Two ebooks for the price of one.
Lenses are the eyes of your camera. Once you understand how lenses see you can harness their creative potential to create eye-catching and dramatic images.
Understand Lenses: Part I teaches you how to get the best out of your kit and wide-angle lenses to photograph subjects such as people, architecture and the landscape. Part technical and buyers guide, it also explores the technologies behind Canon’s lens range, and tells you everything you need to know about buying new lenses – including why you don’t have to spend a fortune on a new lens to get good image quality.
Understanding Lenses: Part II continues where Part I left off. It shows you how to get the best out of your normal and telephoto lenses with subjects such as people, landscape, travel and close-up work. It also covers the Image Stabilizer, autofocus micro-adjustment, Canon extenders and the various types of Canon autofocus motors. This ebook explores the creative and practical aspects of some of Canon’s most exciting lenses.
Buying a new lens can be one of the most difficult choices you make as a photographer. How do you know which lenses are a good buy if you can’t try them out beforehand? Why do some Canon lenses cost so much and others so little? Should you buy a zoom lens or a prime? Is that superzoom a good a deal as it seems?
There are so many questions that it’s easy to get confused. That’s why I wrote Understanding Lenses: Part I – A guide to Canon wide-angle & kit lenses. Roughly half the eBook is dedicated to exploring Canon’s range of wide-angle and kit lenses. This section explains the differences between Canon’s lenses and gives you the information you require to decide which lens (or lenses) to buy.
The other half is dedicated to helping you get the best out of your kit and wide-angle lenses. Photography is a creative endeavour, and lenses are the eyes of your camera system. Once you understand how lenses see you can harness their creative potential to create eye-catching and dramatic images.
Lens choice is one of the most important aesthetic decisions that we make as photographers. There are two stages in lens selection. The first is deciding which lens (or lenses) to buy. With over 60 current Canon lenses to chose from (plus those made by third party manufacturers) that can be confusing enough.
The second is getting the best out of the lenses that you own. As you get to know your lenses, and understand the effect of focal length and aperture on the aesthetics of the photo, you will learn how to use them to create dramatic, eye-catching images.
In Understanding Lenses: Part I I looked at wide-angle and kit lenses. Understanding Lenses: Part II is the follow up and explores Canon’s range of normal, short telephoto and super telephoto lenses.
The ebook is split into two sections. The first looks at the artistic side of using normal and telephoto lenses. It’s a guide to using them to help you create beautiful portraits, landscape, travel and close-up images.
The second part is a buying guide. It gives you an overview of Canon’s current lens range, and explains the differences between the various models. Whether your budget is £100 or £11,000 there is a Canon lens for you – and this section helps you make wise buying decisions and understand the technology behind the terms that Canon uses to describe its lenses.
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Note: Understanding Lenses Part I and Understanding Lenses Part II are written specifically for the owners of Canon EOS digital SLRS.
Title: Understanding Lenses Part I: A guide to Canon wide-angle & kit lenses
Length: 79 double page spreads
Words: approx 21,000
A brief history of EOS lenses
An introduction to kit lenses
Inside a kit lens
Canon kit lenses
Using kit lenses
Field-of-view and crop factor
Using wide-angle lenses
Buying guide: wide-angle lenses
Notable Canon wide-angle lenses
Lens corrections in Lightroom & DPP
Title: Understanding Lenses Part II: A guide to Canon normal and telephoto lenses
Length: 73 double page spreads
Words: approx 17,000
Part One: User’s Guide
50mm prime lenses
What is a normal lens?
Short telephoto lenses
Aperture and prime lenses
Aperture and focusing screens
IS and camera shake
Part Two: Buyer’s Guide
More notable Canon lenses
Super telephoto lenses
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