Do I need a SLR for Digital Photography
Date Published: 13th September 2010
The term SLR stands for Single Lens Reflex or Self Loading Rifle.
Single Lens Reflex refers to a camera which consists of a viewing
system in which the object is seen through the lens. From the lens, the
image is reflected through a mirror and then it is passed through a
prism. The prism restores the original or the normal view of the
object. The SLR technique is mainly used in the 32 mm cameras. In these
cameras, one lens is used for both focusing and taking the picture. In
the SLRs, the light is reflected between the functions through a mirror
which is mainly placed at an angle of 45 degree. The mirror is an
adjustable, which can be adjusted according to the requirements. The
mirror reflects the light on the eye pieces lens of camera which leads
the photographer to see the exact object of which the image is to be
1. The main advantage of a SLR over other types of
cameras is that the image captured by this camera is the same that is
actually captured on the film. There is no negative action that can be
performed through the use of these cameras at the time of printing.
2. Now days, SLR types of cameras are computerised
version of cameras with memory cards instead of video tapes for
recording. They also consist of several lenses which can be used
depending on the position of the object.
3. The main difference between the Digital SLR and
other cameras are: the SLRs are much faster at the time of starting,
while focusing the object, taking the pictures, even taking multiple
pictures as compared to the other normal cameras. They also provide a
good light quality to focus at the object. But they are more costly as
compared to the other normal cameras. The initial range of these
cameras starts at $500.
4. Also, one can immediately see the captured image
over the LED for the quality purpose which is a major advantage of
these cameras over the normal cameras. These cameras are mainly
used by the photographers,Digital Photography
who use to shoot the models.
5. The main companies which are producing these
cameras are Canon, Fujifilm, Nikon, Olympus, Samsung, Panasonic, Licea,
Pentax, and Sony. These SLR cameras are available now days at every
6. The CLR cameras consist of a shutter which is
located just in front of the film, which is opened on the basis of the
distance of the object from the camera. It may open a little or a lot.
This ability of the camera, along with the focusing ring which helps on
adjusting the distance of lens from the film and an aperture ring which
changes the size of iris diaphragm inside the lens allows in taking
fast action shots.
7. There are even some disadvantages of these cameras
in comparison to the other cameras like they are expensive and large in
size even. Also, if these cameras are once damaged, they are very
difficult to get repaired. So, they require extra care.
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