Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Ammonite Press (October 1, 2010)
Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.5 x 1.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 3.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #309,290 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #25 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Antiques & Collectibles > Antiques Care & Reference > Care & Restoration #302 in Books > Arts & Photography > Photography & Video > Equipment, Techniques & Reference > Equipment #424 in Books > Arts & Photography > Photography & Video > History
Printed on heavy paper and richly illustrated I found this book to be worth every penny I paid for it. While there have been numerous books written on Rollei cameras, several of which I own, this one is by far the most complete and informative that I've ever read. Not only does it cover the historical significance of the Rollei with a wealth of detailed information on the various models, lenses, shutters etc., it also covers the accessories. While I'm not a collector, I find the information invaluable. Mr. Phillips has done an extraordinary job as one would expect from the title "A Definitive Guide". As a Rollei user/lover I would highly recommend this for anyone that already owns a Rollei or anyone looking to purchase one of these excellent cameras. Thank you Mr. Phillips for your love and passion for the Rollei and for bringing us this book.
I am a Rolleiflex aficionado and have a nice library of books on Rollei TLR's. John Philip's book is without question the best, most thorough and accurate book ever written on the subject. If I could have only one book on Rollei TLR's, this would be it. It is a fantastic work and Mr. Phillips should be congratulated for producing such a fine book.
I started collecting and using film cameras about a year ago. The interesting design and build quality of two Rollei 35's I bought got my thinking about the Rollei TLRs but had zero knowledge about them. This is the perfect book for learning about the Rollei TLRs. Very high quality printing and construction. Very detailed and easy to find information on every Rollei TLR, lots of nicely done photographs. Also helpful sections, like how to buy a Rollei TLR including what to check out when looking one over, lens tests, exploded views, accessories explained, and a detailed index. If you want to learn about the Rollei TLRs I highly recommend this book.
This is a wonderful book on everything Rollei, specifically the TLR. I re-discovered this wonderful camera when I had my father's 1959 Rolleiflex TLR repaired and adjusted. I took my first roll of 120 and was just stunned by the results. This prompted me to read about Rollei's history and about my model in particular. The book is hardcover, printed on very nice glossy pages. This volume is very thorough on every camera model and accessory. This is definitely a book in my permanent collection. I was first hesitant about purchasing this book, thinking I can just get this information on the internet. Was I wrong! This book is worth every penny. It contains so much information and detail that it would be very hard to get just searching on the internet. Thank you to Mr. Phillips for taking so much effort to compile this information! This is a very important work that proves the Rollei is indeed a classic.
Very detailed articles for each models and accessories for Rollei TLR cameras. I found the camera identification flow chart at the end of the book very useful. Highly recommended.
Awesome book! I would recomend this book to anyone who is in the process if buying a Rollei. It is a must have.
This is the best reference guide for Rolleiflex out there. It appears to be a complete reference and if you're an enthusiast, your library would have a gaping hole if not for this book.
A very complete history with excellent photos and diagrams of all Rollei twin-lens models. I especially wanted info on the Rolleiflex T, and was pleased with the thorough coverage.
The Classic Rollei: A Definitive Guide HTML & XHTML: The Definitive Guide: The Definitive Guide (Definitive Guides) 802.11 Wireless Networks: The Definitive Guide: The Definitive Guide Oracle SQL*Plus: The Definitive Guide (Definitive Guides) The Definitive Guide to GCC (Definitive Guides (Paperback)) Vertical Gardening: The Definitive Guide To Vertical Gardening For Beginners. (The Definitive Gardening Guides) Classic TV: WESTERNS 1 - SIX COMPLETE CLASSIC TELEVISION COWBOY COMIC BOOKS: OVER 200 PAGES OF COWBOYS, INDIANS AND OUTLAWS (CLASSIC TV COMIC BOOKS) Animal Liberation: The Definitive Classic of the Animal Movement (40th Anniversary Edition) The Classic Guide to Polo (The Classic Guide to Series) Turner Classic Movies Presents Leonard Maltin's Classic Movie Guide: From the Silent Era Through 1965: Third Edition The 7.62x25 Tokarev: A Classic Russian Design, and a Classic Cartridge Bettie Page: The Lingerie Edition: Classic Photographs in Full Color and Black & White (Classic Bettie Page Book 1) BEANY AND CECIL Comic Book Collection: ALL 5 CLASSIC COMIC BOOKS BASED ON THE ANIMATED TELEVISION SHOW PUBLISHED IN THE 1950s (CLASSIC TELEVISION CARTOON COMIC BOOKS) ROCKY and BULLWINKLE: 6 COMPLETE CLASSIC COMIC BOOKS FROM THE 1950-60s - 216 PAGES OF ANARCHY AND MADCAP FUN (CLASSIC TELEVISION CARTOON COMIC BOOKS Book 3) THE RIFLEMAN 2: 6 COMPLETE ISSUES OF THE CLASSIC COMIC BOOKS BASED ON THE HIT 1960s TELEVISION SERIES (Classic Television Comic Books Book 8) A First Course in Differential Equations: The Classic Fifth Edition (Classic Edition) Colorado's Indian Peaks: Classic Hikes and Climbs (Classic Hikes & Climbs S) The Definitive Guide to MongoDB: A complete guide to dealing with Big Data using MongoDB Raspberry Pi: 101 Beginners Guide: The Definitive Step by Step guide for what you need to know to get started (Raspberry Pi, Raspberry, Single Board Computers, ... Pi Programming, Raspberry Pi Projects) Raspberry Pi 2: 101 Beginners Guide: The Definitive Step by Step guide for what you need to know to get started