F-stops


Dec 11, 2010
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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...
 

Edwin Francis

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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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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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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..
 

Octarine

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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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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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