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Old 12-06-2007   #11
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I prefer to keep my L-358 in tenths for fine adjustment. Also, make sure that you calibrate it to your camera. Mine needed to come off about 2/3 stop to match it up with my monitor and camera.
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Lenses that start at F 1 are astronomical in price, For instance the Canon EF 50mm F 1L USM lens (when it was available) was about $2500.00. Most photographers cannot afford these lenses so I didn't include the apertures below F 4 in my list.

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So why didn't you include the 1.8 and 2.8 lenses? They are pretty common.
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At a certain point, shouldn't we all, as people aspiring to improve our photography, be able to do the math ourselves?
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At a certain point, shouldn't we all, as people aspiring to improve our photography, be able to do the math ourselves?
I have no idea why this would have to be true..?
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I have no idea why this would have to be true..?
Because this is not only an art form, but there are some technical things that we should know. Aperture, the quality and character of light, how to compose an image, etc. Anyone can set their camera to the little green box and fire 1000 shots to get something that an hour of photoshop can save. But, to plan out a shot, there are things to consider. F-stops are one of the basic building blocks of our art. Just like painters need to know when to use a sponge or a camel hair brush, we should know f stops.
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Because this is not only an art form, but there are some technical things that we should know. Aperture, the quality and character of light, how to compose an image, etc. Anyone can set their camera to the little green box and fire 1000 shots to get something that an hour of photoshop can save. But, to plan out a shot, there are things to consider. F-stops are one of the basic building blocks of our art. Just like painters need to know when to use a sponge or a camel hair brush, we should know f stops.
You could do all of the above without ever having to know the math behind any of it.

And I know - i'm sure lots of us might - of photographers who do stunning work, with just putting their camera on 'p' and shooting, letting their lab handle the file corrections, they just take the prints. Was that way with film too.
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I think the secret here (for me anyways) was to try some different settings and see how it looked on camera... i know that not technical and stuff, but it works for me. If i want a bright hair light i set the rim light to be the same as the main light, darker hair light then the rim light is 1 stop down, brighter, 1 stop up....


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