3rd Party Primes: Zeiss


Nikon® Lenses: The Complete Guide


Lesson Info

3rd Party Primes: Zeiss

Switching over to zeiss, which means german lenses that are manual focus, and so they make a number of just beautiful primes, and we're not going to go into each one of them, so I'm just going to bring them all up one time they can all come out and take a bow. These lenses like this, I would just say the same thing about all of them it's, manual focus, it's really sharp and the manual focus feel of focusing is buttery, smooth, beautiful, it's fantastic on here. So all of these lenses are really good for anyone that doesn't mind manual focusing, and so they make a number like an eighteen nikon doesn't have an eighteen they used to have in eighteen, but if you really wanted in eighteen, this would be a great place to look at it. Beautiful eighty five one fours and twos. We're going to talk about a few more their lenses a little bit more in detail when we get to the macro lenses, but some really great stuff is on the more spendy side, so most of their lenses are a thousand dollars to two ...

thousand dollars a few of them are less than a thousand dollars there are two specials iceland's is that we should talk about. They have funny names the otis so the otis lands is a special lens that zeiss recently came out with and their goal was to create the best standard lands in the world they said okay, no rules were going to do whatever it takes to make the best standard lens in the world and we want to make it a fifty millimeter lands and they figured out that it can't be fifty if we want to make it the best we're going to make it a fifty five to make it optically just the sharpest thing out there and so this lens has been selling quite well with nikon d eight ten and eight hundred users people who have thirty six megapixels and they want as much quality as possible now this is a two point three pound lands this is a shot put of a lens it is a very heavy big land this is not what you want to be walking around in a large city for hours and hours and our this is something that a lot of times people will be using in the studio for photography you know if you're going to be photographing a ferrari with the d a ten this is probably the lens that you might want on that and so it compares a little bit with the fifty eight one four but look at the price you do pay a very pretty price for this lands and so this was the first of their otis siri's. The next lens that they came out with is they wanted to create the best short telephoto in the world. And so for somebody who wants the ultimate, in short, telephoto sharpness, the eighty five one four is going to do that. Now, if I haven't mentioned it before, the fifty five, eighty five are manual focus lenses, and so there is no auto focusing on this. They have created lenses that have been tested and verified, as these are the best that you can, that you can possibly by and for people who really want the highest resolution. They are selling quite well. I mean, these or not, but you're going to find around the streets most of the time, but they are out there. There are people who are using these, and they're just fantastic quality, absolute, fantastic quality.

Class Description

The world of interchangeable lenses can be both exciting and confusing to all levels of photographers. Nikon® Lenses: The Complete Guide with John Greengo will help you choose 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 Nikon® DSLR lens options and operations into focus. You’ll learn about:

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

Whether you are looking to buy a new lens or just want to get the most out of what you already have, John Greengo will help you to become a master of the Nikon® lens.


1Nikon® Lens Class Introduction 2Nikon® 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 8Field of View 9Aperture Basics 10Equivalent Aperture 11Depth of Field 12Maximum Sharpness 13Starburst 14Hyper Focal Distance 15Nikon® Mount Systems 16Nikon® Cine Lenses 17Nikon® Lens Design 18Focusing and Autofocus with Nikon® Lenses 19Nikon® Lens Vibration Reduction 20Image Quality 21Aperture Control and General Info 22Nikon® Standard Zoom Lenses 23Nikon® Super Zoom Lenses 24Nikon® Wide Angle Lenses 25Nikon® Telephoto Zoom Lenses 263rd Party Zooms Overview 273rd Party Zooms: Sigma 283rd Party Zooms: Tamron 293rd Party Zooms: Tokina 1Nikon® Prime Lens: Normal 2Nikon® Prime Lens: Wide Angle 3Nikon® Prime Lens: Ultra-Wide 4Nikon® Prime Lens: Short Telephoto 5Nikon® Prime Lens: Medium Telephoto 6Nikon® Prime Lens: Super Telephoto 73rd Party Primes: Sigma 83rd Party Primes: Zeiss 93rd Party Primes: Samyang 10Lens Accessories: Filters 11Lens Accessories: Lens Hood 12Lens Accessories: Tripod Mount 13Lens Accessories: Extension Tubes 14Lens Accessories: Teleconverters 15Macro Photography 16Nikon® Micro Lens Selection 17Fisheye Lenses 18Tilt Shift Photography Overview 19Tilt Shift Lenses 20Building a Nikon® System 21Making a Choice: Nikon® Portrait Lenses 22Making a Choice: Nikon® Sport Lenses 23Making a Choice: Nikon® Landscape Lenses 24Nikon® Lens Systems 25Lens Maintenance 26Buying and Selling Lenses 27Final Q&A 28What's in the Frame



Outstanding class! This is a must own. You will refer back to this class many times during your photog career. John has put a ton of work into this class and it shows. Being able to download the slides and other Nikon glass info is wonderful. Even if you're not a Nikon shooter you will still gleam tons of information from this class, John covers in great detail the strength and weaknesses of each lens and when you might consider using it. I was expecting a good class, but this turned into an epic class. I watched multiple videos several times. The only bad thing I can say is I "had" to order a few more lenses! Thank you John Greengo for making a truly amazing class.

Fusako Hara

Finally I have some sense of what lens do, know what I have, what I would like to have, what lens to use, and how I can get images that I see. Best part of this session is it was made so clear, simple, logical, and practical. I am glad that I purchased this product. Now, I am going to look for more from John Greengo so I can take better understanding and take better images. Thank You.