Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Lens notes for Micro Four Thirds, part of Foundations of Photography: Lenses.
SLRs are great for their exceptional image quality, thanks to their very large sensors,…the ability to interchange lenses for more shooting flexibility, their…professional level of controls, their exceptional viewfinders. All in all,…if you're serious about taking a good picture an SLR is very often the way to go.…The problem is very often you don't want to take your SLR with you just because…it's so big. It doesn't fit in a pocket. Maybe it's going to be drag if you're…carrying other things.…That's what we have point-and-shoot cameras.…Smaller sensors that make for a smaller camera but still today's point-and-shoot…cameras can deliver excellent image quality.…
They're really small and easy to work with, very pocketable.…But they're lack of certain flexibility. They can't change lenses.…You don't have a real viewfinder.…A few years ago some camera manufacturers got together, recognized this problem…and created something called the Four Thirds Standard, which specified a image…sensor that's larger than a point-and- shoot camera. And the reason we care about…
- 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
Foundations of Photography: Exposurewith Ben Long3h 24m Appropriate for all
Foundations of Photography: Compositionwith Ben Long5h 29m Intermediate
Douglas Kirkland on Photography: A Photographer's Eyewith Douglas Kirkland41m 55s Appropriate for all
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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