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Canon Super Zooms

Lesson 29 from: Canon Lenses: The Complete Guide

John Greengo

Canon Super Zooms

Lesson 29 from: Canon Lenses: The Complete Guide

John Greengo

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Lesson Info

29. Canon Super Zooms

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Lessons

Class Trailer
1

Class Introduction

07:11
2

Canon Lens Basics

14:12
3

Focal Length: Angle of View

11:31
4

Focal Length: Normal Lenses

09:43
5

Focal Length: Wide Angle Lenses

18:15
6

Focal Length: Telephoto Lens

21:27
7

Focal Length Rule of Thumb

15:36
8

Field of View

10:14
9

Aperture Basics

04:41
10

Aperture: Maximum Aperture

18:44
11

Aperture: Equivalent Focal Length

07:48
12

Aperture: Depth of Field

06:23
13

Aperture: Maximum Sharpness

08:33
14

Aperture: Starburst Effect

05:18
15

Aperture: Flare

06:48
16

Aperture: Hyperfocal Distance

19:32
17

Camera Mount System

14:57
18

Canon Lens Compatibility

14:26
19

Canon Lens Design

12:29
20

Canon Lens Composition

04:30
21

Canon Lens Shape

05:50
22

Canon Lens Coating

06:53
23

Canon Lens Focusing

14:10
24

Lens Autofocus

08:17
25

Canon Lens Image Stabilization

06:57
26

Canon L Lenses

10:18
27

Image Quality

09:46
28

Canon Zoom Lenses: Standard

17:50
29

Canon Super Zooms

05:20
30

Canon Wide Zooms

09:48
31

Canon Telephoto Zooms

16:09
32

Prime Lens: Normal Lenses

09:19
33

Prime Lens: Moderate Wide

07:01
34

Prime Lens: Wide Angle

05:33
35

Prime Lens: Ultra-Wide

09:23
36

Prime Lens: Short Telephoto

09:03
37

Prime Lens: Medium Telephoto

08:59
38

Prime Lens: Super Telephoto

13:59
39

3rd Party Lenses Overview

06:01
40

3rd Party Prime Lenses

15:25
41

3rd Party Zoom Lenses

26:28
42

Lens Accessories: Filters

33:42
43

Lens Accessories: Lens Hoods

09:58
44

Lens Accessories: Tripod Mount

04:51
45

Lens Accessories: Extension Tubes

04:30
46

Lens Accessories: Extenders

13:11
47

Macro Lens: Reproduction Ratio

18:59
48

Macro Lens: Technique and Choices

25:59
49

Fisheye: Technique and Choices

18:49
50

Tilt Shift: Techniques and Choices

27:08
51

Make a Lens System Choice

05:37
52

Choosing A Portrait Lens

17:21
53

Choosing A Sports Lens

17:31
54

Choosing A Landscape Lens

10:39
55

Best Lenses for You

08:46
56

Lens Maintenance

11:19
57

Buying and Selling Lens

11:15
58

What is John Greengo's Favorite Lens?

08:37

Lesson Info

Canon Super Zooms

next up, super zooms. So 24 sometimes all the way up to 200 Maybe even beyond that. So on these, we're talking about lenses that range 18 to 1 35 18 to 200 for R E. F s lenses. And so we have a mix of E f s and standard E F full frame lens over here. So a number of the cameras are now getting marketed and sold within 18 to 1 35 lands. And this is kind of the one lens, and I am done buying lenses, and I could conceivably see that that where that was gonna work out. For some people, this is their lightest, all purpose zoom. And so if you want one lands and you're done with it because you're hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, you want one list to do. Everything is lightest possible. This would probably be the option. You'd want to look at pretty practical range from 29 to 216. I would like a little bit more wide angle, but that's kind of personal. I think. Overall, it's a very good general purpose range that most people would be very happy with it is a little bit lower in construction. We do...

