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  1. baachitraka

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    Like to learn a little more about photographic process, especially the photos developers and lens design(Optics).

    Any recommended books?
     
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    Get an older 1970's copy of the Focal Encyclopedia of Photograhy.

    Ian
     
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    You could go to your local library.

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    I am listing my two volume copy of FOCAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PHOTOGRAPHY on APUG as FOR SALE! See the APUG classified listings.
     
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    Leica M "Advanced Photo School", 2nd ed.
     
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    Best of all get the Leica Manual, 15th ed.
     
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    There is also the Ilford Manual.
     
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    I am afraid that I may end up with serious GAS with Leica Manual. :-o
     
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    No you won't, because the 15th ed. was written by many famous photogd & experts, and most of the info is applicable to any 35mm camera.
     
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    Ian, what is in Focal Encyclopedia of Photography ?
    I found a few from 1980, 1965 and 1969.
     
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    Also there exist volume1 and volume2. Happy that someone clarify regarding volumes.
     
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    There's been various versions. I have a very large single book version from the 1960's, it was split into two in alter editions and there was also an abridged desktop edition and a smaller Pictorial Enclyclopedia of Photography.

    They are all excellent, the two book version contains more detail particularly with regard to applied photography (outside normal uses). Even the desktop version is wort getting as it's still packed with plenty of information. I have 3 the Pictorial, Desktop and full their in storage so I'm not sure what dates.

    The contributors were the worlds leading experts of their day. For analog use the older version are the best. Any 60's -80's will be OK but 1980 would be more up to date for colour work.

    Ian