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What's Your (f) Stop?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by NaptownSailor, Jan 2, 2019.

  1. Just for fun, don't check all your exif files. What is your usual f/stop? Yes it varies with the subject matter and shooting goals. But if you had to use a camera with a fixed aperture, or if you had to guess what f/stop is set on your camera when you grab it out of the bag.

    Mine is f/2.8. If I can keep the BG out of focus I can make almost anything look a bit interesting. While I love f/1.4, sometimes it's too narrow.
  2. I tend to favor f4--f5.6 (wide open on my zooms) to about f11. I typically shoot landscapes.
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  3. I don't have a 'usual one'
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  4. 480sparky


    May 27, 2013
    It's a metric I really don't care to track. I choose the aperture best suited for the lens / shutter speed / ISO / subject.
  5. I also don't have a usual one. After coming to that thinking, I checked my catalog and confirmed that that's the case.
  6. It varies: either as wide as the lens will go or f8-f10
  7. Here is what my shooting last year looked like:
    Screen Shot 2019-01-02 at 13.13.28.jpg
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  8. gwh1bass


    Sep 14, 2008
    Lansing MI
    Variable, depends on the lens chosen, but 80% are wide open for sports and low light situations.

    85 at 1.8
    70-200 at 2.8
    300 at 4

    My iPhone, whatever it chooses.
  9. Commodorefirst

    Commodorefirst Admin/Moderator Administrator

    May 1, 2005
    70-200 at f2.8
    200vr at f2
    500vr at f4 or f5.6 with tc
    14-24 f2.8 or f5.6-f8/11
    24-70 f2.8. Or f8
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