Snap Shots January 2022

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Four mirror design in a flat-panel projection display
Four mirror design for a flat-panel projection display

Happy New Year! The January 2022 Snap Shots features a Zoom presentation by Lev Sakin, noted optical designer and engineer, for the January 9, 2022, meeting. Sakin’s career includes working at LOMO in St. Petersburg, Russia; General Scientific in Ann Arbor, MI; and in Wilton, CT, where he co-founded Optical Design Associates. If you’re curious about lenses, this is a special opportunity to learn from an expert. Other Snap Shots items: a detailed follow-up article by PHSNE member Mark Kronquist on building a replica Ur-Leica ‘O’; a new film photography workshop in Amherst, New Hampshire, founded by glass dry-plate entrepreneur Jason Lane (May 2019 Snap Shots); an item on the Afghan “box” cameras; and two book reviews.

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May 1 — Philip Pressel & the Hexagon KH-9 Spy Satellite Stereo Camera
June 5 — Vladimir Khazan on the Exakta

To everyone who participated in this year’s Photographica 89 — Thank You!

Get ready for 2023: PHSNE’s 50th year and Photographica 90

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Coming Up

May 1 – Philip Pressel & the Hexagon KH-9 Spy Satellite Stereo Camera

June 5 – Vladimir Khazan on the Exakta


A Big Thank You

To everyone who participated in the years’ Photographica 89!

Get ready for 2023: PHSNE’s 50th year and Photographica 90

Dealers contact show manager John Dockery through the