The SLR Compendium, 2013 is the revised edition of an encyclopaedic survey of the most popular camera style of all time. It is the perfect introduction for the novice user and is full of tips and tricks for getting the best out of any SLR, even the most geriatric example! For the collector, this is a determined effort to describe every SLR made from the Kine Exakta of the early 1930's to the modern digital type. In particular there is a detailed survey of lens mounts and an extensive list of rebranded models, identifying their true origin.
No collector should be without this book. It is not only the result of three years of careful and extensive research, it is a good read as well. Many common mistakes found on the web are corrected here such as claims as to which was the first prism SLR.