Retro Cameras

The Collector's Guide to Vintage Film Photography


An accessible, design-led guide to the coolest, most collectible vintage film cameras combined with a practical reference to discovering the authentic buzz of shooting with film


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A generation who have come of age sharing vintage-filtered images via Instagram, developing an obsession with photography, are now seeking the authentic, hands-on, creative buzz that exists outside of the digital world – embracing ‘old school’ analogue film photography and ‘full manual’ cameras of all formats.

Retro Cameras is a stylish, design-led guide to classic and retro cameras aimed at those who want to discover the world of analogue photography. It includes more than 100 camera models, from the easily affordable to the highly collectible, in 13 formats: 35mm SLRs; 35mm Rangefinders; 35mm Viewfinder Cameras; Roll Film SLRs; Sheet and Roll Film Folding Cameras; Twin Lens Reflexes; Instamatics; Stereo Cameras; Panoramic and Wide-angle Cameras; Miniature Cameras and Instant Cameras. Supplementing an already comprehensive resource are quick reference shooting guides for each format, as well as a list of retro camera accessories.

With over 400 specially commissioned photographs, practical advice on how to use and get the most out of each camera, buyers’ tips and a dedicated glossary, Retro Cameras is a perfect reference for young photographers who want to get creative with analogue photography, while also offering authoritative guidance for more experienced collectors and enthusiasts.

Additional information

Weight 1114 g
Dimensions 21.8 x 20.7 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 March 2018
Number of pages 288
Format Hardback
Contributors Contributions by John Wade
Dimensions 21.8 x 20.7 cm
Weight 1114 g


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