i respect ansel adams for being an absolute perfectionist and pioneer but in all my years of pursuing photography, i have never read this book. i always thought “i’m never going to shoot 8×19 format landscapes, why should i read it?” for one, it’s amazingly well-written!
two, its thorough. he covers cameras ranging from small 35mm to medium and large format. it has even answered several questions i’ve had that i’ve been too embarrassed to ask other people. it has an extensive glossary in the back and its filled with interesting photos taken by ansel adams — images i’ve never seen before!
i’m only a third of the way through the book so i’m sure i’ll have more comments later but i can already recommend this book highly!