The 50mm lens is for photography purists. It's cheap to buy, light to carry and gets amazing results. It also makes even the greatest photographers try just that little bit harder to frame the perfect image. As a result, it's the first thing anyone buys after their camera. Life in 50mm shares the greatest photos - and the personal experiences that led to them - from some of today's leading photographers. It also explains why they chose to reject complicated modern zooms and express themselves through the 50mm prime in the first place.
The 50mm lens is for photography purists.
Author: Tanya Nagar
Publisher: Hachette UK
Focusing on fieldcraft techniques for macro and close-up photography, Thompson covers the vital but often overlooked skills necessary to achieve consistent professional results in the field. Case studies covering a broad and often challenging group of subjects from the seashore to your back garden form the core of the lavishly illustrated book. Biology, life history, subject behaviour and ethics along with best practice approaches are discussed in detail and underpinned with photographic tips. The book is divided into four sections—Digital Fundamentals, Fieldcraft & Methodology, Portfolio Case Studies, Digital Workflow & Presentation—covering the full photographic process from capture through to editing, captioning, development and storage are discussed. Moving beyond the surface-level approach to macro instruction, this book provides readers with techniques that work in the field. Illustrated with over 250 of the author's own inspiring images, this publication is a must for photographers, naturalists and anyone interested in improving their macro skills in the field.
When extension tubes are used in combination with any lens especially short
and medium telephotos they allow the lens to focus closer ... If you add the same
extension tube to a 50mm lens, you now have a magnification of half life-size, but
Author: Robert Thompson
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Lenses are a considerable investment for any photographer and require understanding their features and a making plan for purchase. You might buy several camera bodies, but quality lenses should last a lifetime! You need a book that goes beyond the camera manuals to teach you how to select and use Canon lenses to take great shots. This guide by pro photographer Jerod Foster will help you conquer the fundamentals and capture stunning pictures. Foster starts with the basics of using different lenses in the Canon lineup–from kit, to wide angle, to telephoto, to zoom, and more, to understand what they do and how their features affect your images. He discusses factors such as depth of field, perspective, and compression and which types of lenses are right for your style of shooting. Whether it’s portraits, landscapes, or street photography, you will have a better understanding of your equipment and understand your choices for investing in lenses. Beautifully illustrated with large, compelling photos, this book teaches you how to take control of your photography to get the image you want every time you pick up the camera.
Rightly so, a standard zoom lens is built for the amount of flex a photographer
demands of any one lens. ... An additional advantage of the standard zoom lens
is its coverage of landmark focal lengths, including 35mm and 50mm. ... Real-Life
. Applications. Aside from the mechanical flexibility of standard lenses, especially
standard zooms, they are also useful for a diverse range of photographic subject
Author: Jerod Foster
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Identifying a beautiful image in nature is easy, but capturing it is often challenging. To truly seize the essence of a photograph shot out of the studio and in the world requires an artistic eye and impeccable set of photographic techniques. John and Barbara Gerlach have been teaching photographers how to master the craft of photographing nature and the outdoors through their workshops and best-selling books for more than twenty years. Now, equipped with brand new images to share and skills to teach, this celebrated photo team is sharing their latest lessons in the second edition of Digital Nature Photography. Notable revisions in this new edition include introducing the concepts of focus stacking and HDR, as well as expanded discussions of multiple exposure, wireless flash, RGB histograms, live view, shutter priority with auto ISO, hand-held shooting techniques, and the author’s equipment selections. The inspiring imagery in this book covers a broader range of subjects than before including ghost towns, the night sky, animals, and sports, in addition to the classic nature photographs we expect from this very talented author team. This book is a comprehensive guide to one of the broadest subjects in photography, explained and dymystified by two respected masters.
Long Macro Lenses For serious close-up photography, the longer 180mm and
200mm macro lenses are far superior for most applications. ... 50mm Macros
These are the least expensive and lightest of the true macro lenses. Like all of the
others, it probably can focus close enough to achieve life-size (1x) magnification.
Author: John and Barbara Gerlach
Publisher: CRC Press
Adapted from the Life Library of Photography Barbara London Upton, Barbara
London, John Upton. How to Use Supplementary Lenses 50mm lens alone How
supplementary lenses enlarge . Here , a cluster of petunias as seen by a 35mm ...
Author: Barbara London Upton
Publisher: Prentice Hall
How supplementary lenses enlarge. Here, a cluster of petunias as seen by a
35mm camera with a 50mm lens. The lens, set at its closest focusing distance (
about 18 inches), produces an image on the film about one-tenth life size.
