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Why does an iPhone need software for Portrait Mode? [duplicate]

I have an iPhone X, with a camera specs of: Wide-angle: ƒ/1.8 aperture Telephoto: ƒ/2.4 aperture Why does the phone need software to produce Portrait Mode image (image with background blur / bokeh)? ...
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What should I do when my D3400 aperture is stuck no matter what lens I use?

I have a D3400 and recently I haven't been able to change the aperture on any of my lenses in manual mode. I have lenses with aperture rings and if I set the aperture to anything below the largest ...
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New but old Canon 20 - 35mm f3.5 - 4.5 will no longer stop down to f 3.5

Need some info/help please. I have a 6dmk2. I bought a brand New/Old Canon 20 - 35mm f3.5 - 4.5 Love this lens, inexpensive, light and exactly what for my needs. PROBLEM: it will no longer stop down ...
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Is there any practical way to measure the T-stop of a lens?

T-stop measures actual light transmission in a lens. Therefore, different f/2.8 lenses can have different T-stops. T-stops are usually only given for cine lenses. For photography lenses, is there any ...
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focal length to aperture relation while zooming - is my russian lens lying to me?

I have this old soviet/russian "Granit" 80-200mm lens, connected to my Canon 550d DSLR through M42 adapter. I also have "modern" kit 18-55mm lens. What I don't get is how aperture ...
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Does this telescope only have a 4 blade aperture?

I was just looking at an image from NASA's APOD project I noticed that the starbursts are directly horizontal and vertical. If I recall correctly, on my DSLR I get one "ray" per blade. So does that ...
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Do smaller apertures provide more depth of field past the diffraction limit, even if peak sharpness suffers?

In Understanding Exposure (3rd edition, on page 48), Bryan Peterson has what might be called a rant against modern on-line conventional wisdom about diffraction limits. Answers on this web site are ...
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How do you know how much of an effect on the image will be when using a strangely shaped aperture like star-shaped or heart shaped?

Compared to regular pentagonal aperture, what effect does the image have if you use the aperture of the shape below? The above aperture has a pentagonal shape and has a protruding part to the side. ...
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Why don't I see a difference in the brightness through my viewfinder when I change the aperture?

If I change the aperture for a particular photo, why don't I see a change in the brightness of the image in the viewfinder?
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Which Konica AR to NEX E-mount adapters support manual (mechanical) aperture control?

I have a Tokina 28mm f/2.8 lens which uses a Konica AR mount. I am trying to adapt it to fit on an E-mount body. However, the lens has a manual mechanical aperture control (circled in yellow). Are ...
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Using FF lens on APS-C changes lens aperture value?

Someone told me that hen using Full frame lens on APS-C camera (1.5x crop factor) in addition to multiplying focal length by crop factor (e.g. 35mm * 1.5 = 52mm actual focal length on APS-C) you also ...
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Why does my lens aperture stop working a few hours after attaching the lens?

I recently purchased a used Sigma 105mm f2.8 DG OS Macro lens, and when I tested it during the purchase everything worked fine. A few hours later when I tried it again, I noticed that my pictures were ...
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What causes images to have flat depth?

I am learning about photography and I remember reading about an effect that causes images to look like there is no depth but now I cannot find what it is called or what causes it. I remember an ...
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How to calculate the optimal pinhole size?

As far as I've understood, optimal diameter for pinhole size is calculated by formula where d - the optimal diameter for pinhole c - constant f - focal length (distance between pinhole and ...
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Why do I get the “Press Shutter Release Button Again” error when my D3200 isn't set to max. aperture?

I know there are quite a few posts out there about the famous "Press Shutter Release Button Again" error. But mine seems to be quite weird. I own a Nikon D3200 with the standard 18-55 mm lens. It ...
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Can aperture be changed in aperture mode even with a fixed aperture lens?

I am new to non auto mode. If I have a fixed aperture lens with f 2.8 16 to 35 mm. Does this mean I cannot change the aperture to f4 or f5 on my camera because the lens only supports f2.8? Is the f2.8 ...
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Any modern camera that has a visual aperture indicator?

