External Flash Photography Techniques

How Important are UV Filters in Digital Photography?

Point of Interest in Photography : Small Objects with Big Impacts!

Why did Einstein Stick Out his Tongue in his Portrait?

Records of Firsts in the World of Photography

Colors of Life by Rarindra Prakarsa

Tips on Photographing Babies

5 False Myths In Photography

Photography-Themed Rube Goldberg Machine by 2D Photography Inc.

Which One is Better, Tripod Carbon Fiber vs Tripod Aluminum /Magnesium Alloy?

The Art of Purchasing a Used Analogue Camera

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On August - 14 - 2020

The Art of Purchasing a Used Analogue Camera

The Art of Purchasing a Used Analogue Camera


The golden age of analogue cameras has diminished to make way for a newer more high-tech age of the DSLRs. This however, does not mean that analogues have been pushed into a corner. There’s still a minor breed of young photographers still investing their interest in these most vintage mode of photography. These enthusiasts, however, usually aren’t very well informed in the criteria of the cameras that they should buy. Something as simple as figuring out the conditions of various components, whether they still function well or if they are defective is no easy task. It is understandable, what with these elder cameras having no LCDs in the back for one’s quick previewing pleasure.

Below is a list of steps you should use as a checklist in examining the condition of an analogue camera, to ensure that you purchase a camera in good working condition.

The main thing to check, before checking the physical attributes of an analogue camera, is the reasonableness of its price. The price offered should be that of the normal market price for said type. If the price is deemed rational, then you should start proceeding with these next examination steps. (Collectibles or rare analogue items may be exceptions.): Read the rest of this entry »

.

Related Photography Ideas for buying analogue camera tips at OneSlidePhotography.com

Which is Best? Mirrorless Cameras vs. DSLR Cameras

Lately, there’s been a boom of a new type of camera system, the mirrorless camera. So what’s the difference between this and a DSLR? Which is best? Of course they both have their advantages and disadvantages. Let’s discuss them one by one.


Tips to Learning Self-Taught Photography

Photography cameras, point-and-shoot and DSLRs alike, are now quite common in everyone’s inventory. More affordable technologies and ways of showcasing the results are now plenty and more varied. It’s no wonder that now photography has become a hobby for many people. But the desire to learn the crafts of photography properly does not increase with […]


What You Need to Know About Your Lens’ Image Stabilizer

Image Stabilization (or Nikon’s Vibration Reduction) is a feature available in some Canon and Nikon DSLR lenses. By simply activating the Image Stabilization (IS), the photographer can take sharp photos in low light (hence low shutter speeds) without the aid of a tripod and the photos won’t turn out blurry. Image Stabilization or Vibration Reduction […]


What Photographers should Know: Focal Plane Mark

Do you own an SLR or DLSR camera? Try and pay attention to the top part of the camera. Find the Greek letter Phi a circle divided in half by a long line mark that’s usually placed not far from the view finder. Maybe this feature is familiar to those who’ve been into photography for […]


The 365-day Project by Andrew Whyte: The Legographer

An English photographer named Andrew Whyte has dedicated himself into documenting the adventure of a brave LEGO figurine on his quest around the whole of England in the photo series titled “The Legographer.” Andrew Whyte is actually better known for his expertise in using darkness as the background for his photos. By several medias, he’s […]


7 Tips for Reflection Photography

Using reflections in photography can lead to some amazing effects and beautiful images. Using water, windows, mirrors or any sort of reflective surface can change an image into a work of art. Reflection photography is an art because you have to dig deep into your imagination to see the hidden beauty. It is also a […]


RAW vs JPEG, which one is better?

RAW and JPG refer to the two different file types your camera can produce. RAW – A RAW file is the unedited (unprocessed) image data that you digital SLR camera captures every time you take a photo. Because RAW files are unprocessed, they come out looking flat and dark. RAW images need to be viewed […]