Goldberg, Norman. Camera Technology: The Dark Side of the Lens

Goldberg, Norman. Camera Technology: The Dark Side of the Lens

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Goldberg, Norman. Camera Technology: The Dark Side of the Lens. Academic Press, 1992. ISBN: 0122875702.

Gray cloth, 309 clean pp., Dj with some creases and wear, now in a clear wrapper. The photo on our website is of this copy. Fine in good dust-jacket. Hardcover.  [4709]

This book runs about $60 new. The book here is fine and like new, but the dust jacket was folded inside improperly and the front flap has creases, and it is a bit shelf-worn from some handling off the book shelf.

For anyone who has ever wondered how cameras work, this book is a pleasant way to learn. It is generously endowed with enough fundamentals to satisfy the technical specialist, without intimidating the casual but curious amateur photographer. The author has repaired, modified, and designed and analyzed cameras for the past forty five years. With this background, he goes beyond describing camera functions based on advertised data, instead the book explains how various cameras really work. The book peels off the cover panels and lets you look into the dark side of the lens. The dozen or so formulas use simple math and the drawings alone are worth the price of admission