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The DSLR Field Guide by Michael Freeman

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Introduction

In their infancy, digital SLRs were the preserve of a select group of professional photographers, or exceptionally wealthy enthusiasts. While 35mm SLRs had reached a point in their development where there was something for everyone, regardless of their skill level or budget, the transition to sensor-based digital capture came with a price-tag that made it prohibitively expensive for the photo enthusiast. To enjoy the benefits of photography with an interchangeable lens digital camera meant investing heavily in a technology that was evolving at a phenomenal rate, with manufacturers turning out significantly superior cameras on an alarmingly regular and brief timescale; a doubling of camera resolution in as little as 12 months was ...

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