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Questions tagged [aperture]

Aperture is the opening in the diaphragm of a camera lens. For questions relating to Apple's photo management software, please use [apple-aperture] instead.

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Why is my Tamron 24-70 F2.8 G2 clicking when used in Live View mode?

My Tamron 24-70 F2.8 G2, used with Nikon D750, is making clicking sounds when I change the aperture in live view mode on M or A setting. Is the clicking normal?
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How is the diameter of a non-circular (effective) aperture actually measured?

An f-number is determined as the ratio of the focal length to the diameter of the entrance pupil. But the actual aperture diaphragm is usually not a perfect circle. Its shape is determined by the ...
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Nikon D3400 aperture

I recently ordered the Nikon AF FX Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D Lens for my Nikon D3400, but when i try to take a picture, my aperture won’t open at all. I am shooting in manual but it still won’t work. I did ...
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What makes the difference on partially and fully visible moon?

While I'm satisfied (despite the fringe) with shoots from a partially visible moon with a cheap 500 mm lens: 1/100 ISO 100 f/? I cannot understand why the image quality is extremely diminished when ...
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Why do lower f-stop numbers mean larger apertures? [duplicate]

I thought this would have been asked before but it seems not. I don't understand how f-stops are numbered. From what I read, the lower the f-stop number, the larger the aperture. That is, f/2 is ...
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Changing depth of field of Nikon D5200

I've been trying to change the depth of field on a Nikon D5200 for 2 hours and I can't seem to get it to work. I have to take photos and videos of people tomorrow (this is not my camera). The depth of ...
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How can I fix a Canon lens with sand in the aperture diaphragm?

I have a 17-85mm Canon lens which I was using at the beach the other day. A sudden hard blow of wind caused sand to be thrown on me and my camera. Afterwards, the camera would give the Error 01 code ...
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How can I keep the same shutter and aperture for a series of photos, while still letting the camera figure it out automatically?

I want to take a series of photos of a still object from changing locations. All photos should have the same aperture, shutter and color balance to avoid any differences in brightness/color in the ...
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What aperture control enabler will let me use a Nikkor G lens on a Nikon F3?

I have a Nikon F3 and an AF-S Nikkor 50mm 1:1.8 G Lens. What aperture control Enabler do I need?
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How to take pixel-for-pixel aligned pictures with a DSLR and iPhone 7?

The Plan So I am trying to take two pictures, one with a DSLR and one with an iPhone 7. Why an iPhone 7? That's just what I own currently I want the photos to be aligned so that they are exactly the ...
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Question about EV compensation with “extreme” settings"

I have this question that has me itching a part of my brain... I was at the park with the kids at noon (yeah, I know...) the other day taking pictures. I was using an old Canon XSi with an Helios 44 ...
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Can I force the aperture to stay open on macro lens?

I have a sigma 180mm f/2.8 lens, which I bought because it was the largest aperture I could find that focuses around 0.5m See this question for why this was important.. Upon arrival, however, the lens ...
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Why does a point and shoot with the same aperture and focal length as a more expensive full sensor lens seems to have a deeper depth of field? [duplicate]

So I’m in the market for my first real camera and a few lenses. One thing I can’t seem to wrap my mind around is as follows: I own a G7X. It has a max aperture of f/1.8 and max focal length of 35mm (...
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Why does my autofocus sometimes set the aperture, after the lens was in the rain for several minutes?

I'm using a Canon EOS 60D with a Canon 40mm f/2.8 STM. I bought both used about a week ago. I've had no problems except for one: sometimes the autofocus only jumps between two apertures, and the ...
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Why am I able to set wider aperture than my lens technically allows? [duplicate]

I'm practicing with Sigma 28 - 300mm f/3.5 - 6.3 Macro lens. And the thing I've noticed is that at 300mm focal length my aperture can be set to as wide as f/5.6. And EXIF data confirms it: I'm ...
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Can I change the camera aperture value on my Honor 8 phone?