n't have our focusing scale. It's not as much metal in there. It's a little bit more plastic, which helps in making it more lightweight. We have the near identical twin of that in the STM version. So this is for somebody who might be shooting movies a little bit more and once that smooth focusing video. And so in this case, it's kind of the same requirements is the statement says, the last 11 lens. You really probably don't need anything whiter or tell more telephoto than this. It does get a little bit awkward getting one of these lenses if you know you're getting into photography, because then you're, well what lens dough I get next. Do I try to go wider? So I go more telephoto because then there's a lot of overlap. And so I think for somebody who knows they're going to get into photography and knows they're going to end up with 23 or four lenses, this is gonna be kind of an awkward place to make. What, what's your second move? Because if you're thinking about this like a chess game, what's my first move? What's my second move? What's my third move? It's really hard to make that second move because I've seen people say, Well, I guess I got to get rid of this and I get it Get to lens at the same time. The 18 to 200. This is their largest zoom range for their crop frame cameras. And to be honest with you, it's a friend of a big, chunky lens, and I know it saves you from changing lenses, but it means that you are always going to have a fairly big chunk of a lens on your camera and the cameras that this is designed for often fairly lightweight. So it's very nose heavy and is kind of a little awkwardly balanced. This is one of their older lenses when it comes to their focusing motors, and so it's using one of their older focusing motors, And I would not recommend this lands for somebody who is planning to shoot a lot of sports. And so let's say your kids are in sports. You want to get a basic camera in one lens that does everything. Yes, it reaches out there far enough and focal length. But it really may not have this faster focusing system, as you need, depending on what your exact demands are and how fast your kid is running around that field. And so it does come with some some warnings. You might want to see if you could test it out to see how well it works before plunking down the money. So for the full frame user, there's not a lot of super zooms because this is where lenses air, often for optically week, and we're not gonna have as many choices. And Cannon was, uh, was only gonna put one out, but they wanted to do one, and they were the first people to do a 10 times zoom. So they actually started off with a 35 to 3 50 they ended up replacing it with a 28 to 300. And this would be for some very special cases where, for whatever reason, you cannot change the lens. Let's say you are hanging from a helicopter shooting photos, and you've got one lens that you can take with you. It needs to be weather sealed, top quality. You need to shoot wide angle and telephoto. This would be the lens that I would choose for that. And so if you were in a place where just changing lenses is not an option, a very dusty environment or who knows where, maybe you're in a courtroom and you can't make any noises and you're tucked in this one little corner and you got to shoot everything with one lens, and this is the highest quality way of doing it. But one way I think of this is that is an enormous 28 millimeter lands. You know, if all I need is a 28 that is a huge 28 millimeter lands. When you need the whole range, it's nice to have. So there's our collection of super zooms. I try to avoid these. I've never owned a super Soon. I'm never owned one. I just I knew that individual focal lengths and smaller zoom ranges were better quality and better targeted at what I wanted to do, and so clearly you're gonna pay a lot for that L lens. The other lenses are a little bit smaller in price, and, you know, I'll be surprised if there's a lot of people in here who want this, because if they're watching the lens glass, they want to have a collection of lenses. But they can solve problems when changing lenses is a hassle or just not a viable option.

Class Materials

Bonus Materials with Purchase

What's in the Frame? HD
What's in the Frame? LOW
Field of View HD
Field of View LOW
Lens Keynote Parts 1-4
Lens Keynote Parts 5-8
Canon® Lens Data

Ratings and Reviews

user-b3a96c
 

I so appreciate what a good teacher John is. I wish I would have known this much about lenses when I first started out buying my lenses. It was hard finding information about lenses. I didn't want to spend money on a lens I wouldn't use. The better understanding we have about our gear the better photographers we will be. I have never seen a class like this. Invaluable...yes I bought the class! I am really impressed with the high quality photography classes available on Creative Live!

Abbeylynne
 

This was a great class not just about the lenses that Canon offers but also how each lens works. As usual, John's slides are alway informative and entertaining. There is a phrase: John has a slide for that! I am not even a Canon user and found this class to have great information for the use of each specific lens. Great work John! Thank you Creative Live for another great class!

Tami Miller
 

Have loved the other John Greengo classes I've watched & purchased - and this is another winner! Having been a high school/college science teacher, it is refreshing to take a course with someone who not only is extremely experienced, seems to be a computer having stored so much knowledge, but is equally concerned about making the information truly understandable to different levels. And he shares the information using every tool he can: slides, video, interactive presentations, and great quizzes. I learned so much about my Canon lenses - and lenses in general with their many components. I am excited about testing each of mine to see what macro ratio they handle, and especially appreciated the tutorial on testing each for their specific quirk that affects super sharpness. This class is great whether you own Canon lenses or not. Thanks John Greengo!

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