeting, we saw the finished version of “Photos by Kirk” … Continue reading

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in the tropics

Toronto. In the late 1950s, we had a trio of Allis-Chalmers power generators (my Exakta photo c1958) at our location in Labrador. They were connected to  the power panel and tested by a technician from A-C. In the evenings he talked … Continue reading

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another way to skin a cat

Toronto. It’s the 1970s and your camera doesn’t have a socket for the ubiquitous magicubes. Nor can it use Kodak’s super simple Instamatic film cartridges. What do you do? Well Yashica advertised that their cameras let you take indoor photos … Continue reading

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hey! Big Shot!

Toronto. The term  “Big Shot” meant someone of importance in business or politics. However, when I was young we used it as a derogatory term for someone who was puffed up by his self perceived importance. In this April 30, … Continue reading

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the power of networks

Toronto. To be a successful editor, one needs many talents – originality, devotion to subject, willingness to share, open to ideas from others, good English, and networks. Fortunately, our own editor, Bob Lansdale has all these talents including a world-wide … Continue reading

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customer focus

Toronto. Successful companies in any industry make changes based on customer focus. That is, how do we change our products to solve pressing customer issues? Polaroid was one such company as shown in this April 2nd, 1971 spread on pages … Continue reading

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have camera, will travel

Toronto. A collector down in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Mcheconi, wrote about his find some eight or so years ago – a giant baby Rollei.  The oversize camera served as a promotional object and advertisement for the famous Rollei brand. Mcheroni’s … Continue reading

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fakin’ it for profit

Toronto. You may have noticed that when any communication channel, article, etc. falls markedly in cost, the con artists and spammers leap in to make a profit. In the USA, when postage was cheap, con artists could afford to swamp … Continue reading

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