Cameras

full frame SLR for $2000

A couple months ago, I blogged about my wish for a full frame SLR digital camera with articulating LCD for $2000. Well, that wish is coming closer to reality. Today Sony announced the full frame (36mm x 24mm images sensor) 24.6 megapixel A850 digital camera. It has no rotating LCD, but that’s not a deal …

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Tokyo loves analog cameras

The Japanese, oh the Japanese. There’s a tumblr blog where someone just walks around Toyko taking photos of people’s analog (non-digital) cameras. There’s 300+ photos and counting. The image above is a Nikon FE. I’d say Nikon is the most common. Leica is perhaps second. Canon is right up there. Mamiya and Contax are well-represented. …

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going back to film

This week I bought a used Nikon FE 35mm film SLR camera on eBay for $62 (shipping included). That’s an awesome deal for an FE in great shape. I had budgeted to spend twice as much. Tomorrow’s post will have a checklist of things to look for when inspecting a used SLR camera. I checked …

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super duper incredible zoom

The other day I was complaining about Nikon’s digital SLR lineup. I’ve been so disillusioned that I’ve even considered going to the Four Thirds format. Though I’m not sure how incredibly fantastic a semi-compact SLR would be for me. Sure it’d be idea on vacations, but big vacation plans aren’t really in my future. Besides, …

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image sensor sizes chart

Quality of digital photographs are determined by four major factors:1. image sensor size and quality2. lens optics3. megapixels4. processing core These are placed in order of importance. Yea, image sensors and lens optics are that important. I have never seen a good illustration comparing the basic image sensors so I put one together. There’s also …

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