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Landscape picture

It is recommanded to set F-stop to F8.0 all the time for landscape picture or a value of F4.0?

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Re: Landscape picture

You don't normally want to focus on infinity for landscape shots. Auto focus on mid distance between you and infinity [horizon or most distant object] while half holding down shutter button re compose your pic and shoot. Depth of field will help to ensure that everything is in focus larger F stop more depth of field. f2.8 minimum depth of field. This is digital, film is cheap :-) Using the same focus spot, take one shot at each aperture and decide which aperture gives the desired results in terms of sharpness, I think you will find that will be around f4. Then try different focusing spot [closer or further away] to adjust how much between you and infinity is in focus depending on the results YOU wish to achieve.

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Every time i take a picture in low light or at night its blurry.


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If you are thinking you need to get to minimum aperture to maximize depth of field, keep in mind that the depth of field is determined by the PHYSICAL size of the iris, not the RELATIVE value (which is what the f-stop measures) -- for example, on a 35 mm camera, a 28 mm lens at f5.6 will have much greater dof than a 200mm lens at f5.6 - because the actual iris opening is effectively 5 mm on the wideangle, but almost 36 mm on the telephoto. The physical apertures on digital cams, with their MUCH shorter real (not 35mm equiv) focal lengths, range from effectively about 7 mm at max telephoto wide open to *less than 1mm* at wide angle stopped all the way down. The issue with digicams is not that you have too little dof, but that it is a real pain in the a$$ to try and not have too much dof for portraits and such. I'm guessing the Epson firmware deliberately tries to avoid the max aperture for two reasons - to avoid camera shake at slow shutter speeds (are you shooting at telephoto zoom lengths?) and to avoid essentially turning the camera into a pinhole Brownie, with the inherent edge distortion that will occur. You seem to have written off the epson and are looking (really hard, IMO) for reasons to make sure that you've made the right decision. If you are unhappy with it, it will be hard to swing the pendulum in the other direction (speaking from personal experience after I bought a Kodak 240 and decided I wanted something "more"). You might as well return it and move on to the next contestant.

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Difference between Auto Picture/Program Mode


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