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by Dennis Laney

Thoroughly revised, brought up to date, and completely reset with some 60% more pages. The layout has been redesigned to make this edition much easier to use as a work of reference. All the numerous new products introduced since the first edition are included. Two new chapters have been added, one on Leica Digital Cameras and one on Leicina Cine Cameras, and a new section on leather cases. Additional information, corrections and comments from readers all over the world have been incorporated.
Download Leica Collectors Guide: 2nd Edition (Hove Collectors Books) epub
ISBN: 1874707383
ISBN13: 978-1874707387
Category: Photography
Subcategory: Photography & Video
Author: Dennis Laney
Language: English
Publisher: Hove Books; 2 edition (July 1, 2005)
Pages: 658 pages
ePUB size: 1382 kb
FB2 size: 1164 kb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 699
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This is an outstanding compilation of all information related to cameras, lens, projectors, binoculars, and accessary production at Wetzlar and more recently Solms, Germany. The book is full of facts related to this enterprise. It is an updated version of the original but is much more as there is much expandion on many of the sections found in the prior book. I also have the prior edition and was impressed with the amount of updated information and the sections containing details on the early history of the company. Where this book really shines is the breath of information about all the many items manufactured by the company. If I were to have one book on things Leica, this would be it. It is not a pocket book, and is a little thick but when you need information on something of interest related to this company, it is there. I highly recommend this excellent and well written book.
Silly Dog
Great insights on Leicas...The best cameras ever built next to Hasselblad
definitely a book for the serious Leica fan
As Leica is a legacy, so is this book. It is the best book on Leicas that I have used. The only additional information, that would be extremely interesting, would be a narrative on each model -- that is the historical context: who used them, how they were used, some classical photos taken with each model, etc. Being a history buff, the "story" behind each model (and perhaps each lens type) would add tremendous value to the book, and would be worth paying for such expansions.
This remains the definitive guide for Leica with all the details that a collector or dealer could want - except that it is still not up to date. Clearly, a lot of research is necessary for this to happen but Leica's legend still burns bright so there should be no lack of demand.
A treasure trove of information, not found easily. Presented in easy to follow format. Just a must great book to have for the Leica Collector & or Dealer. The quality of the book emulates the quality of the Leica camera. You won`t be dissappointed added this book to your library.
The utmost guide: complete, clear.