What Every Photographer Should Know About Lenses

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    ► Download Unlimited Stock Photos, Fonts & Templates with Envato Elements. elements.envato.com/pricing?Rvkpa-9Djs&.com& Have you ever tried to learn about lenses, only to be overwhelmed by choice and technical information? Whether you're a first-time photographer or a seasoned professional, it can be a daunting task. If you've ever wondered how lenses work, what makes a good or bad lens, and how to pick the one that's right for the kinds of photos you want to take, this is the course for you.
    Dave Bode will take you on a comprehensive journey through the world of lenses, from common terms and acronyms through to field-of-view, lens coatings, the difference between full and non-full frame lenses, focus systems, and more. This course covers practical know-how including focal length, aperture, image stabilization and more, to help you choose the right lens for every situation.
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    1. Introduction
    0:00 1. Introduction
    2. How Do Lenses Work?
    02:27 2.1 Focal Length and Field-of-View
    11:29 2.2 Aperture
    24:14 2.3 What Does A Bad Lens Look Like?
    3. Special Lens Features
    45:34 3.1 Stabilization, Coatings, and Focusing Motors
    4. Choosing a Zoom Lens
    55:08:20 4.1 Standard Zoom Lenses
    1:08:01 4.2 Wide Angle Zoom Lenses
    1:16:55 4.3 Medium Telephoto Zooms
    1:23:20 4.4 Telephoto Lenses
    1:32:49 4.5 Super Zoom Lenses
    5. A Guide to Prime Lenses
    1:39:15 5.1 The Good and Bad of Prime Lenses
    1:44:08 5.2 Fish Eye Lenses
    6. Getting Perspective Right in Your Photographs
    2:06:11 6.1 The Right Lens For Portrait Photography
    2:17:30 6.2 Compress For Composition
    2:25:21 6.3 Guide to Macro Lenses
    7. Conclusion
    2:41:27 7.1 Conclusion
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    1. Stanley Debono

      Rarely learnt so much good stuff from just one video! I am surprised this did not make thousands of likes. The software and lens hacks are awesome too. Thanks

      1. Envato Tuts+

        Glad you enjoyed it!

    2. Jason Ramirez

      wow , this guy is fn good . Thank You sir, greatly appreciate it . and actually I earned things I never even thought about like the purpose of metering and how and what to adjust accordingly .

    3. Manish Mishra

      Hey, thanks a zillion for putting in such a comprehensive video on Lenses...thank you so much from the bottom of my heart !!

    4. dannythemedic

      why are all your lenses placed on the table with mount side up ?

    5. dannythemedic

      Wow, I've never watched a more useful, organized and informative video course about anything, let alone lenses. Thanks much for all your time and information put in to this. It's to the point without a bunch of unnecessary banter and "selling" one brand over another. I think the only reason it doesn't have many more views yet is due to the obscure name. I'll share it and hope others do too.

    6. Aunul Fauzi

      The first video I have watched for almost 3 hours without feeling bored. Thank you very much.

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    8. Power Bull

      Excellent tutorial

    9. K G

      Damn blud. 3hr video?

    10. Renato Rocha Miranda

      great video, but there is no such thing as "lens compression", thats a myth. Actually you are changing the distance from the subject and altering the perpective of the lens. The same happens when you look above at a high buildings entrance, the penthouse will look smaller than the first floor, there is no sense in comparing different frames taken from different points. Varing focal distance alter the size of the image, you are making a confusion on that part. Although wide spread, the idea of "compression" is really a myth.

    11. David Webster

      extremely helpful. your explanations and definitions of terms helped me understand so much more about photography. you are a great teacher.

    12. Rizki Wibowo

      Thank you very muuuch

    13. NetTubeUser

      I must admit that sometimes, I'm completely lost. You give to newbies like me, way too much information like focal length, focus, size, wild angle, degrees, aperture, and everything just in 10 seconds, and it's a non-stop talking which is kinda annoying to stay focused on what you share with us, that why you really should put some cool music in the background for 5 seconds to let people thinking about what you just said. so, yes, because it's a non-stop talking, it's way too much information sometimes, and to memorize everything, it's just impossible. That's why I paused the video 70% of the time, to be honest with you. But it's really interesting anyway, but I needed also to go back and listen again at least 2-3 times to really understand the information about a specific lens, the differences and the comparison -- That being said, thank you very much for this really informative video! This is amazing!

    14. Mohamed Salhi

      Great job 👏

    15. Barry Hoffman

      Too bad this video features pictures taken on a crop sensor camera. It would have been nice to cover full frame camera use also.

