Another Noob Question: Apeture

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  1. Buszaj

    Buszaj TPF Noob!

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    Hey everyone,
    I was wondering, what is apeture? (I think I may have even spelt it wrong!).

    Thanks a lot
     
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    AUZambo TPF Noob!

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    Aperture is referring to how wide the opening in the lens is that allows light to go through. Aperture levels are given by the F-stop. F2.8 allows more light in than F4.

    A larger aperture (low F numbers) gives you shallower depth of field (DOF). I smaller aperture gives you a much deeper DOF, but you have to keep the shutter open longer making the image prone to bluriness. I usually use a tripod when I have a small aperture.
     
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