Olympus creates a wide range of lenses for you to use that range from budget lenses to prime lenses to professional lenses. How do you know which type best complements your workflow? In this movie, author Richard Harrington walks you through the pros and cons of using Olympus prime lenses so you can understand if they are best suited for you.
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- I really like shooting with prime lenses.…In fact, it's my favorite way to work photographically.…I find that I can get very high-quality pictures,…and that the images tend to be a bit sharper…due to fewer moving parts and less glass.…Now prime lenses are little bit more expensive.…The ones from Olympus typically range between…about 300 and 700 dollars,…but they do give you some of the sharpest images.…For example, I have a 75-millimeter lens attached here.…I really like the quality of this lens.…It's also got a great manual-focus dial…that's really easy to use.…
Now, a lot of these lenses don't come…with dedicated hoods, so if you're going to get…the prime lens, we'll talk more hoods later.…I'd recommend picking up either some of the third party…or the manufacturer authorized hoods.…This is going to dramatically improve the effectiveness…of the prime lens, because it will cut down…on light hitting the surface of the lens,…leading to lens flares or a reduce in contrast or clarity.…A hood is a very good idea.…
In this course Richard Harrington and Rhed Pixel demonstrate a set of customization strategies aimed at making your EM series camera far more responsive. They show you how to master the exposure by modifying ISO, aperture, shutter speed, and exposure compensation. They take you through several specialty shooting modes including Bulb, Art Filter, panoramic, and 3d mode. In addition to showing you how to get the most out of the in-camera settings, they show you how to control the camera remotely, connect the camera to Wi-Fi, record video, and more.
Get ready to go beyond the factory settings and make shooting with your Olympus EM-D series camera faster and more responsive with this collection of settings and customizing tips.
- Modifying focus points
- Setting a custom white balance
- Building lens kits
- Adding flashes, grips, and remote cable releases
- Adjusting exposure settings and locking exposure
- Shooting with specialty shooting modes
- Connecting your camera to Wi-Fi
- Recording video and attaching an external microphone
Skill Level Intermediate
1. A Closer Look at the Camera
2. Building a Lens Kit for an E-M Series Camera
3. Essential Accessories for an E-M Series Camera
4. Mastering the Exposure Triangle with Your E-M Series Camera
5. Specialty Shooting Modes
6. Using Wi-Fi with Your E-M Series Camera
7. Working with Video and the E-M Series Cameras
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