How to Choose The Right Lenses For Me

by Staff December 3, 2016 at 10:35 am

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  1. The lenses as they referred in sequence during the seminar. 
    Their year of introduction to the market and their average price.

    An omission of the seminar was the two green ring canon lenses with DO Diffractive Optics (400mm f/4 DO, 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO)

    EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
    2013 250$

    EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
    2004 300$

    EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
    2009 800$

    EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
    2012 400$ (there is a 2016 version of this lens with nanoUSM at 600$)

    EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6mm IS 
    2008 700$

    EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM
    2006 800$ Very sharp lens

    EF-S 60mm f/2.8 USM MACRO
    2005 400$ sharp lens 

    EF-S 10-22 f/3.5-4.5 USM
    2004 600$

    EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM
    2014 280$ Very affordable wide lens

    EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
    2003 750$ affordable L lens

    EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
    2007 1450$ (there is 2016 version at 2200$)no photo

    EF 16-35mm f/4 IS USM
    2014  1000$  sharp lens

    EF 28-135 f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
    1998 300$

    EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM
    2007  2100$

    EF 20mm f/2.8 USM
    1992  540$

    EF 24mm f/2.8 USM IS
    2012 550$ (first ultra wide lens with image stabilization)

    EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM 
    2008 1550$ (great low light lens)

    EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM
    2012 470$

    EF 28mm f/1.8 USM
    1995 460$

    EF 35mm f/2  IS USM
    2012 550$

    EF 35mm f/1.4L USM
    1998 1000$ (there is a 2015 version at 1650$)

    EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS USM
    2005 450$ (there is a 2016 version at 550$)

    EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
    1992 350$ sharp lens

    EF 180mm f/3.5L USM Macro
    1996 1400$ 1:1 magnification

    EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
    2013 300$

    EF 75-300 f/4-5.6 III
    1999  200$ most popular telephoto lens

    EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS USM
    2005  450$ (newer 2016 version at 550$)

    EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II
    2014 2000$

    EF 135mm f/2L USM
    1996 1000$

    EF 85mm f/1.2L USM II
    2006 1850$

    EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM II
    2010 1950$

    EF 70-200 f/4L IS USM
    2006 1100$

    EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM II
    2011 10,000$ highly expensive lens

    Canon tele extender 1.4X III
    2010 430$ Can work with the Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM lens with auto focus. The macro is 1:1 and the focal length increases to 252mm

    Canon tele extender 2X III
    2010 430$

    Tele extenders don't change the minimum focus distance. They are not extension tubes. They are not hollow.

    EF 300mm f/4L IS USM no photo
    1997 1350$ very sharp lens. The minimum focus distance is 5 feet.

    EF 600mm f/4L IS USM II
    2011 11,500$

    EF 50mm f/2.5 compact macro
    1987 250$ discontinued magnification 1:2

    EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
    2000 600$

    EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM macro
    2009  800$ 1:1

    MP-E 65mm f/2.8  1-5X macro
    1999 1050$    Magnification 5:1  It doesn't focus to infinity. It is manual focus. That's why it isn't a true EF lens. 

    EF 15mm f/2.8 fisheye
    1987 500$ discontinued 

    EF 8-15mm f/4L USM fisheye zoom
    2010 1250$ circular fisheye at 8mm

    Canon tilt-shift lenses

    TS-E 45mm f/2.8
    1991 1400$ manual focus 

    TS-E 90mm f/2.8
    1991 1400$ manual focus

    TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II
    2009 1900$ manual focus lens

    TS-E 24mm f/3.5L
    1991 800$ discontinued Manual focus lens

    TS-E 17mm f/4L
    2009 2150$  Manual focus only

    FE 135mm f/2.8mm soft focus
    1987 250$ discontinued 
    It induces spherical aberration which gives different results than out focus photos.

  2. Hi, I have a canon 70D and I am planning on starting a youtube channel dedicated to reviewing action figures. What lens would you recommend for something like this? It needs to be good up close and be able to stand close phisically to the subject. Thanks.

  3. People end up buying many cheap travel lenses and end up with a body better then all their lenses although more expensive lenses 90% of photographers only need somthing like a 15-30 2.8 a 24-70 2.8 a 70-200 2.8 and maby a 50mm or 85mm 1.8 or 1.4 and that should last you forever for everything other than wildlife

  4. Very good video but seems focused more so towards begginers which is understandable but i think when talking to begginers that plan on beccoming serious in the future its good to advise lenses they will keep for a long period eg i would not reccomend any 18-200's or similar for serious begginers i think you should aim them towards primes like 50mm 1.8 maby a 100mm macro for macro and portrait a 175-300 zoom and not advise many zooms until they have a larger budget to get a 15-30 or a 70-200 as that will perform far better than 10 lenses that cover all the ranged between

  5. This is one of the BEST videos I've seen so far on how to choose the right lens and what kind of pictures you can expect to take.  Even though I'm considering a Sony mirrorless camera I now have a much better idea of what to buy.  Excellent presentation Rudy Winston!

  6. I have a question.
    I'm planning on going into amateur films as well as travel photography.
    I've just bought the Nikon d5300, and now I'm looking for a wide/ultrawide lens.
    I've been looking through a million videos and reviews, but just can't get the answer I'm looking for.

    Can you guys suggest a wide lens
    1. of around 500$ (used);
    2. That's compatible to my Nikon d5300;
    3. Will autofocus

    I'd appreciate any suggestions.


  7. Wow, I am learning so much with this video. Thank you, thank you. New to my Rebel camera or anything like it, this video is wonderful to understand the choices I have in buying a lens.

  8. Great lecture. This needs a table of contents tho. What is discussed at what point in the video?

    Specifically, I'm interested if he said anything about primes. I was hoping it'd be in the already-marked specialty lenses point but nada. Oh well, still informative.

  9. great info. only i did not hear that the aperture also needs to be multiplied by 1.6 if you shoot on a cropped sensor.
    F4 will be effective F6.4 as a part of the light is projected not on the sensor.

  10. 7:55 he talks about the crop factor being a col thing if you shoot super telephoto, because no increase in size, weight or decrease in aperture. here is my question, if u take a 50mm 1.8 lens and put it on a crop sensor camera, isn't it now 80mm f2.8?? i mean aren't you suppose to multiply the aperture as well???

  11. going on vacation to Arizona, want to get a good lense to shoot landscapes,some night shooting as well, must be a good lense for video use also. can you give some recommendations? I've heard good things about Sigma also?

  12. I require a lens for my Panasonic G6 to record video of a 30 inch monitor at a distance of 40-45 cm away from the G6. What would your advice be on this please ? Thanks in advance

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  14. Good presentation,however the lecturer talk lost sync with the images at a point where it's value should have been emphasized rather present a review of had been said. Disconcerting and distracting. We turned off the presentation so rather than be an excellent sweep of focal length it became something else. Poor Sync lost attention and potential purchases. Thank You

  15. hi, i am from nepal, i am going to buy Canon 5D mark III for some short movies and telefilms and music video purpose. please suggest me minimum lenses i required since i do not have high budgeting for lenses. waiting for your reply. Thanks.

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