Although with smartphones, tablets, and compact cameras everywhere, taking high quality photographs with a Digital Single-Lens Reflex (DSLR) camera is still very much an art.
Nikon has always stood as one of the top camera manufacturers, but with so many different models, it can be quite difficult for consumers to know which camera is best for them. To understand the best Nikon DSLR cameras,, consumers need to learn about the different camera specifications so that they know what to look for in their own camera. The lens allows photographers to zoom in on subjects and capture different amounts of light for quality photos, which are two of the basic functions of a Nikon interchangeable lens.. Whether consumers are looking at Smartphone or DSLR cameras, megapixels are typically an important selling point.
Many different DSLR cameras feature a variety of special features, and therefore photographers always need to weigh their needs with the camera they purchase.
When looking for the best Nikon DSLR cameras, consumers need to consider, the key specifications of the camera, additional features, and the price. According to TechRadar, the Nikon D3100 serves as the basic DSLR camera that both amateurs and professionals can use to take high-quality photos in almost every situation. For the professional photographers who really need the best Nikon camera regardless of the price, the Nikon D4 is the best for them.
According to PCMag, the Nikon D5100 allows consumers to take a mix of fantastic still frames and 1080p high-definition video without having to worry about perfecting the settings in various conditions. As one of TechRadar's recommended DSLR cameras, the Nikon D800 offers excellent photo resolution, superb autofocus systems, and a large dynamic range. Deciding on which Nikon DSLR camera works best for each consumer is quite difficult, and therefore consumers can benefit by comparing the top-rated Nikon DSLR cameras. Consumers should always be aware of the different DSLR accessories available for each Nikon camera. Once you understand the technical specifications and features ofNikon DSLR cameras,, you can head on over toeBay to discover a whole variety of DSLR cameras.
Additionally, you can use eBay's Advanced Search Features to locate the camera that you want based on specific listings, sellers, or cameras in the different eBay stores. With the numerous buttons, gadgets, switches, and everything else found on Nikon DSLR cameras, figuring out how to work the camera can take a lot of time. Here's my first attempt at an ebay product photograph, placing the object on the floor using the standard settings of my camera.
Youa€™re going to create a very simple photo studio on the ground just by bending a piece of poster board next to the wall.
If the room you are shooting in doesna€™t have enough light, consider getting a small studio lamp of some kind. Here's the same item, but this time not using the camera's flash, adding the makeshift white background, and setting the white balance. Now go buy yourself a new digital gadget with all the money youa€™re making from the extra sales! I particularly appreciate this post as you have used a "before and after" shot to highlight the points you are making. I finally had Danni Ackerman (Of The Danni App) show me how she takes pictures ( The video is below). I have watched and read everything I could find about taking the best product pictures and still – No Joy. Use great (really bright) lighting.  (Without additional lighting from overhead or windows). Picture number one looks good – but actually the colors are washed out and it will take editing to the image to reflect the true colors. Picture number three is GREAT!  The colors match the product AND the white background is WHITE (which means the white balance settings on my camera are correct).
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Nikon has a long history of making top-quality cameras, and the D3100 DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) camera continues its tradition of excellence. The Nikon D3100 is an easy-to-use digital camera that provides superb photographic quality. Two other lens kit options are available for more advanced photographers, or beginners who know they want to keep growing their photographic skills. Truly, the Nikon D3100 has all of the features and components necessary to appeal to new and experienced photographers alike. According to photography experts, the 18-55mm VR lens kit included with the Nikon D3100 is satisfactory for most consumers who are just getting started in photography.
For photographers who want the expanded capabilities offered by having multiple lenses, purchasing the Nikon D3100 with a two lens zoom kit is a good choice. While purchasing a lens kit upgrade along with a Nikon D3100 is a great way to explore advanced photography options right away, this approach may not suit every photographer's need or budget.
Photography enthusiasts should also know that other lens manufacturers make lenses that work with the D3100 so should not limit themselves to Nikon lens kit offerings.
Photography enthusiasts looking to purchase a Nikon D3100 with a lens kit, or upgrade their base model, need look no further than eBay.. A top-quality digital camera, such as the Nikon D3100, empowers photography enthusiasts of all skill levels to capture beautiful images. International Shipping - items may be subject to customs processing depending on the item's declared value. Your country's customs office can offer more details, or visit eBay's page on international trade. Estimated delivery dates - opens in a new window or tab include seller's handling time, origin ZIP Code, destination ZIP Code and time of acceptance and will depend on shipping service selected and receipt of cleared payment - opens in a new window or tab.
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LEICA suggests using only SanDisk cards, but not to use any of either the San Disk Extreme Pro UHS-1 or San Disk Extreme HD Video SDHC 1 if you actually want to use your image files.
The LEICA M9 is the smallest, lightest, highest-quality digital camera ever created by the hand of Man.
The all-metal LEICA M9 is less expensive than the old Nikon D3X, and weighs over four ounces (120g) less than the plastic Nikon D90! The LEICA M9 is the most important digital camera introduced since the Nikon D1, the world's first practical DSLR, in 1999.
