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What is the major difference between aperture and shutter?

Ok, I'll try to expand on the water analogy. Imagine the lens as a large hose with a nozzle on the end. The aperture is how wide the nozzle is opened the speed is how long it is opened, and the amount ...
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What is the major difference between aperture and shutter?

It's the combination of aperture and shutter (a.k.a. "speed") that determines how much light is received by the sensor (like a faucet: how much water you get is controlled by how much you ...
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My aperture won’t go any narrower than f/8.0

All lenses have a minimum (smallest, i.e. larger f-number) aperture as well as a maximum (largest, i.e. smaller f-number) one. Lenses for interchangeable lens cameras usually have a very low minimum ...
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My aperture won’t go any narrower than f/8.0

I’m pretty sure I could go narrower at some point so I figured I must have changed some setting or something that stopped it… what should I change so it can go narrower again? You didn't change a ...
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My aperture won’t go any narrower than f/8.0

@RossMillikan explains you problem. Another solution to lengthen your exposure is to use a neutral density filter (aka ND filter) in front of the lens. Basic ones are not too expensive (you can also ...
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My aperture won’t go any narrower than f/8.0

Because of the small sensor the pixels are very small. If you use a smaller aperture the diffraction it causes will blur the image, so Nikon decided not to allow a smaller aperture. I have a P950 ...
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