Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Focal length applications, part of Photography Foundations: Lenses.
Lenses come in a huge variety of focal lengths.…You can get zooms, you can get primes, you can get lenses that have incredibly…short very wide-angle focal lengths, preposterously long, extremely telephoto…focal lengths, and everything in between.…So, why would you choose one over the other?…Why is there such a vast assortment of focal lengths?…Depending on how much you have been shooting, you might already have some ideas…about the answer to this question.…You might already be favoring one focal length range over another, or maybe…you are just shooting with what you have with no idea of what some of the other options are.…
You can shoot any image with any type of lens but in general, the application…for particular focal length ranges breaks down something like this.…You got your extreme telephoto lenses, which give you a tremendous reach and…allow you to tightly frame things that are very far away.…These are great for sports or nature shooting or some types of adventures.…This is a rather extreme example of extreme telephoto.…
- Understanding field of view and camera position
- Depth of field and lens choice
- How to choose a lens
- Examining lens features
- Using specialized lenses such as fisheye and tilt/shift lenses
- Focusing techniques
- Using filters
- Camera maintenance
Skill Level Beginner
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2. What Is a Lens?
3. Focal Length, Camera Position, and Composition
4. Depth of Field
5. Choosing a Lens
6. Advanced Autofocus
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