The LEICA M9 is the world's best digital camera for travel, nature, landscape, interior and outdoor photography. The LEICA M9's excellent sensor, coupled with LEICA's superior optics, leads to better overall technical image quality than obtainable from Canon or Nikon.
Yes, with some certain exceptional lenses one could get the same quality from Nikon or Canon, but especially with wide lenses, neither Nikon nor Canon can offer the same always exceptional image quality that comes from every LEICA lens, including many LEICA lenses decades old.
With Nikon or Canon, you have to pick just the right lens, which is why I have to write tons of reviews sorting out good from bad. With LEICA lenses, they are all excellent, even wide open, and have vanishingly low distortion. The M9 and a lens weighs so little that it can be thrown over a shoulder and taken everywhere, all day and all night. At the end of the day, you're still shooting the LEICA, while the Nikon or Canon already got put away to take the weight off your shoulders. Everything you need has one direct, dedicated control, and everything you don't need isn't there to get in the way. With a Nikon DSLR there are at least six menus: Playback, Shooting, Custom Settings, Setup, Retouch and another menu to manage more menus! I write user guides for Nikon and Canon cameras, and even I can't possibly remember where to find everything.
Sure, I could jack with more menus in Nikon or Canon to set up camera settings for fast recall, but on Nikon, it still takes about eight clicks in two different kinds of menu banks. The M9 has programmable user profiles, and unlike Nikon's, the LEICA's are super easy to save, recall, lock, rename and edit. The shutter dial has deeper detents at the A position, and longer spaces between 8s, B, A and 4000, so you again can set it by feel.
The focus tabs of LEICA lenses allow you to preset focus by feel as you draw the camera, ready to shoot without even holding it to your face. Everything about the LEICA is strongly optimized for what you really do, and not diffused by trying to do a million things you won't ever do. For instance, the LEICA M9 is the first camera I've used smart enough to turn off AUTO ISO as soon as I rotate the shutter dial away from A to manual settings. For every meaningless consumer electronics feature excused from the LEICA M9, like no HDMI output, no audio, no video, no GPS, no electronic level, no slide show with music, etc., LEICA has instead imbued the M9 with something deeply useful to the experienced photographer. For instance, on playback, Nikon and Canon all give you access to about six additional playback information screens for each image. Did you just make a shot in Auto, and would you like to use that setting as a manual exposure for your next shots? On the M9, just look at the shutter speed at the top of the playback screen and set it on the shutter dial. It's easy to set a manual white balance, easier than with a Nikon and worlds easier than with Canon.
Even LEICA's included strap is the perfect length right out of the box, and much easier to attach, adjust and remove than anything else.
Press the INFO button while shooting and you get an immediate report of what you need to know.
I have personal friends who have been thrown out of countries because they got noticed at the airport, hauled in for interrogation, and not allowed to leave the airport except on a flight back to another country. With the LEICA, no one sees it, and it looks more like you're just some tourist shooting an old film camera. The LEICA M9 has the best image quality, the best portability, and is the easiest and fastest camera to use today.
Because the LEICA M9 makes everything so much simpler, you can finally spend time thinking about your pictures instead of your camera while out shooting. I bought the Nikon D3 and Canon 5D and 5D Mark II back when they gave the best image quality, but they were too big and heavy and slow to setup, and too big to carry to dinner with the wife.
When I wanted cameras that just shot and got out of my way, I used to bring a Nikon FA, Canon AE-1 Program, LEICA M7, CLE or Contax 645. Honestly, the LEICA M9 is the first digital camera I've ever used that just shoots; all the others are film. With simple adapters, screw-mount LEICA lens back to the 1920s are fully compatible, meaning full focus and automatic exposure compatibility, just like the newest lenses.
See LEICA M9 Lens Compatibility for details, and especially for exactly which lenses are in the manual coding menu. The new steel gray isn't silver; its a much darker metallic that others might call titanium, gunmetal or graphite. The the steel gray has a smoother fake leather, while the black camera has a more deeply textured fake leather.
In fact, my wish lists for Nikon and Canon DSLRs are a lot longer than this one; the LEICA M9 addresses the much longer lists I've posted for those other cameras. Yes, you can zoom to 100% pixel-by-pixel, but it takes a few seconds to read the file data. For those first few seconds, all you see are huge blocky pixels until the file is read and the details fill in. It still zooms faster than I can find IMAGE REVIEW ON or IMAGE REVIEW OFF in a Nikon or Canon menu system.
Every current and most older lenses back to about the 1960s are in the manual lens data entry menu. The M9 and M7 are the world's best cameras for long exposures, since they clock long exposures for you in their finders.
Even better would be the option to show this count-up on the rear LCD in big enough numbers so we can see it from far away.
Likewise, while waiting for a dark-frame after a long exposure the M9 counts down the time left on the rear LCD, and it would be even nicer if it was big enough to read from the comfort of wherever else I am.
I'd also like to see the JPG file size displayed on the Info screen as Canon (but not Nikon) does, because it gives me a direct, objective reading on image sharpness.
