Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available

Tell the Publisher!
Id like to read this book on Kindle

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Cameras, 1945-65 (Discovering) [Paperback]

Robert White
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
Price: 6.99 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over 10. Details
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 3 left in stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it tomorrow, 18 Sep.? Choose Express delivery at checkout. Details

Book Description

1 Aug 2001 Discovering
This book traces the changes in the years from 1945 to 1965 when there were considerable advances in photography and in cameras. At the start of the period most snapshot photographs were black and white contact prints made from box and folding bellows camera negatives, by the end snapshooters enjoyed the simplicity of instant loading cameras, automatic exposure control, built-in flash and colour prints.

Frequently Bought Together

Cameras, 1945-65 (Discovering) + Old Cameras, 1839-1939 (Discovering) + Selecting and Using Classic Cameras
Price For All Three: 25.93

Buy the selected items together

Product details

  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Shire Publications Ltd; New impression edition (1 Aug 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 074780298X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0747802983
  • Product Dimensions: 18.2 x 11.3 x 0.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 432,794 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • See Complete Table of Contents

Sell a Digital Version of This Book in the Kindle Store

If you are a publisher or author and hold the digital rights to a book, you can sell a digital version of it in our Kindle Store. Learn more

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
5.0 out of 5 stars
5.0 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Verified Purchase
Whilst a rather slim and compact volume, this book is packed with information about the major camera manufacturers of the period and the development of their product lines. Economic factors, such as the post war import restrictions in Britain, are also discussed, as are developments in films, flash, camera features, and lenses.

The book's main chapters are arranged by type, such as snapshot, roll-film folding, non-reflex miniature, reflex, subminiature, and special purpose (underwater, stereo and Polaroid). Each chapter has sections for each major camera producing country, which describes the manufacturers and their cameras, with some discussion of special features. There are many photos of the cameras discussed.

Overall, a great book for an aspiring collector, or any photographer with an interest in history.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Amazon.com: 5.0 out of 5 stars  2 reviews
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars camera collecting 4 Sep 2010
By Fred G. Scheuerman - Published on Amazon.com
Being a collecter of older film cameras I have purchased several books on the subject. This little book, along with Jason Schneider's three books, is one of the best as it is very readable, well organized, and full of useful information and backgound on the subject. Too many other books spend chapters on subjects like "the best places to buy used cameras". I just wish that Mr. White had written a second book covering cameras from 1965 up to the advent of the digital age.
5.0 out of 5 stars nice book 7 Jun 2014
By jeffrey ideta - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
Great if you are interested in unique or ground breakers. Wish it was longer and covered more ground. Nice reference.
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

Look for similar items by category