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at the push of a button …

Toronto. An article in the April, 1942 issue of Popular Mechanics touts that, “Pictures can be taken at the rate of one each second with an electric studio-type camera”.  A casual read suggests that the camera predates Edward Land by a few years, … Continue reading

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look, ma – no hands …

Toronto. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if a zoom lens was invented with the zoom controlled by electricity? Smartphone could off these tiny marvels and a light finger motion could shift the tiny zoom lens’s focal length. PHSC member and friend … Continue reading

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beating the bus

Toronto. Even before the announcement of photography experimenters struggled to get drawings and later photos to distant locations without resorting to buses or other vehicles of land or sea based locomotion. Telegraph offered a way to send images if they … Continue reading

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spot on

Toronto. One big difference between amateur photographs, and those made by professionals and advanced amateurs, was illumination. Indoors, the professional went to great lengths to illuminate his subject bringing out the nuances of its very existence whether a human, an … Continue reading

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Guess which camera is currently most popular?

Toronto. Which is the most popular camera today? We usually think of Nikons or Canons and perhaps even lesser brands like Olympus or Sony, but by far the most popular camera today  is… the camera in your iPhone! Yes, in … Continue reading

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