Canon lens course. The best lenses for your Canon DSLR
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Canon lens course. The best lenses for your Canon DSLR

Everything you need to know about Canon DSLR lenses. Learn about wide angle, standard, telephoto and specialist lenses.
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Created by Jeremy Bayston
Last updated 5/2020
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This course includes
  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • 16 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • A great course on Canon lenses for beginners, hobbyists and enthusiast Canon DSLR photographers
  • Should own a Canon DSLR camera

The best value course about Canon DSLR lenses available now.

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Do you own a Canon DSLR camera?

Are you thinking of buying a new lens?

Are you unsure about what lens to get next?

Do you just want some straight answers, not more jargon?

This course on lenses for Canon DSLR cameras is designed for you !

Imagine how great it feels to take great pictures with your camera because you did your research and bought the right lens for the job. No compromising with angles or apertures, or having to get closer or stepping back. Just having the perfect lens for the pictures you want to take....

Created for beginners, hobbyists and enthusiasts, this course on Canon DSLR lenses is the ideal course for anyone who wants to know more about the lenses available for Canon DSLR cameras, or is looking to buy a new lens, but is unsure where to get clear, balanced information.

It doesn't matter whether you own a full frame Canon camera or a crop frame Canon camera. This course covers options for both!

Beginning with a lecture about what lenses actually do, and working through Focal Length and Aperture to MTF charts, lens distortions and lens code abbreviations, this course explains everything you need to know in a straight-forward way, so that you can research your new lenses with confidence.

In this course you will see great examples of the kinds of pictures each lens type can take, look at specific lenses in detail, understand depth of field and hyperfocal distance, find out about filters and extenders and much, much more.

The author, Jeremy Bayston, has been a picture editor for national newspapers in the UK for over 25 years and brings a wealth of experience to the course. He has produced over 4 hours of specially made lectures, which go into greater detail on Prime and Zoom lenses, Specialist lenses, Third party lenses, Best lenses for each photographic style, What to watch out for when you buy a lens, and much more. 

With the right lens you can take exactly to kind of pictures you want to take. That feeling of deep satisfaction of having your photos admired by your friends is almost impossible to beat... 

This lecture course: 

• Has 15 exclusive videos (18 in total - over 4 hours) with written resources.

• Helps you to understand how lenses work, so that you can make better decisions about your lens purchases.

• Shows you what Wide angle, Standard and Telephoto lenses can do - their strengths and weaknesses.

• This course teaches you about the lenses available for your Canon DSLR camera in an accessible way, with minimum jargon.

Each full lecture has resource notes with suggestions and, of course, if you have any questions, you can contact Jeremy through the Udemy dashboard.

You probably bought a DSLR camera for its interchangeable lens options. This course gives you the knowledge to get the right lens for the type of photography you want to do!

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who wants to choose and buy their next Canon lens with confidence.
Course content
Expand 18 lectures 04:22:03
+ Introduction
18 lectures 04:22:03

Hello and welcome to this Camerawize/Udemy course on Canon lenses. In this first lecture we take a look at why DSLR cameras need lenses and how lenses can improve your photography.

Because, whilst you don’t actually need a lens to take pictures, lenses enable you to focus the light coming into the camera, so that it looks clear bright and sharp.

Preview 12:15

Having established the reasons for lenses and how they can help you to be a creative photographer, we now take a look at the main factors to look for in a lens: Focal Length and Aperture, Why are these factors so important? And does it change the image if you are shooting on a full frame camera or a crop frame camera?

Then we consider how aperture can be used to produce pictures in certain circumstance - action or landscape for example.

Then we take a look at the f-number - the measure of the aperture on a lens - and meet our first equation. Don’t worry it is not a difficult one and it helps you to understand the meaning of aperture and  the mechanics involved in producing fast aperture lenses and how that will affect the cost of the lens.

Preview 16:39

Focal Length and Aperture aren’t the only factors we need to consider when looking at a lens, and in this lecture we take a look at other factors that could influence our our decision to choose one lens over another. we consider sharpness, contrast, color, flare, Bokeh, distortion and chromatic aberration.

Then we delve into the mirky world of MTF charts, looking to see what they should tell us about each lens, and how they are not always as clear as we would like them to be…

Other important lens factors, sharpness, contrast, chromatic aberration etc..
More important lens factors

If you have  a lens for your DSLR camera, it will be a prime lens or a zoom lens. What is the difference? Which is better? This lecture explains..

Zoom or Prime? What is the difference? What you need to know..

Depth of field is so important in photography - it can change the meaning or context of an image and is one of the most useful tools for any photographer. This lecture explains the relationship between the object distance, aperture and focal length of the lens and how they affect depth of field. It is really worth knowing…

Depth of Field - How can you control it...

At last! Now we are going to talk about specific Canon lenses. By quickly going through the more popular kinds of photography we take a look at some good lens choices of each - both Canon and third party lenses…

Preview 15:45

Many Canon photographers will have picked up a 18-55mm kit lens when they bought their DSLR. Well, don’t be so keen to discard it! This lecture explains why this much-maligned lens is a great starter lens and can help you to decide which lens you want to buy next…

The 18-55mm kit lens

More in-depth lens action! This lecture compares the Canon 50mm f1.8 lens with the cheapest 50mm lens available, from Yongnuo. Which is the better lens and why? We look at MTF charts and test pictures to find out…

50mm lens comparison
The Canon EF 300mm F2.8 IS USM lens.

This lecture defines wide angle, standard and telephoto lenses and show what they are capable of.

Lenses for each photographic style
Lenses for each photo style pt2

This lecture takes you through some of the best lenses you can buy for your Canon DSLR. starting with Wide angle lenses, through standard lenses and on to telephoto lenses. Then we take a look at the abbreviations third party manufacturers use and what they mean in Canon language..

Lenses and their abbreviations

Ok we are in specialist territory here. This lecture talks about Macro lenses, Fisheye lenses and Tilt/Shift lenses. These lenses produce very specific pictures. How? Why? All is explained…

Specialist lenses - Macro lenses, Fisheye lenses and Tilt/Shift lenses

In this lecture, we talk about accessories for lenses - filters, extension tubes and extenders. These are designed to either change the light as it comes into your lens or to change the light as it goes through your lens. After watching this lecture, you may decide you don’t need a new lens after all..

Lens accessories

My friend Jamie Williamson is a professional photographer, and here, we take a look inside his camera bags to see what a freelance newspaper and PR photographer chooses to take with him when he is out on a job….

A professional photographers kit
A professional photographers kit pt2

Perhaps that is the only lecture you really wanted on this course? Here we take a look at the things to look out for when you are buying a lens, what are the warning signs that you might be making a poor deal?

Buying a lens - the warning signs and the pitfalls.