Using super-fast lenses


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Using super-fast lenses

Lenses come in different speeds, and by speeds I mean maximum aperture. So you might have a 50 mm lens that can open to f/1.8. This would allow you to work in very low light and to have extremely shallow depth of field. However, it's possible to get an even faster lens. Here is a 50 mm f/1.2 lens. With it I can shoot an even lower light and get depth of field that's even more shallow than with a 1.8 lens. Now, this may not be as exotic as some of the other specialty lenses that we've looked at, but it's still pretty different from most lenses you'll encounter, and it allows you to shoot with a very particular look.

When opened up all the way, this 50 lets you get depth of field that's so shallow that when you use it on a portrait you can get something like this: eyes in focus, nose a little soft. The super-shallow depth of field creates a kind of a dreamy look. It's really flattering to skin tone, and it really brings focus to the subject's eyes. Now shoo...

Using super-fast lenses
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Using super-fast lenses provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Foundations of Photography: Specialty Lenses

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