Not sure what's wrong..

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  1. nerwin

    nerwin Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I'm pretty sure @astroNikon understands what an f-stop is. But I'm positive that he was explaining in a way the OP would understand.

    But yes...the aperture is a diaphragm in the lens that opens and closes depending on the f-stop desired for the exposure the user dialed in. I think...lol


     
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    astroNikon 'ya all Bananas I tell 'ya Supporting Member

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    Precisely.
    If I describe it as it is technically, most people eyes will glaze over when all they need is a simple explanation of how it affects how they take a picture.

    'ye old acronym "KISS" comes to mind.
     
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    Right. We can use incorrect terminology because the OP is Swedish, and doesn't speak our language, so the wrong words really won't matter at all.
     
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    MVPernula TPF Noob!

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    Yeah Aperture is the word I was looking for.

    Yeah translation is a funny thing hahahah!
    Stop has a wider usage is swedish as well, it can be translated to "slut" which means "end" among other things. Like the last stop you take on a bus, or 'final destination' on a train you call "Slutstation" in swedish and that's pretty hilarious.

    https://images-cdn.9gag.com/photo/aMbeAVP_700b.jpg

    RUDE! I'd say I'm pretty fluent in english, I just didn't know the specific word for aperture. :048:
    However, if I don't understand something I can just google it. The reason I didn't google aperture yesterday is becuase I posted this topic via phone and I was lazy, no shame.
     
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    Yes, it was rather rude of me, but I aimed my rudeness at the two posters who gave you incorrect information.

    I should always remember that sarcasm never works on the internet.

    Those guys think giving you an incorrect answer to your question is acceptable, but to me it is inexcusable. If they assume that because you're not a native English speaker, an incorrect answer will not be noticed by you, then it is they who are being rude, not I.

    What you call the aperture, or the mathematical relationship of the aperture to the focal length is of no concern to me, but you specifically asked about the "f" term, and my answer is correct, while theirs is misleading.

    Now who among us is being rude?
     
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    benhasajeep No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I believe you purchased your camera used. First thing you need to do is whats called a 2 button reset. It removes any of the previous users settings. This will put the camera into it's factory settings. If you don't do this you may be chasing settings and such for a long time.

    Normally Nikon has a marking by the two buttons. But it's probably easier to just look up D7100 factory reset on youtube.

    After you do that take some test shots. And go from there.
     
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    astroNikon 'ya all Bananas I tell 'ya Supporting Member

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    MVPernula TPF Noob!

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    I also mean that quite sarcastically, so I suppose that also proves your point that sarcasm over text/internet is hard :p Either way, no harm done in trying to help! I don't mind them talking the way they usually do, honestly I'd feel bad if they chose to not speak "normally" with me.

    Like I said earilier, if there's something I don't nuderstand I'll just go ahead and google it. I have no problem what so ever when it comes to talking like this, just holding a conversation is fine. The hickups are mostly the names of things I don't use in my day-to-day english! Like 'aperture' :) And my swedish vocabulary is pretty bad to begin with hahahaha!
    My point is; No harm done.

    And I personally felt like their explanation worked fine for me!

    This I didn't know, I'll definetly do that. Thanks!

    That helps alot!! Thank you!
     
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    Good for you!

    If "aperture" is the equivalent of "f-stop" then you've go no worries!
     

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