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McBroom's camera bluebook : a complete, up-to-date price and buyers guide for new and used cameras, lenses, & accessories
McBroom, Michael.
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Uniform Title:
Camera bluebook
Sixth edition, revised and expanded.
Publication Information:
Buffalo, NY : Amherst Media, [2000]

Physical Description:
323 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
General Note:
Originally published under title: McBroom's price guide to modern cameras.

Includes index.
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TR250 .M32 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize
TR250 .M32 2000 6TH ED. Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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The Complete Up-to-Date Price and Buyer's Guide for New & Used Cameras, Lenses, and Accessories This is a substantially revised and updated edition of the most authoritative guide to cameras and photo accessories. It features over 4,000 cameras, lenses, strobes, exposure meters, etc and is illustrated with over 400 photos. Includes deatailed descriptions of all the major manufacturers lines - Canon, Nikon, Hasselblad, Leica, Minolta, Pentax, Rollei and more.

Author Notes

Michael McBroom is a photographer, writer, and camera collector. He is one of the world's foremost experts on modern cameras

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Library Journal Review

Since its debut, McBroom's has become the bible of the used camera industry, and there's nary a dealer who doesn't own one. The book also found a following among camera buffs but was of little interest to the general public and therefore a marginal purchase for most libraries. The advent of online auction services like eBay, however, has completely changed that. If you're looking to sell grandpa's old Graflex or your dad's dusty Nikon, McBroom will tell you what to expect for it. This latest incarnation has been revised to update prices and now includes the latest tech developments, such as APS and digital cameras. This edition retains the standard format of an introduction to each camera brand, detailing the models and the years they were built followed by charts listing each body and lens and their estimated value based on physical condition. There is also information on accessories such as flashes and light meters. The book is capped off with a roster of manufacturers' URLs. Nobody thinking of buying or selling used camera gear either online or through a dealer should make a move without consulting McBroom's. Recommended for all public libraries.--Michael Rogers, "Library Journal" (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 7
Rating Systemp. 8
Pricesp. 8
Photo Equipment and the International Exchange Ratep. 8
Buying Pointersp. 10
New Photo Equipmentp. 10
Used Photo Equipmentp. 11
35mm Cameras and Equipment
Canonp. 14
Canon FL-Mount Camerasp. 14
Canon FD-Mount Camerasp. 14
Canon's QL Featurep. 15
Canon's 4-in-1 Stop-Down/Self-Timer Mechanismp. 15
Canon F-1 Systemsp. 17
Canon A-Series Camerasp. 18
Canon T-Series Camerasp. 19
Canon FL Lensesp. 21
Canon FD Lensesp. 22
Canon EOSp. 30
Canon EOSp. 30
Canon EOS (EF) Autofocus Lensesp. 39
Contax/Yashicap. 44
Contax Camerasp. 44
Yashica SLR'sp. 49
Hasselblad X-Panp. 56
Leica and Canon Screw-Mount Rangefinder Camerasp. 57
Leica Screw-Mount Camerasp. 57
Canon Screw-Mount Camerasp. 57
Leica M-Series Rangefindersp. 62
Leica SLRsp. 68
Minoltap. 75
Minolta SRp. 75
Minolta SR-Tp. 75
Minolta X Seriesp. 76
Minolta Lensesp. 80
Minolta Maxxump. 85
Maxxum xi-Series SLRsp. 87
Maxxum si-Series SLRsp. 90
Nikonp. 97
Nikon F-Series Camerasp. 97
The Venerable Nikkormatp. 106
The Compact Nikonsp. 107
Nikon N-Series SLRsp. 109
Nikon Lensesp. 116
Pricing Strategiesp. 117
Olympusp. 128
Olympus' OM-Series SLRsp. 128
Olympus Penp. 135
Pentaxp. 138
Pentax Screw-Mount SLRsp. 138
Takumar Screw-Mount Lensesp. 140
Pentax K-Mount SLRsp. 142
Pentax K-Mount Lensesp. 148
Underwater Cameras and Equipmentp. 154
Nikonosp. 154
Sea and Seap. 158
Ikelite Underwater Housings and Strobesp. 158
Aftermarket Lensesp. 160
Angenieuxp. 160
Century Precision Opticsp. 160
Kironp. 161
Sigmap. 161
Tamronp. 165
Tokinap. 167
Vivitarp. 169
Miscellaneous Lenses of Interestp. 172
Advanced Photo System
Advanced Photo Systemp. 174
Canon APSp. 176
Minolta APSp. 180
Nikon APSp. 182
Panoramic Cameras
Panoramic Camerasp. 184
Medium Format Cameras
Medium Format Camerasp. 186
Early Bronica SLRsp. 187
Contaxp. 195
Fujip. 196
Hasselbladp. 200
Mamiyap. 210
Pentaxp. 221
Rollei Medium Format TLRsp. 225
Rollei Medium Format SLRsp. 229
Miscellaneous Medium Format Camerasp. 236
Multiple Format Cameras
Graflexp. 244
Linhofp. 250
Large Format Cameras and Equipment
Large Format Camerasp. 248
Large Format Lensesp. 259
Digital Cameras
Digital Cameras vs. Digital Imagingp. 278
Digital Imagingp. 278
Digital Camerasp. 279
Digital Cameras: An Overviewp. 279
Professional Digital Camerasp. 282
Canon EOS DCSp. 282
Fuji DS-505/DS-515p. 282
Kodak DCS Modelsp. 282
Minolta RD-175p. 285
Minolta RD-3000p. 285
Nikon E2N/E2NSp. 285
Nikon E3/E3Sp. 286
Nikon D1p. 286
Aftermarket Strobes
Aftermarket Strobesp. 302
Exposure Meters
Exposure Metersp. 304
Appendix Internet Addressesp. 308
Glossaryp. 310
Indexp. 316