Oakland County Photographer Explains: Why I love my DSLR

Hey there and welcome to another episode of Tips and Tech Talk. I am your host, Ron. I provide professional photography in Oakland County, Michigan and well, today I’m talking about why I love my DSLR. There’s a lot of great cameras out there from smart phones, to tablets, to well, GoPros. Lots of different options for people collecting video and photographs in today’s digital age. But, if you positively absolutely have to have the best possible image, whether it be photographs or video, well, there really is no more versatile camera than the DSLR or the new mirrorless cameras that are out on the market today. In today’s episode I’m going to talk about why when you have a DSLR it essentially means you have several, many different kind of cameras in your camera bag.

Whether you’re talking about a mirrorless, whether you’re talking about a DSLR, APS-C sensor, or a full frame, regardless, you’re talking about having a camera with the ability to change lenses. When you’re able to change lenses, it creates all kinds of new possibilities because essentially you can get lenses for any types of situation.

But to illustrate what I mean about the versatility that you get with a DSLR or a mirrorless, I’m going to use the lenses that I have in my camera bag to show you what I mean about the versatility and the different kind of images that you can capture with each type of lens. In essence, every time you change a lens on your camera, you’re essentially getting a different camera with a different set of capabilities, a different look.

No matter what you need to shoot, there is a lens for you. If you want wide angle, if you want to shoot the landscape, you can go with a wide angle 10 to 16 millimeter. You can go with a zoom lens like this. This is an 18 to 135 millimeter zoom lens with a 4.5 to 5.6 aperture. This is great. This is going to give you awesome quality, crystal clear beautiful HD video when you capture it with this 18 to 135.

The 50 millimeter just shoots at 50 millimeters, so you can’t zoom in. You have to essentially use your feet to zoom in or zoom out. This shoots consistently at 50 millimeters and as a result it has a 1.8 aperture, which if you don’t know, the lower the aperture, the more light is going to get into the lens, essentially giving you better low light capabilities. If you are someone who wants to shoot video or photographs in low light situations, you’re going to want a lens with a low aperture, the lower the better.

I also have on the camera right now, this is a Sigma 18 to 35 millimeter art lens and this is going to give you some outstanding bokeh. What is bokeh? Bokeh is that unfocused blur that you get in the background behind the focused subject.

I’m also going to show you what this lens can do. This is a 70 by 200 millimeters lens. It also has a fixed aperture of 2.8 image stabilization. This lens is gorgeous. This lens is … Well, I’ll show you what this lens can do.

Now, because this lens is so big, you kind of have to take the camera off the tripod and actually mount the lens to the tripod.

If you’re going to shoot landscape and nature like this, I wouldn’t recommend using this lens. This is more of a portraits lens. I mean, you can use it for landscape, but you could use it for pretty much anything, but the picture quality, the video you get with this lens is awesome. But, it’s more for portraits.

There you’re looking at the picture of the 50 millimeter, the nifty 50 as it’s called, the plastic fantastic. It has a lot of nicknames, but that’s what it looks like, 50 millimeters, the 1.8 aperture.

This is what it looks like with the Sigma 18 to 35 millimeter art lens. As you can see, the image quality is very, very good.

To give you a different perspective, this is a 70 to 200 millimeter zoomed in all the way to 200 millimeter checking out this red bench. We’ll zoom it back to 70. That’s the 70 at 200 back to 70 millimeters and that’s as far back as it goes.

Here we are looking at the 18 to 135 millimeter. Very crystal clear image, love this lens. A lot of versatility with this lens. And it’s stabilization. 18 to 135, that’s so vast.

There’s a look at the shot. Same angle, haven’t moved the tripod. With the 50 millimeter fixed lens. That’s the angle you’re getting. As you can see, the lenses have different distance ranges, focal ranges, and each lens has a different capability and there are so many different things you can do depending on the lens you have. Whatever you need the lens for, make sure you get the correct lens that can fit what you want to accomplish.

I hope you learned something today. I hope you liked this video. If you did, hit that like button, share it with all your friends. Also, go to my YouTube channel, hit that subscribe and bell notification button. That way you’ll be notified when I make future videos. Of course, you can see more of my work at my website, ronrobinsonstudios.com.

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If you need professional headshots, business photography, whiteboard videos, drone videos, or  you need a multi-video campaign, you can find out more how we can help you at Ron Robinson Studios. Thanks for joining me. We’ll see you next time right here for another episode of Tips and Tech Talk. So long.

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