Author: Barbara London
'Basic Photography' is a longstanding international bestseller and continues to be the introductory textbook for photography courses throughout the world. Key features: practical assignments, so you can put into practice what you've learned chapter summaries for easy revision a clear and concise approach to essential photographic principles, assuming no prior knowledge comprehensive coverage of both black and white photography, processing and printing; colour photography, digital manipulation and film processing suitability for students of all ages and all photographic courses This new edition now includes: extended coverage of digital imaging techniques: from capturing images digitally, to scanning and using manipulation software and the ethics involved updated and re-structured contents to suit the new Art (Photography) A Level hundreds of stunning full colour photographs throughout illustrating the main points from the text inspirational images from world famous photographers including: Bill Brandt; Henri Cartier-Bresson; Edward Weston and David Hockney. The late Michael Langford formerly taught at the Royal College of Art for many years, becoming Course Director. He was intimately involved with photography courses and examination syllabuses at all levels and as a result fully understood what a student needed. His other books for Focal Press include 'Starting Photography' 2nd edition, 'Advanced Photography' 6th edition, and 'Story of Photography' 2nd edition. 'Advanced Photography' is the companion volume to 'Basic Photography', and for students wishing to progress further, will take the aspiring photographer a step forward on the ladder to a career in photography.
A 35 mm camera with standard 50 mm lens focused out to its closest subject
distance gives an image about one-tenth life size. This can also be written as a
ratio of 1:10, or magnification of ×0.1. Most 5 × 4 in monorail view cameras have ...
Author: Michael Langford
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
A guide to 35mm photography cover such topics as choosing a camera, lenses, film, accessories, techniques, and digital imaging.
The degree of magnification depends upon the lens in use : a 50mm lens will
give 1 : 1 ( life size ) , a 28mm delivers 2 : 1 ( twice life size ) , while a 100mm
produces 1 : 2 ( half life size ) . The versatility of this set - up improves if you use a
Author: Steve Bavister
Completely revised and updated with information for the digital age, this remains the definitive guide to the world of photography. 300 illustrations.
Whenever the extension distance equals the focal length , the subject will be
recorded life - size . Here are some examples . ( Remember , measurement can
be either in millimeters or inches . ) When a normal lens of 50mm ( 2 - inch ) focal
Author: Tom Grimm
Publisher: Plume Books
The Basic Bookshelf for Eyecare Professionals is a series that provides fundamental and advanced material with a clinical approach to clinicians and students. A special effort was made to include information needed for the certification exams in ophthalmic and optometric assisting, low vision, surgical assisting, opticianry, and contact lens examiners. This concise, easy-to-read manual is an excellent introduction to the fundamental techniques of film based imaging of the eye. With a back-to-basics approach this text will reduce any fear or anxiety that you may have related to learning the craft of ocular photography. Clinical Ocular Photography is organized in a way that allows quick and easy understanding on a specific subject. Each chapter stands alone, allowing the reader to tackle one specific topic at a time. With clear explanations of all clinical uses of photography in ophthalmology, this book is the perfect resource for the beginning or experienced ocular photographer.
The camera - to - subject distance when photographing both eyes together at 1 :
4 ( 1/4 life size ) . Top : Using a 50 mm normal lens . Bottom : With a 105 mm
telephoto lens . Because the cornea is highly polished , light from any flash will ...
Author: Denise Cunningham
Publisher: SLACK Incorporated
The range of this lens is from infinity to 11 inches , giving a magnification ratio of
1 : 3 at its closest working distance . ... the capability of making pictures at a
working distance of about 412 inches for a 1 : 1 or life - size ratio , without extra
accessories . ... One lens ' s drawing card Novel construction , as well as fine
picture - making capabilities , is the drawing card of the 50 - mm Exakta Makro -
Extenar f / 2 .
Successful nature photographer and lecturer Charles Needle often asks students in his workshops if they understand the difference between “looking” and “seeing”. The difference he is pointing out is that while we are constantly “looking” at countless people, places and things, we might not be actually seeing what is right in front of us. Being tuned into this difference can elevate your art as a photographer, allowing you to be more in tune with your surroundings. Needle has applied this concept to his work and it shows. Utilizing macro photography to capture the nuances of the nature all around us. In this extensive handbook, Needle covers not only his philosophy for seeing and capturing nature photography but delves into the equipment he uses. Needle covers composition, flash techniques, the fundamentals of macro photography and so much more. The book features many set-up shots, equipment shots and sequential shots detailing the progression towards creating the final images. This essential text provides both the inspiration and the technique required to beautifully capture the wonders of nature.
“0.5X.” Normal close-up photography covers the range from 0.1X to 1X, or 1/10
life-size to full life-size. ... The best combination of lenses in this case is to
connect a shorter focal-length prime lens (such as a 50mm lens) to the camera
body and ...