    16. Joan Arling

      It's true that extension tubes allow you to experiment with macro photography. But once you decide that it's for you, you definitely want a true macro lens. And don't expect them to go beyond 1:1. There are lenses out there that do that, but they are extremely difficult to handle. A smaller sensor (APSC) helps when it comes to larger prints.

    17. andrei ka

      mmm, i always thought a lens was a single optical element... tnx to YT experts i'm a bit wiser now...

    18. Keith Roberts

      At 4:30 "What if we *could* move back? Then we would have to rely on the stitched method ..." Why? Why not just use a 50mm ? Stopped watching at that point - brain meltdown.

    19. Michael Branley

      Truly excellent - this was a long video but definitely a good use my time. I know a bit about photography, but learned a lot from your lessons - especially about face distortion at variousl focal lenghts, compression of background objects when using telephoto lenses, a great explanation of chromatic aberration, purple fringing, barrel distortion and pincushion (and the reasons it occurs), the value of coatings on filters and how they work and how a fisheye works. Thank you so much - I would recommend this to both the beginner as well as the intermediate photographer!

    20. Samir Adhikari

      Hell yeah☠☠the best tutorial ever..I only listen from my earbud while working..guess what???🤔🤔 I understand everything..kudo to u sir🙏🙏

    21. John Bond

      07:43 It is instructive to note that moving back and zooming in may render a similar "composition" (angle of view), but it will render a very different perspective. I get a kick out of some of these photographers who say that a long lens compresses the scene. I have been shooting for over 50 years, and I have never seen a long lens compress anything. All it does is magnify and crop. If you were to shoot the same scene with a normal lens and then a long lens, without moving the camera, and then crop and enlarged the image captured with the normal lens (failing aberrations, of course), you would get exactly the same picture.

    22. Micromax A58

      this is an end to end encyclopedia of lenses. No snake oil, no confundus obscura, just real hands on technical comparison *thank you* for putting this together

    23. golden hours

      So kind of you ! To make such a helpful video.



    25. SUTV

      Wow that was quite an education . I’d like to see more by you

    26. zeki rami

      I see too many video on youtube about photography but that you're video really really helpful good explanation easy to understand. thanks like like like

    27. Robert Boyer

      Excellent video A+

    28. Yiliang Yuan

      THE tutorial I've been looking for. Thanks.

    29. big cliff

      what's a good lens for my canon 400d 10.1 megapixel camera mines came with a tamron

    30. Richard Cordner

      I appreciate this tutorial and the clarity of the speaker. I had to set my television to Natural picture mode because in calibrated modes the chromatic aberrations were not apparent at all.

    31. Vincent Navea

      I had a hard time following your lens hack as it was to fast to follow

    32. madhuhansa kumarasinghe

      Oh man!! This is good (before watch the video)

    33. Sander Molenberg

      "What Every Photographer Should Know About Lenses" If you need this video to learn about lenses, you're not a photographer. Let me rephrase that. I just skipped through this video very quickly, and everything you're telling is for absolute fucking clueless people who know jack shit about photography. Quite an audacity to claim this video is meant for photographers. It's a joke.

    34. The Solo Traveller

      good video...But everyone talks of Sony,Canon and Nikon like theirs no Panasonic or Leica,Or Fujifilm,or Kodak,Or Red they Epic cameras as well

    35. chibuzo nweze

      This video should be every beginner's bible to info on camera lens

    36. Meneer Halfwerk

      "Mid 1800's an old church" Haha I think in Europe we're used to churches from 900 :D

      1. Anon54387

        I guess it's all relative. I mentioned to people on the east coast of the USA that I live in an old house (built in 1944) and they say that's not an old house. And old house is 150 years old, 200 years old to them. But the town I live in wasn't even here until the 1880s. :) I mentioned that I was envious of this guy who lives in London who walks around and takes pics of the old buildings. There's a saying in English about the grass always being greener on the other side of the fence. I live within a reasonable drive of the Sierra Nevada mountain range and there is a lot of beautiful stuff to see there although large portions of it are on fire right now so its not really accesible. I was hiking around on Sept 1 taking photos in the area where that Big Creek fire is. Little did I know what I was taking photos of would be burned up in a few days time. Who knows? Perhaps there are people like that guy in London who envy those who live near a mountain range like the Sierra Nevada or Rocky Mountains.

