This beautifully illustrated collector's guide lists and describes over 300 timeless cameras at all levels of development--from the early plate cameras of c. 1900 to the pocket cameras of today. Informative captions provide dates of production, specifications, and current values for each camera. A helpful introduction to the hobby provides information about the development of photographic technology, the history of important manufacturers, and an overview to the whole spectrum of photographic collectibles. Also included are many useful tips for the care, repair, and preservation of these classic cameras. Photography enthusiasts and collectors alike will enjoy this fascinating look at some photographic gems.