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awarded  Curious
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asked Techniques for photographing stained glass?
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comment 28mm vs. 24mm (wide angle) for selfies?
Thanks - and if I used a short tripod or monopod to extend yhe camera away from myself, say 12 or 18 inches, what kind of divergence would that make in terms of the composition, mathematically speaking? Eg. If we take up 30% of the image when the camera is held 2.5 or 3 feet from us (arms length), with the extra 12 or 18 inches of a tripod what percentage would that be? Just curious about the difference between expanding shot angle vs. distance of camera from subject.
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asked 28mm vs. 24mm (wide angle) for selfies?
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awarded  Scholar
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comment What does “maximum aperture” mean in a camera spec? Where can I get the full aperture range?
Great. Is there anywhere that lists the minimum aperture of a camera? I use my camera primarily for photographing documents for my research, and I generally use a smaller aperture to give a wider depth of field, so that more of the item is in focus (especially for books and other documents which are bent or curved, e.g. due to the spine of a book). It seems that most specs I find list the maximum aperture (which I asked about here, and I'm interested in, but I want to know the full aperture range).
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accepted What does “maximum aperture” mean in a camera spec? Where can I get the full aperture range?
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comment What does “maximum aperture” mean in a camera spec? Where can I get the full aperture range?
Got it. So one reason why the S95 has a maximum aperture range of f/2-f/4.9, vs the S110 with a range of f/2-f/5.9 is because the S110 has a longer telephoto?
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comment What does “maximum aperture” mean in a camera spec? Where can I get the full aperture range?
Got it. So if the range for maximum aperture is F2.0-5.9, does that mean that I can only get a maximum of F5.9 in certain conditions? What kind of changing conditions would enable me to get F2.0 vs F5.9? E.g. is one for when I have the widest angle, and the other is when I am more zoomed in?
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asked What does “maximum aperture” mean in a camera spec? Where can I get the full aperture range?
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comment Photographing microfiche readers: Bright light forces camera to darken image
I agree. It would be best to use specialized equipment but I don't have access to it, and also many of the research institutions don't allow personal scanners. Would you recommend using HDR?
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asked Photographing microfiche readers: Bright light forces camera to darken image
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awarded  Nice Question
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