View Camera Techniqe 7th ed. by Leslie Stroebel : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

I didn't know the new edition was published this April 1999 until I stopped by a library today. I just mention here that Leslie Stroebel has updated "Table of Features and Specifications" of view cameras in Chapter 12.17 (pg. 302-319), including Arca-Swiss F-Metric, Wisner pocket Expedition 4x5 and other new cameras since the last edition was published. Chapter 12.19 "View camera lenses" was also updated. I can't comment on o the new topics or minor modification because I don't have a 6th ed. (which I read) on hand but there is a new section "12.15 Computers and Digital Imaging" (pg. 286-300). As other people recommend, the 7th ed. is definitely a stop by for a beginner and anyone who wants to see the comparison chart. I think some qualified people could follow up this thread for comparing 6th and 7th ed.

-- Masayoshi Hayashi (, June 17, 1999


I almost bought it even though I own the 6th edition just for the color: bright fuschia. The only differences I noticed were the revised camera info, rearrangement of the text, a big chapter on digital (including lots of toolbar illustrations), and some better pinhole information. Not enough for my $45 again, but that color is so obnoxious... It reminds me of my copy of "The Latin Sexual Vocabulary," a dry scholarly text published in a day-glo orange cover.

-- John O'Connell (, June 18, 1999.

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