Are you a master of glass? November 16, 2018 Blog Master Comments Off on Are you a master of glass? What is a "fast" lens? A lens with a specially lubricated focusing ring A lens with a spring-loaded zoom A lens with a relatively wide aperture, allowing for faster shutter speeds A lens that is aerodynamically smooth Continue >> What focal length would be considered "normal" on a full frame or 35mm film camera? 70mm-200mm 50mm 200mm-500mm 10mm-24mm Continue >> Which of these focal lengths would be found on a "zoom" lens? 12mm-35mm 35mm 135mm 85mm Continue >> Why would someone want a lens with a silent focusing mechanism? They have photographer's misophonia To prevent unwanted noise in video To avoid scaring sleeping babies Secret spy stuff Continue >> To what does the "fisheye effect" refer? When your eye has trouble adjusting after you stop looking through the viewfinder Distortion in ultra-wide-angle photography making the photo look like it's bulging A cold, slimy feeling from staring too long Developing an "eye" for taking great pictures of fish Continue >> What makes a lens a "macro" lens? It can focus while being physically close enough to the subject to reproduce it on the sensor/film at life size or greater It's REALLY big It's REALLY wide It can run automatic zooming/focusing commands Continue >> How can a lens help you get less blurry pictures? Holding up some of its own weight for a change Predictive focusing Whispering reassurances to make you less nervous Utilizing internal motors and gyros to shift components to counteract camera shake Continue >> What does "tilt-shift" capability enable you to do? "Tilt" and "shift" the slice of your image which is in focus (so it doesn't have to be directly perpendicular to the sensor/film) View your camera's screen from any angle Fold up your lens so it's ultra-portable Show off a wacky lens that your friends have never heard of Continue >> To what does the focal length of a lens refer? The minimum distance you must be from a subject to focus properly The length of the lens in your camera bag The maximum amount of time it can hold focus The distance between the internal point of light convergence and the sensor/film, measured in millimeters (the larger the number, the greater the magnification) Continue >> What does the f-number of a lens actually mean? Fantastic-ness; the best lenses are all f-number ONE! It's just a number you have to learn; someone had to come up with something, right? The ratio of the focal length of the lens to the diameter of the aperture (thus, wider apertures result in lower denominators in the ratio) It's f-ull of sound and fury, signifying nothing Continue >> Are you a master of glass? Best in GLASS You really know your stuff! Are you a master of glass? Highly Focused Not perfect, but you've clearly got a taste for lens tech! Are you a master of glass? Wide-Open for Learning You've got some of the basics, but there's a lot left to learn. Let us help you! Are you a master of glass? Needs a Filter You might want to check your focus calibration, too... PLAY AGAIN !