Beginning with DSLR

Whether you’ve upgraded your point and shoot camera, received a DSLR as a gift, have added photography to your list of hobbies or are changing career – here are some basics about your new “toy” to get you started!


“I have a DSLR camera! Great…but what does that mean?”

“Digital Single Lens Reflex” (sometimes shortened to “Single Lens Reflex” or SLR) cameras use mirrors to direct light from the lens to the viewfinder.

What’s inside a DSLR camera?
Here is an SLR cross sectioned (thanks Wikipedia)-
SLR Cross Section
  1. Lens
  2. Reflex mirror
  3. Shutter
  4. Image sensor
  5. Matte focusing screen
  6. Condenser lens
  7. Pentaprism
  8. Eyepiece/Viewfinder



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