You've already read 99% of this review in the introduction: The LEICA M9 gives at least the same technical image quality as Nikon or Canon, weighs only a fraction as much, and handles far better, easier and faster. The Germans call it einmaligkeit, meaning that there is only one best instance in life when any particular photo can be made. With the LEICA, everything I need is where I need it, and the few features it does have are brilliant.
On your LEICA, you always can find the settings you need to get your photo, usually with your eyes closed.
Of course you can find this same simplicity in other cameras like the Nikon FE and Canon AE-1 Program, but they are no longer available new. The finder is sharp and clear, with no color shift and always visible light gray frame lines. Just like all LEICAs since 1980, even without glasses it is nearly impossible to see all of the 28mm finder frame. Like everything except the Contax G System, the finder doesn't zoom and doesn't correct for different angles of view versus distance. Simply turn the lens' focus ring until two superimposed finder images are merged as one, and your lens is now perfectly focused. There are no menus or settings for the AF system as there are on Nikons, which take me a lifetime to figure out.
The Automatic Focusing System of the LEICA M9, as all LEICAs since the Model II (aka model D) of 1931, automatically calculates the distance as the lens is focused, with no need to set a distance on the lens manually.
Yes, you have to use a finger to slide the silky-smooth focus lever (there are no noisy motors as on AF SLRs), but after that, it's all automatic. What is automatic is that the focus metering rangefinder is calibrated to each lens, so as soon as you merge the images in the finder, the lens is already set for perfect focus.
What makes me laugh is how people who put up with SLRs might mistakenly call the LEICA a manual focus camera. With the LEICA, you slide one silky-smooth lever, and you're in perfect focus in any light — even with the power off. DSLRs focus on each new subject faster than I can focus each frame on a LEICA, making DSLRs better for moving subjects (other photographers can focus a LEICA more quickly than I), but only after you spend several minutes in the DSLR's menus hoping to set it up correctly. The LEICA's advantage is that you can just focus on your first subject immediately, and never miss that critical first shot as situations change rapidly. With the LEICA, you also can preset focus by feel, using the position of the focus tab as your guide, or use the big, legible and precise focus scale.
Crazier than crazy, the meter and Auto ISO system works at ISO 1,600 down to 15 - 32 seconds! That's the lowest I've ever measured, and not only does it give correct exposure, it indicates it in the finder and counts it down for you.
It is not a matrix or evaluative meter, as on Nikons and Canons, and cannot think for you. By comparison, I shoot the M9 properly, which is to lock exposure on a middle tone, or force light or dark subjects to look as I want them using The Zone System, and I'm done. I never have to dial-in or change compensation as conditions change as I do with Nikon and Canon. The M9's closed-loop system eliminates exposure variations that SLRs can't, caused by sloppy automatic diaphragms. On Nikon and Canon DSLRs, you'll see slight variations between every shot; their open-loop systems can't compensate for mechanical diaphragm variations. The M9 has a broader, more softly defined center-weighted pattern than earlier LEICAs, which had more narrow and more sharply defined center patterns.
I prefer this new pattern, since you never really know where the sensitivity dot lies with a rangefinder camera.
The meter has a proper time constant, not the instant response of the M7 which gives whacky results on flickering subjects like CRT monitors.

The M9 shoots so fast and effortlessly, with no power needed to focus and set up your shot, that you might forget to tap the shutter as you draw the camera to your eye.
We don't forget with DSLRs because they are dead unless we wake them up from sleep first, while the fluidity of the LEICA can lead one to forget that the digital LEICAs also need be awake to take. Expect 7 frames without delay, maybe 8, presuming your M9 was completely idle when you started. The M9's frame buffer is an innovation which lets you shoot as fast as you like, while the M9 works in the background. The M9 is not is not to be confused with consumer cameras which just throw everything quickly on to the card pell-mell.
This also means you'll have to wait about half a minute for the M9 to finish if you shoot like a hog and filled all seven or eight frame buffer slots. Even if you made only a few shots, it still takes a while for the M9 to finish, meaning that as you shoot, the LEICA M9 often will be perfecting your vision and will not be entirely available for indiscriminate shooting. LEICA shooters shoot with a purpose; they don't spray and pray, hoping that something might turn out later.
Sometimes the M9 will fake me out, since it only responds to PLAY, INFO, SET and MENU according to what you have displayed at the moment. The M9's shutter isn't loud; it's the annoying motorized advance which charges the shutter for the next shot that can drive you crazy. At about a half a second shutter speed, the M9 reminded me of the sound of a 1970s Polaroid SX-70 as it shot, and then its motor spat out the film. The balky shutter button and inelegant shutter charging motor make the M9 sound and feel much less silky than a RealRaw LEICA, or a Contax. If you select the M9's Diskret mode (English: Discrete shutter mode), it becomes twice as quiet as described above. The M9, with its American-made 18MP Kodak sensor, coupled with LEICA lenses, is at least as good as the best from Canon or Nikon.
By comparison, the M9's AWB system can work poorly in good light, and works quite well under tungsten.
No big deal, LEICA shooters shoot film, and we are used to setting WB with filters and sticking to it. Unlike any other camera I've ever used, the Fluorescent 1 setting really works under most fluorescent light! Hand-held sharpness at slower speeds is worse than with other LEICAs Images shot with the LEICA M3 or LEICA IIIf are sharper than the LEICA M9 at slow speeds hand-held.
