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At what aperture are most of your landscape shots?

 
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Feb 11, 2015 08:50 |  #61

Azathoth wrote in post #17426744 (external link)
People like to refer the loss of detail because of refraction. But they also forget that a zoom lens may not be very sharp at f5.6.

People should take a look at this:
http://petapixel.com …-fear-of-shooting-at-f11/ (external link)

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Feb 12, 2015 23:10 |  #62

f11 on crop is (usually) a lot different as far as diffraction than f11 of FF. It's good to know about diffraction, but also when you are still better off overall stopping down.


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Nov 03, 2015 17:25 as a reply to  @ ejenner's post |  #63

A nifty tip I learned from Gary Hart:

First, locate the nearest object in your scene that must be sharp. Then,

If you can throw your hat at it, use f16-f22
If it's a stone's throw away, use f11-f16
If you need a gun to reach it, use f8-f11

After that, locate the farthest object in your scene that must also be sharp.
Now focus the camera one-third into the scene (the scene being the distance between the nearest and farthest objects that require acceptable sharpness).




  
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Nov 03, 2015 17:41 |  #64

I tend to use f11 and generally get good results.


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Nov 03, 2015 20:33 |  #65

The vast majority of landscapes for me are at f16.


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Nov 03, 2015 20:56 |  #66

F/4-5.6 because my sensor is dirty and my wet kit hasn't arrived yet.


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Dec 04, 2015 15:37 |  #67

usually f7-11 for me


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Dec 04, 2015 16:23 |  #68

I only read pages 4 and 5, but it strikes me as odd that nobody has mentioned focal length. Landscapes at 14mm can be done very effectively at f/4, if you focus properly. I generally stop down to f/5.6 for best results. It is another story completely at 400mm.




  
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Dec 09, 2015 19:56 |  #69

Bassat wrote in post #17807395 (external link)
it strikes me as odd that nobody has mentioned focal length. Landscapes at 14mm can be done very effectively at f/4, if you focus properly.

Good point Tom. Most mine are at f11, but I am often using the 100-400. At 17mm I am more likely to use f5.6-8.


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Jan 04, 2016 00:33 |  #70

I find that usually the wider I go, the closer I am to the foreground, so FL often becomes largely irrelevant. The usual question for me is whether I can get the shot acceptably sharp at f11 or whether I want to try a focus stack.


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Mar 03, 2016 10:08 |  #71

f/5.6 - f/8. For my lens, that is the range where it is the sharpest (Nikon 28-300mm).




  
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