How Much Does A Digital Camera Really Cost? Make Sure You Budget Right Before Buying A New Camera

Digital cameras are not different than other consumer electronic products. The cost of ownership is not limited to the sum paid to purchase the camera. In most cases consumers find themselves spending more money on accessories and other additional products. Failing to budget for those extra expenses can result in buying a camera just to … Read more

Using Long Lenses

Using a telephoto lens to get in close to the action or sneak up on a subject from a discreet distance is terrifically exciting, and can yield great pictures. But the high magnification of long tele and zoom lenses accentuates the effects of camera shake caused by your inability to hold the camera and lens … Read more

Optical or Digital Zoom? The Choice is Clear

Many of us do not know the difference between optical and digital zoom. We will try to explain the difference as using the right zoom feature is important for achieving the best photo quality. Optical vs. Digital zoom becomes more confusing as manufacturers are sometimes not clear when advertising their camera zoom figures. What is … Read more

How to Deal with Dealers

Photo dealers, like cameras, come in a staggering variety of sizes, types, and quality grades. Whether they’re found in small, local camera stores, big department-store chains, discount houses, or mail-order companies, they all have one thing in common—they’d like to make a sale. At the elite end of the dealer spectrum are salespeople who know … Read more

Digital Camera Vs. Film – Pros And Cons

Consumers have been pretty receptive to the lower priced “point and shoot” models (some 5 million digital cameras were sold in the U.S. during the Christmas 2005 holiday season), but there are still some holdouts. Great strides have been made in digital technology over the past few years, but more sophisticated digital cameras have only … Read more

Choosing the Right lens

Every owner of an interchangeable-lens camera is faced with the pleasant dilemma of picking the most appropriate lenses to buy, then deciding which to use. However, there are no rules to go by; much depends on your personal style and what you already own. To help you decide which lenses to buy and how best … Read more