jeff Drew , Mar 03, 2000; 09:26 a.m.
Ed Romney's stuff is a great read even for general knowledge. Romney has some very good, common sense writings on the merits of models and brands. Repair manuals for specific cameras are generally useful. Having a good tool set and practicing on junk is also great education. Remember, you will be working with very small parts, springs, electronics etc. Many cameras are incredibly complex and wonderful works of integration. It can be daunting at first, but care and patience will be good teachers.