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Tag Archives: Aperture
If I want a sharp foreground subject with a blurred background – you have heard me say it many times, there are several ways. The reason this subject is always confusing is that it is very complicated. “Sharp focus” and … Continue reading
A recent comment on a post prompts me to remind you of what I have explained here many times before: it ain’t all aperture that makes blurry backgrounds. Of course aperture is a main factor: the larger the aperture (i.e. … Continue reading
F-numbers, that is. A post for beginners, today. About the “F”-number and why it is important. Very important. The most important number is the minimum f-number a lens can be set to. In other words, the maximum aperture, or lens … Continue reading
Here’s an effect we forget sometimes. When a lens is wide open, it vignettes. My 50mm lens at f/1.2: And here is that same lens a stop and a third closed down, at f/2.0: Can you see the difference? The … Continue reading