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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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  1. #61

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    Wide open for me, where I live sunny days are a rarity anyway. I think f2 would be my choice.

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    f/2.8

    Where is it?

    Though this means I would have to upgrade the RB67 body to an RZ to get that 110mm... or add a Bronica to the collection for the 75mm

    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post
    f/ 32 44 64 88 128 176 256 352 512 ...

    Saint Ansel and Saint Edward would be appalled you those diffraction ladenned apertures!

    Steve
    Just wait until someone makes a lens from negative refractive index materials... no diffraction limit! Stopping down only lowers abberrations and improves resolution! No fantasy either, already used years ago in the visible spectrum to image well beyond the diffraction limit.. though I reckon it'll appear first in cellphones or something.

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    5.6. Apart from night time, you'd have to try real hard to find a completely unprintable negative shot at the old five-and-six.

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    F4 is where I'd be at. Very sharp on my Nikon lenses.

    Of course then it would be harder to work at night.... hmmmm but 1.4 is pretty hard to focus since I don't have any focusing aid in my camera...

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    On my FD 35mm f2 lens f5.6, where it's just about as sharp at the edge as it is in the centre.
    Ben

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    f2.8 with MF
    f1.4 with 35mm

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    I shoot a lot of MF so if I am going to paint myself into a corner with 35mm it's an easy choice. You didn't say we couldn't use filters and such to "simulate" DOF effects, and I guess it would be a good excuse to learn some alternative ways of achieving effects that you normally would use the f/stop to get.

    I think something constructive may come out of this thread, I am going to go home and construct one of those piece of window screen filters to make the lights in photo have the star-burst effect. Last year I got the Christmas tree that way using f/32, maybe this year there can be people in the photo as well.

    f/8
    "Would you like it if someone that painted in oils told you that you were not making portraits because you were using a camera?"
    "Shouldn't it be more about the joy of producing and viewing the photo than what you paid for the camera?"

    Me

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    f/8 all day, I live in bright ass Florida only time I need to step down is moving subjects and dusk/dawn
    5x7 Eastman-Kodak kit / B+M 135mm Zeiss Tessar + Compur Deckel
    RB67 Pro S / 90 3.8 / WLF / prism finder / polaback
    FED-2 / 50 2.8 Industar 26m / 85 f2 Jupiter-9
    Canon 300v / 5D d*****l / L lenses

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    I'd shoot f/11 for B&W film (ISO 400) and f/5.6 for color (ISO 100).

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    f5.6

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