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Reference / Databases

Manuals / Brochures / Ads

  • An online library of photo related PDF files by Pacific Rim Camera - Excellent!
  • Camera Manual Library by Butkus - the content of many instruction manuals in the HTML format is messed up after OCR, many instruction manuals are scanned incompletely and/or in poor quality, at the beginning of each PDF a "copyrighted" page is inserted that disallows the distribution of scanned material without the written permission of the author of the copyrighted page (Butkus). A first class example of how not to publish instruction manuals. However, it is listed here due to the large volume of material dedicated to cameras and lenses.
  • IanB Foto - User manuals and brochures for Bronica, Mamiya, Metz and and Fuji GX680 cameras and lenses

Guides / Overviews / Technical articles

Photography clubs


  • The Ultimate Asahi Pentax Screw Mount Guide 1952-1977 (1999) by Gerjan van Oosten
  • The Definitive Asahi Pentax Collector's Guide 1952-1977 (2021) by Gerjan van Oosten
  • Hasselblad System Compendium (2003) by Richard Nordin
  • The Hasselblad manual: Seventh Edition (2008) by Ernst Wildi
  • Leica collector's guide: 2nd edition (2005) by Dennis Laney
  • Leica M Compendium: Handbook of the Leica M System (1994) by Jonathan Eastland
  • Leica R Compendium: Handbook of the Leica R System (1995) by Jonathan Eastland
  • Identifying Leica Lenses: The Complete Pocket Guide to Buying and Selling Leica Lenses Like an Expert (1999) by Ghester Sartorius
  • Nikon F (trilogy) (2003) by Uli Koch
  • Nikon Compendium: Nikon Systems from 1917 (2011) by Simon Stafford
  • Nikon Rangefinder Camera: An Illustrated History (1993) by Robert Rotoloni
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