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A guide to painless mail-order of photographic equipment and supplies.
CAMERA & DARKROOM Nov 1992 (v.14#11) pg. 61

How to shop for a used camera. Techniques for verifying the worth of used equipment.
CAMERA 35 Jan 1979 (v.24#1) pg. 66

Medium-format SLRs. A shopping guide to available cameras and films in the 120/220 size.

Making choices in medium format. A general look at size, speed, cameras, etc.
INDUSTRIAL PHOTOGRAPHY Jan 1992 (v.41#1) pg. 32

How to tell a good used camera from a bad one.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #509 Oct 1970 (v.66) pg. 110

How to buy a used camera. Suggestions on how to examine and test a used camera and tips on some models to look for.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #584 Jan 1977 (v.73) pg. 18

A guide to the best buys in used cameras.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #614 Jul 1979 (v.75) pg. 64

Several tests to check the operation of a new or used camera which you are considering buying.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Dec 1967 (v.31#12) pg. 122

Things to test at the store and at home when purchasing a camera.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Dec 1969 (v.33#12) pg. 46

Nineteen great used camera buys and six dogs to avoid.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Mar 1972 (v.36#3) pg. 56

Tips on what to look for when buying an SLR camera.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Dec 1974 (v.38#12) pg. 6

What to check before you buy any camera.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Dec 1975 (v.39#12) pg. 12

Tips on buying expensive SLR cameras from discount stores and mail order firms.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Feb 1977 (v.41#2) pg. 6

19 great used camera buys and 3 "dogs" to avoid.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jul 1977 (v.41#7) pg. 96

Check before you buy. Eleven things to look for before buying a camera.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Dec 1977 (v.41#12) pg. 169

How to check out a camera before leaving the camera store. A 10-point checklist of things to look for and try before buying a new or used camera.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Dec 1978 (v.42#12) pg. 8

Check before you buy. Suggestions on how to shop for a camera and simple tests to make before taking the camera home from the store.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Dec 1979 (v.43#12) pg. 8

Tips on checking a camera before you buy it.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Dec 1980 (v.44#12) pg. 12

How to buy a camera. Advice for the consumer.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Dec 1981 (v.45#12) pg. 22

How to sell your camera. How to achieve either a swift transaction or maximum dollar return.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY May 1982 (v.46#5) pg. 101

15 points to check on a new camera before sending in the warrenty card.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Dec 1984 (v.48#12) pg. 10

Buying a used Rolleiflex TLR with emphasis on the E, F, and MX models.
PHOTO TECHNIQUES Mar-Apr 1997 (v.18#2) pg. 26

Choosing an M-Series Leica camera. A guide to all of the models from 1954 to present.
PHOTO TECHNIQUES Nov-Dec 1997 (v.18#6) pg. 22

Tips on locating and selecting a good, used twin-lens reflex camera.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Jan 1981 (v.9#9) pg. 14

The 10 most-asked questions when buying a camera.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Apr 1983 (v.11#12) pg. 35

Autofocus 35mm SLR camera buyer's guide.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Oct 1987 (v.16#6) pg. C

35mm compact camera buyer's guide.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Dec 1987 (v.16#8) pg. 48+

School of photography. Lesson 1. How to buy a camera. A comprehensive look at the whole range of cameras and features, from pocket cameras through large-format cameras, including many specialty cameras.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Jan 1988 (v.16#9) pg. 40+

How to choose the right camera. Understanding the various formats, type and features available and determining your needs.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Mar 1989 (v.17#11) pg. 40+

35mm Autofocus SLR Buyers Guide. Understanding the capabilities, options and accessories available.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Apr 1989 (v.17#12) pg. 44+

How to buy a camera. Advice on the right format, type, features, and sources.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Feb 1990 (v.18#10) pg. 44+

1990 35mm AF (autofocus) SLR buyer's guide.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Mar 1990 (v.18#11) pg. 39

How to buy a camera. Special section looks at type, features, format and where to buy.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Feb 1991 (v.19#10) pg. 49

Buyer's guide to medium-format cameras.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Feb 1994 (v.22#10) pg. 55

Buyer's guide to 35mm autofocus SLRs.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Mar 1994 (v.22#11) pg. 60

Buyer's guide to 35mm cameras.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Nov 1994 (v.23#7) pg. 63

