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#1 Martin Yernazian

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 01:59 AM

Hey Guys....
For months I been wanting to collect great books displaying 16mm and 35mm cameras

My great lads, I'll ask you

Any suggestions? Any great Bibles?
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#2 Chris Keth

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 11:45 AM

Hey Guys....
For months I been wanting to collect great books displaying 16mm and 35mm cameras

My great lads, I'll ask you

Any suggestions? Any great Bibles?


It's not exactly a coffeetable book, but the American Cinematographers' Manual is THE bible. It has threading diagrams and info on every (or nearly every) professional film camera that exists.
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#3 Dan Salzmann

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 12:12 PM

"Professional Cameraman's Handbook" by Carlson
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#4 Rod Otaviano

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 12:41 PM

"The 16mm Camera Book" by Douglas Underdahl
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Posted 19 February 2007 - 12:58 PM

"The 16mm Camera Book" by Douglas Underdahl


I was going to suggest this as well. Very informative.
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#6 Leo Anthony Vale

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 02:11 PM

Hey Guys....
For months I been wanting to collect great books displaying 16mm and 35mm cameras

My great lads, I'll ask you

Any suggestions? Any great Bibles?


Long out of print, but fairly comprehensive surveys from Focal Press:

The technique of the motion picture camera / by H. Mario Raimondo Souto.
New York : Communications Arts Books, 1977.
3d rev. and enl. ed.

I think Souto is/was Argentinian.

also:

Motion picture camera and lighting equipment : choice and technique / David W. Samuelson.
London ; Boston : Focal Press, 1986.
2nd ed.

Edited by Leo Anthony Vale, 19 February 2007 - 02:13 PM.

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#7 Martin Yernazian

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 02:48 PM

Gentelmen. Thanks Very Very Much

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