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down periscope …

Toronto. Do you remember submarine movies? Somewhere in the plot you would hear “down periscope” before a dive alarm sounded. Recently, I was surprised to see the term being used today to refer to a smartphone-sized telephoto lens design, By … Continue reading

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i am so EXCITED …

Toronto. … as Martin Short‘s character, Ed Grimsley, used to shout on SCTV skits. To do the character justice, Short was down right hyper. And speaking of hyper, hyperfocal distance was important in 35mm film photography, especially daytime street photography. … Continue reading

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shady stuff

Toronto. Don’t you wish your photos were crisp and contrasty like those of an accomplished professional? One issue last century was soft contrast caused by reflections from individual lens elements. Post war, element coating became common and with it a … Continue reading

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and to cap it off …

Toronto. Dust and dirt everywhere! How can you keep it out of camera bodies and lenses? Easy, cap the openings! Since the early days of photography, caps have been used to keep out dust and dirt when the camera or … Continue reading

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a little less Horace …

Toronto. If you are not heading to the West coast in April, perhaps another show on the same date of April 19th will help. About two hours west of here in London, Ontario, Maureen and Ron Tucker are hosting the … Continue reading

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Horace said it best

Toronto. The American New Yorker said, “Go West, young man…”, a recommendation recently repeated by Tonchi Martinic in his email on the Vancouver Camera Show. So if you plan to visit Vancouver, or find yourself there in late April, enjoy … Continue reading

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just give me a ring …

Toronto. With the sudden burst of growth in the minicam industry, major players like Leitz and Zeiss produced a large variety of lenses, camera models and attachments to make their little marvels suitable to tackle almost any photography job imaginable. … Continue reading

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the trouble with normal …

Toronto. … is it always gets worse, or so sang Bruce Cockburn in the early 1980s in the song he wrote of the same name. Shown at left is the famous Zeiss Planar 80mm f/2.8 lens used as a normal … Continue reading

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… and how do you like your steak?

Toronto. Medium? Well, for the Hasselblad it is a 150mm lens that is a medium. Medium telephoto that is. Great for portraits on a Hasselblad, that is. Like a 90mm Elmar on a Leica. At an auction a while back … Continue reading

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Annual Show and Tell meeting Dec 18, 2019

Toronto.As we quickly push on to Christmas and the holidays, its our annual Show and Tell session. Our Toronto meeting date is December 18th this month. Click on the poster at left for details. (Thanks to Sonja for this delightful … Continue reading

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