Photography Equipment Class<br />Learning what equipment is right for you<br />
Brought to you by:<br />Jason Kirby<br />Owner of The Right Light Photography<br />Instructor for <br />San Diego Photogra...
Introductions<br />Name<br />Where you came from<br />What camera do you have<br />What type of photography interest you m...
Expectations For Today<br />Cover what equipment is out there and what everything means to you<br />What you can use the e...
Main Topics<br />
Agenda<br />10-20 minutes on each topic<br />Q&A for each topic 5 minutes<br />Equipment hands on portion will come at the...
Lets Get Started<br />
The DSLR<br />Light passes through the lens and strikes a mirror (green)<br />The mirror reflects the light up to a focusi...
The Sensor<br />Full Frame			VS. 			Digital<br />
Crop Factor<br />Black - Full FrameRed - 1.3x Crop FactorYellow - 1.5x Crop FactorGreen - 1.6x Crop Factor<br />
Crop Factor<br />1.3x - Canon EOS 1D/1D MkII1.5x - Nikon 1.6x - Canon EOS Rebel and 40D/50D<br />
Full Frame Digital or 35 mm<br />
1.3x Sensor – Canon 1D Series<br />
1.5x Sensor - Nikon<br />
1.6x Sensor – Canon Rebel Series<br />
Key Terms/Features<br /><ul><li>Crop Factor
Autofocus
Points of Focus
Frames Per Second
Image Stabilization
Live View
Dynamic Range
Megapixels
ISO (and Image Noise)
Dust Control
File Formats: RAW and JPG 
Aspect Ratio
HD Video</li></li></ul><li>What Features to Look For<br />
Entry Level DSLRs<br />
Benefits that Matter<br /><ul><li>Affordable 
Small and light weight
Significant and noticeable upgrade from Point-n-Shoots
User friendly with scene modes
Lots of accessible reviews and content on equipment
Constantly being improved</li></li></ul><li>Limitations<br /><ul><li>Poor ISO ratings (low light situations)
Made from plastic and weaker metals
Minimal points of focus
Bracketing is limited if not available
Only one command wheel
Most features and adjustments must be accessed through the menu
Low Frames per second</li></ul>Nikon<br /><ul><li>Focusing in the lens not the body</li></li></ul><li>Canon<br />Canon XS ...
Canon XS w/ 18-55 IS<br />Canon XS w/ 18-55           $569.99<br /> 2.5” Liveview LCD<br />3 FPS<br />10.1 Megapixels<br /...
Canon T1i w/ 18-55 IS<br />Canon T1i  w/ 18-55 		$799<br />3.0” Live view LCD<br />3.4 FPS<br />15.1 Megapixels<br />ICS (...
Nikon<br />Nikon D3000 <br />w/ 18-55 VR<br />Nikon D5000<br />w/ 18-55 VR<br />
Nikon D3000 w/ 18-55 VR<br />Nikon D3000 w/ 18-55 VR	$549<br />3.0” Liveview LCD<br />3 FPS<br />10.2 Megapixels<br />11 P...
Nikon D5000 w/ 18-55 VR<br />Nikon D5000 w/ 18-55 VR	$629<br />3.0” Liveview LCD<br />4 FPS<br />12.3 Megapixels<br />ISO ...
Why Buy Entry Level?<br />
Prosumer DSLRs<br />
Benefits<br /><ul><li>Mildly Affordable 
Made from magnesium
Significant and noticeable upgrade front entry level
More controls accessible outside of the menu
Lots of accessible reviews and content on equipment
HD Video
Any lens made for that mount will work
Better ISO ratings
Dust and weather resistant </li></li></ul><li>Canon<br />Canon<br />Canon 50D w/ 28-135<br />Canon 7D  Body Only<br />
Canon 50D w/ 28-135 IS<br />Canon 50D w/ 28-135	        $1299<br /> 3.0” Liveview LCD<br />6.3 FPS<br />15.1 Megapixels<br...
Canon 7D <br />Canon 7D  Body Only	           $1699<br /> 3.0” Liveview LCD<br />8 FPS<br />18 Megapixels<br />Full 1080 H...
Pricing<br />Nikon<br />Nikon D90 <br />w/ 18-105 VR<br />Nikon D300s <br />Body Only<br />
Nikon D90 w/ 18-105<br />Nikon D90 w/ 18-105 VR        $1149<br /> 3.0” Liveview LCD<br />4.5 FPS<br />12.3 Megapixels<br ...