Author: Charles Needle
Publisher: Amherst Media
Nature reveals her unseen beauty in an up-close-and-personal fashion in the photographs of Paul Harcourt Davies and Peter Parks. Zooming in on the "faces" of dragonflies and hornets, unearthing the intricate patterns of fungi and mosses, and even capturing the active beauty of plankton, Nature Photography Close Up presents a "think small" approach to natural subjects. Containing dozens of full-color photographs, each accompanied by a succinct and insightful essay, this gorgeous book doubles as a showcase and an instructional guide. Any photographers with an interest in macro nature photography will enjoy this new way of looking at the unseen wonders around them.
USING A PORTRAIT MACRO LENS the front lens surface for small scratches -
these produce flare , whereas a small coating mark will not . ... give enough light
to illuminate a subject if you are using small apertures outside a magnification
range from half life - size to life - size . ... of macro lenses of focal lengths between
80 and 120mm ( rough equivalents of the 50mm and 90mm macro lenses in
35mm ) .
Author: Paul Harcourt Davies
Publisher: Courier Corporation
They will drastically increase the image size you can obtain with a 50mm lens . A
standard 50mm lens produces images approximately one - eighth life size ( 1 : 8 )
. When an extension equal to the focal length of the lens is added ( i . e . 50mm )
Author: Christopher Clark
Publisher: [Calgary] : Hunt Pub.
Category: Photography of animals
"John Ingledew: Photography provides a basic introduction for students across the visual arts. This accessible, inspirational guide to creative photography explores the subjects and themes that have always obsessed photographers and explains technique in a clear and simple way. Embracing the whole spectrum of photography from traditional to digital, it introduces the work of the masters of the art as well as showing fresh, dynamic images created by young photographers from all over the world. An essential resource, the book also provides a valuable overview of careers in photography and a comprehensive reference section, including a glossary of technical vocabulary."--BOOK JACKET.
78 Photography Henri Cartier - Bresson and Magnum Henri Cartier - Bresson
began his creative life wanting Cartier ... always using the standard 50mm lens ,
revolution in China , and he was the last photographer to take pictures of never ...
Author: John Ingledew
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Available in March 2008 from Zyrus Press, Numismatic Photography by Mark Goodman, is a step-by-step guiding tool that teaches how to image quality photos of coins with your digital camera. You don¿t need an expensive camera or costly equipment. This book will guide you through the secrets to becoming a skilled photographer, for both the novice and the experienced. This book brings together Mark Goodman¿s two passions: digital photography and coins. As a self-taught seasoned expert in digital coin photography, Goodman reveals everything you need to know: photo concepts and language, techniques and methods for best quality imaging, and how to use lighting to your best advantage. Some of the chapters include are Imaging Concepts, Color and Luster, High Contrast Coins, Low Contrast Coins, Toned Coins, Special Imaging Techniques, Image Presentation, and more!
ADVANCED — Lighting Angle The focal length of the lens works in two ways to
allow higher angle lighting . ... FOCAL LENGTH FOV ( deg ) dSLR 50mm 1 : 1 16
1 : 2 21 dSLR 105mm 1 : 1 8 1 : 2 dSLR 150mm 1 : 1 The published field of view (
FOV ) of a typical 50mm ... Most coin macro shooting is done at 1 : 1 to 1 : 2 on
dSLRs ( life size to half life size ) because of the larger detectors on these
Author: Mark Goodman
Publisher: Zyrus Press
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
If you want to reduce the bulk of your lens even further you could select a 35 -
70mm close focusing zoom . These small lenses offer more framing possibilities
than a 50mm prime lens and focus to about one - fourth to one - third life - size ...
Author: Lawrence F. Abrams
Publisher: Entwood Publishing, Incorporated
Category: Applied photography
"...a new addition to...KODAK Workshop Series...covers a variety of topics including: how lenses are constructed, how to control image sharpness, which lens is best for photographing certain subjects, how to care for your lenses, and much more...fully illustrated with over 250 color and black-and-white photographs..."--Photo Trade News.
And if the tubes ' threads are not aligned perfectly , the lens ' aperture scale may
not be exactly on top , making it mildly ... With a 50mm lens , a reproduction ratio
of 1 : 1 ( life - size on film ) is possible by adding the 50 mm extension . Exposure
Author: Artur Landt
The Zuiko 50mm f/3.5 macro lens can be used for both macrophotog- raphyand
normal photography. ... distance aberrations and so produces photographs of
high resolution when used from normal focusing distances up to about V2 life
Author: Barbara London
But through the years I have had more photographs published in Life taken with
this lens than with any other . Then there is the Nikor 50 - mm . 1 . 4 , the 85 - mm
. 2 . 5 , the 135 - mm . 3 . 5 . These lenses are all interchangeable with the Nikon
Author: Wallace Kirkland
Category: Life (Chicago, Ill.)