Tag Archives: darkroom

easil for you to say

Toronto. Get ready for this Sunday! It’s the PHSC spring Auction. Get ready for some great lots to fill the holes in your collection and user gear! The attached post here gives both information and a slide show of lots. … Continue reading

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an amazing place

Toronto. Close your eyes. Now think of all the amazing places you’ve been.  One such place is  Legion Hall 101 on the Lake Shore just west of highway 27 in Long Branch on the afternoon of Sunday, May 5th. At … Continue reading

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Auction May 5th 2024

Toronto.  Get ready for our Spring 2024 Auction tomorrow, Sunday, May 5, 2024 in Long Branch (south west Toronto) at the usual venue BUT at the slightly later time (see poster) – free parking [OVERFLOW AT GO TRAIN LOT JUST … Continue reading

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it’s twins

Toronto. Even before the  minicam revolution, many cameras suffered from tiny squinty viewfinders to frame a subject. In 1929, a German company came up with an idea that changed everything – at least once their camera design became popular. The … Continue reading

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hey auction, I can see you

Toronto. It is coming soon! I will be posting the first series of lots in a slide show early in April. Once again our fabulous auction will be held at the Legion Hall 101 in south-west Toronto. Something for everyone! … Continue reading

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coming … another red letter day!

Toronto. Our spring auction is May 5, 2024. As we get closer to the date more material will be posted. We have photos now of nearly 100 lots and more lots are coming in. As in past auctions photos of … Continue reading

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90 dollars, 90 dollars, do I hear 100?

Toronto, Ahhh, that time again! In a few short months it will be spring and auction time again. As details of our May 2024 auction unfold, we will add them to this site. Meantime, snuggle up – cold weather is … Continue reading

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more on making it better

Toronto. When Leitz made special enlarging lenses, the first such lens was the VAROB made from about 1933 through 1939. Some people considered the VAROB lens an Elmar lens in a special barrel for use on an enlarger. Others, like … Continue reading

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in the thrill of the night

Toronto. It’s hard to imagine the thrill of first seeing  a photograph emerge in developer under the gloomy illumination of a dim safe light. As a kid, I can remember this thrilling event. At the time, film development was a … Continue reading

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take ’em … make ’em

Toronto. Smartphone users likely never bothered with film, photo paper, gooey darkroom stuff, etc. But at one time it was the only way to take and make photos. For the frugal amongst us back then, photographic manufacturers from time to … Continue reading

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