On the back of the Nikon D3200 seen in the picture we can see a graphical representation of the selected aperture. Are any modern cameras able to show that in some mode?
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Why can't I change Aperture? Canon 60D

I am in manual mode (M on the top left scroll wheel above the on button) using a sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 and then I spin the scroll wheel (which has a "set" button in the middle) below the 'q' button, ...
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How does a modern DSLR camera and lens actually adjust its aperture

I understand what aperture is and how it applies to photography. Larger F number = less light but more depth of focus, smaller F number = more light but less depth of focus. On an older Nikon lens ...
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Aperture iris in front of lenses (in object space)

This question discusses the iris placed in camera body and this question does not reveal too much details about external iris. I recall from scattered information that I have read that iris placed in ...
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Is using a low F-number (wide aperture) for landscape photography a good practice?

I recently asked a question (How to increase the quality of photos taken through a DSLR?) on how to increase the sharpness of my images. One of the answers proposed that even though it is known that ...
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Will using a lens at max aperture (“wide open”) result in poor images?

I’m looking to add a second lens to my kit lens I got with my Nikon D7000. I have read several reviews on both the 35 and 50 mm lenses made by Nikon in particular that said using either lens at the ...
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Canon 70D - shooting video interviews in bright conditions with low aperture

I'm trying to shoot an interview in the middle of the, in the outdoors - which means, it's very bright. While keeping the aperture low - to keep the interviewee's face in focus, with narrow depth of ...
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Why is it not possible to change Aperture in Livewiev on a Nikon D5300 when using manual movie settings?

I've been using my Nikon D5300 for about 1.5 years and have recently started to use it for some video work aswell. I realized that when manual movie settings are turned on and you go to Liveview, you ...
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Is the noise coming from fast aperture ring adjustments of Sigma 100-400m lens on Sony A6500 expected?

I recently got a Sigma 100-400mm for my Sony A6500 and love it so far. But I noticed that the aperture ring makes noticeable noise on power ON and power OFF. See Google Photos album of two videos ...
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I can't change shutter speed

I recently got a Nikon D3100. But I have a problem now: I can't change shutter speed or aperture in any mode. I am stuck at 1/4 and when I try to wheel it shows me 1/3 for a second and then switches ...
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What is the bokeh difference between 1/2.3“ f/0.95 cell phone and 1” f/1.8 compact camera?

I am thinking of buying a Sony RX100 (mark i). The thing is, I am gonna use it for pet, flower photography, and I really like the f/0.95 lens on my cell phone camera. It produces creamy bokeh with 1/...
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Do you get more bokeh on a APSC sensor with a full frame 50mm f/1.8 lens or a APSC 30mm f/1.4?

I am trying to compose a detail shot where I want to get as much background blur as possible. I am using Sony a6500 camera (APSC 1.5x crop factor body). I am considering two lenses: Sigma 30mm f/1.4 (...
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Why 1 sunbeam for each aperture blade in your lens? [duplicate]

I don't understand the embolded phrase below. I'm unschooled at physics and photography. Starburst and Sunstar Effects Starbursts, also called sunstars, are beautiful elements that you’ll find in ...
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Why does high brightness affect white balance correction?

I am starting to shoot with a Nikon D5200. Today, the light is bright and diffuse because of clouds. In M mode with f at 5.6, I set the white balance preset as per the manual, and often get an error &...
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Why do we use smaller apertures, such as f8, for landscape photography?

In photography, it seems universally agreed that you should shoot at f8 to f11—basically an aperture before light diffraction comes into play. I've been quite confused about this for a while. Let's ...
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Would a Canon EF 800 f/5.6 with a 2x extender on a Raspberry Pi camera work? (9024mm focal length, f/90.24)

The new raspberry pi high quality camera has a sensor size of 1/2.3", with a C-mount. If I attach a C-mount to Canon EF lens adapter, then a 2x extender, then the Canon EF 800mm f/5.6 L IS USM, from ...
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Why didn't I get bokeh with my 50mm f1.8?

