This comprehensive price guide covers over 4,000 makes and models of 35mm cameras, panoramic cameras, medium and large format cameras, lenses, and accessories. Packed with charts and over 200 photographs of the equipment discussed, this book provides an easy reference for buyers and vendors of cameras and photographic equipment. Featuring only models sold as user cameras (rather than as collectibles), this book's handy rating and pricing system makes it easy to determine the price for any new or used camera. The listed prices are based on real-world sales and researched and compiled from a number of sources, ranging from top-of-the-line photography stores to swap meets.
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Michael McBroom is a photographer, writer, and camera collector. He is one of the world's foremost experts on modern cameras. He lives in Whittier, California.From Booklist:
Formerly McBroom's Price Guide to Modern Cameras, this work has been retitled to better reflect its primary purpose: to provide prices and descriptions of popular used photo equipment. Special or limited-edition models have been omitted, as this is not a price guide to collectibles. McBroom is a photographer, writer, and camera collector.
Following the introduction, buying pointers are offered for new and used photo equipment. Individual coverage is given to 35mm cameras (Canon, Leica, Minolta, Olympus), independent manufacturers of lenses, medium-format cameras, large-format cameras, and large-format lenses. Exposure meters, strobes, and accessories are also described.
Entries may include a picture and provide a history of the camera and pricing information. Prices of new equipment are also noted, as this allows the buyer to make an informed decision when purchasing used items. Prices for used equipment are based on information collected from businesses, photography magazines, and camera swap meets. Value is based on cosmetic condition, as it is assumed that an item's mechanical, electrical, and optical features are in good working order. Condition is noted using an evaluative system from Shutterbug magazine: new; mint (new condition, but previously sold); mint minus (lower end of the mint range); excellent (light signs of use); and user (noticeable signs of use). A glossary and index complete the work.
While there are such guides to collectible cameras as Price Guide to Antique and Classic Cameras (6th ed., Centennial Photo Service, 1987) and numerous articles in various photography magazines describing new and used equipment, McBroom has created a convenient reference for all popular camera brands. Libraries serving camera buffs will want to consider purchase.
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Descripción Amherst Media, 1994. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0936262214
Descripción Amherst Media, 1994. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110936262214
Descripción Estado de conservación: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Nº de ref. de la librería 97809362622151.0