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why a lens's aperture only shuts to its specified stop when the shutter release is pressed, instead of staying static at that stop constantly That's because a closed aperture would reduce the amount of light coming to your eye. The viewfinder would be dim. Try the preview button on a lens with a wide open aperture like f1.4 and an aperture setting of ...


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Why is the Depth of Field Preview button necessary? With the lens wide open, as it normally is before you take the shot, you can't tell how much depth of field you'll get in the photograph. When you press the button, the lens is stopped down to the selected aperture letting you see the shot as it will be recorded, depth of field and all. For both ...


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A very literal answer to your question, to go along with the ones that go further in explaining the value of the things you seem to doubt the value of: Because manufacturers continue to believe that enough people still value these things to the extent that removing them would negatively impact sales. This is worth mentioning, because as touchscreens ...


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I'm finding it very difficult to avoid reading the question as: I don't know what I'm doing! It's too hard! I don't wan'a learn a new interface! Waaa! I'll resist the urge to slap you and instead calmly explain that... Cameras are complicated. Photography can be complicated. If you've come to this from a world of point-and-shoot or smartphones, ...


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The most secure way to do this would be to use a smart phone instead of a camera, and ensure that the storage is encrypted. Modern versions of Android support hardware encryption. If you erase images on encrypted storage, there is no way to recover them. Obviously you'd need to make sure you disable any automatic photo backup settings. Something like the ...


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I highly recommend you read Neal Stephenson's essay In the Beginning Was the Command Line. It's a decade and a half old now, and about computers rather than cameras, but a lot of it is very relevant. Particularly: Obviously you cannot sell a complicated technological system to people without some sort of interface that enables them to use it. The ...


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You could replace the full set of controls with some much more intuitive and integrated click-wheel or touch-screen controls. Most DSLR's use wheels and buttons to set the most-used parameters (shutter speed, aperture, ISO, focus, AE-lock, etc.). Some have touch screens in addition or instead. However, most photographers want tactile controls so that ...


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It really depends on you. If you are looking for a camera that you don't use often, then it's not a deal. you can take a regular one maybe with a swivel screen and other connectivity options. you will enjoy shooting with the back screen informations. Now, if you are taking this for serious, and you are shooting manual or in settings priority, using ...



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