Most importantly, the LEICA M9 shares the same defective, notchy shutter-button design as the LEICA M7. Specifically, I have to shoot at a shutter setting of twice the lens' focal length to get perfectly sharp shots, versus about half the lens' focal length with traditional LEICAs.
I'm unsure if the very high resolution of the LEICA M9 makes it easy to see this, or if it's the M9's extra vibration and notchy shutter push-in. There is no anti-alias filter, and combined with ultra-sharp LEICA lenses, if there is anything in the picture with a fine repeating pattern happening at the right intervals (about a pixel or so apart), you'll see strong moiré. If you're a professional window-screen or fabric photographer, you might want to skip the M9, or stop the lens down so far that diffraction eliminates the finest details which cause moiré, and which are removed by the anti-alias filters of other cameras.
Shot in DNG, there is an extraordinary amount of extra highlight and shadow detail recorded by the Kodak satellite-grade focal-plane-array sensor. If shot as JPGs in-camera, there is no automatic optimization of highlights and shadow, unlike most modern cameras of lesser brands.
The LEICA photographer is always the master of his own light; he has no need for the automatic shadow-brightening (and noise-raising) tricks of lesser cameras. ISO 1,600 has a little noise if you're looking for it, but normal people (like my wife) won't see it.
Caution: the M9's LCD shows small images using crude nearest-neighbor resampling, which greatly exaggerates the effects of noise.
High ISOs on a LEICA are a far more potent tool than the same ISOs on SLRs because LEICA lenses are faster, and sharper at large apertures. The LEICA's image stabilization comes from the quiet, unflappable confidence inherent in every LEICA photographer.
The photographer focuses and sees his subject live through the same viewing system, especially at the instant at which it is recorded forever. While SLR cameras allow live through-the-lens viewing on ground glass, they also black-out at the most important instant: the instant at which your image is recorded.
Spin the knob to zoom, and when you do, the for directional buttons scroll around the image, including diagonally.
The single INFO screen on playback is refreshing: it shows everything I need in one place, and saves me from having to click thought five screens of junk like on my Nikons and Canons. The M9 is smart enough to show you the full frame image every time you hit PLAY, even if you were zoomed or in the INFO screen when you last left the play mode. The histogram shows what's on your screen, so if you hit INFO and zoom-in, you now can see the histogram for only the region of interest. Even better again than Japan, if you zoom-in first, you can hit INFO second to see the histogram of just that section.
Unless zoomed, the small images are shown from low-resolution, nearest-neighbor resampled versions of the large images. If you do use the settings LCD to view images, the colors can look a bit nasty, which is fine, because this means the photos always look better anywhere else. If you use the camera's LCD to gauge picture quality while fooling with it in a store, you probably will be disappointed. LEICA men see their images on album covers, magazines, billboards and the walls of the Whitney and MoMA; so why bother looking at them on a little LCD? With a LEICA, you know it's sharp and you already saw your subject's expression as the shutter clicked with the True Live View System, so why do you need to zoom in, or even look at pictures on a little screen? I tried different cards, especially LEICA's suggested 4 GB SanDisk Ultra II, and it doesn't seem to make anything faster.
It just takes too long if you expect to see anything when you crank the zoom-in control, so don't bother.
It zooms faster on playback if you've shot smaller JPG image sizes, and takes even longer if it's busy digesting a long string of sequential photos you just took. This is OK because it never gets in the way of a great shot; the internal processing only gets screwy when you're wasting time in playback, shooting too fast, fooling with folders, or otherwise not using your LEICA as it is intended.
If you shoot unprofessionally, say by shooting indiscriminately instead of carefully, the M9 sometimes hangs up, blinks its card access light for about five minutes, and loses the last file you just shot. Turning off the M9's power switch does not stop data transfer; it will keep working and blinking as long as it has to after you turn it off without a problem. Actually, since the file numbers are now at L1010037, I see no reason why it wouldn't increment all the way to L9999999.jpg in card folder 999LEICA, meaning that just one LEICA M9 ought to count to ten million perfect photographs before creating a duplicate file number. The charger lights blink too slowly for my taste; I have to look at the charger a few seconds to read them. The LEICA charger's LEDs aren't that easy to see in daylight; they ought to be smaller and brighter.
Being able to capture a priceless moment into a photograph that features spectacular lighting, beautiful color, and clear details is not an easy thing to do, and therefore both amateur and professional photographers need a camera that is able to work in a variety of situations. When looking for a Nikon DSLR camera, consumers should always understand the specifications and features of the camera.
Therefore, it is important for consumers to become acquainted with the technical jargon regarding DSLR cameras.
When a photographer takes a photo, light enters through the aperture and the sensor records what it sees.
Understand the zoom function is quite simple, and with a little test at any camera store, photographers can discover how effective a lens is at zooming into subjects.
