There are few pleasures as easy to attain as the simple act of sitting and relaxing for a few moments with a good book. And for those of us who are into photography there is certainly no shortage of reading material. From compilations of famous photographers’ best works to technical journals, there really is something for everyone.
But free time is precious and rare so you’ll want to maximize your enjoyment, and with so many books on the market how do you know which books are worth your time and money? How do you know that the book you’ve chosen is the right book for you? It’s a real bummer spending twenty precious minutes reading only to realize you’ve been really bored during the past twenty minutes.
We’re here to help. In our newest feature we’ll take a look at some of the best and worst books for photo geeks, and break them down in such a way that you’ll know what to expect when you invest your time and money in a book.
Today we’ll take a look at Leica : The First Fifty Years by Gianni Rogliatti, an exhaustive (and occasionally exhausting) study of the machines made by the boys in Wetzlar. What are its merits, where does it struggle, and what kind of reader does this book best suit? Let’s find out.