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reproduction of a famous camera and lens

Toronto. The evening of February 17th, 2016, I visited the Ryerson University Library along with a number of other PHSC members. A milestone was the display by the late Willi Nassau of a reproduction of the famous Voigtlander brass daguerreotype … Continue reading

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a name that pre-dates photography

Toronto. Voigtlander was an optical house in Vienna before the invention of any photographic process. While in Vienna, the Voigtlander firm manufactured the famous Petzval portrait lens designed c1840. Nearly a century later, this June, 1933 advertisement appeared in the … Continue reading

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Voigtlander cameras are here again

Toronto. How do you get back your market share when your country was on the losing side of the war? Well. you can try to advertise in a magazine that is read by your potential  market. Voigtlander did. The famous … Continue reading

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that’s how the light gets in – II

Toronto. When the Daguerreotype process was announced in January 1839, it was so slow that only still life and landscape views could be recorded. The news of the process speed resulted in a two direction thrust: chemically, to enhance the … Continue reading

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it’s a Nicca not a Leica

Toronto. The Western Canada Photographic Historical Association has been around for years. The late EvRoseborough swapped correspondence with the WCPHA over their logo and ours many years ago. Their latest 5 page pdf newsletter covers the history of the NICCA … Continue reading

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known by good lenses alone

Toronto. In the mid last century, marketeers from camera companies strived to give their products a tag line making them the prime choice for fussy consumers. Voigtlander was no different, They came up with the tag line “because the lens … Continue reading

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Voigtlander, my Voigtlander

Toronto. 1956 was a land mark year for many. In the case of the oldest photography company in the world, It was its 200th anniversary – born years before photography itself! One of its remarkable offerings was the Vito B … Continue reading

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in Vitessa we trust

Toronto. On the eve of being absorbed by the mighty Zeiss organization, Voigtlander marketed a number of cameras featuring their lenses plus some unique operating features. The series called Vitessa from the 1950s was one such series. The earlier versions … Continue reading

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1840

Toronto. One of the difficulties experienced by the earliest practitioners of the Daguerreotype process was the lack of speed, This was exacerbated by Daguerre’s use of an f/19 meniscus lens in his camera. In 1840, Josef Petzval partially solved this … Continue reading

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News from the guys out West

Toronto. The Western Canada Photographic Historical Association (WCPHA) send their latest newsletter.  Along with notes on the add-on frame viewers, and Voigtlander Vitessa 35mm camera, the folks announce  their Christmas get together tomorrow, December 6th. A friend of ours had … Continue reading

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