    37. Jerry Nelson

      When. You discuss Chromatic Aberration, I did not see any difference; though your eyes may be better, mine are old. It would have been nice if you zoomed in further and did not just give a short view of what you were attempting to point out. I understand the difference between a $300 lense and a $2000 lense, but you did not show that as well as you should have. Your video was GREAT, but you need to consider older eyes sometimes.

    38. Dean Moon

      I wish I found this a year ago!!! Really well organized, explained and easy to digest!!!

    39. streamingsessions

      Suddenly i am thinking. He always can work as a teacher.

    40. Terry B

      Thanks so much for making this very excellent video. It's packed with information; it's well planned and put together; and it's clear how much work went into this. It's greatly appreciated!!!

    41. the hitchhiker

      This js gem. I found it.out just today when i was looking about cameras to buy for the first time. This will certainly help me in shaping the sytem i might get broadening the knowledge i have about photography. Many thanks.

    42. Abdelatif Elfahal


    43. Mace Jeffrey Jr.

      You are super dedicated! Love this course.

    44. TheDecollins

      Thank you,this has helped me tremendously!

    45. Pete Edmunds

      This was really excellent ! Thanks.

    46. oliveirades

      Thank you for this amazing tutorial. I'm Definitely gonna check out the other courses!

    47. ateb3

      great explanation ty

    48. WhatsThe411TV

      This is really a great tutorial!

    49. elle

      I know I'm gonna learn a lot from only watching the introduction. :D

    50. Michel Jeandillou

      Why do you only use an aps-c body? Don't full frame lenses have more perceptual megapixels with full frame bodies and therefore better sharpness? Also the fov crop factor on crop bodies is annoying with wide angle lenses. I see a lot of people switching to aps-c but i can't seem to figure out why. Great video by the way, I'm halfway in and despite my "advanced amateur" knowledge i've already learned a lot. I also never thought lenses had so many bad effects on pictures, especially blurring on the sides and barrel distortion, and didn't know how software could correct for that so well. Using correction software is the next thing i'll learn to do.

      1. Envato Tuts+

        Generally speaking, larger sensors "draw" the image in a more pleasing way, it's true. There are factors that make APS cameras appealing, though. The cost less, fora start, but they're also lighter and smaller. And depending on the kind of photography you do, crop-sensor cameras can actually have some advantages. For example, say you do a lot of travelling: you can use much lighter lenses with an APS camera. Here's a comparison for macro work: photography.tutsplus.com/tutorials/full-frame-vs-crop-sensor-cameras-for-macro-photography--cms-24557 For people reading this comment and wondering what we're talking about, here's a quick intro to crop-vs-full-frame cameras: photography.tutsplus.com/articles/quick-tip-what-is-a-full-frame-camera--photo-12556

    51. Chris Mcpherson

      yap have a lot to learn. one lens to pick up 10 mm to 18 mm in time i get better.

    52. Theresa H

      Ps. I'm definitely sharing this video with other photographers. People...you should do the same. This video class is SUPER awesome

    53. Theresa H

      Thank you thank you thank you for your clear, précis and detailed lesson. (Yes I hit the subscriber button because of it). So many video classes out there today B&..for example, the classes generally are focused on "oh look at me, I am fxxxxxg awesome, you folks are so lucky to learn this from me" from the speakers. A massive snooze. (I won't give specific example. Mr Hurley). Thank you again for your stunning video.

    54. Matthew Chuckran

      This is a truly outstanding video. Thank you so much for providing this!

    55. playmusician

      excellent. concise and touches perfectly on what needs to be understood without all the "sports type commentary" in current youtube tutes. this is a perfect video tutorials. thanks

    56. Arun S

      Thankq for information

    57. Bob Gamble

      Wow, I've never watched a more useful, organized and informative video course about anything, let alone lenses. Thanks much for all your time and information put in to this. It's to the point without a bunch of unnecessary banter and "selling" one brand over another. I think the only reason it doesn't have many more views yet is due to the obscure name. I'll share it and hope others do too.

      1. Jerry J. Morris

        YES, Well organized and the vocabulary he speaks with is clear, precise and proper information. One hell of a dude here, Vote him in for President!

      2. Rick Carver

        Excellent information. Subject matter is presented in a very clear, concise and easy to understand way. So many aspiring photographers often times run into walls when trying to navigate through technical jargon and the presenter attempting to impress other experts. Great job!

      3. Alexander Gorlin

        My thoughts exactly. Well-structured, informative, practical, calm - you don't see that often. Very good job.

    58. Johnny Reina

      I've seen some of this video before somewhere. Where did I see it? Weird.