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The enthusiasm shows through
on 11 January 2013
I like this book very much. It's quite odd, but I suspect it was a labour of love for author Todd Gustavson (who is curator for a museum for photography & film). I suspect many readers, like me will try to find their own cameras within these pages, and will likely be disappointed. But the point of the book is not a critical comparative review of cameras. It's more a celebration of the diversity of camera design & style.
The models featured are all the personal choice of one man (he likes Leica). The photographs are large and of high quality. The descriptions are informative without being in the least dry. The enthusiasm shows through. Note: This is listed as a paperback. The (US published) version I received had very much better paper quality than any UK paperback. The cover seems plasticised, is decoratively embossed and appears to be hard wearing.