A megapixel means that when the sensor captures a photo, the image processor creates the image using millions of individual pixels. Wildlife photographers may need a camera with a long focal range, while action photographers should consider cameras with a high frame-per-second shooting rate. Nikon DSLR cameras are quite expensive, and so a photographer who does not need to enlarge their photos may not want to spend the extra cash on a 24-megapixel camera, while professionals should consider spending more to benefit from the extra features of a high-end Nikon.
Furthermore, the D3100 gained popularity among photographers, as it is a great entry-level camera with an easy to use interface, simple customization options, and a range of automatic settings to help any photographer take photos without having to try different aperture and shutter speed settings to get that perfect shot. Although this camera is quite pricey, beginner photographers can definitely receive the proper photography training that they need while professionals can take high-quality shots in almost any situation. According to CNET, the D4 is the fastest Nikon system available, making it quite difficult for experienced photographers to miss a shot with proper quality light and speed settings.
With the D5100, photographers also have the ability to alter their photos or videos right from their camera, and therefore they can minimize the time they spend on their editing software. However, this camera is a bit expensive and features a complicated interface that beginners may find difficult. Additionally, photographers should always consider both manufacturer reviews and consumer reviews to get a better idea of which cameras function best both in a studio and out in the field.
Being able to accessorize a DSLR with lens filters, light meters, remote controls, or anything else can really help turn a standard DSLR into one that consumers can use for various situations while still being able to take spectacular photos.
However, with so many camera listings, you need search effectively to minimize browsing time.
You can also filter your results based on the price of the camera, condition, and where the seller is located. Therefore, consumers should always make sure that their camera comes with an instructional manual to understand the different functions. They more or less assume it doesna€™t matter that much, so they lay the product on the table, pop out the flash, and let it rip. You first need to stop using your cameraa€™s pop up flash, and you also need to give your item a less distracting backdrop. The white backdrop will reflect any extra light, helping to evenly expose the image of your product.
Angle this at about 45 degrees from your product, and make sure you get a bright white bulb. For less than a few dollars, you can setup a home photo studio to take professional grade Ebay product pictures.
We must give them the ability to feel confident in purchasing exactly what they want and that they will receive exactly what they see. For anyone who desires to take quality digital photographs or videos, the Nikon D3100 is a great choice.
An entry-level camera, the D3100 builds on capabilities of its popular predecessor models, including the Nikon D3000.
While lenses are certainly a critical need, the Nikon D3100 is a complete digital camera package. Getting to know compatible lens offerings is a key decision factor when buying a Nikon D3100.
Gaining familiarity with lens kit options available can help consumers make the best purchase decision to support their photography needs.
The baseline lens kit features Nikon's highly-regarded vibration reduction (VR) technology. With an approximately 3.1x zoom, this versatile lens lets photographers capture everything from close-up portraits to landscapes. Both lenses offer auto-focus and VR image stabilization, which provides ability to capture sharp still images even with handheld use.
It is an optimal general-purpose lens that covers the frequently-used focal range of 18-55mm and allows photographers to capture a wide range of photo and video subjects. It is an advanced lens that offers photographers opportunities to explore image capture under more challenging shooting circumstances. Fortunately, individual Nikon lenses, which are compatible with the Nikon D3100, are readily available.
As photographers grow in experience, they typically want to boost their camera's baseline capabilities by adding lens kits. Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag.
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I get no government hand-outs and run no pledge drives to support my research, so please always use any of these links to approved sources for the best prices, service and selection whenever you get anything. Even with the best SLR lenses, you still need to choose the optimum aperture and zoom setting for the best sharpness and least distortion. You never want to take it off and leave it back in the car or the hotel while you take a break. I make my best shots around dinner time when the light changes and everyone else is too tired to keep shooting. LEICAs are not crammed with junk features added for no reason other than to attract first-time buyers. Any time I pick up a Canon or Nikon, it takes too long to set it up, and once I have, takes too long to find what I just set five minutes ago. Even after owning an M9 for no more than a day, I can find everything I need, because it's all in one place. With Nikon and Canon, I tend to keep one camera around set up for one thing, and another set up for something else so I can just grab one. If you prefer, the large focus scales let you preset by distance, again without need to hold the camera to your face. What takes twelve clicks in a couple of different places on a Nikon or Canon to turn off AUTO ISO and get into manual mode and then set shutter speed is but one flick of a fingertip on the M9. For instance, the M9 is the first camera smart enough to allow you to have it set AUTO ISO based on the lens you've attached.
It tells me exactly what I need to know, including lens focal length and smart histograms that read just the details of a zoomed-in segment to check highlights precisely, instead of the asinine blinking highlights of other cameras. On a Canon or Nikon you'll have to scroll through twelve pages of playback screens to find your exposure.
The Germans think of everything; there are bumpers on the M9 body to prevent the strap from marring the fine finish. You get big color barographs of battery and memory card capacity, as well as numeric indication of pictures left, shutter speed and lens.
It was their big pro DSLRs that branded them as journalists, and that particular sensitive country had had enough of journalists.
