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PHSC News for February 2021 (Vol 20-08)

Toronto. In the upper right of page 1 in this issue is the Spartus Press camera – believed to be the first with built-in flash! But Press? A box camera and rudimentary lens? As the second month of 2021 is … Continue reading

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they’re coming! they’re coming!

Toronto. In this case, it was the Japanese camera makers who moved on to America and Europe after the Korean War. They slowly eliminated both American and most German makers of film cameras. In the latter part of the last … Continue reading

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the time has come, the walrus said …

Toronto. When photography first burst forth in 1839, lenses were made by opticians and cameras by them or others. As time progressed, optical houses began to make both cameras and lenses. Some like Zeiss also made lenses for others. By … Continue reading

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Alice is at it again

Toronto. After film’s popularity surged in 1880 with the famous Kodak camera, the race was on to increase its detail (resolution) and speed. By the time film faded from popular use, both resolution and speed had increased significantly. A friend … Continue reading

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exploded Canon

Toronto. Peter Tchaikovsky wrote the hauntingly beautiful 1812 Overture using cannons to punctuate parts of his opus. Modern ensembles make do with kettle drums. All this came to mind when George Dunbar sent me the image of an exploded Canon … Continue reading

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our February 2019 PHSC News

Toronto. Another great newsletter has been wrapped up in a ribbon this week. Editor Pushchak has filled this issue with many delights. She begins with Broken Rules – the so called Motion Picture Production Code or MPPC that defined our … Continue reading

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Joseph Tyrrell, gold miners and dinosaurs

Toronto. My friend Goldie was wandering around the Fisher Rare Book Library on the U of T campus when he discovered photos of the Dawson Creek area around 1898-1901 (during the gold rush). The photos were taken by Joseph Burr … Continue reading

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sayonara dslr?

Toronto. Single lens reflex cameras were around for over a century. The smaller 35mm versions emerged in the 1930s offering larger, brighter views than the squinty viewfinders for box, folder, and rangefinder cameras. When digital came along, the massive DSLR … Continue reading

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… getting to the end of the day.

Toronto.  Dennis Waterman sang these words as part of the New Tricks theme song. They are very appropriate as a tag line for 35mm film. The late Jack Naylor noted in his brochure that many cameras before the Leica used … Continue reading

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Deep Sea Photography – review

Toronto. Our second speaker of the April meeting was Meaghan Ogilvie, an underwater photographer.  Like Ms Joyce, Meaghan wanted to promote family, in  her case to make better known and raise research funds for a rare, currently incurable condition, Multiple System … Continue reading

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