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Published by on Monday, February 20, 2012 at 1:15:00 PM

Points to remember while Shopping SLR Cameras

SLR CameraSometimes variety can be overwhelming, especially if you don't know all you need to know about SLR cameras? What's the best way to make a good choice? People like to use SLR's for different reasons, but the main advantage for many photographers lies with the particular qualities of the photos taken.

While these cameras are not cheap, they come in a wide variety of price ranges, and you have to decide on your budget. You want an SLR camera, and we can help you find one that will be great for you - just continue reading to find out how.

When you are looking at digital SLR cameras, you have to decide if you want a prime or a zoom lens. When it comes to focal length - the zoom is not fixed, and the prime lens is fixed. This is an advantage that may or may not be important to you, depending on what you will be using your camera for. The range of photo subjects will be much greater with a zoom, but of course it does matter what your preference is. On the other hand, with a prime lens, they are less complicated and perhaps there's less tendency for malfunctions.

Also, do you know what first and third party lenses are? You'll need to know that because you have to choose which one you want with this kind of camera. The higher quality lenses will naturally cost more, and that's one thing about first party lenses you will want to know. What you're getting with a third party lense is exactly what the name suggests; a lense made by a third party manufacturer - and they will cost less than the first party. On the other hand, don't feel dismayed about third parties because there are some manufacturers who are working to produce higher quality but still affordable. Also think about this; if you're starting out you don't know how serious you ultimately will become, so for that reason you might outta start with with less expensive.

Another important term you want to learn about is focal length. This will determine how much magnification you get when you prepare to take your pictures and look through the camera. Increasing focal length gives you greater magnification, making things appear to be closer. If you want more perspective in your shot, then a lower focal length will provide that because there is less magnification. The kind of focal length you need will depend on what type of photos you are going to take. Of course if you have a zoom lens, then you just adjust the lens to change the focal length.

Digital SLR cameras are great and will take terrific photos for you, but be prepared for mild sticker shock if you're new to photography. It is extremely smart to have a fixed maximum budget firmly in mind before you ever step foot in a camera store. Please do keep our digital SLR camera tips in mind because they'll make you a better shopper.
Published by IzajAhmed Shaikh.
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I am, Mr. IzajAhmed Shaikh, Computer Professional, and Pro. Blogger, who belongs to Shahabad, Karnataka India. My basic Qualifications are B.Sc., and M.C.M. done from University of Pune, formerly known as, Poona University, also like to write articles based on my personal experiences.