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Tips from Townsend (3) - Choosing a Hand Camera

The definition of a 'compact camera' has changed somewhat since the days of glass plates and tintypes, though the criteria for choosing a sensibly-designed and easy-to-use camera rings familiar. The following tips on choosing a good 'hand' camera were offered by Townsend T Stith back at the turn of the last century in Chapter II of his wonderful book ,'The Photographic Instruction Book' (1903, Sears Roebuck & Company).

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