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What is DSLR?

A digital single-lens reflex camera (also called a digital SLR or DSLR) is a digital camera that combines the optics and the mechanisms of a single-lens reflex camera with a digital imaging sensor, as opposed to photographic film. The reflex design scheme is the primary difference between a DSLR and other digital cameras. In the reflex design, light travels through the lens, then to a mirror that alternates to send the image to either the viewfinder or the image sensor. The traditional alternative would be to have a viewfinder with its own lens, hence the term “single lens” for this design. By using only one lens, the viewfinder of a DSLR presents an image that will not differ substantially from what is captured by the camera’s sensor. A DSLR differs from non-reflex single-lens digital cameras in that the viewfinder presents a direct optical view through the lens, rather than being captured by the camera’s image sensor and displayed by a digital screen.

DSLRs largely replaced film-based SLRs during the 2000s, and despite the rising popularity of mirrorless system cameras in the early 2010s, DSLRs remain the most common type of interchangeable lens camera in use as of 2017.

Light as a feather

I have a huge interest in photography. Unfortunately I have never had a fair chance to properly explore this interest. However, I recently had a birthday and on my birthday I received a long awaited surprise … a digital SLR camera. Of course there is still a few things I need to get to complete my new semi professional equipment. I need to buy myself a slightly better lens. Not that the kit lens isn’t good enough to start off with, but it is a bit restricted.

Well, enough about the camera. I’ve taken a few pictures so far (it takes a while to get used to it) and I would like to show you one picture I think turned out quite good. I’ve made a few tweaks in Photoshop, but only minor adjustments. I would love some feedback!

A white feather on black!

Photo: Jörgen Broström