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From the comments, a spirit level is a good idea. Even better is a laser level, which can more accurately help you level the tripod. Once the tripod is level, you can move the head to the prescribed angle to recreate your shot. For something like this a ball head is going to make the process more difficult; a 3-way head, such as Elenesski suggests, would be ...


If you have the level of accuracy you are describing in your question's comments, I'd imply you have the budget to replace the ball-mount tripod with a tripod and angled head. After you set the tripod level you can precisely set the orientation of the camera. How you set the horizontal control (with the compass) will be a personal choice. With this ...


To understand the difference between a bridge camera and a DSLR, it is really necessary to understand the origin of the term "bridge camera". While a DSLR (digital single lens reflex) is a particular type of camera with a very well defined meaning (it uses a single lens which is used for both exposure and viewfinding), the term "bridge" simply means that it ...


The one that lets you obtain results you want which are not possible with gear you already have. Your current purpose, improving skills, does not require any additional equipment at all, just like improving driving skills would not imply buying a fleet of different cars. Practicing and learning about the craft would be much more effective. No idea where to ...


I have owned two "Bridge" cameras, a Kodak ZD710 and currently have a Panasonic Lumix FZ28K. Bridges are point-n-shoots that incorporate elements of a DSLR, just enough to get a small taste. Due to those DSLR elements it will tend to be a stepping stone, if you never had one; I know three others beside myself who after using Bridge brought their first DSLR ...


Wow, answered my own question: There is a switch on the fisheye lens labeled "LIMIT" which will lock the maximum zoomed out state of the lens to a point where no negative space is captured on non-full-frame sensors. When this LIMIT switch is in the non-active position, the lens does not impose any artificial limits and the you are free to capture a ...


Mirrors usually flip back when not energized so that debris from mounting a new lens does not reach the sensor. They are also hold in place in some mechanical means, so when not energized, they do not shake and vibrate during transportation. Mirrors with only one latching position (e.g. spring pulls it to a closed position) will require power to keep the ...

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