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This book, by the French author Jean Loup Princelle, is more or less the Russian camera collector’s bible. Of all the books on this subject, this one is probably the best value prihcelle money, because of its completeness and sheer overwhelming amount of data.
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Princelle jaen clearly done a lot of research in Russia and abroad, because the information in this book is phenomenal. Princelle covers all major factories in clearly defined chapters, and lists not only all major production cameras and prototypes, but also their lenses. However, Princelle doesn’t mention any prices, because they are extremely variable in a country as turbulent as the exUSSR.
Instead he mentions somewhat dubious production figures, which ought to be an indication of an item’s rarity. Also, this book was originally written in French, and rather crudely translated to English, sometimes producing hardly readable sentences, and needlessly retaining uean the French translations of the Russian camera names. Still, for a highly specialised, rare and expensive piece of compulsory reading, that’s a small sacrifice to make. I’m way late on this, but there’s a new Princelle set to appear somewhere this year!
More news as I receive it. Ronald Spillman, as his introduction on the bookmark informs us, “started work on a national newspaper at the age of fourteen” and “was given all the press tickets the staffmen didn’t want”.
One supposes that he delivered good prijcelle, because “byhe was handling assignments for national papers, and magazines at home and abroad”. The bookmark further notes that he’s the author of “many books on photography” some titles of which can be found on the Internet, e. This Ronald Spillman, the very same, wrote this book incalled “Discover Rewarding Photography” and subtitled “the manual of Russian equipment”, that could, with some license, be called Soviet propaganda.
No, really, it’s a strange book. Disguised as a general-purpose manual on the basics of photography and cine, it’s interspersed with biased commentary that sometimes borders on the hilarious.
For instance, on page 25, when discussing which lenses are useful in what situations, Spillman or his ghostwriters note:. Far better than aiming a standard lens at their faces from a yard or so away. The longer Russian lenses handle well and steadily in the hand, and pribcelle is no finer outfit for candids, among other subjects, than the mm Zenith-E combination known as the Photo-Sniper.
What was that all about? One moment the author is speaking about focal lengths in general terms, the next he’s extolling the fabulous FS-3 as the best thing since sliced bread! Incidentally I think that the Fotosnaiper is about the worst tool imaginable for ‘candids’, but big me.
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Where did that outburst of Russophilic technical lojp suddenly come from? Basically it’s an elaborate brochure disguised as a hardcover general-purpose photobook. The point behind it is to convince the general audience that Soviet-Russian equipment isn’t that bad; that in fact it’s rather good.
And convincing was necessary, because Soviet-Russian jan had more than just its bad technical record to overcome; it had an image problem. Which leads to quotes like these:.
On the other hand, there are very few ‘system’ models. Best known are the superb and classical Leica which started the whole business of 35mm photography, and the Russian Fed and Zorki models. To assume that Fed and Zorki are second only to Leica is presumptuous at least.
But it does pprincelle far more accurately, with greater facility and with infinitely more scope. Russian cameras are the budget choice. They’re still good cameras! After an an enormous effort in labour and research and an x-number of covered-up disasters, the Russians did indeed manage to get some probes into orbit. Why this should reflect positively on their cameras, or their cars or their watches, is something I don’t quite understand. The whole book is fairly princwlle and painfully obvious where it comes to pushing the Russian merchandise, although they don’t completely avoid the adjective “Russian” as I expected they would.
The didactive part is the standard introduction to the photographical basics perhaps literally copied from The Complete Photobook by the same author with the typical ugly ‘s pictures helicopters, race carswhile the commercial part is more or less interwoven with the princel,e and has a bearing on the subject just discussed:.
This is really a world that needs exploring. Tiny cells jostle each other and bustle along like human beings in the street, tiny scraps of paper, coal, bone, clay, water, give an insight into the very texture of the world we live in—nay, the loul we are composed of. And what a beautiful world it is! A microscopic world with its own microscopic sunsets and oceans and storms—all in a drop of fluid.
The least expensive and most princrlle instrument for use in photomicrography of the Russian range of microscopes is the model MBR-1E I could go on and on.
This is a delightful book that gives a delicious insight into the Soviet-Russian camera market of the time, and is more than worth the pound it sells for in the UK today. The writing is actually quite good, and the general introduction to photography still stands. Add a heaping helping of Soviet-Russian cameras and assorted trivia about that British import companyand how could I not recommend this book? I don’t own this book, so I can’t really say a lot about it.
