PHSC News newsletter for November 2021

Minolta CLE in Gold

Toronto. At right top of page 1 in November’s PHSC News newsletter is the famous Minolta CLE. The camera design was also badged as a Leica CL. Leica justified the difference in retail price as the result of a more rigorous testing scheme. Few cameras were made with the gold finish. The CLE accepted most Leitz M-mount lenses and vice versa.

November is nearing its mid point, and our editor, Sonja, and her team have produced this issue for you as the COVID-19 fourth wave seems to be increasing once again. Up here, the changes have been somewhat eased seemingly by our vaccination levels and close adherence to common sense guidelines. Children under 12, and of school age, will soon be vaccinated. The third shot for all who received the first two is well underway.

This issue of PHSC News (21-05) has many thought provoking articles as usual – short, crisp, and provocative. Please take a few moments and read them to ease any remaining  symptoms of virus lethargy.

Page 1 under “Levitation Girls” reviews the works of Tokyo-based photographer Natsumi Hayashi with Princess Mako of Japan. Page 2 in “PHSC PRESENTS (virtually)” suggests what to do when the leafbergs advance. On page 3, under PHOTO BOOK 101 is, “Outdoor Eating Hasn’t Always Been a Picnic“,  about picnics with a photo from TPL’s Baldwin Collection. On page 4 is the column, WOMEN and WAR and its article, “How Photography Changed War Perspectives in Vietnam“; while page 5 takes a poke at young Edward Rogers who recently won back control of his dad’s communications empire.

Page 6 addresses “Photography for Weightlifters: the Mamiya RB67” in David’s EQUIPMENT REVIEW.  Then on page 7, John Morden  selects a trio of WEB LINKS.

Page 8 features a poster on our forth-coming ZOOM event  “A Conversation with Andrew Wright”. Andrew is a ‘multidisciplinary photographer’ who teaches at the University of Ottawa. We see our friends Ivy & Izzy, once again on page 9, this time trading quips on the topic  “When Comedy Gets Serious“. And page 10 has John’s compilation of shows, events, and exhibitions of interest to collectors/photographers everywhere.

P.S. As usual, every link shown in the newsletter is a hot link just waiting for your click!

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