Buyer's guide to compact cameras. A guide to point & shoots, from single-use to do-everything zoom cameras.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Dec 1994 (v.23#8) pg. 53

How to buy a camera. A guide to choosing what's right for you.
PHOTOGRAPHIC 1995 Buyer's Guide pg. 8

Medium-format image-size comparison. Included in a buyer's guide to medium-format cameras.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Feb 1997 (v.25#10) pg. 61

Ten great reasons to buy used camera equipment.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Jun 1998 (v.27#2) pg. 100

Buying a good used camera.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1963 (v.120#2) pg. 118

How to buy or swap a used camera.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Jun 1969 (v.64#6) pg. 69

How to evaluate a bargain camera.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Dec 1970 (v.67#6) pg. 80

How to select a good first camera for a child.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Dec 1970 (v.67#6) pg. 106

What you should know about camera bargains abroad. Tips on where to shop for cameras in a foreign country.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY May 1975 (v.76#5) pg. 49

The beginners notebook. Buying used cameras.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Aug 1980 (v.87#2) pg. 114

Practical classics. Tips on purchasing an older (1950s, 1960s) 35mm camera that you intend to use.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Mar 1987 (v.94#3) pg. 22

Reading and interpreting used-camera ads. Tips on buying used camera equipment from individuals.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 1988 (v.95#10) pg. 44

Getting into medium format. Part 1. Twin-lens reflexes. Tips on selecting a used camera to get started.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY May 1990 (v.97#5) pg. 34

Getting into medium format. Part 2. Locating bargains in used SLRs.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Aug 1990 (v.97#8) pg. 108

Buyer's guide to point-and-shoot cameras. A special advertising section.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Dec 1990 (v.97#12) pg. 45

Buying without tears. Checklist of pros and cons of purchasing your next camera through a catalog house, local camera store, or mail order store.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Dec 1990 (v.97#12) pg. 105

Don't be gotten by a glitch. How to fully check out a new camera before filling out the warranty card. Requires two rolls of film and a few hours of your time.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Dec 1991 (v.98#12) pg. 8

Advice on selecting a point-and-shoot camera.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Aug 1992 (v.99#8) pg. 16

How to deal with photo dealers.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 1992 (v.99#9) pg. 44

How to buy a used camera.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 1993 (v.57#6) pg. 40

How to sell your camera.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 1993 (v.57#6) pg. 42

Some hints, tips, and warnings about buying photo gear by mail.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Dec 1994 (v.58#12) pg. 36

Fifty five 35mm SLRs and 73 AF point-and-shoot cameras compared.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Dec 1994 (v.58#12) pg. 97

Choosing a point-and-shoot camera. Some tips.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 1999 (v.63#10) pg. 90

Buyers guide to economy single lens reflex cameras
POPULAR SCIENCE Dec 1979 (v.215#6) pg. 82

Choosing a camera system that is best for you.
SHUTTERBUG #261 Jun 1992 (v.21#8) pg. 96

Nothing is ever really obvious. A non-technical comparison between a less-expensive manual camera and the more-expensive autoexposure camera. Includes a glossary of terms.
SHUTTERBUG #266 Nov 1992 (v.22#1) pg. 116

Photography on a budget. A comprehensive article of advice on selecting good photographic equipment and film at non-professional prices.
SHUTTERBUG #268 Jan 1993 (v.22#3) pg. 56

Choosing your first camera.
SHUTTERBUG #282 Mar 1994 (v.23#5) pg. 40

Buying a compact camera. Some tips.
SHUTTERBUG #284 May 1994 (v.23#7) pg. 84

The popularity of the SLR camera. Tips on selecting a new or used single lens reflex camera for purchase.
SHUTTERBUG #287 Aug 1994 (v.23#10) pg. 68

Tips on giving advice to others about buying cameras, lenses, etc.
SHUTTERBUG #306 Mar 1996 (v.25#5) pg. 84

Renting photographic equipment. How to save yourself some money and mistakes by trying before buying.
SHUTTERBUG #317 Feb 1997 (v.26#4) pg. 196

Getting started. How to advise beginners in photography. Tips on selecting the appropriate camera.
SHUTTERBUG #332 May 1998 (v.27#7) pg. 126

Tips on how to buy a camera.
WOMAN'S DAY Dec 11 1984 (v.48#4) pg. 114