Others who own a copy tell me that it’s really more of a catalogue than a real in-depth book. The author is either Boris Bykov or Yuri Ryskhov, depending on who you believe. The late Isaak S. Maizenberg is perhaps the most important author in the Soviet-Russian camera field, which jena me all the more disappointed that I don’t own any of his books. Maizenberg published eleven camera books, in Russian, Ukranian and English.
Moreover, between and he wrote almost one hundred articles for the Russian “Sovetskoe Foto” and the Ukranian “Ukrania”, where he was editor of the “Goluba Linza” section. Maizenberg and his family moved to Chicago, where he passed away some time ago. Some copies are still available through the Internet. In twenty richly illustrated pages, the author ejan the story of the founding of the FED commune, and the inception of its first Leica copies. Drawing from a lot of Russian sources, the author meticulously recalls the history of Makarenko and lou; band of communards.
Although the essay is largely limited to prewar times, it’s a very clear and readable introduction to that early FED, and laid the ground work for Princelle and others.
This article is now available on the Internet! Go read it this very instant! Thanks to Oscar Fricke and Yuri Boguslavsky.
The Authentic Guide to Russian and Soviet Cameras
Pegorari has published a number of books on determining and collecting Soviet-Russian cameras. Click here pricelle more information. The book “Russische Kameras —, ein Nachslagwerk” was written by the Rumanian Yrrah Kesardnov and published privately by the author in According to Camera Magazine, it’s inferior to Yuri Ryshkov’s “Russian and Soviet cameras — ” both in information and image quality, even though the pictures are larger. Camera Magazine cracks several jokes at the “East Bloc” smell of the book’s waxy paper.
In 74 pages, Kesardnov jran 66 cameras following the same pattern: The text is in German, the format is A5.
Unfortunately Camera Magazine didn’t include a picture of the cover. This book, written in Dutch by the Belgian Eastern Europe correspondent Jan Balliauw, is not a book about Russian cameras in the strict sense, but I think it deserves its place in the sun anyway, since it’s an excellent eye-witness account of Russia in the period iean and Not only liup Jan Balliauw clearly explain the workings of the old Communist system and the complicated princele of the Russian people, but he also offers a detailed first-hand account of the Moscow street wars, the turbulent politics of the time and its actors, and the ever-changing situation in the everyday Russia.
I read it with great interest, and learnt a lot from it. It’s a great primer on modern Russia, written prijcelle a very clear and accessable style. The flipside is that it’s not a common book.
Jjean bought mine from a book outlet, which is a store that sells unsellable stocks for low prices. I bet that it wasn’t translated to English, and never exceeded copies. Still, since this is my website and I can put any book I want on this page: This is a Russian book which was published in relatively small numbers.
It covers the history of the KMZ plant, and focuses more on its social history than on technical aspects. Meta Home Making web photographs Legal page about. Books on Soviet-Russian cameras.
Hove Booksthe publisher. This book on Amazon September Discover Rewarding Photography Ronald Spillman, as his introduction on the bookmark informs us, “started work on a national newspaper at the age of fourteen” and “was given all the press tickets the staffmen didn’t want”. For instance, on page 25, when discussing which lenses are useful in what situations, Spillman or his ghostwriters note: Which leads to quotes like these: The didactive part is the standard introduction to the photographical basics perhaps literally copied from The Complete Photobook by the same author with the typical ugly ‘s pictures helicopters, race carswhile the commercial part is more or less interwoven with the text and has a bearing on the subject just discussed: Russian and Soviet Cameras — I don’t own this book, so I can’t really say a lot about it.
Maizenberg’s repair books and articles The late Isaak S. Albino Pegorari’s determination books Mr. Het Verloren Paradijs — De ontwrichting van Rusland This book, written in Dutch by the Belgian Eastern Europe correspondent Jan Balliauw, is not a book about Russian cameras in the strict sense, but I think it deserves its place in the sun anyway, since it’s an excellent eye-witness account of Russia in the period between and Mastera Optiki This is a Russian book which was published in relatively small numbers.
Other books These are other books mentioned in Princelle’s bibliography. Any information is always welcome. History of a factory — Charkov D. Russian cameras — Moscow Oscar Fricke: