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This section contains articles related to photography hardware and accessories like cameras, tripods, lenses, flashes, etc.

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What is a DSLR Camera?

So you bought a new DSLR camera or you are thinking of buying one in the near future and now you want to know what a DSLR camera is and why you should get it or why you should learn to use it (if you already bought one). First off, DSLR stands for Digital Single Lens Reflex. A DSLR camera is a digital camera but it differs quite a bit from your regular "point and shoot" digital cameras. You can say that a DSLR is a more advanced digital camera with more features geared towards photography enthusiasts and hobbyist. DSLR cameras have most of the automatic modes offered by "point and shoot" cameras plus semi-automatic and manual modes that allows the photographer full control of the camera settings like aperture, shutter speed, ISO, exposure, focus, and more.

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Understanding Camera Lenses

Knowing how to use a lens is essential in learning photography. Your digital SLR camera has a unique capability to allow you to change lenses depending on your needs so undertanding when, how and what lens to use is an important aspect of photography.

So, what is the main purpose of the lens? Well, a lens takes in light and focuses it to produce a sharp image on your photograph. How much of the scene will be focused depends on the lens aperture./p>

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How to identify autofocus issues of a DSLR or Lens

One of the first things you need to do after you purchase a new digital SLR camera and/or lenses is to check for auto focus accuracy. Even top brand manufacturers like Nikon and Canon have quality control issues and there is no guarantee that your brand new gear will be without any issues.

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