Why might a photographer need a pixel size? There are enough such situations. Knowing the pixel size can be useful for determining safe shutter speeds when shooting with handhelds, because the smaller the pixel, the more noticeable the camera shake appears in the pictures, and the shorter shutter speed may be needed to eliminate movement. Having no idea about the pixel size of the matrix of your camera, you can not seriously talk about the depth of field, since the allowable diameter of the scattering circle directly depends on the size of the pixel. The value of the diffraction-limited aperture for a particular camera also depends on the pixel size. Finally, it is possible that when comparing multiple cameras, you will want to find out which one has a higher pixel density, which means it provides better detail and is more suitable for shooting distant objects.
The instructions for digital cameras very rarely indicate the pixel size of the matrix, but, fortunately, this parameter is quite easy to calculate on your own.
In most instructions, you can find information about the physical size of the photomatrix, as well as its linear resolution, Continue reading
The lens should be considered a key component of an optical device called a camera. That’s right: not a matrix, but a lens. A photograph is an image, and nothing more than a photographic lens forms this image on a photosensitive material. The matrix only converts the image created by the lens into digital form.
A photographer does not have to be an expert in the field of applied optics, but having some idea of how the lens of your camera works will not only not interfere with your creative growth, but will also help make photography more conscious and manageable.
The main objective of a photographic lens – to collect the light coming from the scene, and focus it on the Continue reading
Aberration of a photographic lens is the last thing a novice photographer should think about. They absolutely do not affect the artistic value of your photos, and their impact on the technical quality of images is negligible. Nevertheless, if you do not know what to take your time, reading this article will help you understand the variety of optical aberrations and methods of dealing with them, which, of course, is invaluable for real photo-erudite.
Aberrations of the optical system (in our case, the photographic lens) is the imperfection of the image, Continue reading