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Can't get F3.5 aperture on the 18-135mm kit lense on d80

Hi, I have a Nikon D80 withe 18-135mm kit lense. I used to get F3.5 at the 18mm focal length but today the lowest number I can get at 18mm is F5.3.

Does anyone know why this is happening? Thanks so much.

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You may be shooting auto and there is too much light. If you want to be sure you are shooting with 18mm @ f3.5 then shoot with aperture priority (the shutter speed will adjust automatically). Ususally at a wide focal length you would want a small aperature (smaller f-stop) so this should not really be a problem.

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