What's Your (f) Stop?

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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.
 
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It's a metric I really don't care to track. I choose the aperture best suited for the lens / shutter speed / ISO / subject.
 
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Here is what my shooting last year looked like:
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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.
 

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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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