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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:32 pm 
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How do you decide upon the aperture for a landscape?

I guess "it depends on how wide it is", but let us assume that we are in a large field covering an area that goes on a fair bit. For the purpose of the question, you have a tripod and can trigger the camera remotely. The lighting conditions are moderate mid day, so probably cloudy.

I think I will set my camera to the landscape dedicated auto and take readings.

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F8 is a good start - usually F8 to F11 is where most landscape photographers shoot at, plus the fact that most lenses are the sharpest around those apertures.

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How sharp you all want it to be.
You got the DoF preview to see if it's sharp enough for you.

You know, I gotta feeling you want to photograph following rules. Landscapes need f/8 so I photograph with f/8.
I mostly shoot f/6,3 when doing landscapes. Whatever lens I have.
You are the photographer, the artist.

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I was looking for a guideline really as I haven't taken many landscapes yet. Last time, I think I used P Mode and, it obviously metered and focussed on the nearest object, happening to be a tree, I think.

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