Antarctica

Antarctica
by ʇolɐǝz ǝɥʇ qoq

Submit your Photo
Hall of Fame

Please participate in Meta
and help us grow.

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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

4
votes
1answer
115 views

Is there a difference in the image produced from a 50mm rangefinder or slr lens?

Particularly, I am interested in the performance on film for Canon leica thread mount (LTM) 50mm lenses versus their FL/FD SLR lenses, in aperture size 1.2/1.4/1.8. Their performance on full frame ...
4
votes
8answers
1k views

Is it possible to combine compact camera portability with professional SLR quality?

I am not an expert in photography, so please don't be too harsh on me if I am making absurd statements. My question is: Is it really possible to combine compact camera portability with professional ...
0
votes
3answers
412 views

EOS-1N (Film SLR) - Set aperture with modern EF lenses?

Can this camera set the aperture with modern EF lenses, or do I have to get lenses that allow me to set the aperture with a ring on the lens? And if anyone knows how this camera compares to the EOS ...
0
votes
1answer
61 views

Build of SLR lens vs point-and-shoot lens [duplicate]

There are point-and-shoot cameras that offer large range of angle of view. For example, Nikon P900 with 24mm-2000mm. How such lenses exist only in point-and-shoot and too at a very low price? Why ...
1
vote
3answers
371 views

Old Sigma 18mm lens causes Err 01 on Canon DSLR

I've bought a Sigma 18MM 3.5F Ø72mm Autofocus for a Canon SLR. The thing is that I've got a Canon 40D so I made a mistake I think. The lens only works the aperture is set to f/3.5; any other aperture ...
2
votes
5answers
2k views

What Canon film SLR with EF/EF-S lens support should I get?

I've been thinking about trying my hand at film photography recently, mostly to try and improve my skills so I'm using all the knowledge but on a more instinctive basis rather than shoot review, but I'...
-1
votes
2answers
136 views

Which camera should I buy? DLSR or SLR [duplicate]

I'm planning to buy a camera for myself, where I came across the term DSLR and SLR. I'm a novice in photography thus, not knowing the actual meaning of both the term. Would like to know more about ...
5
votes
1answer
304 views

Can you identify this M42-mount lens?

I found this lens in our attic, in a box. It is fully functional, all the iris and focus rings are turning smoothly, but it doesn't have the informations piece on its front. I tried so hard to find ...
0
votes
0answers
52 views

Clear me up on DSLRs and DSLTs [duplicate]

Explain me about the either's mechanism. Up to my knowledge, SLTs are the ones with semi-transparent mirrors, right? Their mirrors send a portion of incoming light to the imaging sensor and the other ...
8
votes
5answers
5k views

How can I modify a webcam to use an SLR lens?

I want to place a webcam between 6m (20ft) and 12m (40ft) from my subject and have a capture width of 3m (10ft). If I understand the formula, with an estimated sensor width of 8.46mm (1/3"), I need a ...
60
votes
14answers
9k views

Why are SLR mechanisms still prevalent among high-end digital cameras?

I understand that back in the days when cameras captured images using photographic film instead of image sensors, the SLR design was a major innovation. It let you see through the viewfinder exactly ...
9
votes
4answers
779 views

Why the need for SLR in digital cameras?

Excuse my ignorance but as far as I know, SLR was invented in order to get the photographer to see (through the viewfinder) exactly what image will fall on to the film. In digital cameras the image ...
10
votes
3answers
2k views

How do SLR lenses connect to the body?

I recently bought my first SLR camera and lens for it and I have questions about how they interact. My lens attaches on, and I can use the focus on the lens itself, but if I use the auto-focus, does ...
8
votes
5answers
2k views

Will metering from a DSLR apply to a film SLR?

I still like to shoot with film (I use a Nikon F3) but I like the immediate feedback of digital. I'm thinking of buying a used DSLR to help me get the framing and lighting right when I shoot static ...
21
votes
5answers
2k views

What is mirror lockup and what is its primary function?

