Ok! So you have bought a DSLR (Digital SLR)…now what?
You have joined ranks of "keen amateur photographer" by buying a new digital SLR, but what do all those buttons and bits actually do?
The way things are going what with pricing and technology, I can see a boom about to happen with regard to Digital SLR sales.
People who have previously just owned film or point and shoot digital cameras, will now as prices fall, have opportunity to join rest of us in exciting world of Digital SLR.
I can imagine that for a lot of people transition will be exciting but also a tad confusing. Even if you have owned a film SLR in past, I can guarantee that it didn't have this many buttons all over it with "custom functions" and like!
These new breed of cameras are quite simply amazing and I despair when I see reviews and forums airing their disappointment that a new camera just released hasn't addressed issue of "having to go to menu" to make an alteration.
When reading reviews about a particular digital SLR camera that you wish to purchase, please take it with a pinch of salt. The reviewers are there to delve into every possible avenue open to discussion and any personal gripes should not put you off.
If cameras were released with everyone's whims catered for, camera would have no room for a viewfinder or lens because of hundreds of buttons everywhere. What you need to do, even if you never use them, is to learn what each button, gadget and gizmo actually does just in case you need it one day.