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Epson R-D1s Digital Rangefinder Camera

I knew I needed a digital camera for Life Nomadic, my 2008 trip around the world. But which one should I get?

Point and shoots just don't cut it. The trip was planned to bring me to some of the most amazing places on earth, and there was no way I wasn't going to capture them in the best quality possible.

I tried to find high end point and shoots - some costing as much as $500. Still, they just don't have that rich feel that SLRs (the big ones) have.

Capturing the Moment

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Words do no justice when sharing the experiences you have when traveling. For those caught up in wanderlust, you know exactly what I mean. Your pictures will tell a story, and I promise, it doesn't take professional skills. For those new to the DSLR world, I will share some simple concepts that helped me take the pictures I wanted (or at least understand what all that lingo meant on my camera).

I’m a proud owner of a Nikon (though I’m starting to favor Canon) and purchasing this camera was one of the best investments I'd made for my travels. Understand how to use the few functions below and you won't have any problems! It is easy to use the "automatic" function, but once in a while, switch it to "manual" and get a little creative.

Aperture

Light is your best friend. It will make or break a picture. If you look into your lens and twist side to side, you will see the hole become wide and then small. This is what is known to be your aperture. The aperture is the amount of light that is let into your camera for you to take a picture. The wider the opening, the more light allowed into your lens. This is what helps brighten your pictures. The smaller the hole becomes, the less light you will capture. This is measured by the f that you see on your camera. The smaller the number (f1.2) the bigger your hole gets; allowing in more natural light. The bigger your number (f7.4) the less light you get. Easy?

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