Antique Collector - Cameras and Photography


Victor Hasselblad AB is a Swedish manufacturer of medium-format cameras and photographic equipment based in Gothenburg, Sweden. The company is best known for the range of medium-format cameras it has produced since World War II.
Perhaps the most famous use of the Hasselblad camera was during the Apollo Program missions when man first landed on the Moon. Almost all of the still photographs taken during these missions used specially modified Hasselblad cameras.
Hasselblad's traditional V-System cameras are still widely used by professional and serious amateur photographers. One reason is the superior image quality of 66cm size rollfilm over smaller film and digital sensor formats, along with long service life and the quality of lenses. Their newer H-System cameras are market leaders, dominating the medium format digital camera market.
My personal interest in Hasselblad comes from the design and expertise they put into creating my favourite car; the Saab. Nothing to do with cameras at all really.


Collecting and Using Antique Cameras



35mm Cameras
by Brian Long
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An invaluable guide to collecting 35mm cameras, this highly illustrated book looks at the various ways in which enjoyment can be gained from the hobby. Whether you intend to buy equipment to use as an interesting alternative to digital cameras, or simply want to be surrounded by things of beauty from a bygone era, read this book first.


Selecting and Using Classic Cameras
by Michael Levy
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Introducing the interested photographer to the charms and vagaries of classic cameras with a view toward using them - rather than collecting them. Exploring the history, design, availability, advantages and disadvantages of each camera, this book is a treasure for any photographer interested in mastering manual photography.



Product details
Hardcover: 900 pages
Publisher: Centennial Photo Service,U.S.; Rev Ed edition (15 Dec 2000)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0931838339
ISBN-13: 978-0931838330
Dimensions: 28.7 x 23.1 x 5.3 cm


McKeown's Price Guide to Antique and Classic Cameras
by Mckeown. Joan C
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5 Star



Product details
Hardcover: 1248 pages
Publisher: Centennial Photo Service,U.S.; Rev Ed edition (Sep 2004)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0931838401
ISBN-13: 978-0931838408
Dimensions: 28.4 x 22.8 x 5.8 cm


McKeown's Price Guide to Antique and Classic Cameras
by James McKeown
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Restoring Classic and Collectable Cameras
by Thomas Tomosy
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5 Star



Product details
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Amherst Media,U.S. (10 Jun 1998)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0936262591
ISBN-13: 978-0936262598
Dimensions: 27.4 x 21.3 x 0.5 cm


Antique Trader Cameras Price Guide
by Kyle Husfloen
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Intended to educate the collecting public, this guide covers nearly 200 years of photographic history. The first part comprises listings and illustrations of old photographic equipment, which include stereoscopes and viewers, magic lanterns and optical toys, as well as cameras.



Product details
Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: Amherst Media,U.S. (20 Aug 1997)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0936262583
ISBN-13: 978-0936262581
Dimensions: 27.8 x 21.4 x 1.2 cm


Camera Maintenance and Repair: Advanced Techniques Bk.2
by Thomas Tomosy
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4 Star



A guide to collectible cameras from the post war period.



Collector's Guide to Classic Cameras 1945-85
by John Wade
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