The Hazan: Rabbi Raphael Elnadav z.s.l.
By: Morris Antebi, Photographer
When buying a simple “point and shoot” camera, many people think that the more zoom magnification a camera has, the better the camera will serve them. But in truth, the zoom specification should probably not determine the camera you choose, since the proper use of zoom to capture most subjects requires much more lighting than the small flash on the front of your camera will provide. Therefore, regardless of how much zoom the camera is capable of, subjects will most likely come out dark, unless the photo is taken in an optimum light setting.
Instead of focusing on zoom, look for the widest lens. Aside from making it easier to take group shots from closer range, the wider view will “show more”of the surroundings enabling you to see the distinct location in which the shot was taken.