From Library Journal
Matanle defines "classic cameras" as those 35mm or rollfilm cameras produced by any of the great manufacturers during the golden age of miniature camera development from the mid-1920s to the late 1960s. Passionate on the subject of their enduring fascination and quality performance, he offers practical information on specific models and manufacturers such as Contax, Leica, Hasselblad, Voigtlander, and Rolleiflex. Advice concerning condition and reliability of particular models, evaluation of styles and features for individual needs, comparison of original market values in pounds and dollars, and detailed information on the manufacture of lenses and accessories are the book's raison d'etre. Unfortunately, Matanle has used his own images to illustrate the text, and they are neither compelling nor convincing of the singular value of these great cameras. Ann Copeland, Drew Univ. Lib., Madison,
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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