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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  1. #61

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    different exposure factors, different point of focus, different distance from the lens. how can we decide what is favourite?

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

    as expected, highest vote is 2.8... well guess there shouldn't be any fav f-stop... thats where the fun comes in, using different setup and settings for different situation to create your most desired outcome...

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

    i think the thread title should be favourite aperture for the lens....
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    Low light - F/2.8 or F/5.6 with IS(latter is for tele lens)
    Low light /w flash(i.e portraits) F/4 1/60s & Flash intensity +2(Program mode)
    Outdoors - F/5.6 - F/10

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

    Like most replies, there is NO one FAV aperture..... it depends on situation, but if there should be an answer to your 'open-ended' question, I would say f/5.6, which is my standby setting for my cam
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  6. #66

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    it depends on the angel to angel which you are taking. or if you are going to have that Photos to canvas then i think you need a very superior quality of picture.


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

    Low lighting i love to go as big an aperture as possible.
    Landscape / buildings anywhere from 8 to 11.

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  8. #68

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    question!
    is there a big difference between f/8 and f/11?

  9. #69

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    I think there is no favourite. It depends on the type of photography.

  10. #70

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    Personally, I find this question to be very close to "...favourite ISO" or "...favourite shutter speed".

    So what's yours?

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

    f8....sweet

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

    Quote Originally Posted by n0eln0el View Post
    question!
    is there a big difference between f/8 and f/11?
    f8 maybe a tad blurred out towards the ends of the frame, equal sharpness though i think..

    why do everyone like to shoot wide open with the largest apertures? my fav is f5.6 - 11.. well thats the range that i work with mostly
    Last edited by mrchua; 22nd May 2008 at 06:40 AM.

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

    anything from f0.95 to f64.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrchua View Post
    f8 maybe a tad blurred out towards the ends of the frame, equal sharpness though i think..

    why do everyone like to shoot wide open with the largest apertures? my fav is f5.6 - 11.. well thats the range that i work with mostly
    i have recently discovered that with f/32 all the time at 20mm, i can produce good blurry photographs that i can claim artistic license for..

    after all, this is a new age where we try to break all the norms.. f/32 will improve your creativity for sure. even better if you start taking photos of yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    i have recently discovered that with f/32 all the time at 20mm, i can produce good blurry photographs that i can claim artistic license for..

    after all, this is a new age where we try to break all the norms.. f/32 will improve your creativity for sure. even better if you start taking photos of yourself.
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  16. #76

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    On most lenses stop down 2 steps .Best choice .

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

    for portraits, I'll try to stop down to as low f number as the lens can afford. For landscape, I usu. use f8...that is the sweet spot for my lens. Again, depends on the lens you use, what you are trying to shoot....and light conditions...
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    Default Re: What is your favourite aperture to take photographs at?

    f2.8 cos that's the fastest my zooms will shoot at.
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    Default Re: What is your favourite aperture to take photographs at?

    mainly f7.1 or f8 !
    depends on situation will use diff f stop but mainly 60% of the time at this 2 stops
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    Default Re: What is your favourite aperture to take photographs at?

    what ever the maximum of the lens i use. in my case, f/2.8.

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