Tag Archives: Telephoto

one camera’s wide angle …

Toronto. … is another camera’s telephoto. Did you ever wonder why the tiny smart phone camera has an equivalent 35mm camera size? For example my iPod Touch camera has a 3.3mm, f/2.8 lens but images it takes are considered to … Continue reading

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far far away

Toronto. Star Wars movies always began with a scroll beginning … in a galaxy far, far, away … . We often call any lens that brings in distant objects closer and compress the perspective a telephoto lens. But the actual … Continue reading

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a long shot

Toronto. I saw this Exakta ad long ago. In fact, it was part of my mental background making me decide to go for an Exakta decades ago back before I was married, or a father.  The big selling point was … Continue reading

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Graflex Wins Again (in 1938)

Toronto. My friend George Dunbar sent me another whack of ads the end of last month (April 2017). One ad stuck out for me since Popular Photography magazine, founded in  1937,  had recently closed its magazine doors. The ad featured … Continue reading

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A Long Shot…

Toronto. Back in January of this year, member and past speaker Paul Pasquarello of Buffalo sent me a short note with a link to Petapixel.com and a story about a very expensive,very long zoom telephoto lens manufactured by Nikon. The two … Continue reading

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