I am planning to do some macro photography with my Honor 8 phone, i got a macro lens to clip over the phone. the problem is, i need more depth of field and hence i need to increase the f-number, the ...
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Nikon D3200 apperture damage can not increase to bigger f/5.6 till f/30 in mode of M and A manual setting [closed]

how to repaire Nikon D3200 apperture damage only open in lowest/minimum, can not increase to bigger f/5.6 till f/30.. maximum in mode of M and A manual setting, after shoot always appear in display '...
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Why is the aperture of this old lens showing as centered blue glare?

I just bought a old Minolta MD Zoom 35-135mm 1:3.5-4.5 lens together with two old Minolta SLRs to get into film photography. Before using actual film I adapted it to my Canon 600D (using a no-name MD-...
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Reasonable setup for ultra long exposure for this kind of photo using Nikon D750

I'm using Nikon D750, and intend to take a ultra long exposure picture such as this (by Michael Kenna). What's is the reasonable shutter speed and aperture for that? If I use shutter speed 2 hr what ...
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Are Nikon lenses with electronic aperture compatible with extension tubes with electronic contacts?

Can extension tubes with electrical contacts be used with Nikon's electronically-controlled aperture lenses, such as the Nikkor 16–80mm f/2.8–4E ED VR, when combined with a compatible camera body, ...
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Exposure preferences

Whenever I shoot with my Nikon D5300 in manual mode I set settings so that photos have bit more pop to them - brighter than what the camera exposure meter says the correct exposure is. For instance, ...
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Why doesn't the aperture change when I turn the ring on my Nikon lens?

I have a Nikon D5300, and I have a Nikon ED AF Nikkor 70-300mm 1:4-5.6 D lens. I cannot change the aperture manually in the lens — I can't take photos when I turn the ring. I want to buy a Rokinon ...
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Depth of field and aperture size [duplicate]

Why does a smaller aperture size have a high depth of field? What is the physics behind this?
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How can a smartphone take pictures of a landscape with everything in focus?

After the announcement of the new Samsung Galaxy S9 with the new camera that changes aperture, I caught myself wondering: if smartphones have such a wide aperture (f/2.8, f/2.2, etc), how are ...
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Why does wider aperture make snowflakes look bigger?

Recently I went out to shoot when it was snowing. I was playing around with different aperture sizes and exposure times. What I have noticed that the wider the aperture, the more snow I can capture ...
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What should I set my aperture to when there's a lot of light outside? [duplicate]

I'm just looking for a simple reminder when it comes to aperture, such as: when there's a lot of light in the atmosphere where a photo is exposed, the aperture should be low, or something. The more ...
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Aperture won’t lower [duplicate]

I have Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Macro Lens on my Nikon D5500. I’m trying to get my aperture to go to its lowest which is 2.8, however, I can’t get it to go lower than 3.0 or 3.5 (its lowest changes often and ...
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Is a lense with an aperture larger than f/8 useful with an EOS 80 D?

I have a EOS 80D and supposedly it has a max aperture of f/8. Does this mean that my camera can't take advantage of lenses with larger aperture? E.G. This one for example: Canon EF-S 24mm Camera ...
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The right aperture for capturing stars?

I recently had the chance to photograph an astronomical event - and this was my first foray into night-sky photography. I had two lenses that I used: 85mm f/1.2 shot at f/1.2 through f/2.8 16-35mm f/...
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Aperture formula

My camera is Fujifilm s7000 (bridge) . On the lens I can see f = 7.8mm - 46.8mm . When using the formula should we use 35mm equivalents values ? Does optical zooming change the focal length? ...
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My Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 jumps to f/6.7 beyond 360mm

I got a brand new lens today: a Tamron 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD. I have mounted it on my Nikon D80. This lens seems to have a problem with its aperture: At 100mm, I can operate from f/4.5 ...
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Is Sigma 150-600mm f 5-6.3 contemporary “F4-5.6” on Crop Sensor?

I bought Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 Contemporary DG OS HSM Lens for my Crop Sensor Canon 1300D. What I've noticed is that it gives me max aperture of f5.6 at 600MM instead of f6.3 and f4.5 at 150mm on my ...
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How to take photo of water splash without photo getting dark? [duplicate]

I just got my beginner DSLR (Nikon D3300) and tried to take a photo of a water splash. I read about aperture, ISO and shutter speed and I know if I set high shutter speed I need to set low aperture ...
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Why can't I adjust exposure on my D90 in aperture-priority mode?

