Tag Archives: slides

it’s in the bag

Toronto.  Remember film? The exposed film had to be processed so the results (good, bad, or indifferent) could be viewed. For years Kodachrome was purchased with processing included, but along the line the American government decreed Kodak had to separate … Continue reading

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and the winner is …

Toronto. Mid last century, companies worked hard to win a larger slice of the amateur photo market – especially in the USA, We saw where give-a-ways of non competing products for a few dollars and proof of purchase were used, … Continue reading

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Yashica 44LM in LIFE

Toronto. Yashica were very busy mid last century. One series of Yashica cameras took on the mighty Rollei TLRs. The Yashica versions came in the identical 120 roll film size and in the smaller size using 127 roll film. I … Continue reading

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look, see, mini she

Toronto. Today we can snap a photo on our smartphone and with a touch see the result tout de suite! But it wasn’t always so simple and fast. In the era of 35mm and 2 1/4 square colour slides you … Continue reading

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mom says screens are bad for your eyes

Toronto. This copy of the frontispiece of an 1876 book at the TPL titled, “Shadows on the Screen; or, An Evening With The Children” reminds us that “screens” have been around for well over a century now. As a kid … Continue reading

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remember Kodachrome?

Toronto. It’s been a decade now since Kodak shut down the Kodachrome film line and nearly nine years since the last Kodachrome processing facility closed.  In its glory days, people used Kodachrome for their best work. It was contrasty, slow, … Continue reading

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44-4 being delivered this week

Toronto. Editor Bob Lansdale’s push despite the crummy weather resulted in the latest issue of the journal arriving this week by mail. The editor’s cover shot is a still life of various stereo items from old cameras and cards to … Continue reading

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PHSC News for October 2018

Toronto. Halloween will arrive this month and editor Sonja Pushchak offers up a traditional gory treat for all you photo enthusiasts to savour the day before our popular fall photographica-fair. This edition (18-04) serves up numerous thought provoking ideas in … Continue reading

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Ektachrome Redux

Toronto. John Linsky sent me an email the other day announcing the rebirth of Ektachrome by Kodak. I replied in part, that Ektachrome is based on Agfa’s processes. Much larger colour-coupler molecules are used so they don’t drift from layer to … Continue reading

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Coe’s opus on Colour Photography

Toronto. Brian Coe wrote this charming and concise history of Colour Photography in 1978 when he was curator of the Kodak Museum at Harrow, England. Sadly, the museum closed for good in 1985 – a precursor of the effect of … Continue reading

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