Tag Archives: Nikon

they’re coming! they’re coming!

Toronto. In this case, it was the Japanese camera makers who moved on to America and Europe after the Korean War. They slowly eliminated both American and most German makers of film cameras. In the latter part of the last … Continue reading

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PHSC News for December 2020

Toronto. Parker Pen decided to branch out to the subminiature camera manufacturing. Never heard of a Parker camera? I’m nor surprised. It’s featured on page 1 of our newsletter this month (top right). Is this really the last month in … Continue reading

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the time has come, the walrus said …

Toronto. When photography first burst forth in 1839, lenses were made by opticians and cameras by them or others. As time progressed, optical houses began to make both cameras and lenses. Some like Zeiss also made lenses for others. By … Continue reading

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Alice is at it again

Toronto. After film’s popularity surged in 1880 with the famous Kodak camera, the race was on to increase its detail (resolution) and speed. By the time film faded from popular use, both resolution and speed had increased significantly. A friend … Continue reading

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brave new world

Toronto. Today, almost everyone has a smartphone that includes a sophisticated digital camera and editing apps. Stills, selfies, and videos are taken incessantly. With some care, and little or no photographic skill, people capture a decent image. In fact, they … Continue reading

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way too much, way too late

Toronto. The Contarex was Zeiss-Ikon’s SLR flagship. With some 1,100 plus precision measured components, it was an engineer’s dream – and a repairman’s nightmare. The $500 US  “Bulls-eye” Contarex was announced at the 1958 Photokina but didn’t hit the shelves … Continue reading

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a Kodak moment …

Toronto. In the 1990s and early 2000s, Kodak produced a series of professional digital cameras in its Digital Camera System (DCS) using  a Kodak sensor and electronics plus a Nikon  or Canon film camera. My friend John Linsky called me … Continue reading

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I use a Nikon …

Toronto. Many of our members are professional photographers – both active and retired folk. I remember (kinda) one member’s business card. It showed a WW2 bomber in a side view of the front gunnery. It read, “Some use a Canon … Continue reading

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Photo News 28-4

Toronto. I opened Wednesday’s Globe at breakfast and to my delight I found my latest Photo News. As I went through the magazine, I realized that the best thing was that every article included useful ideas and tips with professionals … Continue reading

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October 2019 PHSC News out

Toronto. Get your news here! Read all about it! Latest issue of the PHSC News newsletter was released Friday morning. Not on the list? Send me a note and read the latest issue here. Sonja has published another themed goody … Continue reading

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