Canon® Lenses: The Complete Guide


Canon® Lenses: The Complete Guide


Class Description

Working with interchangeable lenses can be both exciting and daunting to all levels of photographers. Canon® Lenses: The Complete Guide with John Greengo will prepare you to select the right lens and get the most out of all of your lens investments.

John Greengo is the master of making complex photography concepts easy to understand and in this class, he’ll bring all of your Canon® EOS DSLR lens options and operations into focus. You’ll learn about: 

  • Focal length and aperture
  • Canon® zoom lenses
  • Which lens accessories to buy
  • Third-party lenses
  • Maintaining a lens system
John will cover the full range of Canon® lenses, from ultra-wide to super-telephoto, zooms to primes, fisheye to perspective control. You’ll learn how to match the right lens to your needs and get insights on the best ways to use it.

Whether you are thinking about buying a new lens or just want to get the most out of what you already have, Canon® Lenses: The Complete Guide with John Greengo will help you out.


1Class Introduction
2Canon® Lens Basics
3Focal Length: Angle of View
4Focal Length: Normal Lenses
5Focal Length: Wide Angle Lenses
6Focal Length: Telephoto Lens
7Focal Length Rule of Thumb
8Aperture Basics
9Aperture: Maximum Aperture
10Aperture: Equivalent Focal Length
11Aperture: Depth of Field
12Aperture: Maximum Sharpness
13Aperture: Starburst Effect
14Aperture: Flare
15Aperture: Hyperfocal Distance
16Camera Mount System
17Canon® Lens Compatibility
18Canon® Lens Design
19Canon® Lens Composition
20Canon® Lens Shape
21Canon® Lens Coating
22Canon® Lens Focusing
23Lens Autofocus
24Canon® Lens Image Stabilization
25Canon® L Lenses
26Image Quality
27Canon® Zoom Lenses: Standard
28Canon® Super Zooms
29Canon® Wide Zooms
30Canon® Telephoto Zooms
31Prime Lens: Normal Lenses
32Prime Lens: Moderate Wide
33Prime Lens: Wide Angle
34Prime Lens: Ultra-Wide
35Prime Lens: Short Telephoto
36Prime Lens: Medium Telephoto
37Prime Lens: Super Telephoto
383rd Party Lenses Overview
393rd Party Prime Lenses
403rd Party Zoom Lenses
41Lens Accessories: Filters
42Lens Accessories: Lens Hoods
43Lens Accessories: Tripod Mount
44Lens Accessories: Extension Tubes
45Lens Accessories: Extenders
46Macro Lens: Reproduction Ratio
47Macro Lens: Technique and Choices
48Fisheye: Technique and Choices
49Tilt Shift: Techniques and Choices
50Make a Lens System Choice
51Choosing A Portrait Lens
52Choosing A Sports Lens
53Choosing A Landscape Lens
54Best Lenses for You
55Lens Maintenance
56Buying and Selling Lens
57What is John Greengo's Favorite Lens?