What's in the Frame
Everyone, I'm john gringo, been a photographer for twenty five years. One of things I love most about photography is cameras that can change lenses because when you change the lands, you change the camera and there's lots of different lenses, and each lands has its own unique characteristics, trades its own little quirks, its own personality, and so use them for different types of purposes, and I like teaching about photography and showing what they do, but a lot of times it's in the classroom and I wanted to come out into the real world and showcase what these lenses dio and the implications of using them in different types of ways. All right, folks, let me introduce you to our cast of characters here I have carefully selected nine lenses to represent the entire range that are available on the market today. There are many one's in between, but I think these air, good representative models of the different things that you could do in photography, we're going to start with the normal la...
nds. We're going to explore the world of wide angle. We're going to go into the world of telephoto and kind of the plan for what we're going to do is we're gonna have a camera mounted right at home plate, and we're going to take these lenses monitor on the camera. Pointed into the outfield and really lay out what you can see with lenses and some of the characteristics and features of each of these lenses as we go through the range all right, it's time to show you what we can actually see with these lenses we got the fifty millimeter lands on here I've got my two helpers out here and I need to get them exactly on the frame so we got john over here john let's have you come in a little bit a step? Okay right about there stop that's good. All right, let's, roll him out take him out this is gonna work. I hope this works look at this. So this is what you see with the fifty millimeter lands look at this. You can see the angle of you exactly what the fifty millimeter lands wait so there we go here's your fifty millimeter lands you know exactly what it sees you can actually mimic what a fifty millimeter land sees like if you just put your hands in that column movie hands bend your elbows a little bit kind of point around that's exactly what you see with the fifty millimeter lands. Sweet nice job guys. All right, now we have the twenty four millimeter lens on here. This is straight in the middle of wide angle it's one of my personal favorite focal wakes eleven for landscape travel photography and one thing you need to know about these wide angle lenses. When you start getting pretty wide, you start getting a little distortion. Let me show you what distortion is all right, so, let's, take a look in the camera, you'll notice this ball looks pretty round in the middle of the frame, but when I move off to the side it's gonna look a little odd long, or if I come over here and I hold it up high in the corner, it doesn't look necessarily quite as round, so that's, some of the distortion. We have this stretching effect that we get with wide angles. So let's, get our paper rollers in here and let's roll out the twenty four's. Ok, well, that's role. So there you go. Now you can clearly see fifty, thirty five, twenty four. How much do you see? They're just different steps along the scale.