Jürgen Lossau, author of the highly-saught standard books “Film Projectors” and “Film Cameras 1+2” cannot help it: In a market climate in which the print media is chronically suffering, and where short-lived, unverified information from the Internet is strongly competing with books in general, he is now about to release a new book: One about Prototypes , i.e. cameras that only existed as a concept or half-finished dummy, without ever being ready for the shop counter.
In addition to the unique pictures, the editorial part will also be particularly interesting: Lossau reports again in detail and well researched on backgrounds, ideas, struggles, real and supposed innovations, technical details, fates and last but not least the people standing behind these dream cameras.
Since the book will be printed in a rather small batch due to the niche, pre-ordering is definitely recommended: You can place your order here for €49.95 , release and delivery are planned for in a few months.
If you want to learn more about Super 8 cameras with built-in Pocket 110 cameras, 16 mm cameras with built-in developing machines, or even adventurous bridging techniques such as an aperture-dependent, motor-driven assistance system for manual focusing and focal length preselection, you shouldn’t miss this tidbit!