Tag Archives: lens

when we were young …

Toronto. The society began life in the fall of 1974. A perennial goal was a camera fair where collectors could buy sand sell cameras, lenses, photos, books, etc to add to their collections. In the early years we chose various … Continue reading

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The BIG one – PHSC Fall Fair October 1, 2022

Toronto. Our fall fair indoors and in person! Want a table? let Mark know at fair@phsc.ca. It’s been a while since we hosted an event indoors at the Trident Centre – Evans just south east of Islington in West end … Continue reading

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faking a fading light

Toronto. Earlier this year we discussed movie fades in relation to a polarizing filter set that could be affixed to many movie lenses for 8mm or 16mm cameras (a May 1940 article). A few month earlier, in October, 1939 another … Continue reading

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a fair to remember

Toronto. The wait is over! After the delays prompted by COVID-19 and its regulations, we are holding our in person, in the hall Photographica-fair on October 1st (SATURDAY) at the Trident Hall (AKA the Pirogi Palace). Come on over to … Continue reading

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head west, young collector

Toronto. Our good friend Tonchi Martinic out on the lower mainland in BC sent me a message the other day about the Vancouver Camera Show on September 25th this year. Tonchi writes, “Hi Bob and club members, “I apologize for … Continue reading

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did ya hear da news ….

Toronto. Well the Ontario election is over. A bit underwhelming all in all, but Dougie is back in power and the Trident Hall is open for business once again. Our FALL FAIR – THE BIG ONE – is on Saturday, … Continue reading

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national (USA) camera day

Toronto. For a price, Kovels will gladly show you the latest prices for antiques – including those of a photographic nature. Yesterday, June 29th, was known down south as ‘National Camera Day‘ and celebrated as such by Kovels. As far … Continue reading

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transitions

Toronto. After recovering from WW2, Leitz embarked on their famous M series bayonet mount cameras with the extremely popular M3 camera. Like many leading manufacturers, Leitz was aware of their strong base of owners of the older screw mount cameras. They … Continue reading

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another Schacht-Travenar

Toronto. This is a second lens from the 1950s for use on the Lordomat. Remember that the Lordomat was made in Wetzlar by a company called called Leidolf who produced high quality 35mm cameras.  This lens is an f/4, 135mm focal … Continue reading

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a heck of a lens

Toronto. The 5cm, f/2.5 Hektor was the first ‘fast’ lens produced by Leitz for the Leica. The mount was much like its stable-mate. the 5cm, f/3.5 Elmar. About 10,000 were made, most before 1938. Production records show the beginning year … Continue reading

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