Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Lens controls, part of Learning the Nikon D5200 and D5300.
- Your camera has a lot of physical controls on it,…and so do the lenses that you'll use.…For example, if you're working with a zoom lens,…you can easily adjust the zoom ring here…to change the focal length.…This essentially zooms you in and out.…Now, as you'll turn, you'll see…there's a number here with some markings,…and this indicates what focal length you're at.…I can go from 70 to 200 on this particular lens.…Now, if you're manually focusing the lens,…you'll also have this ring here that you could turn.…
This will allow you to dial and focus by hand.…To switch to manual focus mode,…make sure you flip the switch here.…You'll notice that this particular lens…is labeled both "manual" and "manual auto,"…although some lenses will simply have…an M and an A for auto focus.…With the D5300 and 5200, there is no switch on the body.…You just flip the switch here to control manual focus…or auto focus, but in this case,…you could still manually refine with the ring.…
Your lens may also have a switch labeled "VR."…You'll find it right here in this case,…
- Getting ready to shoot
- Shooting in scene modes
- Working with the built-in flash
- Changing ISO
- Focusing with modes or by hand
- Understanding shutter release mode
- Switching metering modes
- Shooting with an external flash
- Shooting video
Skill Level Beginner
1. Quick Start
2. A Closer Look at the Camera
3. Shooting in Programmed Auto Mode
4. Exploring Autofocus
5. Understanding Shutter-Release Modes
Using the self-timer2m 20s
6. Understanding Exposure Controls
7. Beyond the Basics
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