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Nikon Lenses: The Complete Guide

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Tilt Shift Lenses

John Greengo

Nikon Lenses: The Complete Guide

John Greengo

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48. Tilt Shift Lenses


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2 Nikon Lens Basics Duration:14:05
3 Focal Length: Angle of View Duration:11:44
4 Focal Length: Normal Lenses Duration:06:41
6 Focal Length: Telephoto Lens Duration:16:22
7 Focal Length Rule of Thumb Duration:15:59
8 Field of View Duration:10:06
9 Aperture Basics Duration:15:35
10 Equivalent Aperture Duration:07:17
11 Depth of Field Duration:12:58
12 Maximum Sharpness Duration:09:50
13 Starburst Duration:06:48
14 Hyper Focal Distance Duration:18:42
15 Nikon Mount Systems Duration:26:41
16 Nikon Cine Lenses Duration:07:06
17 Nikon Lens Design Duration:20:56
19 Nikon Lens Vibration Reduction Duration:06:28
20 Image Quality Duration:04:44
22 Nikon Standard Zoom Lenses Duration:21:56
23 Nikon Super Zoom Lenses Duration:06:07
24 Nikon Wide Angle Lenses Duration:08:28
25 Nikon Telephoto Zoom Lenses Duration:16:48
26 3rd Party Zooms Overview Duration:06:06
27 3rd Party Zooms: Sigma Duration:16:02
28 3rd Party Zooms: Tamron Duration:07:31
29 3rd Party Zooms: Tokina Duration:03:50
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1 Nikon Prime Lens: Normal Duration:13:50
2 Nikon Prime Lens: Wide Angle Duration:14:17
3 Nikon Prime Lens: Ultra-Wide Duration:09:29
7 3rd Party Primes: Sigma Duration:07:19
8 3rd Party Primes: Zeiss Duration:03:25
9 3rd Party Primes: Samyang Duration:05:34
10 Lens Accessories: Filters Duration:30:44
11 Lens Accessories: Lens Hood Duration:13:40
12 Lens Accessories: Tripod Mount Duration:04:41
15 Macro Photography Duration:19:11
16 Nikon Micro Lens Selection Duration:18:29
17 Fisheye Lenses Duration:17:59
19 Tilt Shift Lenses Duration:06:00
20 Building a Nikon System Duration:05:16
24 Nikon Lens Systems Duration:11:18
25 Lens Maintenance Duration:10:54
26 Buying and Selling Lenses Duration:17:36
27 Final Q&A Duration:12:08
28 What's in the Frame Duration:03:29

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Tilt Shift Lenses

And so the options when it comes to tilt, chef these air, all for full frame cameras, but you can certainly use these on crop frame cameras is twenty four, forty five and eighty five and so depends on exactly what you're photographing is, too, which lens is going to be best for it? If you are going to be doing landscape and architecture, that is probably going to be in the twenty four range very high quality lens. Now, these are be aware these air e lenses, so these are the first e lenses, and they actually came out several years ago, and they're just starting to come out with newer versions of the lenses, so landscape in architecture is going to be the main use for this great for panorama stitching, right? Nine bladed rounded aperture you guys know what this means now? Because we went through the features and technology, the aperture section, which talked about that. So you do have to be a little have a warning on earlier cameras on this because it's a bit of a fussiness when you are ...

using earlier cameras because there is a button on the lens for stopping down the aperture, forgetting the the correct exposure reading, and so you kind of are going back and forth between closing the aperture and opening it for focusing and composition and then closing it to get your exposure and taking the picture. And so there is a little bit of fuss on this these air best operated on a tripod. In my opinion, the forty five millimeter lands occasionally can be used for landscapes and architecture. It depends on how far away your subject is and what size it is, but I think this is gonna be used a bit. Maurin product photography could be used for portrait photography as well, because you can kind of really play around with what's in focus. But all of these lenses are the lenses, so you do have to be warned about certain types of older cameras having a little bit of incompatibility with setting the aperture. Now, with this, this is a micro lands, which means that you can now focus down one to two. So if you want to focus up very close that's, why product photography if you were going to be photographing relatively small objects, I don't know whether it's a shoe or a watch or something like that this would be a good lens for that working in the studio eighty five millimeter very good for smaller objects. This would be really good for watch photography, for instance, or anything really small that you needed to have control ofthe the lens movements when doing so very good for product photography you can also use it for portrait photography I've seen wedding photographers use this because they can whack that lends out of focus and get a really shallow depth of field and a unique look that their competitors do not have and so once again we're going to get one to two magnification because this is a micro lands and warning with using those earlier cameras so fun lenses this is a great lands to rent for more than a day this is when you where you want like three days or a week to rent it because the first day you're going to trying to figure out how to use this thing and it's a little complicated and it doesn't make a lot of sense but it it takes a few times of practicing to really get to make to work out where you can understand it all right just to put things in perspective snyder that german company they make some really beautiful lenses and they make a very nice tell chef lands and if you want to compare price it makes the nikon look dirt cheap because these things are ridiculously expensive this is close to ten thousand dollars well belt though never had a chance to shoot with them but they look like they're just built really really tough and so these air manual focus all of these lenses are manual focus in the tilt shift region because of the movements in there they aren't running the autofocus out there it is generally best as a manual focus and so once again just a few others I put these in here just to throw the night cons in perspective is like the night cons may seem expensive but in reality with other tilt shift options on the market this is uh they're actually pretty good deals if you if you think about it in that respect and so there are options out there but they're almost always more expensive the exception to that and this is one of those great lenses for is that the best lens in the world now certainly but if you want to get into it it's a very, very good value this is a fraction the price of the nikon lands sam yeah they make a tilt shift lands and construction wise it's a very nice design optically it's pretty good and so if you are interested and you want to play around in this world you can get into this for less than a thousand dollars which is chief when it comes to the tilt shift world of things and it's got a lot of good capabilities and so I can recommend it I think it's a nice little lens it's manual focus like everything else so that's really not much difference it gives you justus many movements it just doesn't say nikon on there so good little option there, and so that's my little section on perspective, control and tell schiff lenses. All right, john let's, take a couple of questions and see if you guys have any. Please grab a mike, just a question that came in. Is there any use of these tilt shift for people or portrait photography? Yeah, so what? The way that it would normally be used. The important photography is you probably wouldn't use those shifting aspect. You'd probably use the tilting aspect, and the tilt that most people would use is a tilt up and then point the camera down to kind of get the shallow, a step to feel possible. Now you could tilt it sideways, and you get this very kind of this shaft of focus that runs across or straight down, where everything off to the side's is out of focus. And so, in that case, you'd probably want to look at either the forty five or the eighty five millimeter lands and it's, the movement that tilting side to side and probably tilting up that you would most want to use.

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.



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.

Anna Fennell

Wow! What a course! Very in depth, lots of valuable information. John instructs with great knowledge and integrity. I have taken other online courses, NOT from Creative Live (my bad!) and was left feeling like a monkey who had learned tricks without understanding or knowledge. Now I feel I have the confidence to move forward on my photographic journey securely knowing how lenses function, what to look for and what price range I can expect. Bravo John! I'd love to see a 2020 update video as an addendum.

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.