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Digital SLR Pro Secrets by David D. Busch

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Introduction

I’ve been amazed at the features and capabilities that have been packed into affordable digital SLRs in the last 12 months. The uprising kicked off by the Canon Digital Rebel in 2003 has become an all-out revolution, with cameras and lenses that we couldn’t have dreamed of even two years ago available at bargain-basement prices that any serious photographer can afford. Consider that pre-Rebel, low-end 6-megapixel digital SLRs cost $2,000 or more, and those with the features you really need couldn’t be purchased for less than $5,000.

Today, 6- and 8-megapixel dSLRs cost $699–$899, and you can buy a 12-megapixel full-frame (24mm × 36mm sensor) Canon 5D for around $3,200. Nikon finally replaced its aging D100 with a spanking new 10.4-megapixel ...

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