Orphan Cameras: The Camera Manual Library

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Got an old camera that you wish had a manual? No need to fret as you can find those manuals online at Orphan Cameras!

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There comes a time in a photographer’s life where you have all these strange cameras but without a clue on how to operate it or tinker with it. If that has happened to you, you’ve got GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) and you’ve got it bad. There’s nothing we can do for you.

What we can help you with however, is to track down missing manuals for your cameras! Orphan Cameras has over 2,500 camera manuals as well as other related photographic literature available for your consumption. It goes without saying that they don’t have ALL camera manuals, but they have a wide assortment that should suit most of your needs.

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written by cruzron on 2013-09-25 in #gear #tipster #manual #camera #library #film

7 Comments

  1. herbert-4
    herbert-4 ·

    Important!! Mike Butkus' famous archive of scanned instruction books!! www.butkus.org/chinon/

  2. segata
    segata ·

    Thanks both herbert and cruzron, those links will come in handy as Ive got a few cameras I need to fix :)

  3. sirio174
    sirio174 ·

    @herbert-4 Yes, the Butkus website is great!

  4. duncandeephotography
    duncandeephotography ·

    Yep thats a good website iv downloaded a few manuals with no problems 👍😃📷@herbert-4

  5. gauthierdumonde
    gauthierdumonde ·

    Butkus is the greatest.

  6. minchi
    minchi ·

    Butkus rocks!

  7. locaceres
    locaceres ·

    Thanks so much!!!¡, now i can use properly my old agfa camera

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