Confusion about f-stops in daylight landscape shooting

Started Oct 6, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Stop it down on either end
In reply to Baraseth, Oct 9, 2012

I think I meant to say "zooming in" to mean that you're extending the lens barrel and reducing the relative size of its variable aperture to f/5.6.

You should still stop down the lens to f/8 or f/11 on either end of the zoom for better image quality.  If you really want better quality, you will generally want to get a better lens, put it on a tripod, and use ISO Speed 100 or 200 in favourable lighting conditions.

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