If shooting at f/22, is a fast 1.8 lens still considered fast?

Started Apr 17, 2011 | Discussions thread
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Re: If shooting at f/22, is a fast 1.8 lens still considered fast?

Oscarroos wrote:

Kev: you are absolutely correct but you are the Exception with your incredible stacked flowers images. Not many (any) around like you. But yes, I was thinking more "normal" shooting.

I'm not just referring to 'stacked' images.

Many studio still-life and product shots are taken in the f/16-f/22 range...and even beyond to f/32. Plus regular single image "macro" shots are also shot at f/22 all the time.

At macro 1:1 (with a 100mm lens) using f/16...one only gets approx 1mm of focus depth...therefore f/22-f/32 is commonly used.

I am definitely not the exception

Using f/22 is actually very common amongst 'studio' photographers...I've been doing it since 1971...and even more so in the old days...when 'stacking' wasn't so readily available and/or easy.

Just letting ya know...


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