Understand Wide Angle Lenses in DSLR Filmmaking


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Understanding wide lenses

Chad Perkins: Lenses are essentially grouped into two basic categories: wide and long, or in other words, telephoto. Brian Liepe: Normal lenses have a focal length of about 35 mm to 50 mm. Now the term normal just means it has a field of view that is closest to the way we see, with our eyes. Now the field of view is just how much of your scene is visible to the lens. Now anything lower than a 30 mm is a wide lens.

Wide angle lenses are great for big landscapes or sweeping vistas. They are also really great about providing you with a great depth of field or everything in focus. Chad Perkins: I also tend to use wide-angle lenses when I want a subject to be particularly comedic, or scary, or otherwise just look ridiculous, because as you get a subject closer to the lens, when you're using a wide angle lens. Then things tend to distort, which can be really cool and a great effect if that's what you're are going for, but if you're trying to make someone look good ...

Understanding wide lenses
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Understanding wide lenses provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chad Perkins as part of the Up and Running with DSLR Filmmaking

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