Do you have a lens that you love but does not work with your camera system? Luckily, there are third-party adapters on the market that can attach to the back of your lens so it will work with your camera. Authors Richard Harrington and Jim Ball showcase several lens adapters so you can use the lens you want with your camera.
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- So lens adapters are the great equalizer…for using just about any kind of camera…with any kind of lens these days.…And that's an economic benefit…and a creative benefit.…- Yea, a lot of times through the years,…I've built up my kit,…and I might have a lens that I absolutely love.…For example, I've spent a lot of time shooting…on micro 4/3, and only recently got…into shooting on a Sony.…I've got some lenses that I absolutely love,…some micro 4/3 fisheyes and some cool things,…that let's just be honest,…if I had unlimited funds…and could go out and just recreate my entire kit,…I'd have to go and spend…another 10, 15 thousand dollars.…
Sometimes it's nice to be able to dig in…and grab things, or vintage lenses.…Vintage is actually one of the main reasons…why I use it.…I've got old lenses that I wanna attach…to a modern camera.…So this is one of those adapters, right?…- Well, this is an adapter that will…probably fit anyone's budget.…They're very inexpensive,…and they're gonna do the job for still images.…You can get a couple of em,…
In this course, Rich Harrington joins cinematographer James Ball for a detailed look at the pros and cons of using prime lenses for both photography and video projects. Together, they look at practical implications of shooting with primes as well as creative opportunities and challenges.
- Understanding prime lenses
- Adapting lenses to specific cameras
- Identifying benefits and challenges when working with prime lenses
- Working with specialty prime lenses: macro and Lomography lenses
- Exploring options with a shallow depth of field
- Strategies for success with prime lenses