Alley in Pisa, Italy

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You are correct, a DSLR can have a fixed lens and there actually was, the Olympus E-10 for example. My guess is that there is little advantage to a fixed in a DSLR and obviously flexibility is lost, not to mention the high-cost of a large sensor which makes one want to reuse it with various lenses. The DSLR's mirror and pentaprism/pentamirror force the ...


Having wanted to buy a DSLR since long, I chose a brand first. Nikon. Went with the most affordable (to my pocket) camera D3100 which came with a basic 18-55 lens kit. This was 2 years back. I did not know anything about pro-bodies or lenses at the time. Gradually, as I started investing more time into photography, I realized that lens lineups not only ...

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