Tag Archives: view camera

why the tripod?

Toronto. Did you ever wonder why so many old photos and drawings of cameras in use showed a tripod? Until the dry-plate era, the media were so insensitive that it took ¬†seconds or minutes in bright light to record the … Continue reading

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review of September talk on tintypes

Toronto.¬†Stephen Brule, a young Ryerson graduate practicing the ancient art of wet-plate photography, spoke to us in September. Stephen brought along a slide presentation plus his home made plate preparation and development desk, a massive studio style 4800 watt-second flash … Continue reading

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Focussing Aids in the 1800s

Toronto. Those of us who predate digital cameras and smartphones may recall a nifty little 8x magnifier, the Agfa Lupe. It was used to look at 35mm negatives and slides on a light table. Instead, you could use the 5x … Continue reading

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PHSNE Snap Shots 22-2 released

Toronto. Editor of our journal, Bob Lansdale sent me a note he received from the New England folk advising him that the latest Snap Shots newsletter in pdf format was ready. Click here or on the PHSNE logo at left … Continue reading

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