Tag Archives: Ricoh

gizmos and gadgets

Toronto, In the 1960s, camera makers fought to gain market share. A fresh idea might be swept up by the competition – or left to linger and die an orphan. Ricoh cameras were made by Riken Optical in Japan. According … Continue reading

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they’re coming, they’re coming

Toronto. Not the Russians like the old movie title, but the Japanese camera makers. Until after the Korean War in the early 1950s, the Japanese industry made little inroads in the west. This changed when Americans discovered the Nikon F … Continue reading

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WCPHA April 2017 Newsletter Published

Toronto. We often swap notes with the good folks in BC at the Western Canada Photographic Historical Association (WCPHA). I was pleased to hear that their recent show went  quite well. My thanks to Bob Lansdale for sending the latest … Continue reading

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A History of the Future 20160921 – a Review

A delightful night for the PHSC. Our host for the presentations was Joanna Beyersbergen of Ryerson. We had two key speakers: Bob Wilson of the PHSC on the history of stereo and 4th year Ryerson student Marissa Frosst on the … Continue reading

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