Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Specialty lenses, part of Foundations of Photography: Lenses.
So far we've mostly been looking at fairly everyday lenses, but there are lots…of other optical gizmos that you can attach to your camera to achieve all sorts of effects.…You can get strange effects, or stylized effects, or even some practical effects.…You're already seen a fisheye lens and how it gives you a very wide and very…distorted view of a scene. On the more practical end of the spectrum are macro…lenses, which allow you to shoot extreme close-ups of objects.…Technically what makes a macro a macro lens is that there is a one-to-one…relationship between the size of the object that you're shooting and the size of…the image that gets captured.…
I'm going to skip all the math bit and we'll just say that when you shoot with a…macro lens you can shoot close-ups and get perspectives that you just can't…shoot with non-macro lenses.…Like other lenses macro lenses come in a variety of focal lengths.…This is a 100mm macro, but you might also see 60 and 50 millimeter macro lenses.…Those shorter macro lenses are lighter and they're less expensive, but they…
- 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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