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More a text book than a manual...
on 20 October 2012
This is a big, heavy book and much the same can be said of the contents. If you are looking for a detailed text on the history, maths and development of B&W film and printing and you like lots of graphs, this is for you. If however, like me, you want a more practical or step by step 'how-to' manual of darkroom techniques, I think there are other, probably better choices. This is not to say that techniques are not covered, but there is an awful lot of ancilliary information as well. I have rated this book in relation to my needs. As a reference on the subject of B&W P&P it probably rates as a 5*