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Book Reviews

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General Collecting Interest

Specific Camera Makes

Repairs and Technology


Books of General Camera Collecting Interest
  • Collecting and Using Classic Cameras by Ivor Matanle

    Ivor Matanle now writes regularly for Amateur Photographer. This book is ideal for the beginner but still makes a good read for the more experienced camera collector/user. Ivor Matanle has also written "Collecting and Using Classic SLRs."

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  • Discovering Old Cameras 1839-1939 by Robert White
  • Discovering Cameras 1945-1965 by Robert White

    These are two of a number of excellent Shire books on various collecting subjects and they are a good introduction to collecting for the absolute beginner.

    Although currently out of print, the books may be obtainable second-hand and Shire books rarely seem to stay out of print.

  • Japanese 35 mm. SLR Cameras by William Hansen

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  • McKeowns Price Guide to Antique and Classic Cameras 2001-2002

    In our opinion, this is the best price guide available for the antique and classic camera market. The new edition is now out and the picture quality has been enormously improved. It has 782 pages, a comprehensive and large index and other information including the all-important McKeown's Law - The price of an antique camera is entirely dependent upon the moods of the buyer and seller at the time of the transaction. This is more than just a price guide however - there is useful information given about each camera to aid identification. For example, this is the entry for the pre-war version of the Exakta 66.

    • 1938-39 Horizontal body style and film transport (like an overgrown Exakta A, B or C). Focal plane shutter, 12 sec to 1/1000. Vacublitz socket with two contacts and a third hole for mounting. Advance lever on bottom. Very limited production, approximately 1200-1500 examples. $1000-$1500

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    Books about Specific Camera Makes (in alphabetical sequence of camera make)

  • Asahi Pentax and Pentax SLR 35 mm. Cameras 1932-1989 by Danilo Cecchi

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  • Collectors Guide to Kodak Cameras by Joan and James McKeown

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  • Exakta Cameras 1933 - 1978 by Clement Aguila and Michel Rouah

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  • Hasselblad Compendium by Rick Nordin

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  • Kodak Cameras by Brian Coe.

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  • Nikon Classic Cameras Vol. 1. F, Nikkormat series, FE, FE2 and FA by Paul Coman

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  • Nikon Classic Cameras Vol 2. All models of F2 by Paul Coman

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  • Pentax Classic Cameras K, M and Lx series by Paul Coman

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  • Rollei Die Gescichte De Zweiaugen Spiegelflexkameras by Ian Parker.

    English edition. Order from amazon.co.uk

  • Zeiss Ikon Cameras 1926 - 1939 by B. B. Tubbs

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    Camera Technology and Repair

  • Camera Maintenance and Repair Book 1: A Comprehensive, Fully Illustrated Guide

    One of several books by Thomas Tomasy about camera repairs. He has a realisitic approach to his subject and does not allow the reader to think camera repairing is simple.

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  • Camera Maintenance and Repair: Book Two: Advanced Techniques

    Another in the series by Thomas Tomasy

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  • Camera Technology: the Dark Side of the Lens by Norman Goldburg

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  • Care and Repair of Classic Cameras for Photographers and Collectors by Joe Lippincott

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  • Leica Camera Repair Handbook: Repairing and Restoring Collectible Leica Cameras, Lenses and Accessories by Thomas Tomasy

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  • Nikon Camera Repair Handbook by Thomas Thomasy

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  • Restoring Classic and Collectible Cameras

    Another Thomas Tomasy book. It is useful, but not essential, to have studied 'Camera Maintenance and Repair'.

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  • Restoring the Great Collectible Cameras by Thomas Tomasy

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  • A History of the Photographic Lens by Rudolph Kingslake

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  • Eyes of the R.A.F. by Roy Conyers Nesbit and Air Chief Marshal Sir Neil Wheeler

    History of photo-reconnaisance in the R.A.F., written at the request of the Association of Royal Air Force Photography Officers.

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