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Single Lens Reflex: a type of camera which uses a mirror system to reflect light into an optical viewfinder.

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Using SLR Lenses on DSLR Cameras

I'm just starting out with DLSR photography - I recently purchased a Sony A230 with the kit lens (18mm - 55mm). I know that the lens mount is compatible with Minolta lenses. These lenses were ...
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What makes a camera an “SLR”?

My question, specifically: why is the Fujifilm HS 10 not an SLR?
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Why is the mirror on this old camera stuck halfway? [closed]

I received this old Minolta along with a lot of other camera related stuff that some friends weren't able to sell at a garage sale. I'm not really interested in using it, but I'm curious as to why ...
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Affordable Medium Format SLR? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Affordable Entry Level Medium Format Affordable medium format film SLR?
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What is the dynamic range comparison between SLR, DSLR, and point & shoot?

I'm a little curious on how different is the dynamic range in each kind of camera. I know the DR of the human eyes is quit high. But, how different is the DR in SLR, DSLR and P&S cameras? Or is ...
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Is it true that film SLRs are obsolete unless you develop your own photos?

I have been told that most photo labs now use scanners and print your photos from these scanned images. I live in an area with only a few photo labs such as Wal-mart, Target, and the local Groceries, ...
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What's the difference between a rangefinder and SLR?

I've seen rangefinder cameras around and idly wondered what the difference was between them and SLR cameras. Are there any advantages rangefinders offer that cannot be reproduced using an SLR?
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Can anyone review the Yashica 300 AutoFocus SLR?

I recently inherited a Yashica 300 Autofocus SLR. Because the camera was manufactured (1993) before we had online reviews of anything (cameras, books, TV's, etc.), I can't find any reviews on whether ...
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What is mirror lockup and what is its primary function?

My SLR is equipped with a mirror lockup function. What does it do, and when would I employ such a feature?