Now the LEICA M9 is always with me, and it's faster to shoot since it's always ON like an SLR and it's already around my neck instead of having to be brought out of a pocket. Any of these just shoot, so I can pay attention to my pictures instead of being distracted by the camera. Sure, I can always find nitpicks with any camera, but even my biggest whines about the LEICA M9 don't detract from any of these three areas of excellence. The M9 reads it, but now you can enter your lens data manually, saving you the need to butcher any classic lenses with 6-bit code. They all look good on the steel gray M9, while silver lenses look silly on a black camera, and black lenses look silly on a chrome camera.
You have to hit it with your left hand as you navigate the menu with the controls on the right side with your right hand. There should be, because if there was, you could control everything with one hand instead of two.
You'll love the fact that the silky-smooth and bank-vault solid LEICA bayonet needs only a tiny one-twelfth of a turn to remove or lock a lens, not the much longer turns required on lesser cameras. Its simplicity allows the LEICA photographer to bag 10 award-winning photos in less time than others take to find a hidden menu item, or try to rescue their mistakes later on a computer because they were too distracted to set their camera properly in the first place. They've done this since the 1930s, while other camera makers took until the 1960s to couple the rangefinder to the lens' distance scale.
There is no hunting and no need for an AF assist light: so long as you can see details or an edge through the finder, just line up the images for perfect focus. You do of course have to move a finger to focus, just as you have to press a shutter button on an AF DSLR. Maybe if you got it all right after 10 minutes of fiddling, maybe the camera will focus as you intended.
Either of these techniques gives great focus without having to hold the camera to your face to position an AF sensor. Used properly, I don't need to look at the LCD to check exposure, because the M9's simple, center-weighted TTL meter always delivers what I knew it would.

The Japanese meters do a better job of guessing for amateur photographers over a broader range of conditions (like backlight), but when pressed, often give varying results in difficult situations that require resorting to looking back at an LCD.
If you expect to point the camera at any crazy light condition and have the camera figure it out for you, shoot a Nikon or Canon. Do this on the M9, and each frame matches exactly because the M9's meter reads through the closed-down diaphragm, eliminating any source of mechanical error.
A LEICA is a commercial-grade product, with materials and finish quality not seen in any other camera available to consumers today. Everything is metal, except for the anti-chafing bumpers next to the stainless-steel strap lugs, the USB cover, the rear dial and four buttons and the eyepiece guard. If it's been a few minutes since your last shot, the M9 goes back to sleep and may take a second to wake up and take your shot, still less time than if you did the same thing with a DSLR that goes to sleep after just 16 seconds. If you shoot a few frames, it takes the M9 a while to chew on them before the buffer is completely clear again.
It takes the LEICA M9's high-speed onboard computers a mere three to four seconds to perfect each image. If it's fallen asleep after as many minutes as you programmed in MENU > AUTO POWER OFF, first tap the shutter and wait a second for the M9 to wake up. The M9's shutter might be about as loud, but the M9 only can charge its shutter for the next shot with its cranky sounding motor. The M9's motor takes much longer to charge the shutter than the faster motors in Nikon DSLRs. Even better, when you have selected this mode, it works this way in the Single advance position, and still blazes away when set to Continuous advance, all with the flick of a fingertip. Instead of the soft, quiet, slow horizontal cloth shutter of real LEICAs, the LEICA M9 has a noisy, multi-bladed vertical metal contrivance that looks like it came out of a Voigtländer. Instead of having the silky-smooth continuous trigger-pull of better LEICAs, the LEICA M9 instead has notches, or jerks, inserted into what is supposed to be a smooth shutter release.
Even the LEICA M4-P gives sharper results, as it also has a proper shutter release trigger pull, without notches.
I look at my LEICA M3 and other images scanned to the same resolution on the same monitor as my LEICA M9 images, so I suspect it's the flaws in the LEICA M9. When interpreted in Apple Aperture, there are a couple of stops of extra highlight detail and many stops of extra shadow detail that can be pulled out. When looking a the full image on the LCD, it will look 100 times worse at ISO 1,600 than it actually is. There are no flipping mirrors or other shenanigans going on inside the camera when you record your decisive moment.
Images on their LCDs move in response to the subject, but these images are delayed by a fraction of a second; they are not live.
With the LEICA's live viewfinder, you see the subject flashed live the instant it is recorded. This would be inconceivably stupid for the LEICA photographer, even if popular with lesser men. If you have a busy subject, you'll see plenty of resampling artifacts, and shooting at high ISOs, you'll see what looks like a lot of noise when not zoomed in, but in fact is just the camera exaggerating it until you zoom in.
LEICA photographers know how to shoot, and don't bother looking at their pictures on a little screen while out in the field.
The shadows on my LCD go a bit violet and my LCD seems to have more contrast, especially in the green channel, than actually in the images. Most LEICA photographers also shoot film; we know how to get it right without having to watch a little TV on the back. I tried an ancient blue SanDisk 256MB card from 2005, and it didn't zoom-in any slower, either.
As you go back and forth it will take a while to read each image, and once it does, you'll be able to click back and forth quickly. For instance, if you accidentally start a long exposure, say by pressing the shutter with the lens cap on in Auto, attempting to stop the exposure by turning off the power stops the exposure — and also hangs up the camera.
It knows you aren't paying attention and won't miss the file, and it doesn't feel like wasting its valuable time processing all that data for someone who obviously doesn't know how to shoot properly.