Nikon D300s Body Only<br />Nikon D300s Body Only         $1699<br />51-Point Autofocus<br />6 FPS<br />Dual Memory Card Sl...
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Photography Equipment Introduction

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SanDiegoPhotographyClass.com and Jason Kirby present to you the different kinds of photography equipment available to beginners and enthusiasts. Each piece of equipment is recommended by Jason and also provides a back link to Amazon.com to learn more about each lens.

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Photography Equipment Introduction

  1. 1. Photography Equipment Class<br />Learning what equipment is right for you<br />
  2. 2. Brought to you by:<br />Jason Kirby<br />Owner of The Right Light Photography<br />Instructor for <br />San Diego Photography Classes<br />http://www.SanDiegoPhotographyClass.com<br />
  3. 3. Introductions<br />Name<br />Where you came from<br />What camera do you have<br />What type of photography interest you most<br />
  4. 4. Expectations For Today<br />Cover what equipment is out there and what everything means to you<br />What you can use the equipment for<br />Is that specific piece of equipment right for you <br />Answer any specific questions you may have<br />
  5. 5. Main Topics<br />
  6. 6. Agenda<br />10-20 minutes on each topic<br />Q&A for each topic 5 minutes<br />Equipment hands on portion will come at the very end after lecture<br />Items for purchase upstairs with special discount coupons<br />
  7. 7. Lets Get Started<br />
  8. 8. The DSLR<br />Light passes through the lens and strikes a mirror (green)<br />The mirror reflects the light up to a focusing screen<br />Light passes through the focusing screen and enters a block of glass called a pentaprism (orange)<br />The pentaprism reflects the image so that you can see it in the viewfinder<br />When you take a photo, the mirror flips up and a shutter (blue) opens that exposes the digital sensor (red) to light<br />
  9. 9. The Sensor<br />Full Frame VS. Digital<br />
  10. 10. Crop Factor<br />Black - Full FrameRed - 1.3x Crop FactorYellow - 1.5x Crop FactorGreen - 1.6x Crop Factor<br />
  11. 11. Crop Factor<br />1.3x - Canon EOS 1D/1D MkII1.5x - Nikon 1.6x - Canon EOS Rebel and 40D/50D<br />
  12. 12. Full Frame Digital or 35 mm<br />
  13. 13. 1.3x Sensor – Canon 1D Series<br />
  14. 14. 1.5x Sensor - Nikon<br />
  15. 15. 1.6x Sensor – Canon Rebel Series<br />
  16. 16. Key Terms/Features<br /><ul><li>Crop Factor
  17. 17. Autofocus
  18. 18. Points of Focus
  19. 19. Frames Per Second
  20. 20. Image Stabilization
  21. 21. Live View
  22. 22. Dynamic Range
  23. 23. Megapixels
  24. 24. ISO (and Image Noise)
  25. 25. Dust Control
  26. 26. File Formats: RAW and JPG 
  27. 27. Aspect Ratio
  28. 28. HD Video</li></li></ul><li>What Features to Look For<br />
  29. 29. Entry Level DSLRs<br />
  30. 30. Benefits that Matter<br /><ul><li>Affordable 
  31. 31. Small and light weight
  32. 32. Significant and noticeable upgrade from Point-n-Shoots
  33. 33. User friendly with scene modes
  34. 34. Lots of accessible reviews and content on equipment
  35. 35. Constantly being improved</li></li></ul><li>Limitations<br /><ul><li>Poor ISO ratings (low light situations)
  36. 36. Made from plastic and weaker metals
  37. 37. Minimal points of focus
  38. 38. Bracketing is limited if not available
  39. 39. Only one command wheel
  40. 40. Most features and adjustments must be accessed through the menu
  41. 41. Low Frames per second</li></ul>Nikon<br /><ul><li>Focusing in the lens not the body</li></li></ul><li>Canon<br />Canon XS w/ 18-55<br />Canon T1i w/ 18-55<br />