My SLR is equipped with the mirror lockup function. What does it do, and when would I employ such a feature?
8
votes
3answers
966 views

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 ...
7
votes
6answers
8k views
3
votes
1answer
240 views

DIY fix for stuck mirror?

I have a Canon DSLR camera. The mirror is stuck and I'm getting nothing but black frames when taking pictures because the mirror doesn't move. I was quoted a very high price to get it repaired. Can ...
14
votes
4answers
10k views

Is a Pentax K1000 relevant today, and how can I get the best use of it?

I wanted to know what is the relevance of a pentax K 1000, a 35mm SLR in the present date. The one I have is almost 20 years old and I want to how can I make the most of it with respect to the film ...
0
votes
2answers
56 views

How is the field of view clipped in SLR Cameras [duplicate]

From what I know, if you have a 50mm lens that projects a circle of light onto a rectangular 35mm film/sensor, the film/sensor would clip the the 50mm, but instead you multiple it by some multiplier. (...
1
vote
2answers
196 views

What's the point of a DSLR? [duplicate]

Now that we have digital sensors which can be exposed to light repeatedly, why are SLRs still around? Wouldn't a digital viewfinder or a simple LCD be less bulky and prone to failure in addition to ...
54
votes
4answers
5k views

Why aren't all viewfinders 100%?

We often see that a manufacturer's high-end (D)SLR models offer a "100% viewfinder," which shows the entire exposed frame, and allows precise composition with regard to objects near the edge of the ...
5
votes
6answers
2k views

How do I choose between an SLR or an expensive P&S?

I am planning to buy a new camera and am all confused. I am an amateur photographer who likes to click good photographs. I try to make the most of my Nikon CoolPix camera and have some decent ...
0
votes
3answers
227 views

Why do most professional photographers prefer to use their SLRs optical viewfinder? [duplicate]

I have heard again and again that using the digital viewfinder on your SLR is a big no-no and that you should always use the optical viewfinder when framing a shot. Why?
13
votes
4answers
3k views

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, ...
1
vote
2answers
185 views

Why don't cameras have automatic eyepiece covers?

The question is clear and I am not sure how to further explain it. Why don't cameras have internal automatic eyepiece covers?
2
votes
1answer
147 views

How much light is lost through a typical matte focusing screen?

My understanding is, the focusing screen, being matte, will diffuse some amount of light in a direction that is not captured by the optical viewfinder. I am aware of some technical developments ...
17
votes
3answers
2k views

Why is a DSLR bigger than an SLR?

I was looking at this comparison when I realised the camera on the left had a 2.0 crop in a mirrorless body made in 2012 while the camera on the right was full frame, had a mirror and was made in 1972....
0
votes
3answers
4k views

Can my dSLR add a signature or watermark without post-processing?

Is it possible add signature or water mark on photographs without post-processing? Like add the signature/water mark while capturing the photos. Any settings available?
3
votes
1answer
440 views

How does a DSLR's mirror mechanism work?

I'm wondering how the mirror in a DSLR or SLR camera is flipped up (and back down again) when a photo is taken. Is this mirror typically actuated by a motor, magnet, spring and gravity, or something ...
5
votes
2answers
585 views

How do modern or recent film SLRs compare to vintage models?

Growing up in the digital age, I have never used a film camera. I have recently started considering adding a film SLR. $5k Leicas aside, are there any new film SLRs out now that are worth over an ...
7
votes
3answers
3k views

Why do cameras have mirror system?

I know the differences between a rangefinder and a SLR/DSLR but what is the real reason to put a mirror in front of a lens to reflect light into the viewfinder? It raises lens prooduction price when ...
8
votes
3answers
896 views

Why is the neck strap of an SLR attached to the top plate of the body?

Why is it that the neck strap of an SLR is attached to the top of the body? In my opinion it would be better if the neck strap would be attached to the bottom of the camera body. This would have the ...
0
votes
2answers
154 views

What are the relative pros and cons of a Pentax K1000 or Nikon F for getting into film photography?

