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another Argus model. Another Ad.

Toronto. Argus tried bravely to stay competitive in the amateur photography world in the face of both national and international competition. This particular model as advertised in the May 30, 1960 issue of LIFE was a less expensive version Autronic … Continue reading

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movin’ out

Toronto. It was a miserable weekend, but Tuesday, December 3rd was clear so I joined editor Lansdale to sort and package the latest issue of Photographic Canadiana. We had one brief set back. CPC hardened their password protocol so we … Continue reading

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neat way to add three stops

Toronto. A half century ago if you wanted a fast film you went with Tri-X ISO (ASA) 400 B&W film. Tri-X was marketed around 1940 as a larger size film with an ASA of 200. In 1954 it was offered … Continue reading

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Photo News 28-3 (Autumn 2019) issued

Toronto. Last Wednesday, I was delighted to find the latest issue of Photo News in my Globe and Mail. The cover shot is by Viktoria Haack showing a girl sitting on a rock looking across a lake at glaciers and … Continue reading

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1958 – what a year! what a decade!

Toronto. On page 13 of the August 11, 1958 issue of LIFE magazine is the lead article touting the amazing rise of photography in the States (and, although left unmentioned in this American-centric magazine, ¬†around the world, too) over the … Continue reading

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great camera equals great photos… yeah, right

Toronto. The marketeers were at it again in the September 15, 1958 issue of LIFE magazine. Argus was busy marketing its latest marvel, the C-44 (C44) camera, replacing the awkward but loved old brick (C-3) and the follow-n C-4. The … Continue reading

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a colourful addition to the family

Toronto. Kodacolor first hit the retailers in 1942. By 1958 the use of 35mm cameras forced Kodak to offer the venerable colour negative film for prints in 35mm camera format and cassettes, Kodak initially charged for processing when you bought … Continue reading

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as easy to set as a clock…

Toronto. The old saying “lipstick on a pig” implies cosmetic changes to a product with little or no internal changes. Argus up graded the C-3 in various ways as the camera market evolved. The Match-Matic (sometimes shown as Matchmatic) added … Continue reading

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logs and dogs

Toronto. Rita is everywhere with PhotoEd. If you wish to see the upcoming documentary on Robert Frank at Hot Docs for free here in the big smoke, Drop Rita a line. The ‘log’ in the title of this post is … Continue reading

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in Vitessa we trust

Toronto. On the eve of being absorbed by the mighty Zeiss organization, Voigtlander marketed a number of cameras featuring their lenses plus some unique operating features. The series called Vitessa from the 1950s was one such series. The earlier versions … Continue reading

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