Video Blogging Tips → Use A Prime Lens With DSLR Camera

Video Blogging Tips → Use A Prime Lens With DSLR Camera


shooting with a DSLR camera and ready to
take your video blog to the next level let’s talk about upgrading to a prime
lens either internet fans or ryan Perry and in today I want to talk about prime
lenses and the two key ways they’re really gonna help out your video blocks
taking them to the next level first let’s talk about what a prime lens is
now most of you if you bought a kit camera that is a DSLR such as the t5 the
t6 by Canon it came with a kit lens this here is the kit lens that came with my
t5 it’s an 18 by 55 and I believe it’s an F 4.5 now you don’t need to worry
about the 1855 that just talks about how wide the camera can see and how
telephoto or how much it can zoom that’s the 18 to 55 what we’re gonna really
focus on is that F number that F 4.5 and that F number is really important
because on a prime lens a prime lens is going to have a much lower F number this
is a 35 mil lens and that means it doesn’t zoom it it can only see 35 stick
it on your camera whatever it sees is what it sees in order to get your shot
just right either have to move the camera forwards and backwards because
you can’t zoom or you need to move your subject however with a low aperture
value that F number of in this case it goes down to F 1.8 what that means is is
that it actually allows more light in and that’s important for two reasons
number one is actual lighting I don’t have a lot of light in this office and
that’s okay because on my Canon F 15 prime lens that I’m shooting with I’m
able to take my F number all the way down the two that means it lets a lot of
light in so I don’t have to have big studio lights in order to
have a good production value now I do have to bump my ISO up to 400 in order
to compensate but the quality still comes out really good the other thing it
does is I brought in some demo stuff here because normally I just have my
gray wall and that is it blurs out the background and you’ll notice that well
what you don’t notice is that this is a gray wall this isn’t a backdrop or
anything and you don’t see the texture in the wall the lower the f-number the
lower or shorter the focal link it length is of the lens and what I mean by
that is that as that F number decreases and gets smaller the focal length how
much how much of your picture is in focus from front to back is greatly
minimized as that F number increases F 5 F 10 F 15 it brings everything into
focus so if you’re doing landscape photography or a video where you want to
see everything and focus then you would go with a higher F value such as F 10
but it’s going to let let let less light in so you have to make sure that you
have enough light on the opposite in as you bring that F number down think about
portraits people that take pictures of couples outdoors and how you get that
blurry background that dreamy effect that is that lower F number and that’s
why I brought in these props here and you’ll notice that they’re out of focus
what I’m going to do is I’m going to bump the F value up in order to bring
the background more focus so you can get an idea of what I mean through the magic
of video editing Here I am and I’m still using the same lens I made a couple of
adjustments in the camera though to better reflect what you would see with a
kit lens in the same conditions the same lighting conditions the same camera the
only thing that’s different is I moved the F value from 2 all the way up to 5.6
and that’s typically on the low end of this type of camera is about where
you’re going to be well there’s two things you probably notice one I
probably look a little grainy and that’s because I have the bump the ISO value
you of the camera up to 3200 and that lets the sensor on the camera let more
light in but when you do that you get a lot of grain it just doesn’t look good
but secondly the contents behind me my props behind me appear more in focus and
the reason is is that f-number and that’s really where a prime lens is
going to give you a much better result on video in fact I don’t like the way
this looks let’s switch back okay this looks so much better now we’re back at
f/2 and I’m able to drop the ISO on the camera down to 400 the quality is so
much better I don’t I’m not blinded by a bunch of studio lights and again I’m
able to do that because of the prime lens ok youtubers I want to know what do
you think are you ready to make the switch to the prime lens and by the way
the 50 mil that I have on my camera right now is a canon lens that I bought
on B&H for a hundred and twenty five dollars so you’re really not talking
about a lot of money to take your production value to the next level I’d
love for you to share some love with me be sure to subscribe to the channel I
would love to know what you think about this video do you think there’s a better
way than converting to a prime lens in order to boost your production value let
me know in the comments below be sure to LIKE the video if you felt it offered
some value and if you did go ahead give me a thumbs down it’s okay alright
everybody I hope you have a great day

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