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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    I like F8 because its auspicious...HUAT AH!

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    Why no poll for f/22
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  3. #163

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    this seriously depends on the situation, there is no favourite aperture however i find that indoor i will use f/2.8 or faster and outdoor i will use f/8 thereabouts...

  4. #164

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    Hi, My favourite aperture is my optimum aperture for a given lens. I have to stop down to find
    the optimum aperture for the lens. Each lens has its own optimum aperture to give you the best IQ.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by SurrealDreamWalker View Post
    Why no poll for f/22
    and no f32!

  6. #166

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    This poll is a time-waster.

  7. #167

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

    Quote Originally Posted by fdsafdsafd View Post
    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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    Can, small group 1 straight line with each postioned according to height level to compromise the focus distance to left and right of group or all stand beyond infinite focus distance. Later can crop .

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

    Guess why most people voted F2.8 because their zoom lens widest is F2.8 like the tamron 17-50mm F2.8
    Lolz...

  10. #170

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    Mine is f2.8 because I dont have a choice...its fixed at 2.8 or else it cannot take photos...LOL!!!!! My tamron 17-50 is spoiled.
    7D w/ 70-300mm/50mm1.8/70-200F4L/17-50mm F2.8

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jed091270 View Post
    Mine is f2.8 because I dont have a choice...its fixed at 2.8 or else it cannot take photos...LOL!!!!! My tamron 17-50 is spoiled.
    Like this also can???? LOL....

    Should send it for service liao la....
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  12. #172

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    Don't be a bloody kids,show more passion and respect to image creator Like yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mccm33 View Post
    Don't be a bloody kids,show more passion and respect to image creator Like yourself.
    What do you mean by that?

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    Funny to say I just discover this Tech Talk section and this thread is so.....o long drawn. I only read 5 posts and what I'm about to say may be history and may have already been mentioned.

    I do not understand the OP intention how does a favourite aperture will improve your photography. His favourite being f1.8 or f2. Photography certainly is more than just f stop. Otherwise, it ill be too boring to see bokeh all over.

    I think what's important is to have the subject sharp when it needs to be sharp and the smallest aperture will never give you the sharpest. Not f22 or f32 due to diffraction. You can read all about it in google.

    The newer lens sweet spot (meaning the sharpest) is merely about 2 to 3 stops from the widest aperture. I do not know why. My GH-1 sweet spot is f7.1. So when light permits and I want the sharpest, this is the f stop I use. My LX3 sweet spot is f4. You can easily do a test yourself to verify the sweet spot. Should I want to use something smaller like f11,f16 or f22, it will be for slow action such as waterfall, streak lights or micro works to increase DOF. Landscape would be back to f7.1.

    So I think knowing what is your lens sweet spot is more useful than what the general public is using.

    Slightly off topic to the OP but I hope it helps to better understand aperture.

  15. #175

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    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    Dude... Not everyone shoots at f2.8 with f2.8 lens...
    I agree with you. In fact most event I shoot using a f2.8 lens but used a 6.7 - 8.0 range (even more so when doing group shots of guests)

  16. #176

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    Favorite f/stop?

    f/1.4 for hand held shots in dim light
    f/8 for product shots
    f/11 for shots with f/11 mirror lens
    f/256 for shots with pinhole camera

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