Larger aperture vs longer shutter speed

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mobi1
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Larger aperture vs longer shutter speed
Mar 13, 2013

It is often said that larger aperture lens is better for low light photography [say 35 mm F/1.8 vs 18-55 F/3.5-5.6]

But I can also use a lower aperture lens with longer shutter speed. Will it then negate the benefit of having larger aperture lens?

I understand larger aperture is also associated with depth of field. But for this discussion assume I want everything in focus and subjects not moving i.e. shooting buildings at night (not people).

18-55 kit lens - 18 mm, F/3.5, 3 s, ISO 160, no flash

Will this picture be different if shot with a larger aperture lens like F/1.8 (everything else being equal)?

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