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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!
* Please set your Camera in Remote Mode before use it * For the first time use. please ... more
pull out the plastic separator at the battery holder. * Mount the camera on a tripod or place the camera on a stable, level surface. * Press the button and rotate main command dial until (delayed remote) or (quick response remote) is displayed in the control panel. * Aim the transmitter on the remote control at the infrared receiver on the camera (usually within+/-30 degree of the lens axis, from the left to the right and from the top to the bottom) and press the shutter release button on the remote control (when using the remote outdoors, make sure that the subject is not backlit and that the line of site between the transmitter and the infrared receiver is not blocked by the lens or other obstacles). * How the camera focuses and shoots depends on the option selected for your camera's customer setting. for further information, check your camera's manual. * Infrared cannot be seen by human eyes. so you will see no visible light from the LED on the front end of the remote control when operating . * Battery: CR2025 Package contents:1X Remote Controller ML-L3 (CR2025 Battery included)