Know Your Lenses
So the last thing to talk about is lenses and this is really what made DSLR is such a big deal in the independent and pro filmmaking world. You're able to put different lenses on, you're able to change what type of glasses in front of your sensor for the first time. You know, this brought to indie filmmakers that that cinematic look, that really beautiful looking image. The very basic lens is a 50 millimeter prime lens. You cannot zoom on it. But for a very, very cheap, you're able to get a good looking lens that can have a very open F stop. So this is F 1.8. This lens I believe is under $200 and it's it's a quality piece of glass. You can get really nice looking image out of it and you can't just zoom in or zoom out for wider shot with the same lens. So it does take a little more work and you know, moving back and forth. But the quality is is really great for how cheap a lens it is. In comparison to this, we have the 24 to 72. Canon L series lens. Um, this is really sort of an industr...
y standard. I mean everyone shoots with this lens, both photographers and video makers. Um, it's just sort of a go to lens for a lot of people because it covers both the wide And tight side of things you can see here. So I'm I'm at 70 here and I'm nice and tight, Go to 24, I never wide shot. I didn't have to move the camera. All I had to do was spend this ring to get to a different focal point. It's much easier that being said, where this is under $200, this is over $1,000. This is closer to $1,500. Uh, there's a huge price difference and this is a quality piece of glass but it costs exponentially more money. There are cheaper zooms Like this. Cannon 10-18 and there's many different, you know, kit lenses similar to this. But I really think the quality glasses is far less and well, it's a good place to start. The important thing to know is that your glass, your lenses will last a very long time and your cameras will keep changing every five years. You're gonna have a new technology, a new great thing. But you can keep using that same glass as long as you stay with the same company. A big thing that happened to me. I switched from Nikon to canon to Sony. Nikon being photography by first shot on the Canon seven D for video and when I switched to Sony, I had to get these adapters to keep using the same lenses. It wasn't the worst thing in the world. But now I look at people shooting with Sony glass and you know, I kind of wish I didn't have to use an adapter. So it is something to consider when you first buy a camera that this is an investment and beyond your camera. It's really about the lenses because those can really add up in cost. So I hope this lesson was helpful. I know it's a very broad overview and everyone's shooting on different cameras these days and there's always gonna be new cameras coming out. So it's kind of a personal thing. So we don't want to get too specific in any of these videos. This is the setup I happen to have. I'm sure you're all shooting on different things so see you in the next lesson.