Tips in Using the Canon EF Full Frame Lenses

Many enthusiasts are confused with the difference between EF and EF-S lenses. EF and EF-S lenses refer to the mount type of these lenses. That also differentiates between their sensor types. There are also some who are quite confused on how to use their canon  full frame lenses. If you are one of these folks, then try to read these tips to give you worthwhile ideas.

Full Frame and Crop Frame Sensors

There are two types of sensors. Mainly they are known as full frame and crop frame. Most commonly, professionals are using full frame sensors. These sensors obtain the same dimensions as to that of the 35mm film format. On the other hand, a crop sensor is smaller than the latter. The most obvious difference between these sensors is their field of view. Crop sensors have a smaller field of view compared to that of a full frame, which naturally entails to its name. 

Be attentive in using F1.8

If your lens reaches to F1.8, then you have to limit yourself to using it. Though this makes the background of your subject blurry, yet there are disadvantages that F1.8 brings. A blurry background might look stunning but the depth of field in this aperture is so narrow which lets you find out how tough it is to focus on your subject.                                              

Utilize a high shutter speed

If your aperture is low in count, then this makes it easier to use fast shutter speeds. Shooting moving subjects or objects is quite difficult as you might get fuzzy shots. But with a high shutter speed, you focus is sped up in work as well. Do not forget to crank up the ISO as well.

Know more about focusing

Focusing is a vital matter to master. If you are finding troubles focusing your subject, practice will ultimately make things perfect. With your full frame lens, you are allowed to choose your aperture count. With that, use low aperture to bring a narrow depth of field. This allows you to choose your focus instead of leaving the camera to do it for you.

Depth of field is critical

During your shoot, it is vital to keep track with your depth of field. You have to be extremely careful with this part. An example is when you are shooting a person’s face. There are times when your lens finds it hard to focus especially when using F2.8. When this happens, it is ideal to bring your focus to the subject’s eyes. Not just one eye, but both eyes. To help you with the focusing, you may adjust your aperture to a higher setting or try to position your subject to capture both of his eyes.

Use a flash diffuser

Many photographers, both enthusiasts and professionals, use flash diffusers. This is basically one of the most relevant things you have to take in mind especially when shooting in low light. A flash diffuser allows you to get crisp, clear, and smooth shots, especially when using pop up flash.