NEX 6 + Sony E 50mm F1.8 - First Shot

Started Nov 26, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Lee W
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Re: What F stop did you use?
In reply to PeterNMIF, Nov 27, 2012

PeterNMIF wrote:

Just wondering what F stop you like for candid portraits like this one. Was this wide open. Given enough light my temptation would be F2.8 but just curious about your preference.

Peter F.

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Hi Peter,

Yes, this was wide open. I would usually stop down just a little on a f1.8 lens (say f2.0 or f2.2) to to sharpen things up whilst maintaining a nice, shallow depth of field. That said, this lens seems to be very sharp wide open so no really need to stop down.

I have a canon 85mm f1.8 for my 5D & the Sony seems much sharper wide open.



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