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Retro Cameras

The Collector's Guide to Vintage Film Photography

John Wade

£18.95

An accessible, design-led guide to the coolest, most collectible vintage film cameras combined with a practical reference to discovering the authentic buzz of shooting with film

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Overview

Retro Cameras is a stylish, design-led guide to classic and retro cameras aimed at those who want to discover the world of analogue photography. It includes more than 100 camera models, from the easily affordable to the highly collectible, in 13 formats: 35 mm SLRs; 35 mm Rangefinders; 35 mm Viewfinder Cameras; Roll Film SLRs; Sheet and Roll Film Folding Cameras; Twin Lens Reflexes; Instamatics; Stereo Cameras; Panoramic and Wide-angle Cameras; Miniature Cameras and Instant Cameras. Supplementing an already comprehensive resource are quick reference shooting guides for each format, as well as a section on retro camera accessories.

With over 400 specially commissioned photographs, practical advice on how to use and get the most out of each camera, buyers’ tips and a dedicated glossary, Retro Cameras is a perfect reference for young photographers who want to get creative with analogue photography, while also offering authoritative guidance for more experienced collectors and enthusiasts.

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Reviews

'A definitive guide, but also a great starting point too'
Retro to Go

'Stylish… a perfect reference for young photographers who want to get creative with analogue photography, while also offering authoritative guidance for more experienced collectors and enthusiasts'
Antiques Diary

'A balanced and comprehensive guide … [Wade’s] passion for is subject is clear … Superb'
Black & White Photography

'Beautifully presented … camera geek heaven'
Amateur Photographer

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Further Details

Specifications

Format: PLC (no jacket)

Size: 19.7 x 21.5 cm

Extent: 288 pp

Publication date: 22 March 2018

ISBN: 9780500544907

About the Author

John Wade was editor of the UK magazine Photography for seven years before becoming a freelance writer and photographer. He has written, edited and contributed to more than thirty books on photographic history and photographic techniques.