Books of Interest Dept., Guilty Pleasures Division: 500 Cameras: 170 Years of Photographic Innovation from the folks at George Eastman House. A virtual tour through a veritable cornucopia of cameras of every imaginable type. Oddities, oldies, historical landmarks, and familiar old friends. Nicely illustrated.
If you know a lot about any particular one of these cameras, you might know more than the tourguide (even browsing, I caught some errors—some of which turned out not to be errors!), but that doesn't make the tour any less fun.
What the reviewers say: "Covering everything from significant inventions to quirky little detective cameras, this is a delightful volume, both serious and fun. Everyone interested in photography, from occasional shutterbugs to serious professionals, will absolutely love this book" (Raymond Bial).
(Thanks to Robert Billings)
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