I have a Nikon D90, and I usually prefer to shoot in Aperture priority mode. However, recently when I go into Aperture mode, I can adjust the aperture, but I can't adjust the exposure, and the hash ...
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Do modern IF Macro lenses have true constant apertures?

From my basic understanding f/stop is the ratio between the aperture size and length of the lens. A majority of macro lenses feature an extending barrel. So naturally, a fully-extended f2.8 lens, ...
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Why does the autofocus capability depend on the aperture rather than the amount of light available?

In many DSLR manuals one can read something to the effect of: Maximum Lens Aperture: f/3.2 - f/5.6 With all AF points, cross-type AF sensitive to both vertical and horizontal lines is ...
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Which aperture value determines depth of field on variable aperture lenses?

Do variable aperture values represent the way in which depth of field is rendered by a lens or only to the transmission of light (i.e the brightness)? For example, if i wish to calculate depth of ...
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Does the sensor size matters in the size and weight of an equivalent lens? Why?

In other words, does the size of projected image circle matters in the size and weight of two lenses with the same aperture/DOF (different f-number) and field of view (different mm)? All other things ...
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Why am I getting ERR 1 on my 80D when I shoot with a small aperture?

Whenever I try to take a picture with a small aperture, say f/13, the camera won't shoot and displays "Err 1: Faulty Lens Communication, Clean Lens contacts" and upon doing so, it won't change a thing....
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Exposure compensation after images are taken

I have a stack of image tiles (taken from a drone) that I want to mosaic to a single image. I want to do exposure compensation to reduce the variation in illumination between the image tiles before ...
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Getting two subjects sitting across the table in focus

Hoping to get some tips on photographing two subjects sitting across each other a table (the table is maybe 2 feet long). They’ll be at the same distance from the camera just a few feet away from each ...
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Why is aperture stuck at F1.8 on Yongnuo 50mm for Canon EF?

I recently bought a Yongnuo 50mm for my Canon 5D MkIII. I'm having problems adjusting the aperture, it seems like it always shoots at ƒ/1.8. I adjust the aperture in the camera up to ƒ/22 but it ...
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Transmission, Aperture, and Focal Length in Low Light Situations

I've been looking for an affordable lens I can use for nighttime shooting, including astrophotography. The two lenses I have found that seem best suited for this are the Samyang 16mm f/2 and the ...
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Adjust aperture during exposure [duplicate]

I've recently acquired a lens where there are no electronic communications with the camera. The aperture ring smoothly transitions between the stops and adjusts the aperture as it is adjusted. I'm ...
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When does the aperture ring close when using exposure-delay mode?

I understand mirror slap can introduce unwanted vibration. But what about the closing of the aperture ring, especially with a telephoto lens? I'll be using exposure delay mode with a tripod. When does ...
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What is the correct way to describe better camera, aperture f/2.2 or f2.2?

I am hearing lot of people/website talking about aperture very often. But different website writes it different way. What is the correct way to mention it? E.g. If some good camera phone has ...
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Choosing an aperture for long-distance landscape photography

I'm working on a project to make some photographs of a certain rock climbing area. The cliff face is tall and located in a mountainous area, so in order to get reasonable perspectives, I need to hike ...
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How to ensure sharp focus when shooting with an open aperture?

I've bought a Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 to use with my EOS 200D and while I love the wide aperture, it appears to be quite difficult to achieve sharp focus on people's faces when shooting at f/1.8. I've ...
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Is it focus or depth of field? [duplicate]

I was trying to shoot a group of people standing clumped but at different distances, quite close to me, think disorganized portrait. I have a Nikon d750, and was not able to get everyone into focus. ...
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Why use ISO instead of Aperture and Shutter speed? [duplicate]

I am a beginner in photography and I don't have the right understanding for some things. As I understand, with the ISO the camera is more or less sensitive light, with a darker image, a higher ISO (...