View Poll Results: What is your favourite aperture to take photographs at?

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  • f1.4

    121 11.38%
  • f2.0

    99 9.31%
  • f2.8

    346 32.55%
  • f4.0

    147 13.83%
  • f5.6

    160 15.05%
  • f8.0

    144 13.55%
  • f11

    20 1.88%
  • f16

    26 2.45%
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    Default What is your favourite aperture to take photographs at?

    What is your favourite aperture to take photographs at?
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    I just listed the main f stops so you could choose the closest..
    My favourite would be approx. f1.8 or f2.0 so I am voting f2.0

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    cannot vote as different images need different fstops
    how to have fav?
    Quote Originally Posted by Deadpoet View Post
    This is impossible.

    Everything depends on the speed of the lens, depends on exposure requirement, depends on what the photographer needs/wants to produce, depends on the lens itself ...

    So tell me how to vote?
    I did not say the ONLY f stop you take your photos at, I was just asking your favoured f stop . that is all. thanks
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    F1.5... cos thats as wide as my nokton goes

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    Default Re: What is your favourite aperture to take photographs at?

    cannot vote as different images need different fstops
    how to have fav?

    but most sharp is around f8 depending on lens used

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    Depends on what you're taking mar..

    Whether need large DOF or shallow DOF.. =(

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    ? Huh ?
    Fav f-stop???

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    Quote Originally Posted by microcosm View Post
    ? Huh ?
    Fav f-stop???
    Next up: Fav ISO, Fav Shutter Speed, Fav WB..

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    Quote Originally Posted by haagen_dazs View Post
    What is your favourite aperture to take photographs at?
    all users welcomed to poll
    I just listed the main f stops so you could choose the closest..
    My favourite would be approx. f1.8 or f2.0 so I am voting f2.0
    I voted f/5.6 because that's the camera's favourite if you switch to P mode. hahaha.. Most of the time I shoot with A mode and I choose the aperture to suit the situation. I don't think there can be a favourite f-stop because the same f-stop on different focal lengths will give very different depth of field.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    cannot vote as different images need different fstops
    how to have fav?

    but most sharp is around f8 depending on lens used
    does this apply to prime lens like 50/1.4?

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    portrait f/1.7-2.0, scenery f/11-f16

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    depends on what my light meter say...

    anyway, if i have a f1.4, i sure use f1.4 if possible, else buy f1.4 for wat? so the widest if possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt View Post
    depends on what my light meter say...

    anyway, if i have a f1.4, i sure use f1.4 if possible, else buy f1.4 for wat? so the widest if possible.
    If light meter say 1/8000 f/1.4, will you still use f/1.4?

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    This is impossible.

    Everything depends on the speed of the lens, depends on exposure requirement, depends on what the photographer needs/wants to produce, depends on the lens itself ...

    So tell me how to vote?
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    what, no F1.0 ?
    and where is my F22?


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    Default Re: What is your favourite aperture to take photographs at?

    Quote Originally Posted by jdredd View Post
    F1.5... cos thats as wide as my nokton goes
    that would mean round off to f1.4

    most f stop apertures do NOT have that tight tolerances (this is also true for top glass optics that are around)

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    most used for me is f4 & f8, since can only choose 1, f5.6 lor .
    photography makes one sees things from all angles.

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    Default Re: What is your favourite aperture to take photographs at?

    when I shoot pinhole, I use f223, f415,
    when I shoot products in studio, I use f45,
    when I shoot close up, I use f16,
    when I portraits in studio, I use f11,
    when I shoot landscape I use f8,
    when I shoot events I use f5.6,
    when I shoot portraits outdoor shoot f2.8 or f4

    so what kind of shoots are you referring??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt View Post
    depends on what my light meter say...

    anyway, if i have a f1.4, i sure use f1.4 if possible, else buy f1.4 for wat? so the widest if possible.
    f1.4 to shoot group photos? can??
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    Quote Originally Posted by lsisaxon View Post
    If light meter say 1/8000 f/1.4, will you still use f/1.4?
    u mean cannot use f1.4 with 1/8000?
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    Default Re: What is your favourite aperture to take photographs at?

    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    cannot vote as different images need different fstops
    how to have fav?

    but most sharp is around f8 depending on lens used
    f8 and be there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    f1.4 to shoot group photos? can??
    u liddat say like ask trick question lor... if i say can... all stand 1 straight line, and i am standing beyond the infinity focus... i say onz...
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