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full frame SLR for $2000

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

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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checklist questions when buying used 35mm SLR camera

Here’s my list of questions to ask when looking for a used 35mm film SLR camera. eBay sellers very often are very vague about their descriptions. This list will help give a better idea of what you’re getting in to. Also, it’s helpful to bring this checklist along when visiting a camera store and inspecting […]

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going back to film

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

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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Nikon’s full digital SLR lineup doesn’t suit me

For the past 3+ months I’ve been closely and extremely patiently following the developments of Nikon’s world of SLR cameras. And I have to say I’m now rather disenchanted. I have some decent coins in my budget from my Etsy store profit and I’m ready to replace my 8 year old D100 (6 megapixel DX […]

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convenient SLR camera case

convenient SLR camera case

Ok, so it’s not so much a case. Think of it as the world’s smallest “camera bag”. I suppose it’s the anti-camera bag. The Spider Holster is a clever way to carry around your SLR camera or any device that has a standard tripod mount. Prices aren’t available yet. I’m not crazy about how you […]

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Olympus E-P1 design kinda disappointing

Olympus E-P1 design kinda disappointing

Yesterday’s blog post gave some insight into what makes Micro Four Thirds cameras so great. The only problem is that there hasn’t been any true Micro Four Thirds cameras… until yesterday. The Olympus EP-1 was announced amidst months of rumors. Among those rumors where those stating the EP-1 would be inspired by the famous Olympus […]

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Micro Four Thirds quality in small package

Micro Four Thirds quality in small package

Today, Olympus is expected to announced the very first Micro Four Thirds digital SLR camera that’s in the body of a point-and-shoot. This is historic news in the photography world. Check out yesterday’s post featuring the world’s best image sensor chart and compare the size of the Four Thirds image sensor to that of any […]

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image sensor sizes chart

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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