Tag Archives: Digital

Amazing!

Toronto. As collectors, we think of film and plate cameras as from well known makers with sizes from the Minox (sub-miniature) up. When digital came along, most digital cameras emulated their minicam film brethren in size and style. This changed … Continue reading

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Gary is at it again …

Toronto. Our good friend, Gary Perry, sent a note the other day. In the note Gary says, “Happy New Year! We are happy to announce our next Camerama Camera Show! “Camerama Camera Show “Sunday February 05th 2023 “Japanese Canadian Cultural … Continue reading

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all sizes great and small

Toronto. From the beginning of analogue (a sensitive coating and emulsion) most cameras were the size of their negative (or in some cases the positive) as prints (if needed) were contact printed. Glass Plate and film sizes varied to match the … Continue reading

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taking its measure

Toronto. While browsing for photo history material, George Dunbar spotted this May 1948 ad for a GE PR-1 selenium exposure meter and shared it with us. To separate the GE meter from others, it was advertised as having a ‘memory’ … Continue reading

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Auction this Saturday December 17, 2022

poster for our estate auction Toronto.  Winter is in the air and we are holding our INDOOR AUCTION on SATURDAY, December 17, 2022 down in the Long Branch area of Toronto at the usual venue – free parking and free … Continue reading

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grainy days

Toronto. In film photography, grain is the ‘clumping’ of metallic silver created by the development of exposed silver halides. Large clumps were not a great issue when the sensitivity of glass plates was relatively slow and the plates and cameras … Continue reading

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getting to know you

Toronto. In the days of print, camera makers, photographic chemistry manufacturers, studios, etc. used printed media to promote their wares. In fact George Dunbar has used the various magazine ads and articles of yesteryear as a source of photographic history. … Continue reading

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disappearing heirlooms

Toronto. We have all seen Victorian Photo Albums chock full of CDVs etc. at fairs, auctions, and sometimes used goods stores. The albums came along around the mid 1800s when cheap CDVs became available and a place to store and … Continue reading

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before TV; before video;

Toronto. … we had home movies. Originally 16mm, during the depression Kodak began selling 8mm versions and post war in a scramble to expand market size and improve image quality, Kodak moved to ‘Super 8’. In the late 1930s, Kodachrome … Continue reading

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win some … lose some …

Toronto. Did you ever think about technological trade-offs? Overtime better ways to manufacture; better quality; lower cost; broader acceptance; etc. all worked together to wring out lower cost and better quality to the consumer. Just consider photography. In the early … Continue reading

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