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I bought this camera because it appeared to offer a lot of features for my money. So far, the expense has been justified because of the wonderful prints I have received back from the development labs.
The cost was a mere 150 pounds, for a camera which gets the best of both the SLR and APS worlds.
For those who are not in the know:
SLR is Single Lens Reflex. What you see through the view finder is exactly what you get in the frame because, thanks to a mirror, you are looking directly through the lens.
APS is a relatively new type of film. The main advantages are:
i) the films are smaller, and hence the cameras can be smaller too. ii) three frame sizes can be selected, including the classic 6x4 inch prints, a slighter larger 7x5, and a glorious panoramic size. iii) the films can be rewound mid-roll, and then re-loaded into the camera at a later date to enable different film types (e.g colour/black and white) to be swapped around without having to finish the film first.
So why, when even a cheap SLR camera can cost twice as much, was this camera so cheap? The main reason, so I am told, is that old-fashioned SLR fanatics are refusing to budge from their trusty old 35mm films, because they reckon that they get better picture definition with the 35mm format (APS is only 24mm). Well, that's their problem isn't it because thanks to them, I got a really cool camera for half price!
The FotoTech ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control (Infrared) is only 2.5" (60 mm) tall and can ... more
fit easily into your pocket. You can and even put yourself in the picture without having to make that silly 10 second dash. Wireless control allows users to step away from the camera when shooting. It is for use with the following Nikon cameras: D40, D40X, D50, D60, D70, D70S, D80, D90, D600, D610, D3300, D3000, D3200,D5000, D5100, D5200, D5300,D7000, D7100, Coolpix P6000, P7000, P7100, N65, N75, Coolpix 8400, 8800, Pronea S, Nuvis S & Lite Touch Zoom Cameras, Nikon 1 J1, Nikon 1 J2 and Nikon 1 V1. It acts as a wireless shutter release capable of instantly triggering the shutter without disturbing the camera, up to a distance of approximately 16' (4.87 m) in front of the camera. It is recommended for taking pictures of subjects that are difficult to approach, or to minimize vibration for close-ups and time exposure, and it is powered by a CR-2025 3v battery (included). The ML-L3 supports the bulb exposure camera setting making it a worthwhile accessory for shooting long time exposures for low-light photography or unusual daylight effects. It doesn't work for D3100 because D3100 does not have an IR transmitter built into the unit Specifications: Total length: 2.5 inch Product Weight: 0.04 oz What's included: 1x FotoTech Wireless Remote, 1x FotoTech Velvet Bag: 9.5cm x 6cm * All images Copyright FotoTech. All Rights Reserved.
NEW! Wireless (IR) Remote Shutter Release ML-L3 for Nikon D40, D40X, D50, D60, D70, D70S, ... more
D80, D90, D3000, D5000, F55, F65, F75, N65, N75, Coolpix 8400, 8800, Pronea S, Nuvis S & Lite Touch Zoom Cameras The ML-L3 Remote Control acts as a wireless shutter release capable of instantly triggering the shutter without disturbing the camera, up to a distance of approximately 16 feet. It is recommended for taking pictures of subjects that are difficult to approach, or to minimize vibration for close-ups and time exposure. Powered by CR-2025 3v battery (included). Don't let camera shake ruin a perfect shot. This wireless remote helps prevent camera movement, so your photos are crisp and clear, not blurry.