Ever seen an old camera at a car boot sale and wondered if it has any value? Then you might want a copy of Retro Cameras by John Wade for reference.
Of course, that’s not the only selling point here, but it’s definitely a plus point.
The 288-page Thames and Hudson book is a tribute to ‘old school’ analogue film photography and camera of the past. It is also aimed at those who want to discover the world of analogue photography for the first time too.
The book includes more than 100 camera models, from the ‘easily affordable’ to the ‘highly collectible’ in 13 formats, those being 35mm SLRs, 35mm Rangefinders, 35mm 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.
Also present are quick reference shooting guides for each format, as well as a list of retro camera accessories, 400 specially commissioned photographs and some practical advice on how to use and get the most out of each camera,
Pretty much a definitive guide, but also a great starting point too. If you want a copy, the book is out this month and available to pre-order now. It retails for £18.95. Time to dust off my old Olympus Trip I think.