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View Poll Results: Pick an f stop to use for one entire year.

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  • f 1.2

    10 6.13%
  • f 1.4

    10 6.13%
  • f 2

    23 14.11%
  • f 3.5

    5 3.07%
  • f 4.5

    14 8.59%
  • f 5.6

    29 17.79%
  • f 8

    44 26.99%
  • f 11

    14 8.59%
  • f 16

    7 4.29%
  • f 22

    7 4.29%
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    It's hard to say, but I would go for f22

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Rose View Post
    If you could only use one f-stop for an entire year what would you choose? Are you going to go for the wide open selective focus look or maybe just the staple f 8 and be there or maybe closed right down to get lots of dof.

    Me, if I had to choose one f-stop for an entire year I would choose one that would make me stretch a bit in the way I create images, not my usual mode of picking the f-stop to get what I want in focus and what I don't want out of focus.

    I think I would choose wide open which on my current crop of lenses is f2. Maybe the look has been beat to death, but I think it would be fun.

    Remember this is the 35mm Camera and Accessories forum. What you would do in MF and LF doesn't count here. To bad so sad. So there.

    Oops, should not be 4.5, should be 4, oh well can't edit polls.
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    Hope this doesn't sound too harsh, but this is the silliest thing I have seen on the site.
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    "I only wanted Uncle Vern standing by his new car (a Hudson) on a clear day. I got him and the car. I also got a bit of Aunt Mary's laundry, and Beau Jack, the dog, peeing on a fence, and a row of potted tuberous begonias on the porch and 78 trees and a million pebbles in the driveway and more. It's a generous medium, photography." -- Lee Friedlander

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    A leading film manufacturer, probably Kodak, I can't remember which one it was a long time ago, about what apertures most pictures were taken at, the results were that the majority were shot at f8 and smaller.
    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post
    APUG does not revolve around 35mm alone.
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    This was posted under
    APUG > APUG English Forums > Equipment > 35mm Cameras and Accessories >

    I really don't go to the equivalent LF forum and start posting there about how light & small & fast ect. my Leica M is...

    Why do so many LF users come to the 35mm forum and post how much better LF quality is?
    M6, SL, SL2, R5, P6x7, SL3003, SL35-E, F, F2, FM, FE-2, Varex IIa

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    f64 be my choice or as high the lens go that is attached to the camera

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    I had a hard time choosing, shoot most things at a middle apeture, but some of the Russian Sonnar copies have lovely, creamy bokeh...
    Currently shooting: KMZ Horizont and Minox B

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    f32 for my cams, you just cant get better than that , especially at 8x10

    f4 whats that my lenses dont even include those numbers .lol

    i guess your all talking about the amateur formats

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    Ahh.. for 35mm!! most of y work with 135 is done as open as the lens will go, so I voted 2.
    That's just, like, my opinion, man...

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    Open WIIIIIIDE and say Aaaaahhhh...

    I'd shoot wide open most of the time anyway. But that is different between my two lenses. f/2.8 (not in your list) for the 100mm and f/2 for the 55mm.
    "Often moments come looking for us". - Robert Frank

    "Make good art!" - Neil Gaiman

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post
    I started here shooting 35mm and added MF.

    I read the threads by selecting "New Threads" and I have not eliminated any of the forums, since I am after photographic knowledge.

    Steve
    Absolutely no bones with reading and gaining knowledge...

    It's just clear by the number of "f/64" answers here, that many posters either don't read the question carefully at all or just answer anyway.

    I'd love to see the same question appear on the LF forum, so I could answer "f/1.4"!
    M6, SL, SL2, R5, P6x7, SL3003, SL35-E, F, F2, FM, FE-2, Varex IIa

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