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Ritz Camera
(410) 997-3011
The Mall in Columbia 10300 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, MD
 
Ritz Camera
(301) 260-0404
Olney Gardens Plaza 3120 Olney/Sandy Spring Road
Olney, MD
 
Ritz Camera
(301) 419-3200
12200 Baltimore Avenue
Beltsville, MD
 
Ritz Camera
(301) 592-0688
Burnt Mills Shopping Center 10737 Colulmbia Pike
Silver Spring, MD
 
Service Photo Supply Inc
(410) 235-6200
3838 Falls Rd
Baltimore, MD
 
Ritz Camera
(410) 766-5550
Marley Station 7900 Ritchie Highway
Glen Burnie, MD
 
Ritz Camera
(410) 296-1585
Kenilworth Park Mall 854 Kenilworth Drive
Towson, MD
 
Ritz Camera
(410) 785-8978
Hunt Valley Towne Center 112 Shawan Road Suite 10
Hunt Valley, MD
 
Baltimore Photo - Electronic Services
(410) 484-2345
1726 Reisterstown Rd
Baltimore, MD
 
Digital Express
(410) 296-1679
1515 N Charles St
Baltimore, MD
 

Getting the Most From D-SLR Camera Systems

Getting The Most From D-SLR Camera Systems

You bought more than just a camera body

Getting The Most From D-SLR Cameras

When you buy a compact digital camera, you buy a camera. But when you buy a digital SLR, you buy into a whole camera system. That SLR body accepts a wide range of lenses, flash units, viewfinder attachments, optional power sources and other accessories, all of which add tremendous versatility. So to get the most out of your purchase, you should look at the whole system, not just a particular camera model, when deciding which D-SLR to purchase.

Camera Bodies

The camera body is the heart of any SLR camera system, but especially so with a digital SLR. A film camera is basically a light-tight box that holds the film and lens. A digital camera is the film. The D-SLR's image sensor, A/D converter, image-processing engine and RAW/JPEG algorithms determine the very "look" of the images the camera produces.

When choosing a film-camera body, you're mainly concerned with its shooting-feature set, AF and metering performance, and what lenses and accessories can be attached. With a D-SLR, you must also consider the digital aspects: megapixels and image "look" (or "looks," with some cameras), and how the camera body, accessories and software work together to give you the best possible images and the most control.

There are three basic D-SLR categories. Entry-level models sell for between $500 and $700, yet offer a wide range of features and very good autofocusing and metering performance. They're also generally compact. The entry-level models are ideal for compact-camera users moving up to their first SLR, as well as for photographers on a tight budget.

 

Nikon CameraMid-level D-SLRs ($1,000-$1,700) offer even better performance, more features and more rugged construction. They're good choices for photographers who can't afford (or don't want to lug around) a heavy-duty pro model. Some pros use a midlevel D-SLR as a backup to their pro models.

Naturally, top-of-the-line pro D-SLRs offer the best performance, the most features and the most rugged build. They're also relatively heavy, and most cost more than $3,000. No question, they're the most capable D-SLRs—the dream cameras of many—but they're not the best choices for everyone. They're designed specifically for working pros, and casual photographers will find them too complicated.

Lenses
Each D-SLR manufacturer offers a wide range of interchangeable lenses for its bodies. Additionally, independent lens manufacturers offer a variety of optics for film and digital SLRs in two basic categories: lower-priced alternatives to lenses in the camera manufacturers' lines and lenses not available from the camera manufacturers. While the camera manufacturers' lenses can be used only on their cameras, the independent lensmakers' wares generally are available in mounts to fit most popular SLRs. The question is, how well do they integrate with your particular D-SLR and its digital features...

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