Tag Archives: Minox

I spy with my little eye …

Toronto. … a cluster of Minox cameras and Minox things at our estate auction on the 17th of this month. The tiny Minox was famous as an early subminiature spy camera in and after WW2. The instrument was precision crafted … Continue reading

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if you know this guy, you’re too damn old!

Toronto. Another popular “coat-tail” ad stunt was to get then popular stars of movie, radio and even TV to promote the camera you imported, inferring if so and so who is so popular uses it, you should too. Typical was … Continue reading

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I spy with my little Minox

Toronto. Whenever I think of the Minox, I think of spy cameras of which it was the most widely known back in the second world war days (WW2). The camera’s inventor, Walter Zapp, came up with the 8×11 mm frame … Continue reading

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sure they are tiny but do they work?

Toronto. For a time there was a sub category of camera collecting – collecting sub-miniatures. In practical terms, only the Minox was well engineered. But it, like all the others, suffered a fatal flaw: tiny negatives. Negative material (a.k.a. film) … Continue reading

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Whittaker Micro 16 camera ad

Toronto. On my 25th birthday, my sister, gave me a copy of Cooper’s 1958 ULTRA-miniature photography book as a present, so when George Dunbar sent me a January 1947 LIFE ad for Whittaker’s Micro 16 camera, I tracked down the … Continue reading

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PHSC Newsletter 2017-10

Toronto. Editor Sonja Pushchak issues another yummy episode of her delightful newsletter, this time a scary Halloween special! The issue begins with Ralph Meatyard’s photo of subjects wearing cheap latex halloween masks, followed by a poster for our annual fall … Continue reading

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That Film Plane Thing Again

Toronto. Well over a half century ago a young Latvian designed the amazing Minox spy camera. For a time, some models used a novel idea to add to the lens correction – the film plane was slightly curved along its longer … Continue reading

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CHARLES GAGNON A Survey of Photographs

Toronto.  Stephen Bulger Galleries are presenting this exhibition of Montrealer Charles  Gagnon’s photographs including photographs taken with an SX-70 and a Minox! Exhibition Dates: May 13 – June 17, 2017 Opening Reception: Saturday, May 13, 2-5pm Online Preview: beginning May … Continue reading

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PHSC News Issue 16-11, April 2017

Toronto. Editor Sonja Pushchak has sent out another delightful issue of our email newsletter – keeping in mind the sprit of April First… This 11 page issue covers a number of thought provoking topics and ideas. Click on the icon … Continue reading

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Dylan and the Minox

Toronto. I saw in the Globe today that Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel prize in Literature yesterday. He was considered to be a moving force in the world with his poetry and music, a force that has continued on to … Continue reading

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