Synopses & Reviews
You own a Nikon DSLR, but which Nikon (Nikkor) lens is best for your shooting style and your budget? This guide by pro photographer Jerod Foster will help you learn the features of Nikon lenses to capturevthe stunning pictures you want for a price that matches your needs.
Foster starts with the basics of using lenses in the Nikon lineup–from kit, to prime, to wide angle, to telephoto, to zoom, and more. Whether it’s portraits, landscapes, sports, travel, or night photography, you will have a better understanding of the different Nikon lenses and your choices for investing in them. In this guide you will:
- Master the key camera features that relate to lenses–depth of field, perspective, and vibration reduction
- Learn the difference between full frame versus cropped sensors and how they affect specific lenses
- Understand best practices for maintaining your lenses and for taking better pictures
- Accessorize your Nikon lenses with lens rigs, extenders, and other add-on equipment
- Minimize lens flaws such as distortion and chromatic aberration in post processing with Lightroom
- Grasp all the concepts and techniques as you go, with assignments at the end of every chapter
Beautifully illustrated with large, compelling photos, this book for beginning-to-intermediate digital photographers will help you get the image you want every time you pick up your camera. And once you have the shot, show it off and join the book’s flickr group: www.flickr.com/groups/nikonlenses_fromsnapshotstogreatshots.
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 Nikon 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 Nikon 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.
About the Author
Jerod Foster is an editorial and travel photographer and author of Sony NEX-6: From Snapshots to Great Shots; Color: A Photographer’s Guide to Directing the Eye, Creating Visual Depth, and Conveying Emotion; and Storytellers: A Photographer’s Guide to Developing Themes and Creating Stories with Pictures. He also leads photography workshops and is a photography professor at Texas Tech University. Visit his website and read his popular photography blog at jerodfoster.com.
Table of Contents
1. Top Seven Things to Know about Lenses
· Fast vs. Slow
· Full frame vs. crop sensor
· Autofocus vs. manual focus
· Prime vs. zoom
· Minimum Sustaining Shutter Speed
· The Lens Trinity
2. Depth of Field and Perspective
3. The Lineup: Ultra Wides and Wides
4. The Lineup: Standard Zooms and Primes
5. The Lineup: Medium, Standard, and Super Telephotos
6. The Lineup: Specialty Lenses
8. Lens Rigs
9. Best Practices