The biggest benefit of DSLR cameras over compact cameras is that they are fast; a DSLR camera can turn on, focus, and take a picture much quicker than most other cameras, allowing photographers to capture those once-in-a-lifetime photos in pristine quality. Then, they can comfortably and confidently, purchase the best camera for their lifestyle and needs. In addition, figuring out the best DSLR camera often depends on the uses of the camera, as a professional photographer who needs to enlarge and enhance portrait photos is going to need a different camera from one who enjoys taking nature shots. Other features that consumers should consider include the ISO settings, auto focus capabilities, continuous shooting modes, live view modes, and movie modes. Furthermore, the Nikon D7000 is lightweight and fast, and therefore photographers on the go can always feel comfortable taking photos all day long. The Nikon D4 powers on, focuses, and takes pictures within 0.2 seconds in bright and dim situations, while at the same time saving continuous pictures in RAW file format instantaneously. Although speed is definitely an asset of this camera, the 921K pixel, side-articulated LCD screen is the biggest benefit, as photographers can instantly see their photos with superb detail and color. For professionals, they can experience 36.3 megapixels for their photos, which is one of the highest amounts on the DSLR camera market. To find the right camera, photographers should consider the key specifications, additional features, and prices of each camera. Always make sure that you closely examine your seller's listing as well, and read the product descriptions to make sure that your camera is the exact one that you want. This allows consumers to not only optimize their experience with their camera, but it can also help them to protect their camera while cleaning, taking the camera out in the sun for extended periods of time, using the memory card, and properly changing lenses. You'll find yourself taking better shots by using just two or three tips!Prepare to learn photography the fun way!Simple and effective tips and techniques. This is usually results in an unevenly lit photo that doesna€™t do your product any justice. You can head over to your local craft store and pick up a big piece of white poster board instead. If you want, you can also hold a white piece of paper over the top of your mini-photo studio as your camera takes the picture.
You will end up adjusting your white balance anyway, but having a white light source will help to remove a few variables in this whole process.
It produces big white spots that make it practically impossible for your buyers to figure out what theya€™re getting. Just remember to avoid using your cameraa€™s built-in flash, use a tripod, and take as many closeup shots as you can.
To enhance photo and video quality even further, photography enthusiasts can purchase a Nikon D3100 with a lens kit. Significant feature upgrades in the D3100 include a 14.2 megapixel sensor for both live view and high definition (HD) video capture.
In addition, the lens features Super Integrated Coating (SIC) that provides high-contrast, vivid images by minimizing ghosting and flare. With a combination of advanced functions, such as Vibration Reduction (VR) and Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass for chromatic aberration correction, this lens offers dramatic sharpness when capturing either photographs or HD video. In fact, photography enthusiasts may be able to score an exceptional deal on a gently-used lens.
These companies offer a wide selection of lenses, including specialized portrait lenses,,wide-angle lenses,,low-light lenses,,wildlife lenses,,travel lenses,, fisheye lenses,, and other varieties. All you need to do is visit any page on the eBay website and type a few keywords into the search bar that appears on each page. While the base Nikon D3100 lens kit is suitable for many consumers' needs, the company also offers two additional lens kits that can be purchased along with the Nikon D3100 camera body.
If you reside in an EU member state besides UK, import VAT on this purchase is not recoverable. We are happy to refund your entire purchase price of any item that is returned in its original packaging and in new condition, less our actual original shipping costs. I know I'm not the only one who has to wander through six menus looking for what I just set a moment ago on my DSLRs. The LEICA doesn't have all the crap; it has exactly what we need, and nothing more to get in the way.
LEICA's profiles store everything about the camera you set, while Nikons only store a fraction of what you actually wanted to save and recall.
All you get is perfect focus with none of the the fuss of trying to set up, or give up setting, a DSLRs AF system. What we have today is the result of almost 100 years of continuous product development for serious photographers. With the M9 I no longer have to hit the INFO button seven times trying to get back to the playback display I wanted. Then you'll have to shift the mode to M, then you'll have to hunt, peck and spin dislocated electronic command dials to set the aperture and then the shutter speed, and then you'll have to go turn off Auto ISO after you try the first few shots and realize the exposure doesn't match.
With the LEICA M9, it also just shoots, with all the controls I need right where I need them, and nothing to get in my way. The fact that it wins on all three accounts at the same time makes it unquestionably the best digital camera ever made for travel, nature, landscape, interior and outdoor photography.
