The technological advancements have revolutionized cameras to a great extent. With any random off-the-shelf DSLR camera, you can capture stunning landscape photographs. An important thing to remember is that the photo equipment ought to be extremely reliable and should be able to handle the temperature extremes. Why is that the case? Well, the best landscape photographs are often taken in daunting weather conditions — for instance, an image taken at the dawn in below freezing point temperature, or in a stormy weather with strong winds blowing. Imagine the sand blowing in your eyes in an African desert while the scorching sun fries your skin — and you have to capture the perfect shot in that condition.
Nikon D700 and D750 are sturdy and have a high performance. Fuji Film X-T10 is one of the best auto-focusing cameras in the market. Fuji Film X-T1 has an impenetrable seal, which makes it perfect for capturing images in the wet climatic zones.
In landscape photography, the sharpness of the image is the real essence, which is attained with an aperture that provides an exceptional field depth. Idyllically, the aperture range must be between f/9 and f/16.
Here are some of the factors that you should keep in mind when setting out to buy the camera systems:
Is the camera system protected with weather sealing?
Is there a shutter speed setting (bulb mode) available that elongates the exposure duration?
What is the exposure time — is it long?
Can you change the ISO setting — that is, can you change the sensitivity to light?
Can you control the shutter speed and aperture manually?
The debate about making a selection between film camera systems and the digital camera systems for landscape photography is an endless one. Well, both have their perks and the downsides. You might wonder why there are landscape photographers who are still interested in the analog film format. There are many professional landscape photographers use film camera systems with both large and medium formats — the latter has the tendency to capture high-resolution images. An astounding 400 MP image can be obtained from medium format films. Obviously, if you compare the resolution of an ordinary 35mm film camera with the high-tech digital camera, the image quality of the latter will definitely be better. Apart from the resolution, digital camera systems are winning the race in all other aspects, such as, the sensitivity to light and dynamic range.. The quality of the sensor of the digital camera also helps in determining the noise in the resultant image.