The speed to which the lens achieves focus can and will slow down production. As well the sound the lens makes during focus is important to pay attention to, because that sound can ruin a shot.
Knowing if a lens offers image stabilization,  what kind of IS it has and how it works, will help you when making your next lens selection.
There are many technical parts to a lens, but none more important than their control rings. Improper use, will not only give a poor result, but will stifle your ability to capture your artistic vision. We’re going to show you what each control ring does. From aperture to focus...
When choosing a lens, performance is key. Part of that performance is how well it holds up over time. A big part of longevity is its durability. We will show you what to question whenever evaluating the build quality of a lens.
There is a great relationship between focal length, compression of space and depth of field. Knowing what those relationships are, how they work and what creative things you can do with them, is key to a finished product that is deliberately made and have the most effective communication. In...
Focal length is a primary characteristic of any lens.  Scientifically speaking it is the distance between the optical center of your lens and your sensor, measured in millimeters.  Using lenses with different focal lengths can have dramatic effects on your final shot.  It alters the angle of view, space...
So, you’ve set up your shot, making all of your choices for composition and exposure.  And something just doesn’t seem right. Maybe your shot is washed out, or maybe the building that's in the background is seemingly bent, worse yet, it seems that you have a color shifting around...
Assessing the quality of a lens can be a tricky task.  While charts and specs might give you a clue to the quality of a lens, ultimately, it takes real world footage to really see if a lens can hold it’s own. There are many factors that contribute image...
Exposure is one of the fundamentals of shooting great video. Learn about the exposure triangle, and other factors you can control to get the right look for your next project.Next Lesson: Aperture
Aperture is one of the most important exposure elements you can manipulate. Find out what it is, what it does, and how to control it.Next Lesson: Shutter Speed & Angle

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