Sunday, 15 August 2010
Discovered as part of an inheritance in Germany, the antique piece will allow photography enthusiasts rewrite history. Westlicht, a private photo gallery and auction house in Vienna, plans to auction off this piece of history on May 26. Believed to be the world’s oldest commercially manufactured camera, Westlicht said the Vienna camera has never been restored.
The camera belongs to a US-based scholar and was inherited from his father, a technical photography professor at Munich University. The starting bid is $132,000, but the final price for the 168-year-old gadget is expected to be way past a million euros ($1,329,000).
Monday, 9 August 2010
Nikon 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G ED IF Autofocus VR Nikkor Zoom Lens
I purchased this lens after trying it by making a series of handheld test images and going home and analysing the results. On my D70, this lens is sharp. Not as sharp as my 105 MicroNikkor VR, but that lens is a tack sharp prime macro. It also has incredible color contrast. It is every bit as sharp as the 18-70 kit lens, and it has the great advantage of the VR technology that lets you shoot handheld in almost every situation. I recently took this lens and my 12-24 dx Nikkor to Cabo and got some fine shots, even at night. I took only 2 lenses because of the airport/customs hassle. That is what these new great lenses are about. Major focal length coverages, VR technology that makes the fast/slow lens issue irrelevent. Glass that is engineered for sharpness and contrast at all focal lengths. Pop one or 2 lenses in a bag and you can shoot just about anything. Nikon is revolutionizing digital photography.
By J. Chastain "j chastain" (Burlington, WA United States)
Monday, 2 August 2010
A point & shoot camera is an excellent type of digital camera for beginners to start with, & they make fantastic gifts . These days they can be bought for as small as $100 in some cases, & prices range upwards from there to around $500. The difference in pricing usually indicates the quality of the camera, how lots of features it might have, & how giant the pics turn out .
The size of your pics is usually determined in megapixels. A camera that offers 10 megapixels will turn out larger, more detailed photographs than a 4 megapixel camera will. The megapixel size of a camera ought to not be the only criteria you have when shopping around though, because there's lots of more things that ought to be thought about.
If you are purchasing a camera for anyone who is brand spanking new to photography, you'll be wanting to pick a camera that has simple to make use of preset controls. With preset camera controls, the photographer doesn't must understand the details of what the camera's doing, they basically select the mode they require, point the cameraat what they intend to take a picture of, & push the button.
Most cameras have preset controls these days, but some have over others. Here are the most common settings you'll find:
1. Sunlight mode - When the user sets their camera to this mode, it will automatically configure itself to take a picture in bright sunlight.
2. Night time mode - In the event you require to take a picture outside at night, set your camera to this option.
3. Inside - This is usually indicated by a small lightbulb on the control dial. When you are taking pics inside, set the camera to this & it ought to do a better job handling the dimmer lights.
4. Sports mode - This is indicated by a small jogging man icon. When you require to take pics of sports, or any kind of speedy action such as small children chasing each other in the yard - turn the camera to this mode & it will do a better job of catching the speedy movements.
5. Flash mode - This is used most often when you are taking pics inside. In the event you don't have light to get a lovely picture, then turn on your camera's flash & set it to flash mode.
Now you don't must actually use these modes in the event you don't require to. A brand spanking new digital camera user for example, might prefer to basically leave the camera in automatic mode on a regular basis. Leaving it set to automatic will usually make definite the camera adjusts itself based on where you are taking pics at. If you are inside for example, & you don't have light for a lovely picture, the camera will automatically turn the flash on for you.
So there's some tips for you to make use of when purchasing your own digital camera, or purchasing one as a gift for anyone you love.
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