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silver and glass

Toronto. George Dunbar came across this article on Kodak’s work on films and lenses. It appeared as the article “Brains of Sliver — Eyes of Glass” in the April 1930 edition of Science and Invention magazine. The article covers Kodak’s … Continue reading

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what’s in YOUR collection?

Toronto. When the PHSC was established back in 1974 the majority of members were camera (and lens) collectors. While many collectors had an eclectic taste, others collected by maker (eg. Leica, Zeiss, Ernemann, Kodak, etc.), or by date or price … Continue reading

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be positive

Toronto. Did you ever wonder how negatives were converted to positive images – where white was white and black was black? The key was to process the negative, then bleach the film rather than fix it (removes only the developed … Continue reading

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don’t let the light get in

Toronto. Cameras are all the same in one sense whether they cost pennies or thousands of dollars: they are a light tight box separating a light sensitive medium from a lens so that any object at infinity is in focus … Continue reading

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fast photo prints in 1924

Toronto. In the days before the end of the broad popularity of film, you could take your exposed colour rolls to a fast film service outlet like Black’s or Japan Camera and see the prints in an hour. In the … Continue reading

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most gifted

Toronto. Today when someone says, “most gifted”, we usually think of a very bright child worthy of accelerated and/or in-depth learning. Today, when we think of compact cameras we usually mean smartphones. In the summer of 1967, a Kodak advertisement … Continue reading

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How to Take a Good Portrait Photo

Toronto. Another great article appeared recently in the blog “How-To Geek” This article, “How to Take a Good Portrait Photo was written by Harry Guinness (he updated the article August 18th). Harry’s advice is just as solid today as it … Continue reading

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zombie jamboree

Toronto. Early photographic media were unable to record the much weaker lower end of the visible spectrum (reds, some oranges) but what about the spectrum above the visible blues and violets? In 1896, just weeks after Germany’s Wilhelm Röntgen publicly … Continue reading

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brave new world

Toronto. Today, almost everyone has a smartphone that includes a sophisticated digital camera and editing apps. Stills, selfies, and videos are taken incessantly. With some care, and little or no photographic skill, people capture a decent image. In fact, they … Continue reading

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focus magic

Toronto. A reoccurring problem with photos whether taken with film and scanned or with digital cameras is blur due to either camera motion or being slightly out of focus. Many imaging applications try to fix this issue, usually via the … Continue reading

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