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Lenses are key to making your favorite camera create the images you envision.
Many shooters will stress that investing in good lenses is more important than buying fancy camera bodies. In general, lenses have a longer lifespan than camera bodies, because while new video cameras are being made every year, the technology in optics just doesn’t advance as fast. There are lenses made decades ago that, with proper adapters, can be mounted to modern cameras and still produce stunning results.
So where do you begin in buying lenses? This article will help you understand some of the features that separate lenses as well as get a feel for a sampling of lenses on the market today.
The mount type is the first thing you need to consider with lenses. Every camera manufacturer has a different system for connecting lenses to their cameras. This connection is known as the mount. When you get a new lens, you need to make sure it will attach to your camera. Some of the most common mount systems for DSLR and mirrorless systems right now are: Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony E mount, and Micro Four Thirds (MFT).
Another important factor of your lens purchase is the sensor format of your camera. The main types of sensors to consider here are, from largest to smallest: Full Frame, Crop Sensor (APS-C) and Micro Four Thirds. MFT is both a sensor size and a mount type. Since full frame sensors are the largest, lenses made to cover a full frame will provide an image large enough to cover a smaller sensor, meaning they’ll work fine. But, if you use a lens made for a crop sensor on a full frame camera, the image will only cover a portion of the sensor, creating heavy vignetting of your image. Unless you very specifically want this look, avoid using a lens made for a smaller sensor on a larger format camera.
The main types of sensors to consider here are, from largest to smallest: Full Frame, Crop Sensor (APS-C) and Micro Four Thirds.
Some manufacturers use different mount subsystems that represent the sensor size as well. For example, the Canon EF mount is a full-frame mount, while the EF-S is for Canon crop sensors. EF mount lenses will work on an EF-S cameras, but EF-S mount lenses will not even attach to an EF mount system.
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Understanding the New Breed of Digital Cinema Cameras
Today’s top mirrorless and DSLR cameras may seem daunting at first, but with a little help from the pros, you’ll quickly learn the ins and outs of these fantastic cameras.
One of the challenges we face as filmmakers and videographers is learning how to use a new camera. With the hundreds of features associated with mirrorless and DSLR cameras, the staggering amount of new information and capabilities can be overwhelming.
Fortunately, YouTube is loaded with tutorials that put these cameras in the hands of the best in the business. Let’s take a look a few informative tutorials and demos for some of the most popular mirrorless and DSLR cameras on the market.
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Digital cameras are getting more powerful and smaller each year, with mega pixels counts and other features increasing at a breath taking rate but step away from the consumer devices and there are some truly amazing cameras being used.
In this video we’ll look at some of the most amazing cameras in the world today and coming soon.
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A gimbal isn’t much use if you don’t know what to do with it.
In this weeks episode, 4 Minute Film School: 7 Essential GIMBAL MOVEMENTS, they cover 7 common camera movements with examples in many of today’s popular films, but also what psychological purpose they serve in your storytelling efforts. These movements are essential in the storytelling efforts and can be accomplished by you with a proper gimbal setup.
What does it mean to survive in the world of filmmaking? For content creators working on location, in addition to keeping ourselves alive, we have to be creative, innovative, and able to perform under pressure — to do whatever it takes to get the shot. Whether we’re shooting extreme sports, adventures in the outback, or episodic television, once we hit “record” (or release the shutter, or roll the film, or tap the screen), the pressure is on and we need to be equipped to handle it. These collected nuggets of (somewhat unorthodox) knowledge from my travels around the world shooting content for broadcast television, documentaries, and feature films should help you out the next time you’re headed into the danger zone.
1. Always Bring a Towel
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January 8, 2016
UPDATE: Lenstag, the service that collects serial numbers from your gear and keeps them in a registry to be flagged and indexed online if they get ever stolen, now has free apps for iOS and Android in multiple languages. Some features include: gear name auto-complete, picture-taking of your gear right from your phone, easy and immediate flagging, and more. Lenstag aims to curb theft by making it harder to resell stolen items.
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Lenstag is a new, free service that collects serial numbers from your lenses and cameras and keeps them in a registry to be flagged in the unfortunate event that they get stolen. By locking down a serial as belonging to its owner, the reselling and pawning of stolen gear becomes increasingly discouraged. The more people who register the gear, the more effective the registry system is. Stolen serials are indexed online, so checking up on a serial before purchasing in the resell market is easier than ever. We have already registered our gear and want to give a few pointers on finding your gears’ serials. There are a lot of numbers listed on cameras and lenses and not all of them are unique identifiers–be sure you have the correct number!