Preface to the First Edition




Mdy love of photography started very early. As a teenager I worked in a small, full-service photography shop. Portraits were made, events were photographed, snapshots were developed and printed, and equipment was sold. From that experience, I learned about photographic techniques and the value of quality cameras and lenses. I started developing and enlarging my own photographs, and I searched for ways to learn more. Fortunately, I found the book Lenses in Photography by Rudolf Kingslake in the photography shop, and I studied it diligently. I still have that book and refer to it frequently. At that time (the 1950s) my uncle was serving with the Air Force in Germany, and he was able to buy fine cameras for me. ...

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