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anything you can do …

Toronto. Camera collecting has no firm rules. Some folk collect quantity, some quality, and some both. The late Jim Matthew managed to collect some 3,000 plus cameras ranging from the inexpensive to the exotic. A marine engineer, Greater Manchester born … Continue reading

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Photographic Canadiana 46-3 in PDF

Toronto. I hope you have enjoyed the balmy swelter of summer as these cool evenings predict the fall. Yesterday, members WITH an email address received another delightful magazine via pdf. It  is  the Photographic Canadiana 46-3 dated September- October-November 2020. This 26 … Continue reading

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boxes, bellows, and beyond

Toronto. Most of the early cameras were big boxy things with relatively small diameter lenses. Early on you changed lenses to change angles of view (wide angle, telephoto) always mindful of the diameter of the circle of confusion – or … Continue reading

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take a (down)load for free – Part B

Toronto. This special is titled, “ALL ABOUT LANTERN SLIDE PROJECTORS (PART B)”. It was sent out Friday to all current members with an email address. If you did NOT get a copy, please email me at info@phsc.ca and I will send … Continue reading

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who you gonna call

Toronto. was a line from the GhostBusters theme. Roy Parker Jr wrote the catchy little tune for the 1984 movie “GhostBusters” which became a popular computer game. And for photo historians and photographica collectors these days it is indeed apt. … Continue reading

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take a (down)load for free

Toronto. Since the lockdown reaction to COVID-19 in March of this year, we have had to cancel or defer all PHSC in the flesh activities. Inspired by our editor, Bob Lansdale, a few of the executive team including Bob, pulled … Continue reading

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OMG OM-D

Toronto. Olympus cameras have been around since 1936. Their big fresh egg last century was small SLR film cameras when most film SLRS were huge machines. The famous Japanese optical house founded in 1919 made many other instruments including well … Continue reading

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that’s the spirit

Toronto.  Within a year of the January 1839 announcement of Daguerre’s process in Paris, the new way to create images was known world-wide. By the early 1840s every major city had a daguerreotype portrait studio. Boston was no different. The … Continue reading

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more than one way …

Toronto. … to skin a cat, as the old saying goes. Film was no different. Kodak touted its 126 film size (35mm sans traditional sprocket holes and paper backed) Kodapak for its instamatic cameras eliminating the “klutzy” confusion of loading and … Continue reading

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PHRC Conference 2020 De Montfort University

Toronto. Our Programme co-ordinator, Celio Barreto, is joining this prestigious conference on photographic history in Leicester U.K. tomorrow and Tuesday (June 15, 16). Everything (including registration) will be online in this time of COVID-19. The full title of the conference  at … Continue reading

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