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This is a bit of an apples and oranges comparison, because the D610 is a full frame camera. isn't it more comfortable to have less focus points wider spread over the whole field instead of like 50 in a small area in the center? There are two different things here: number of af points spread of af points Now here's the thing: the af points of the ...


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Depends on what you're shooting, but usually, yes, it is much better to have more focus points. There are cameras with just one focusing point (eg. Hasselblad) but usually, especially when you shoot action, you need more points because: focus in center & recompose is prone to error, blur and the delay which the movement of your hand introduces can ...


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Will I regret not being able to zoom 10x :( Nobody can tell except yourself. Rent the D5500 with the AF-S DX 18-55mm VR II and try it out. I really like the vary angle LCD thing and the fact its lighter and has wifi built in Just like big optical zoom, these are not exactly the main features of a DSLR. You should consider all features of both ...


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I would say that focal length is the most important thing to look at. Somewhere around 35mm-equivalent (so, 23mm or so on APS-C). That's the field of view of most phone cameras these days — because this kind of situation is definitely one they need to cover. Similarly, kit lenses tend to be zooms covering this range, for the same basic reason (although see ...


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The short of it is that the you will want to look for the same attributes regardless of if the lens is for indoor or outdoor use. One could argue that the following short list is of special consideration: Focal length (you may hit walls and distortion is a big concern) Weather sealing (not as important if you never go outside) Weight constraints (not as ...


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No, you're not wasting your time considering a dSLR, but you may want to consider looking at older used models, and possibly into mirrorless cameras if you're on that tight of a budget. A bridge camera can do several things a dSLR cannot without specialized lenses, such as supertelephoto and macro shooting, so you do have to weigh just how much you plan on ...


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Almost any digital camera should last several years. It does not matter if it is a bridge or DSLR, or even a compact. More expensive ones are usually more sturdy but I still have several digital cameras which are 5+ years old and work well. They were replaced becuase something better came along not because one stopped working. Since you mentioned astro ...


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Pro photographers do not necessarily always take photos via the optical viewfinders of their DSLRs. Due to the phase detection system of the optical viewfinder, many photographers when shooting subjects that require very quick focusing, will use this method as it is quicker than the contrast detection used when composing with the LCD screen. I do a lot of ...


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1.) First of all the digital view finder drains a lot of battery. 2.) The SLRs are most efficient when used optical view finder. Its designed that way. e.g. fast autofocus. The SLR works by splitting the light into three parts one for optical view finder, one for autofocus ring and one for lightmeter. For using digital view finder the mirror is raised and ...


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Aside from preventing you from banging the front of your lens when you're careless, lens hoods help prevent lens flare in certain lighting situations where a strong light source is out of the frame, but still on axis enough to send light into the lens. Think of looking off into the distance with the sun in your face and you raise your hand to shade your ...


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First, try something like a Giotto Rocket blower. They shoot a very powerful air stream. Hold the body with the lens mount facing down so anything you knock loose, falls out. I just bought a K screen for my F3 from KEH. BGN grade, because $7 was more to my liking than $17. It had a noticeable spot on the lower (contoured) surface, the one you're not ...



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