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 angle of the image or the angular field of the lens is the angle formed by the rays connecting the extreme opposite points of the frame with the optical center of the lens. In other words, this is the maximum angular size of an object that can be captured using this lens.
The wide angle of the image allows the lens to cover more space due to the small scale of the image. The narrow angle of the image shows less space, but on a larger scale.
Since the frame has a rectangular shape, it is necessary to distinguish the angular field, measured horizontally, vertically and diagonally. In the technical characteristics of photographic lenses, the largest, i.e. Continue reading
Taking regular photographs in natural light is not difficult to notice that truly good light (not plentiful, namely good) is a disappointingly rare phenomenon. Let’s be honest: beautiful lighting lasts no more than a couple of hours a day, and then on condition that you are lucky with the weather. Every photographer who shoots mostly in the fresh air knows how important it is to choose the right time for shooting and how long sometimes you have to wait for suitable weather conditions. Unfortunately, this is practically the only reliable way to create any outstanding landscape photographs: first you explore a potentially photogenic place, and then for a long time and persistently try to find it in the most favorable light. Sometimes we are lucky, and circumstances immediately develop in the best way, and sometimes the wait can last for years. Continue reading