Recently I took a photograph at an aperture of f/1.8, but there was very little bokeh. The shot was of a wave with a few boats in the background. Everything seems to be clear even at f/1.8. Can ...
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EOS 250D the aperture changing only when picture is taken

I have yongnuo 50mm f1.8 lens In Av Mode When I m changing the fstop the diaphragm blades remains fully open and depth of field doesn't change I have looked to user Guide and find that I can assign ...
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How can I control the aperture of a Nikon G lens when using extension tubes? [duplicate]

Due to corona lockdown, I'd like to try macro photography. I have two lenses (18–55 and 35 f/1.8) and a Nikon D5300. As I currently do not have the money to buy a real macro lens, I found 3 cheaper ...
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What are high f-stops (larger than f/5.6) good for when using compact camera?

I carry the Sony RX100M3 with me and usually shoot aperture mode (generally around f/5.6 for deep dof). I notice that my camera allows for very high f-stops up to a maximum of f/11. If I calculate the ...
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What's the difference between aperture value and f-number?

In macOS Finder it says a photo taken at f/2.8 has an aperture value of 3. What is an aperture value, and how is it different from f-stop?
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Time difference between Auto Mode and Other modes

I'm a super newbie to photography. I would like some clarification on the following: I am shooting an image in Auto mode. There is no shutter lag at all and the picture looks good. The settings are: ...
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How to fix diaphram of Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 G?

Somehow one of the nine blades in the aperture of my Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G has come fully loose and can be seen laying turned sideways when I look through the lens. I don’t want to pay to repair it, ...
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Optimal settings for video capture in front of large digital whiteboard

I have a youtube channel and create a lot of technical videos in front of a large Dell monitor which I use as a whiteboard. I used to use my iPhone but switched to Nikon Z50 with a shotgun microphone ...
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How can we calculate effective megapixel loss due to diffraction?

How can we calculate an image's effective megapixel count at each aperture setting, specifically as loss relates to diffraction? Assume that we already know the sensor size, its true megapixel count, ...
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How do XMP files encode aperture?

When I open a Lightroom XMP file, I read this odd line (the photo has been taken at f/8.0, all tools agree with that) exif:ApertureValue="6/1" Apparently, 6/1 means f/8.0, but where is this ...
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Does aperture really matter if the subject distance is large?

I have calculated the depth of field for my Sony RX100M3. I have done so numerous times for all three parameters: focal length, subject distance and apperture. I noticed that for sufficiently large ...
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How significant is the difference between Canon 5D and Canon 5D Mark II when using the same lens at open aperture?

Recently I've asked about the difference between two lenses on open apertures: Why do two lenses with the same F-number give different amount of light? We realized that DSLRs gain the real ISO ...
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Why doesn't the aperture change on a Nikon AF 50mm ƒ/1.8D lens? [duplicate]

I am facing problem with a Nikon AF 50mm ƒ/1.8 lens which is attached to a Nikon D7100. Although I can change the aperture from the camera (in M mode) it seems that it is not changing in photos. What ...
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Does a full frame lens require more light on a crop body? [duplicate]

When using a full frame lens on a crop body, does the lens require more light? If I use an f/2.8 full frame lens on a crop body, does it become an f/4.2 (*1.5)?
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Does aperture affect a cameras vignetting?

I'm hoping I can get some better insight into how my camera works and how I can apply it in the future. I have a custom built camera with a Canon EF 200 lens mounted to it. The camera allows me to ...
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How do constant aperture zoom lenses work?

Cheaper zoom lenses usually are faster at the wide end and slower at the long end (for example, the $150 Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6). More expensive constant-aperture zoom lenses have the same ...
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Why does aperture change when I zoom my lens even in manual mode? [duplicate]

I have my Nikon D7500 set to Manual Mode. I can change the shutter speed and it maintains the setting. When I change the aperture, the setting is not maintained and varies depending on the zoom of ...
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Do f-stops scale with sensor size the way focal length does? [duplicate]

Does the aperture rating scale with sensor size the way focal length does? For example, is a 25mm 1.2 MFT lens equivalent to a 50mm 1.2 FF lens or to a 50mm 2.0 FF lens?

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