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transistor radios, TVs, trinitron, walkmans, and more …

Toronto. Today we usually think of Sony as a TV and camera maker. They made their name in North America with a transistor radio and later the fabulous line of television sets and walkman portable tape players. When digital technology … Continue reading

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yikes! that’s big

Toronto. Around year 2000, digital technology took off with sensors only a few mega pixels in size. Look what the whiz kids have done about two decades later! Modern day smart phones use a 12 mp sensor plus a computer … Continue reading

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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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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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who needs a mirror now anyway?

Toronto. Digital cameras – is there any other kind these days? I often resort to my iPod Touch (I have an iPod Touch 7) since its 8 mp camera is usually in my pocket while all the other cameras are in … Continue reading

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hello darkness, my old friend

Toronto. Art and Paul may well have sung about night photography sixty years ago with their Sounds of Silence song in 1964. Mid last century film ASA was very slow – in fact a rating of 200 or so was … Continue reading

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cheap and practical

Toronto. Not all lots are high end gear at our estate auction coming on the 17th of this month. When my kids were young, I bought them Konica C35 cameras. My youngest daughter even took her blue camera to Europe. … Continue reading

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isn’t it ironic

Toronto. As Alanis Morissette sings on her 1993 album “Jagged Little Pill“. The irony is that the camera with the highest Mpx in the house is a P30-Lite smartphone by Huawei with a 27mm (equivalent) ASPH f/1.8 24 Mpx rating. … Continue reading

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