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Your smartphone can snap pretty good photos. But it’s not a dedicated photography device, and that shows. Good news: You don’t have to settle for any blurred, dark shots. Explore the host of dedicated digital cameras, and you’ll enter a world of sharp focus, low noise, and optical zoom. Your only problem might be finding a route through all of the different makes and models on sale. That’s where we can help.
A cross-section (or ‘side-view’) of the optical components of a typical SLR camera shows how the light passes through the lens assembly (1), is reflected by the mirror (2) placed at a 45-degree angle, and is projected on the matte focusing screen (5). Via a condensing lens (6) and internal reflections in the roof pentaprism (7) the image appears in the eyepiece (8). When an image is taken, the mirror moves upwards from its resting position in the direction of the arrow, the focal plane shutter (3) opens, and the image is projected onto the film or sensor (4) in exactly the same manner as on the focusing screen.
Nikon fm2 camera with 35 mm lens Please note. The camera appears to be in good condition, however I know nothing about cameras, so this camera comes not tried or tested, there are general wear and tear marks on the body. The camera was passed to me through a relative house clearance. Comes with all displayed in picture one. If you need any other info please get in touch.
One unusual design, the Olympus Pen half-frame 35 mm SLR system, manufactured by Olympus in Japan, used a rotary focal-plane shutter mechanism that was extremely simple and elegant in design. This shutter used titanium foil but consisted of one piece of metal with a fixed opening, which allowed electronic flash synchronisation up to and including its maximum speed of 1/500 of a second – rivalling the capabilities of leaf-shutter systems
There’s a lens out there for you whatever you love to photograph – from sweeping wide-angle landscapes to close up portraits of insects. Choose a lens that’s compatible with your DSLR or mirrorless camera mount and look out for features such as image stabilisation for steady shots and silent focusing.
Cheaper than the D500 and while it doesn’t offer quite the same pro-spec performance, the Nikon D7500 packs in the same excellent 20.9MP sensor, but in an even more compact and affordable body. The new camera may not get the 153-point AF system from the D500, but the enhanced 51-point system in the D7500 still puts a lot of rival systems in the shade, while the 4K video capture, tilt-angle touchscreen display and 8fps burst shooting are some of the highlights. The D7500 is bound to be a tempting prospect for both new and existing users. Alternatively, take a look at the 24.2MP D7200 – it may have been surpassed by the D7500, but it’s still one of the best enthusiast DSLRs out there.
A rangefinder is a device to measure subject distance, with the intent to adjust the focus of a camera’s objective lens accordingly (open-loop controller). The rangefinder and lens focusing mechanism may or may not be coupled. In common parlance, the term “rangefinder camera” is interpreted very narrowly to denote manual-focus cameras with a visually-read out optical rangefinder based on parallax. Most digital cameras achieve focus through analysis of the image captured by the objective lens and distance estimation, if it is provided at all, is only a byproduct of the focusing process (closed-loop controller).
Capture memories to treasure forever, record spontaneous moments and unleash your creative side with the perfect camera. From professional equipment to simple point and shoot cameras, we’ll help you find the right camera for you.
The first full-frame DSLR cameras were developed in Japan from around 2000 to 2002: the MZ-D by Pentax, the N Digital by Contax’s Japanese R6D team, and the EOS-1Ds by Canon. Gradually in the 2000s, full-frame DSLR cameras became the dominant type of camera across consumer, television and movies.
Professional cameras are expensive and delicate equipment to haul around all the time. Have a look at the specially padded camera bags from respected brands like Manfrotto and pick one to match your camera model. When your studio is the outside, it is always smart to have adequate protection for your lens and all the other delicate electronics.
Hi there, this is a Buy It Now for a Nikon EM 35mm SLR film camera with a Nikon pancake style ‘flat’ 50mm Lens. Lens is clean and clear and is a prime Series E 50mm 1.8 with original lens cap. In over all great condition, and comes with Nikon strap and a screw fit case holder, no cover, so sold as is.
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Some manufacturers of medium-format 120 film SLR cameras also made leaf-shutter lenses for their focal-plane-shutter models. Rollei made at least two such lenses for their Rolleiflex SL-66 medium format which was a focal-plane shutter SLR. Rollei later switched to a camera system of leaf-shutter design (e.g., the 6006 and 6008 reflexes) and their current medium-format SLRs are now all of the between-the-lens shutter design.
