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05/19/2007 04:47:09 AM · #1
I'm not sure if this has been suggested before, but I think I might find it fun and useful to have a 'guess the aperture' thread.

It could work like this:
Someone posts a photo without the f number and then the rest of us can try and guess.

This could be a good idea for noobz (like me) who don't fully understand the dof thing too well. It may also help people decide which f stop is most effective in a particular situation.

What do you all reckon? Should we start a 'guess the aperture' thread??

Alex
05/19/2007 05:13:56 AM · #2
I think you just did.

drake
05/19/2007 06:06:47 AM · #3
503151.jpg

ok guess this one.
05/19/2007 06:07:52 AM · #4
f11
05/19/2007 06:12:23 AM · #5

nope
05/19/2007 06:17:35 AM · #6
When posting a photo people should tell the lense used for this shot. F4 from a 400 mm telephoto objective on a cropped sensor vs F4 from a macro lense on a full frame body won't give the same depth of field. A long distance will increase the depth of field so using a long lense on the last shot with the same aperture will give a deeper depth of field then a short lense close to the subject.

My guess
15-28mm F12-16 on a cropped sensor ;)
05/19/2007 06:21:21 AM · #7
nope
05/19/2007 06:22:22 AM · #8
f8 on a wide angle.
05/19/2007 06:37:58 AM · #9
Ok, I seem to have kicked this off. My guess:

F22

There is a great DOF, imo.
05/19/2007 06:50:10 AM · #10
That's a 5.6
05/19/2007 06:54:51 AM · #11
Gotta be 8.0 eh?
05/19/2007 06:56:22 AM · #12
nope
05/19/2007 07:02:16 AM · #13
looks like a 4.0 max
(taken with your 10-22 ?)

Message edited by author 2007-05-19 07:03:26.
05/19/2007 07:43:14 AM · #14

Originally posted by DaveSM:

When posting a photo people should tell the lense used for this shot. F4 from a 400 mm telephoto objective on a cropped sensor vs F4 from a macro lense on a full frame body won't give the same depth of field. A long distance will increase the depth of field so using a long lense on the last shot with the same aperture will give a deeper depth of field then a short lense close to the subject.


Maybe it would be a good idea to mention the lens and the camera?

PS this is not as easy as I thought it would be.

Message edited by author 2007-05-19 07:45:34.
05/19/2007 08:01:13 AM · #15
30D :)
05/19/2007 08:31:09 AM · #16
1.8
05/19/2007 08:44:37 AM · #17
Originally posted by goodman:

30D :)

If you didn't take the shot with your default shooter, that is;)
05/19/2007 09:25:09 AM · #18
It is almost impossible to guess the f stop without know the other peramiters. IE, lens, shutter speed, iso

If you want to make this a learning thread, than add the other information.

If you want to keep this a game, then keep it as it is.
05/19/2007 10:52:11 AM · #19
3.5
05/19/2007 11:14:11 AM · #20
10-22mm at 1/1000 sec
05/19/2007 11:17:55 AM · #21
Originally posted by goodman:

10-22mm at 1/1000 sec


Hee hee... if that was taken with the 10-22 @ 10mm, there's pretty much no way to tell what the aperture was... assuming focus at a little over 2 meters, everything from about 1.2 meters out to infinity will be in focus, even wide open at f/3.5.
05/19/2007 02:09:01 PM · #22
5.6
I think it's more fun to try and guess the lens range also. That's a major part of composing pictures. Knowing which lens to use in which situation. Look at the field of view. Perhaps it would be better to say if the picture was cropped or not because that would throw fov off.
05/19/2007 02:25:22 PM · #23
LOL, what a funny thread :-) Can we play guess my weight next?
05/19/2007 02:37:52 PM · #24
4.5!!
05/19/2007 02:40:53 PM · #25
2.8
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