How to select and use Pentax SLR cameras

Carl Shipman, Author

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Maker and Role
Carl Shipman, Author
Production Date
An introduction to the basis uses and functions of SLR cameras.

"As you proceed through the book, you will get an understanding of technical facts of photography and how they apply to specific camera models. The intent is to convey basic information rather than complete descriptions of each camera model until Chapter 16 where each model is discussed with complete specs and user tips." - introduction

Pentax has changed / exposure - the basic technical problem / how a single-lens reflex camera works / getting acquainted with lenses / film handling / exposure controls and their effects / camera controls / how lenses work / viewing and focusing / exposure metering / close-up and macro photography / light, filters and films / how to use flash / how to care for your camera / available lenses / pentax 35mm cameras and accessories / pentax milestones / index
Other Name
Pentax SLR cameras.
Physical Description
192 pages : illustrations, photographs (some colour) ; 28 cm
R. Patten Hand-written
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Credit Line
Carl Shipman. [1977]. How to select and use Pentax SLR cameras, 11-2219. Walsh Memorial Library, The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

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