I am a week off. I was ill and now one of the children is ill and someone was ill before that I lost track. I realized that it is a pain to talk in the "we" and "our" terminology and I have decided to not do it as much. I learned something new today though that I feel I should share. It goes along with the comparison from the last blog. We all know or should all know that the effective focal length changes with the crop factor, well the effective aperture changes as well. So the f1.8 on an LG G6 is closer to an f13 because the crop factor is 7.37 which explains why so much is in focus with the camera. Also the 4mm is closer to a 30mm. This was explained in greater detail at photographylife.com.
So instruction manuals, the boring part of getting a camera. Most of the time the cameras are roughly self explanatory especially if you have experience with that kind of camera before. The other day I bought a Nikon off of an acquaintance with the idea of selling it for more money. She got more that she was asking and I should get more than what I bought it for. I have never used a Nikon DSLR before and realized how different it is from Sony, Minolta, and Canon cameras. Thankfully the manual came with it and I could figure it out. Before picking it up though I spent 30 or so frustrated minutes trying to change the ISO off of auto and changing the focus points on the camera. After looking through the manual for a few minutes I figured it out and I recalled a decade or so ago I found some interesting things from the manuals. Like how to take multiple exposures on a single frame of film, add picture styles to the editing program, use the AE-L button effectively, and other things that I can't remember having learned from the manuals. So my advice is look through your manual the thing that you might not know your camera can do might be the thing that will make some great shots. Again I would love to see some pictures in the comments. So get your camera's manual, peruse it, see if there is anything new, grab your camera, then go out and shoot.