New to photography

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by SmokinAce330, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. SmokinAce330

    SmokinAce330 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2010
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    PA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Hey guys,
    Since its been getting nicer out up here at school I figured I would try and take some landscape scenery pictures and landscape with an object as part of the main focus.
    I don't have anything special so I would like to make the best of what I have.
    Fuji FinePix J38
    12.2MegaPixels
    3x f=5.7-17.1mm 1:2.9-5.2 <-- What does the underlined part mean? (sorry :blushing:)
    ISO range 100-3200
    Quality 03M, 2M, 3M, 6M, 11M 3:2, 12M N, 12M F <--Which quality would I want for scenery shots?

    Thanks
     
  2. matfoster

    matfoster TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2010
    Messages:
    722
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Nuneaton, Warwickshire, UK
  3. myfotoguy

    myfotoguy TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2010
    Messages:
    855
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    That means that at the widest setting the aperture max setting is f/2.9 and at the longest (furthest zoomed out) the aperture max stting is f/5.2.

    The lower the aperture number, the bigger the hole in the lens for light to get through. The bigger the number, the smaller the hole. So at a longer focal length (higher mm number zoomed out) the amount of light getting through to the image sensor is less (meaning it talkes longer for the light to get through). This explanation can get really complicated and involves an understanding of exposure in general. So sorry if that was confusing, let me know if you need more information.

    I personally would use the maximum quality for all situations. So I would would use 12M F (which is 12 megapixel, Fine).
     
  4. SmokinAce330

    SmokinAce330 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2010
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    PA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Matfoster that is sorta what I mean, but not really.

    myfotoguy perfect explanation.
    Thanks for the help
     
  5. LearnMyShot

    LearnMyShot TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2010
    Messages:
    171
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
  6. KmH

    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2009
    Messages:
    38,255
    Likes Received:
    5,010
    Location:
    Iowa
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Most of us usually explain aperture that way but the 2.9 is actually a bigger number than the 5.2 because they are really fractions 1/2.9 and 1/5.2 as indicated by the 1: and 1/3 is much bigger than 1/5. ;)
     
  7. SmokinAce330

    SmokinAce330 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2010
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    PA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    man you guys are a big help thanks. I am hoping to use my new knowledge on some pictures tomorrow. ;)
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

03m camera

,
5.7-17.1mm
,
12m versus 2m digital cameras
,
camera quality meanings 03m
,
what does 12m mean
,
what does 12m mean in cameras
,
what does 12m mean on camera
,
what does 12m megapixels mean
,
what does 5.7-17.1mm
,
what does 6m 3:2 mean on digital camera