  42. 42. Canon XS w/ 18-55 IS<br />Canon XS w/ 18-55 $569.99<br /> 2.5” Liveview LCD<br />3 FPS<br />10.1 Megapixels<br />ICS (Integrated Cleaning System)<br />Pros: Good Battery Life, Quiet, Nice Features/Settings, Quick Start-Up Time, Excellent Image Quality, Superior Build Quality, Solid Operation, Simple Controls/Menu, Easy To Use, Lightweight/Portable<br />Cons: Complicated Controls/Menu, Missing Features/Settings, Dim LCD, Noisy,  Performs Poorly In Bad Light, Flash Extremely Bright<br />
  43. 43. Canon T1i w/ 18-55 IS<br />Canon T1i w/ 18-55 $799<br />3.0” Live view LCD<br />3.4 FPS<br />15.1 Megapixels<br />ICS (Integrated Cleaning System)<br />Full 1080 HD Video <br />Pros: Good Battery Life, Nice Features/Settings, Quick Start-Up Time, Excellent Image Quality, Bright LCD, Easy To Use, Solid Operation, Lightweight/Portable<br />Cons:  Movie Making Not Easy, Poor Build Quality, Noisy, Complicated Controls/Menu, Not Good In Low Light<br />
  44. 44. Nikon<br />Nikon D3000 <br />w/ 18-55 VR<br />Nikon D5000<br />w/ 18-55 VR<br />
  45. 45. Nikon D3000 w/ 18-55 VR<br />Nikon D3000 w/ 18-55 VR $549<br />3.0” Liveview LCD<br />3 FPS<br />10.2 Megapixels<br />11 Points of Focus<br />Compact design<br />Pros: Good Battery Life, Nice Features/Settings, Quick Start-Up Time, Excellent Image Quality, Bright LCD, Easy To Use, Solid Operation, Lightweight/Portable, Great Intro Level Camera<br />Cons: Poor Build Quality, Noisy, Not Good In Low Light, No Live View, Small viewfinder<br />
  46. 46. Nikon D5000 w/ 18-55 VR<br />Nikon D5000 w/ 18-55 VR $629<br />3.0” Liveview LCD<br />4 FPS<br />12.3 Megapixels<br />ISO from 200-3200<br />HD 720 Movie<br />Bracketing 2-3 frames<br />Pros: Good Battery Life, Nice Features/Settings, Quick Start-Up Time, Excellent Image Quality, Bright LCD, Easy To Use, Solid Operation, Lightweight/Portable, Great Intro Level Camera<br />Cons: Poor Build Quality, Noisy, Not Good In Low Light, Small viewfinder, Middling Video Quality; too easy to accidentally change focus points.<br />
  47. 47. Why Buy Entry Level?<br />
  48. 48. Prosumer DSLRs<br />
  49. 49. Benefits<br /><ul><li>Mildly Affordable 
  50. 50. Made from magnesium
  51. 51. Significant and noticeable upgrade front entry level
  52. 52. More controls accessible outside of the menu
  53. 53. Lots of accessible reviews and content on equipment
  54. 54. HD Video
  55. 55. Any lens made for that mount will work
  56. 56. Better ISO ratings
  57. 57. Dust and weather resistant </li></li></ul><li>Canon<br />Canon<br />Canon 50D w/ 28-135<br />Canon 7D Body Only<br />
  58. 58. Canon 50D w/ 28-135 IS<br />Canon 50D w/ 28-135 $1299<br /> 3.0” Liveview LCD<br />6.3 FPS<br />15.1 Megapixels<br />ISO from 100-12800<br />9 Cross-type AF Points<br />Pros:  Nice Features/Settings, Quick Start-Up Time, Excellent Image Quality, Superior Build Quality, Bright LCD, Solid Operation, Lightweight/Portable, Simple Controls/Menu, Easy To Use<br />Cons:  Missing Features/Settings, Heavy/Bulky, No Video,  Streaming Real Time, Poor Eye Relief<br />
  59. 59. Canon 7D <br />Canon 7D Body Only $1699<br /> 3.0” Liveview LCD<br />8 FPS<br />18 Megapixels<br />Full 1080 HD Video <br />19 Cross-type AF Points<br />Pros:  Good Battery Life, Nice Features/Settings, Quick Start-Up Time, Excellent Image Quality, Superior Build Quality, Bright LCD, Solid Operation, Simple Controls/Menu, Easy To Use, Great 1080p Video<br />Cons:  Not Inexpensive, Mind-Boggling Array Of Features / Controls, Learning Curve Is High, Very Slow AF In Low Light.<br />
  60. 60. Pricing<br />Nikon<br />Nikon D90 <br />w/ 18-105 VR<br />Nikon D300s <br />Body Only<br />
  61. 61. Nikon D90 w/ 18-105<br />Nikon D90 w/ 18-105 VR $1149<br /> 3.0” Liveview LCD<br />4.5 FPS<br />12.3 Megapixels<br />ISO from 200-3200<br />HD 720 Movie<br />Pros: Comfortable controls, Quick Start-Up Time, Excellent Image Quality, Strong construction, Bright LCD, Solid Operation, Simple Controls/Menu, Easy To Use<br />Cons:  Heavy, Exposed LCD, Slow focus, Poor sound quality in Movie Mode<br />
