This book is entirely pictorial and every image contained herein was taken with the Nikon N50 35MM film camera. There is considerable debate among photographers about whether film is better than digital with about an equal number lining up on both sides and presenting their opinions and relevant and irrelevant data. It is not the purpose of this volume to espouse one position or another. It is sufficient to know that they are each different and subject to a considerable range of interpretation. However, it is quite enjoyable to take one of these old cameras, that have absolutely no automatic functionality, and create excellent images. I suspect that it is the same force that drives auto enthusiasts to take an old Model T Ford car and restore it. They certainly don't have the power and ease of operation of modern automobiles but they are extraordinarily fun to drive Unlike other books about old cameras this one does not dwell on the fine technicalities of the individual camera (although limited technical data is present) but to present images taken with each camera to show the reader concrete examples of images taken with each model. I found the N50 to be a small, light weight and thoroughly enjoyable camera to use. It focused quickly and had an excellent metering system that was quick accurate in both auto and manual modes. For those of you who desire a manual I would suggest visiting http: //www.butkus.org/ where an impressive archive has been accumulated of hundreds, if not thousands of camera manuals. They are free to download.