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Nikon Lenses: The Complete Guide

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  •   01 Nikon Lens Class Introduction

    06:30
  •   04 Focal Length: Normal Lenses

    06:41

Class duration: 11h 36m

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About The Class

get the most out of your Nikon® lens.


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.

Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Nikon Lens Class Introduction

    06:30
  2. 02

    Nikon Lens Basics

    14:05
  3. 03

    Focal Length: Angle of View

    11:44
  4. 04

    Focal Length: Normal Lenses

    John Greengo goes in-depth on the difference focal lengths make when shooting with a Nikon® lens.

    06:41
  5. 05

    Focal Length: Wide Angle Lenses

    16:09
  6. 06

    Focal Length: Telephoto Lens

    16:22
  7. 07

    Focal Length Rule of Thumb

    15:59
  8. 08

    Field of View

    10:06
  9. 09

    Aperture Basics

    15:35
  10. 10

    Equivalent Aperture

    07:17
  11. 11

    Depth of Field

    12:58
  12. 12

    Maximum Sharpness

    09:50
  13. 13

    Starburst

    06:48
  14. 14

    Hyper Focal Distance

    18:42
  15. 15

    Nikon Mount Systems

    26:41
  16. 16

    Nikon Cine Lenses

    07:06
  17. 17

    Nikon Lens Design

    20:56
  18. 18

    Focusing and Autofocus with Nikon Lenses

    14:15
  19. 19

    Nikon Lens Vibration Reduction

    06:28
  20. 20

    Image Quality

    04:44
  21. 21

    Aperture Control and General Info

    09:40
  22. 22

    Nikon Standard Zoom Lenses

    21:56
  23. 23

    Nikon Super Zoom Lenses

    06:07
  24. 24

    Nikon Wide Angle Lenses

    08:28
  25. 25

    Nikon Telephoto Zoom Lenses

    16:48
  26. 26

    3rd Party Zooms Overview

    06:06
  27. 27

    3rd Party Zooms: Sigma

    16:02
  28. 28

    3rd Party Zooms: Tamron

    07:31
  29. 29

    3rd Party Zooms: Tokina

    03:50
  30. 30

    Nikon Prime Lens: Normal

    13:50
  31. 31

    Nikon Prime Lens: Wide Angle

    14:17
  32. 32

    Nikon Prime Lens: Ultra-Wide

    09:29
  33. 33

    Nikon Prime Lens: Short Telephoto

    09:14
  34. 34

    Nikon Prime Lens: Medium Telephoto

    08:19
  35. 35

    Nikon Prime Lens: Super Telephoto

    17:24
  36. 36

    3rd Party Primes: Sigma

    07:19
  37. 37

    3rd Party Primes: Zeiss

    03:25
  38. 38

    3rd Party Primes: Samyang

    05:34
  39. 39

    Lens Accessories: Filters

    30:44
  40. 40

    Lens Accessories: Lens Hood

    13:40
  41. 41

    Lens Accessories: Tripod Mount

    04:41
  42. 42

    Lens Accessories: Extension Tubes

    04:23
  43. 43

    Lens Accessories: Teleconverters

    12:42
  44. 44

    Macro Photography

    19:11
  45. 45

    Nikon Micro Lens Selection

    18:29
  46. 46

    Fisheye Lenses

    17:59
  47. 47

    Tilt Shift Photography Overview

    22:40
  48. 48

    Tilt Shift Lenses

    06:00
  49. 49

    Building a Nikon System

    05:16
  50. 50

    Making a Choice: Nikon Portrait Lenses

    17:43
  51. 51

    Making a Choice: Nikon Sport Lenses

    18:47
  52. 52

    Making a Choice: Nikon Landscape Lenses

    14:54
  53. 53

    Nikon Lens Systems

    11:18
  54. 54

    Lens Maintenance

    10:54
  55. 55

    Buying and Selling Lenses

    17:36
  56. 56

    Final Q&A

    12:08
  57. 57

    What's in the Frame

    03:29

Meet Your Expert

John Greengo

John Greengo is an award-winning photographer specializing in outdoor and travel photography. Shooting for over 3 decades, John has developed an unrivaled understanding of the industry, tools, techniques and art of photography. When he's not traveling for a new shoot, ... read more

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  • pdf Nikon® Lenses Part 1
  • pdf Nikon® Lenses Part 2
  • pdf Nikon® Lenses Part 3
  • pdf Nikon® Lenses Part 4
  • HD Field of View
  • pdf Nikon® Lenses Part 5
  • pdf Nikon® Lenses Part 6
  • pdf Nikon® Lenses Part 7
  • pdf Nikon® Lenses Part 8
  • pdf Nikon® Lens Data

100% of students recommend this class.
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  • cliff538

    cliff538

    November 2016

    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

    Fusako Hara

    February 2016

    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.

  • Chelin

    Chelin

    August 2015

    What an excellent class! Honest, unbiassed and extremely thorough reviews and descriptions of the main Nikon lenses. I am considering purchasing a couple of lenses for my Nikon DSLR and before I saw this I couldn't find an answer to my questions: price vs quality, which one's the best lens for my needs. I'm not a technical person and I can never understand complicated reviews that you find online, but John Greengo explains in a entertaining way so that anybody can follow. Thank you!

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