I want to get into film photography and go back to the roots to really learn about the techniques. Would you guys recommend the Pentax K1000 or the Nikon F, and why?
13
votes
1answer
2k views

Disadvantages of electronic viewfinders?

What are the disadvantages of electronic viewfinders? such as the ones used in Sony SLT cameras? What is the reason that major camera manufacturers are still using the classic viewfinders while using ...
1
vote
0answers
124 views

EMF Chip on Canon EOS but not Digital

So I've been shooting my old lenses on my Canon EOS 6D for some time now so I know how to install EMF chips and so, BUT (there's always that "but"). I've got this EOS 3 which is a film SLR not a ...
0
votes
1answer
78 views

Is my Lumix camera an SLR? [duplicate]

I am just wondering if my camera is an SLR camera? It is a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ45. Could you also tell me what an SLR camera is? I have read a few descriptions but still am not sure. Thanks :)
14
votes
1answer
1k views

What does the pentaprism/pentamirror do?

In an SLR, the light bouncing off the mirror goes through a pentamirror or pentaprism before being reflected to the viewfinder. However, it seems to me that it would be possible to project an image to ...
0
votes
1answer
71 views

Custom Background - In SLRs [duplicate]

There is a background image. We can take a new picture with some white/black background, and select the required parts from this new photo and put it in background image. This can be done using any ...
1
vote
2answers
430 views

Why don't DSLR camera specifications include a zoom ratio (e.g. 3x zoom) like compact cameras?

For example, there is no mention of the zoom here. I'm guessing that it's specified in some other specification. If so, what do I look at and how do I compute the zoom from it? I've looked at a few ...
2
votes
1answer
234 views

What is the throat diameter of the Argus SLR Bayonet Mount?

Does anybody know the throat diameter of Argus SLR bayonet mount? I know its flange focal distance (register) is 44.45mm, but I don't know the diameter of the mount. Specifically, I'm interested to ...
0
votes
1answer
251 views

Is it worth buying a SLR? [duplicate]

Is it worth buying a film camera? I have a DSLR but I also want to have an experience in using a SLR. I want a fully manual camera. DSLR cameras has manual mode but I think it's different from a SLR. ...
7
votes
2answers
1k views

How to tell if a film camera is actually making shots?

I just bought an old Mamiya 500tl and from what I can tell it works okay. I've taken few shots but when I open the back I cannot see anything on the film. Should I be able to see see the negative? Is ...
0
votes
1answer
71 views

Which should be the next upgrade? [closed]

I own Nikon D5100, with 18-55mm lens kit. I am thinking of buying a new lens. Which is good? I am more of interested in portrait and natural photography. Also which filter works well for these ...
3
votes
1answer
143 views

where is the pin-hole point located in an SLR?

I dont think is in the curtains that open and close when you press the shutter. Is it inside the lense? Or is just seen in illustrations that show how a camera works? It has nothing to do with "...
17
votes
3answers
2k views

What makes a camera an “SLR”?

My question, specifically: why is the Fujifilm HS 10 not an SLR?
3
votes
1answer
211 views

When Peterson says 'fixed-lens digital cameras have greater DoF', is he assuming a smaller sensor? [duplicate]

I'm reading Understanding Exposure and ran across some discussion of apertures in fixed-lens digital cameras as compared to SLRs (page 54 in the 3rd edition). The author says that fixed-length digital ...
2
votes
2answers
213 views

How can I trigger a flash remotely and manually?

If I want to do long-exposure photos in which I trigger the flash multiple times to freeze objects in the frame I know I can use the test button of the flash to trigger it manually. But if I want to ...
1
vote
1answer
121 views

Is it possible to use a Metz 36 AF-5 flash on a Praktica MTL5 film SLR?

Is it possible to use a modern, digital flash (like the Metz 36 AF-5) on an analog film SLR? I know that I have to be careful if I use it the other way around (old flash + DSLR) because of high ...
6
votes
3answers
2k views

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 ...