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Greene's book is still a valuable reference.
Wooden cameras, simple and compound lenses, and traditional chemestries are carefully detailed in a way that a careful craftsman could duplicate.
Well done introduction to a wide variety of technical components in the various processes for which he guides the reader into exploring.
This book was not what I was looking for at all. I was looking for a book that would give me insight, ideas, and theory into how to build your own large format cameras and build... Read morePublished 3 months ago by B-Man 123
It was an excellent experience. The item was better than described, it arrived on time and in good order.Published 8 months ago by ericr
I actually thought this book was going to be more about a variety of 'primitive' (I prefer original) photography techniques, etc. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Gregory J. Bell
I loved this book, I'm a much more visual person as an artist so all of the diagrams helped a lot. A ton of information that I can use and now build upon as I build new cameras in... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Katie Pinette
Mr. Greene has compiled the essential reference for anyone wishing to re-create several photographic processes and cameras. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Eben Ostby
I had rented this book from Amazon Kindle thinking that it would be a good guide on how to make actual lenses. Read morePublished on March 7, 2013 by Wing Wong
I purchased the book because I was interested in building simple lenses. It did that and more. It encouraged my to build a sliding box 8x10... Read morePublished on October 30, 2011 by Mark Fisher
Unlike most of my friends, I got into photography at the high-tech end and immediately started working backwards, starting digital and moving into color film and then black and... Read morePublished on March 27, 2010 by The Clock
This book is perhaps one of the best ever written in the field of alternative photography. And while that may seem like a bombastic statement, I assure you that nowhere else will... Read morePublished on February 19, 2008 by Matthew J. Murphy