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  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling Signature (Nov. 1 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402780869
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402780868
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 21.6 x 2.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #141,817 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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By Pearson Friars on April 6 2014
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If you would like to know more about some of the best camera's manufactured then this is the book for you. Great photo's and well written text.
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By cameralady on Dec 16 2012
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I love cameras so I love this book especially since it contains great images and excellent essays by some of the top experts in the field of historical photography who are also staff at the foremost museum of photography in North America, George Eastman House. Well worth addition to the library of any vintage camera enthusiast.
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The author is curator of the incredible camera collection at George Eastman House in Rochester, and surely among the top experts in the field. The cameras on open display at the museum are a tiny fraction of the holdings. In May '11 I had the pleasure of him giving me a behind-the-scenes tour of the collection, truly stunning in its warehouse-sized scope and perhaps the world's finest. I also saw some early proofs for this book.

While 500 seems like a lot of cameras, narrowing it down to "only" this many from thousands of arguably worthy candidates in the collection was a difficult task, but one I think the author did well. Serious collectors could quibble with some inclusions and omissions, but that would be so no matter who did the choosing. The text is well written, does not assume the reader has camera history expertise, and the production quality is excellent.

If you are interested in how photography evolved to where it is today, you absolutely should own this book...and I'm not biased just because my own collection includes a mint Bell & Howell Foton like the one embossed on the cover.
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A well photographed coffee table book..... Dec 21 2012
By Charles Woodhouse - Published on Amazon.com
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Todd Gustavson's book is limited by being based on cameras available from the George Eastman House collection, and it is too full of errors and omissions to be a serious reference. For example he repeats the old furphy on page 252 that the Contax S was the first 35mm SLR with a pentaprism and on page 256 where he should mention Rectaflex as the true holder of this title he only describes the extraordinary Rectaflex Rotor. Unfortunately the book is littered with small but annoying errors such as this.
However it is still a useful book for camera collectors, but should not be regarded as gospel.
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Too many cameras, not enough time June 22 2012
By Weldon Pops - Published on Amazon.com
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Delightful, a history of featuring great pictures, brief description all broken into different categories ; field cameras, twin lens reflex, 35mm, sub-miniatures, etc. There is the odd little info pages thrown in as well, history of Eastman, history of Lieca, erc.

It is written by a guy who worked and catalogued for the Eastman museum so it features ALOT of Kodak equipment BUT does balance it with everybody else, Germany, Japan, Britain, France ...

Worth the purchase although I now am haunting eBay looking at these classic beauties ... be warned!
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A Nice Survey of Cameras Feb. 3 2012
By rniederman - Published on Amazon.com
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One of the nice things with books about the GEH collection is that we get to see cameras that range from common to rare and unusually exotic. While no book is perfect (and yes, there are a couple flaws), the depth of the collection and presentation is more than adequate for most any collector or individual interested in photographic apparatus. As a specialist in early American wood and brass cameras, I find this book enjoyable because it is a reminder of the incredible creativity and imagination of those who strove to improve the way we captured memories; be it personal, photojournalistic, or otherwise. And the relatively low price of the book and high quality production makes it a good addition for experts and new collectors looking to build a library of references.
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Informative Nov. 15 2011
By kenmet - Published on Amazon.com
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As a Graflex collector, I thoroughly enjoyed Mr. Gustavson's presentation of these cameras. The cameras were crisply photographed, accurately described and presented with insightful comments. Also, the indexes of cameras and subjects are a plus. I assume this high level is given to other cameras; therefore, I would recommend his book for the collector and general reader.
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awesome reference for camera buffs May 12 2013
By cambridgeflowerchild - Published on Amazon.com
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this book arrived and I couldn't wait to dive in. I love old cameras and this book did not disappoint. every page is a different camera beautifully photographed with interesting text to match. a great book for those of us interesting in vintage cameras. the book goes back to the earliest cameras and includes some modern ones as well. a great reference book. highly recommended.

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