Tag Archives: accessory

as good as a nod

Toronto. So called detective cameras became popular once the speed of dry plate technology allowed hand held use in day light. The camera itself was built into or enclosed by various satchels, leather boxes, purses, etc. At our December, 2003 … Continue reading

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a view from above

Toronto. When the novel Leica camera took off in the 1930s, Leitz created a plethora of accessories to allow the tiny marvel to be used for almost every photographic task. Years earlier, folders and box cameras used a viewfinder where … Continue reading

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Port Colborne Auction June 25 & 26 2022

Toronto. Hard on the heels of our Spring Fair, we will be hosting our first ever auction OUTSIDE of Toronto. This two day event will be at the Lion’s Club hall in Port Colborne. On auction are many pieces collected … Continue reading

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well, this is a bit awkward …

Toronto. The American Cinematographer for May, 1938 carried an ad for the new Eastman Focusing Finder. It was used in the 16mm Ciné-Kodak by swapping out the film magazine. The camera had to be on a tripod or use some … Continue reading

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taking the measure of light

Toronto. Last century, a professional was able to decide the needed exposure for a printable negative. To be safe, critical shots could be bracketed – a shot taken at both double and half the estimated exposure. Also, with orthochromatic film, … Continue reading

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cross purposes?

Toronto. On page 9 in the April 1946 issue of Popular Photography, a company called De Mornay-Budd based in NYC, took out a large advertisement for an unusual Leica/Contax series of viewfinders. The viewfinder mounted on the camera’s accessory shoe … Continue reading

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a little less Horace …

Toronto. If you are not heading to the West coast in April, perhaps another show on the same date of April 19th will help. About two hours west of here in London, Ontario, Maureen and Ron Tucker are hosting the … Continue reading

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Horace said it best

Toronto. The American New Yorker said, “Go West, young man…”, a recommendation recently repeated by Tonchi Martinic in his email on the Vancouver Camera Show. So if you plan to visit Vancouver, or find yourself there in late April, enjoy … Continue reading

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Annual Show and Tell meeting Dec 18, 2019

Toronto.As we quickly push on to Christmas and the holidays, its our annual Show and Tell session. Our Toronto meeting date is December 18th this month. Click on the poster at left for details. (Thanks to Sonja for this delightful … Continue reading

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bulking it up

Toronto. In a recent auction, there was a memory of a by-gone era. One lot featured a couple of Watson 66 bulk film loaders. The one on the left of the large image appears to be a 1950s era loader … Continue reading

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