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a modest merger

Toronto. In 1729, an anonymous article called, “A Modest Proposal” was written by Jonathan Swift, known for his satirical tales like, “Gulliver’s Travels“. The article was also intended to be a satirical piece but was taken as very serious when … Continue reading

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Leica in Peace and War

Toronto. Before and for awhile after the second world war, the Leica was the most popular high-end 35mm camera sold. As many readers know, before WW2, the German camera industry was the undisputed world leader. During WW2, German technology was … Continue reading

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like a surgeon

Toronto. A fitting title in this pandemic crisis we face today! The camera you see here is the Wirgin Gewirette v.1 manufactured by the Wirgin company in Wiesbaden, Germany. This particular camera predates the 35mm minicam revolution. It uses 127 … Continue reading

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points of view

Toronto. Cameras of the last century tended to make a particular point of view easier. Cameras with rangefinders usually took an eye level view. Those with vertical viewfinders like some Kodaks and the famous TLRs took waist level shots – … Continue reading

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Book on 19th Century German Lenses

Toronto. Journal editor Bob Lansdale loaned me the second book in Corrado D’Agostini’s series on 19th Century Photographic Lenses. Both are sold in the US by Camerabooks.com. This book is posted as costing $109 USD plus shipping. The first book in 19th … Continue reading

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Photographic Canadiana 37-1

Have you sent in your membership renewal? The first edition of the 37th volume of our journal Photographic Canadiana was mailed Wednesday, May 4th, 2011. As a courtesy this issue went to those few who haven’t yet paid their dues … Continue reading

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