The Secrets of Optics

Mitch Gross

The Secrets of Optics

Mitch Gross
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2h 14m
7 modules (view curriculum)

 
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    2h 14m

Description

Ever been confused by focal length? Lens breathing? How about crop factors? What is the “Cooke Look” compared to that of Zeiss? In The Secrets of Optics you’ll learn the basics of lenses - what they do, how they do it, what types of lenses there are - so you have a solid foundation for selecting and operating lenses.


Subtitles available: English

Modules

06m

Before we get started explaining the ins and outs of lenses, Mitch takes the time to really define what a lens is and how modern lenses came about.


Subtitles available: English

11m

In this module Mitch breaks down focal length, explaining the differences between a wide and telephoto lens and why there’s no such thing as a “normal” lens.


Subtitles available: English

21m

Here Mitch takes us through how the camera sensor size affects our possible lens choice, and how different lenses behave on different sensor sizes.


Subtitles available: English

30m

Ever been confused by the numerous specifications of lenses? In this module Mitch breaks down the most commonly used lens specs, explaining what they mean and showing examples on a wide range of lenses.


Subtitles available: English

32m

Here we look at the lens specifications that manufacturers don’t always give you. Things like focus breathing, zoom tracking, chromatic aberration, telecentricity and more are defined and discussed with examples.


Subtitles available: English

15m

In this module Mitch talks about the various aspects of lenses that give them personality, and why you might choose a certain lens for a certain look.


Subtitles available: English

17m

For the final module in the course we look at specialty lenses and adaptors such as anamorphic and tilt-shift and discuss their application.


Subtitles available: English

About the Educator

Mitch Gross

Educator, Filmmaker, Product Specialist

1 Course

Industry veteran Mitch Gross is the Cinema Product Manager at Panasonic USA. He has been working in the New York film industry for more than fifteen years and has been the DP on more than twenty feature films as well as hundreds of commercials, music videos, documentaries and other productions.

Reviews

5
I've learned more in-depth of what I thought I already know about lens to an extent.
Ragunaath Rathnam
5
Awesome course and if you are starting with any course on MZed this is a great place. It gets the basics down solid and describes some deep, in-depth aspects to camera lenses that I never really realized.
Josh Bonzheim
5
Such a great introduction into the world of lenses, I believe this won't be the last time I watch this course as I continue learning and practicing. Thank you so much, Mitch.
Claudia Marone
5
Great!
Łukasz Kucharski
5
Very good. Lots of information.
Joel Rivera
5
Instructor was very informative, confident in his presentation, and presented the information in a clear and concise manner! Great Course, Recommend for everyone from beginner to expert.
German Disla
5
Very helpful introduction to the understanding of lenses.
Lea Ratliff
5
Great primer on lenses, with many specific details of the construction and specifications that I knew nothing about. I feel like I can more intelligently discuss, test, and select lenses after watching this course.
Sean Edevane
5
It's a course like this that really takes a persons knowledge on lenses and propels them past the still image into the acquisition of a moving image through glass.
Marco Marco
5
Fantastic...
Tolani Mosweu
5
Great content.
Rodrigo Resende
5
Brilliant short course!
Daniel Grindrod
5
I really enjoyed this class. I learned new things that will have practical use.
Donald Evans
5
A great course!
Philippe Schultz
5
Amazing!
Ajay Paul Singh
5
Mitch was an amazing teacher, very thorough and extremely knowledgable. Wish he had more courses on here! My favorite so far on MZed.
Matthew Wyman
5
Amaazing!
RAPHAEL FREIRE COSTA REGIS
4.5
Admittedly, I am a detail nerd so I enjoyed the fact that this course introduced lots of very interesting characteristics of lenses that I either didn't know, or didn't understand very well. My future purchases of lenses will be much better informed because of it.
Marshall Cant
4.5
Great depth of knowledge, could have added a few more actual demonstrations. Anyways, Good starter.
Aravinth Selva
4.5
Good course. A lot of information about lenses.
Terrell Epps
4
Very informative course taught by a very knowledgeable teacher.
Manuela Alarcón González C.C. 1'026.260.114
4
Great. I really appreciate Mitch's practical, down-to-earth approach. I would have liked to see more actual examples of some of the applications/situations he was talking about.
Steven Erickson
4
The course was informative, and Mitch Gross helped expand my knowledge of glass with his experience.
Mark Kaufmann
3.5
It's a great course for everyone. My only wish is more example on the live feed from the camera.
Armen Sarkisov
2
Muito fraco de exemplos e não tem nada que não de para encontrar no youtube de graça.
GABRIEL ARRUDA

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