  62. 62. Nikon D300s Body Only<br />Nikon D300s Body Only $1699<br />51-Point Autofocus<br />6 FPS<br />Dual Memory Card Slot<br />100% Viewfinder Accuracy <br />HD 720 Movie<br />Pros: Comfortable controls, Quick Start-Up Time, Excellent Image Quality, Fast shutter speed, Great resolution, Easy to use, Excellent in low light, Large clear LCD<br />Cons:  Heavy, Exposed LCD, Mediocre battery life, Poor sound quality in Movie Mode<br />
  63. 63. Why Buy Prosumer?<br />
  64. 64. DSLRs<br />
  65. 65. Lenses<br />
  66. 66. Key Terms/Features<br />Nikon Terms<br /><ul><li>ED (Extra Low Dispersion) Glass
  67. 67. Vibration Reduction
  68. 68. AF-S
  69. 69. F Stop Numbers
  70. 70. Fixed Focal Length
  71. 71. Dispersion
  72. 72. Flare
  73. 73. Focal Length
  74. 74. Infinity
  75. 75. Aspherical</li></ul>Canon Terms<br /><ul><li>Ultra Low Dispersion
  76. 76. Image Stabilization
  77. 77. USM
  78. 78. EF Lens</li></li></ul><li>Kit Lenses<br />Nikon<br />18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR<br />55-200mm f/4-5.6G VR<br />
  79. 79. Kit Lenses<br />Canon<br />18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G IS<br />55-250mm f/4-5.6G IS<br />
  80. 80. Multipurpose Lenses<br />Tamron 18-270 f/3.5-6.3 VC<br />Tamron 18-200 f/3.5-6.3<br />
  81. 81. Portrait Lenses<br />Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Macro<br />Canon 50mm f/1.8<br />Nikon 50mm f/1.8<br />
  82. 82. Landscape Lenses<br />Tamron 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6<br />Canon 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM<br />Tokina 12-24mm f/4.0<br />
  83. 83. Action Lenses<br />Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8<br />Canon 70-200mm f/2.8<br />
  84. 84. Recommended Lenses<br />Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8<br />Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 VC<br />
  85. 85. 7 Steps to Choosing a Lens<br />Decide on your budget<br />Determine the focal length you&apos;ll need<br />Decide if you want a prime or zoom lens<br />Select a maximum aperture<br />Choose between first or third party lenses<br />Evaluate any extra features<br />Read reviews and narrow your options<br />
  86. 86. Lenses<br />
  87. 87. Flashes<br />
  88. 88. Key Terms/Features<br /><ul><li>Bounce
  89. 89. Swivel
  90. 90. Power
  91. 91. Dedicated Flash
  92. 92. Wireless Flash
  93. 93. Slow Sync Flash 
  94. 94. Rear Curtain Sync
  95. 95. Front Curtain Sync 
  96. 96. Red-Eye Reduction</li></li></ul><li>Key Terms/Features<br />There are two other flash terms that have an impact on your flash photography, but are features of the camera instead of the flash:<br />
  97. 97. Nikon Flashes<br />SB-400 AF Speedlight<br />SB-600 AF Speedlight<br />SB-900 AF Speedlight<br />
  98. 98. Canon Flashes<br />270EX Speedlite<br />430 EX II Speedlite<br />580 EX II Speedlite<br />
  99. 99. Flashes<br />
  100. 100. Accessories<br />
  101. 101. Camera Bags<br />What type do you prefer? (sling bag, backpack, hand bag, ect.)<br />How much space do you need? <br />Do you plan to upgrade equipment?<br />What is your budget?<br />Where are you taking it?<br />
  102. 102. Tripods<br />What type do you need? (monopod or tripod.)<br />How much weight do you need to support? <br />What kind of head do you need?<br />What is your budget?<br />Where are you taking it?<br />
  103. 103. Filters<br />What type do you need? (ND, polarizer, UV, ect…)<br />What size is your lens?<br />What kind of pictures do you want to take?<br />Will you be inside or outside?<br />Do you shoot film?<br />
  104. 104. Don’t Forget… <br />Make sure to always do your research.<br />&<br />Only purchase what you will use.<br />&<br />Practice, Practice, Practice<br />
  105. 105. Questions<br />
  106. 106. Evaluations<br />Please take a few minutes to evaluate this course and give your feedback to make the next one even better<br />
  107. 107. Hands On Activity!<br />Time to Play With the Cool Stuff<br />

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