Even with whatever few sillinesses I can find with the M9, any one of the three incredible ways the M9 goes about its business so seamlessly more than compensates for any other complaint. Of those 22 complaints about things that are done wrong in the 5D Mark II, the LEICA M9 fixes 19 of them. Without correction, these ancient non-retrofocus lenses give nasty color shifts on each side of the M9's images, as expected. In any language it means that your camera needs to fall away from your consciousness so that you can concentrate on your subject and capture that one moment in all eternity, for an eternity, and not be off dicking around looking for some lost menu item somewhere. Each setting on every LEICA has its own full-time dedicated ring, each of which have only one fixed position for each setting. On other cameras, you had to measure the distance with a tape measure, guess, or use an external rangefinder and set that distance on the lens' focus scale, which was sloppy at best, and slow and sloppy at worst. The top, bottom, body, shutter knob, power switch, shutter button, preview levers, bottom release key and everything else is all brass, aluminum, stainless steel, magnesium or glass. By comparison, the M4-P and M3 have just one smooth, silky continuous slide-in to fire the shutter. The LEICA's shutter-charging motor is lower-pitched and wavers more in pitch than the Contax. The shutter button of the M9 requires overcoming a couple of progressively stronger detents, and this leads to blurrier images. Your M9's focal plane shutter quietly slides past your image plane to capture the peak of the action just as it happens. The LEICA photographer's attention never leaves his subject, and certainly would never be fixed on an LCD while out shooting. Zoom in and you'll see ISO 1,600 noise just about go away; looking at the full image it is exaggerated by about a hundred times. Even better, release the PLAY button and use the arrows to scroll to different zoomed areas, and now you can zoom-compare between two different areas in each image. The M9 now requires you to pop out the battery and apologize for your unprofessional behavior. I've had this happen a couple of times when I've been shooting so hard that the buffer is close to full and the M9 doesn't get the feeling that I have any idea of what I'm doing. For instance, use CAN10 for your trip to next year's Cannes Film Festival or GPM10 for your trip to the 2010 Grand Prix de Monaco. The APS-C sensor is larger than the one in point and shoot cameras, and therefore it is able to capture more light and create a greater depth-of-field.
The size of the aperture, rated in f-stops, determines how much light a lens travels to the sensor. Typically, a DSLR camera with 12-megapixels elicits pristine quality photos; however, photographers who need to enlarge their photos without losing quality should consider cameras with higher megapixels. According to photography author Ken Rockwell, the Nikon D7000 is the best Nikon DSLR camera on the market. The body of this camera is rugged and quite large, but it provides enough space for picture controls, video controls, and much more all next to a clear and accessible LCD display. Additionally, the Nikon D800 can capture 1080p video at several different frames-per-second rates.
Keep in mind that eBay's powerful search engine locates listings based on your keywords, and therefore keywords that are too specific, may not elicit any listings.
Additionally, photographers can always be prepared as long as they have an extra battery, extra memory card, and a camera bag. People assume that because you dona€™t care enough to take a good photo, youa€™re just trying to get rid of your merchandise. Just make sure ita€™s flexible enough to bend around the bottom corner where your wall meets the floor. If you still cana€™t manage to keep the wall out of the shot, you can always crop it out with Photo editing software later on. Before purchasing, however, getting familiar with the capabilities of the baseline Nikon D3100 lens kit and the benefits of kit upgrades is vital. In fact, the D3100 is the first Nikon entry-level camera to support up to 10 minutes of 1920x1080 movie recording. While the baseline lens kit provides a good entry point for purchasers, adding on to a lens collection over time can enable users to expand their photographic range by exploring wide-angle, telephoto, or macro photography. By having a selection of lenses from Nikon and other manufacturers, photographers can create a truly custom lens package that suits all of their unique photo and video needs. Fortunately, if building out a lens collection over time is a better approach, photographers can purchase individual lenses from Nikon or other manufacturers for their D3100. It has problems with JPGs; therefore I shoot DNG ONLY and haven't had any problems since with lost files. World-changing photos slip through your shutter at just the right instant, unblurred by camera shake caused by the flipping mirrors which degrade image quality from SLRs.
However, the biggest flaw of the Nikon D7000 is that its video capture features slump in comparison to other Nikon models.
The dual card memory slots allows photographers to take a range of photos quite quickly, but in continuous shooting mode, the D800 can only reach about four frames per second.
Some moments are going to come quickly and never return, and therefore photographers need to be there and be prepared to make sure that they capture these moments on a Nikon DSLR camera.
Ia€™m just telling you this so you dona€™t have to go through an extra step when you think youa€™re all done. When you set your camera on a tripod, you can get away with using slower shutter speeds and no flash. Show the imperfections from multiple angles so your buyers know exactly what theya€™re getting. Nikon 3100 cameras and compatible lens kits are available from various online and brick-and-mortar sources, including photography specialty stores and consumer electronics dealers.
This allows photographers to custom create a truly unique selection of lenses that meets their precise needs. The LEICA photographer never misses his moment because his camera doesn't weigh him down, doesn't try to confuse him, and never gets in his way. Pick the one that best matches your light source, and your Ebay product photos wona€™t have any weird color tinges.
However, photography enthusiasts can find an optimal selection of Nikon D3100 lens kits at competitive prices any time, day or night, on eBay.. Before you buy, you should click on either the photo or listing title to get in-depth details from the seller's posting. For the best selection of Nikon D3100 lenses at affordable prices, photographers should turn to eBay as their one-stop shopping source. You can also assess feedback and ratings left by prior purchasers to make sure you are transacting with a reputable seller.
Ita€™s the little things we keep in our houses, the knicknacks, the paddywhacks, and the digital appliances we dona€™t use anymore. You can get a better return on small indoor items when you take crisp and clean pictures using a photo studio.

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