The Leaf shutter or more precisely the in-lens shutter is a shutter contained within the lens structure, often close to the diaphragm consisting of a number of metal leaves which are maintained under spring tension and which are opened and then closed when the shutter is released. The exposure time is determined by the interval between opening and closing. In this shutter design, the whole film frame is exposed at one time. This makes flash synchronisation much simpler as the flash only needs to fire once the shutter is fully open. Disadvantages of such shutters are their inability to reliably produce very fast shutter speeds ( faster than 1/500th second or so) and the additional cost and weight of having to include a shutter mechanism for every lens.
The EOS Rebel T6 (known as the EOS 1300D outside the US) is Canon’s cheap and cheerful entry-level DSLR. While not featuring quite the same impressive spec as pricier models up the Canon range, you still get a solid set of features for the beginner including Wi-Fi and NFC technology built-in. This means you can transfer images to your smartphone for super-quick sharing. Images from the 18MP sensor are more and adequate, but is starting to show its age against rivals with higher pixel counts. Canon’s just announced its replacement, the EOS Rebel T7 / EOS 2000D, so you might be able to track this down at an even more tempting price before it disappears for good.
When photographing rapidly moving objects, the use of a focal-plane shutter can produce some unexpected effects, since the film closest to the start position of the curtains is exposed earlier than the film closest to the end position. Typically this can result in a moving object leaving a slanting image. The direction of the slant depends on the direction the shutter curtains run in (noting also that as in all cameras the image is inverted and reversed by the lens, i.e. “top-left” is at the bottom right of the sensor as seen by a photographer behind the camera).
Type: Compact | Sensor size: Micro Four Thirds | Resolution: 12.8MP | Lens: 24-75mm, f/1.7-2.8 | Monitor: 3.0-inch, 921,000 dots | Viewfinder: EVF | Continuous shooting: 11fps | Movies: 4K | User level: Intermediate/expert
If you’re heading on vacation, either across the globe, the state, or just staying in your local area, shooting with a stand-alone camera instead of a smartphone, can make your memories vivid and special. You’ll improve the quality of your photos with better lenses and image sensors as well as improve how you shoot, since stand-alone cameras are often constructed ergonomically and include physical and controls for changing modes and settings. Which one is right for you? We’ve tested dozens of models to give you our top recommendations for the money in five categories.
The update to the X-T1 may look similar at first glance, but there have been some huge improvements made to Fujifilm’s follow-up flagship mirrorless camera. Perhaps the biggest update though is the autofocus. A huge leap forward compared with the system found in the X-T1, AF tracking of moving subjects is very snappy, while the level of sophistication and customisation is impressive. Add in 8 frames per second burst shooting, a clever double-hinged rear display, bright EVF, Fujifilm’s excellent 24.3MP X Trans III CMOS sensor and plenty of body mounted controls and you’re left with one of the best cameras available today.
We followed the work of a Seattle-based bicycle builder, documenting the process with the Fujifilm X-E3, and hoping to get a sense of why some people end up forming such personal attachments to their bikes – and their cameras.
If you really want to progress with your photography skills, then look for models that give you all the manual controls (over ISO, aperture size, and so on) that you’ll need. If you just want the best results from pointing the camera at something and hitting the shutter button, these manual controls aren’t as important. Plenty of cameras hit a sweet spot between quality auto modes and more granular control. Again, it’s something to look out for in reviews.
Ranging from entry-level to professional models, our DSLR cameras put expert image quality, manual control and powerful creativity in your hands. Shoot beautiful high resolution photos and expand your capabilities with a range of compatible lenses.
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Despite it being one of the cheapest bridge cameras available, you still get a lot of camera for your cash with the Panasonic Lumix FZ70 (known as the FZ72 outside the US). Let’s start with the lens. The Lumix FZ70 packs in a staggering 60x optical zoom, running from an impressively ultra-wide 20mm-equivalent to 1200mm, so you won’t have any excuses for not filling the frame. You also have the option of full manual control (as well as a host of helpful auto modes), raw format shooting, and decent image quality from a sensor this size. Downsides? While there is an EVF, it’s not the best quality, and there’s no touchscreen functionality or wireless connectivity.
Manual mode – Although some cameras come with presets for different light settings, some come with a manual mode that lets you select the aperture, the shutter speed, and the ISO. This ultimately gives you more control when determining how you want the image to come out.
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