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What does DSLR mean ? | Simple explanation

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The easiest explanation of what DSLR

DSLR means so you will never forget. Hi Photographers , Welcome to Easy Camera Lessons. The best photographs evoke emotion and tell real stories.

We’ve designed these lessons to help you to feel more confident to get out there and tell your stories with your photographs. The letters DSLR actually tell us a lot about our cameras’s design, the D is really obvious because it’s a digital camera but what about the rest? Okay so let’s get on to the S in DSLR.

The S stands for single and it means single lens because before the SLR design cameras had one lens on the top to look through and one lens to shoot through. When they invented the the SLR they came up with this amazing technology that meant that the light that came into the camera and the image is the same image that you see through your view finder.

The L in DSLR stands for lens, so know we have D for Digital, S for Single and L for Lens. What does the R stand for? The R in DSLR stands for Reflex and it’s a shortened version of reflection. The reason why is some amazing technology that’s here inside your camera. When your image comes into your camera it hits a little mirror and then it bounces up and goes into a prism that sends it out into your eye exactly the same as you see it through the lens. When you hear a real clunk when you photograph part of that is actually your mirror .

It stops R for Reflecting for a minute and it bounces up and the image goes straight into your sensor, so instead of coming in and hitting the mirror and going up , the image is going straight through to your sensor to record your photograph. So there you go DSLR, you’ve learnt something easy one more thing to keep up there for when youneed it.

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