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Old 09-11-2009, 09:39 AM   #10121
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Hey deleted penguin, I just had a quick question as I am new to photography. A friend of mine told me that when you do landscape photography, you should use a high F stop to get more of the shot in focus (decrease depth of field?) You obviously know what you are doing but your fstop is pretty low. Can I ask how you decide for your landscape shots?

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Old 09-11-2009, 10:02 AM   #10122
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6.3 isn't THAT low. It's enough to get everything in focus at that distance.
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Old 09-11-2009, 02:49 PM   #10123
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6.3 is pretty high to me. I need SPEED & LIGHT. lol I rarely like to go above f/4 unless I'm doing a BIG landscape shot.
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Old 09-11-2009, 04:02 PM   #10124
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6.3 is relatively high unless the subject is pretty close. If your lens is focused to infinity, and the subject is a bit of a distance away, 6.3 should be fine. At that distance, even 2.8 would probably work. I usually use somewhere between 6.3 and 9 as that's generally the "sweet spot" for lenses in terms of sharpness.

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6.3 is relatively high unless the subject is pretty close. If your lens is focused to infinity, and the subject is a bit of a distance away, 6.3 should be fine. At that distance, even 2.8 would probably work. I usually use somewhere between 6.3 and 9 as that's generally the "sweet spot" for lenses in terms of sharpness.

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So its never a good idea just to open it up to like f/22 for a huge landscape shot? Around 9 is best?
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Old 09-11-2009, 05:29 PM   #10126
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f/22 is probably overkill. I'd say f/9-f/11 would be enough for MOST stuff. Check this site out - it's helped me quite a bit in understanding DOF.

http://www.dofmaster.com/dofjs.html
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Old 09-11-2009, 05:30 PM   #10127
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Also, when you stop down to f/22, EVERY (and I mean every) little spec of dust shows up in your photos. I'm not really good at cleaning my gear, so I'm very aware of where my f-stop is.
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Old 09-11-2009, 06:12 PM   #10128
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Do you have a higher res of that shot?
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Old 09-11-2009, 06:20 PM   #10129
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Do you have a higher res of that shot?
Which one are you referring to? At the moment, these are the highest resolution I've got. I haven't processed the higher resolution versions yet.
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Another from the trip:



Camera: Canon EOS 30D
Exposure: 0.003 sec (1/320)
Aperture: f/9.0
Focal Length: 30 mm
Exposure: +0.62
ISO Speed: 200
Lens: Sigma 30mm f/1.4
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Old 09-11-2009, 09:00 PM   #10131
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^ Wow, excellent capture! Almost looks like one of those "statue fountains" you see around...
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That dolphin shot is incredible. +1 on it looking like a statue fountain.



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^cool shot brandon!
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That dolphin shot is incredible. +1 on it looking like a statue fountain.



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That dolphin shot is incredible. +1 on it looking like a statue fountain.



Emma, yet again.


i think you know what you need to do


love your shots, stefan
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