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    I realised that i don't know what a f-stop means nor how it measures or calculate. so i sourced for a few literature and hopefully after reading 18 pages worth of literature, i can catch more ball abt it...

    wish me luck...
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    Default Re: F-stops

    this is in the sticky thread of Newbies Corner.
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    There's a whole bunch of good tutorials out there, including the excellent Newbies guide put together by Sulhan, as mentioned by Catchlights.
    I would suggest that you don't just read through them, but have your camera handy, and TRY OUT whatever is being covered, at your own pace. It's called experiential learning -- read something and without practice you'll probably forget it quickly; do it a few times (and understand what you are doing), and the lesson will stay with you far longer.

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    hey TS bro, didn't you attend the Sony Digital Workshop complimentary course when you bought your camera? shouldn't they have taught that? even Canon Digital Labs does i believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kei1309 View Post
    hey TS bro, didn't you attend the Sony Digital Workshop complimentary course when you bought your camera? shouldn't they have taught that? even Canon Digital Labs does i believe.
    the canon 1 merely show you a basic 1 and did not explain in detail

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarineX View Post
    the canon 1 merely show you a basic 1 and did not explain in detail
    then TS...

    treat me to starbucks. i'll teach you all you need to know

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    Quote Originally Posted by kei1309 View Post
    then TS...

    treat me to starbucks. i'll teach you all you need to know
    haha, win liao loh... like that also can!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by evilorgi View Post
    haha, win liao loh... like that also can!!!
    i never said how many cups though

    3 Venti Java Chip Frappes. 2 Venti Cafe Americano Iced.. and 5 Grande Hot Chocolates..

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    hahaha.. Kei, is it worth it having a stomach upset or not? lol

    i did attend the SDW course but some parts werent covered in details..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince Photogenic View Post
    i did attend the SDW course but some parts werent covered in details..
    We have a section about Tutorials and Workshops. If the basic course and al your reading is not able to help you then I think you better spend some money of a good training. It will also cover many other aspects, like composition. In the end, you could leave the aperture and f-stop topic to the camera (to a certain extend), but not the composition. So don't get caught up with this detail too much.
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    Default Re: F-stops

    Quote Originally Posted by Prince Photogenic View Post
    I realised that i don't know what a f-stop means nor how it measures or calculate. so i sourced for a few literature and hopefully after reading 18 pages worth of literature, i can catch more ball abt it...

    wish me luck...
    Actually I still don't know what a f-stop means. I only know that the number runs contrary to aperture size - that's the hole in your lens that allows light through to attain the image on your media (sensor/film). To me, I'm doing photography, not studying how a camera works. And in photography, all I care about for f-stop and apertures is how it relates to getting the images I want. That's pretty simple, larger aperture = more light entering in the same period = shorter shutter speed required = less DOF = smaller f-stop. Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince Photogenic View Post
    hahaha.. Kei, is it worth it having a stomach upset or not? lol

    i did attend the SDW course but some parts werent covered in details..
    oh well.. shoot more with the Alpha bros then LOL

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