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Old September 2nd, 2005, 01:39 PM
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more questions

what are exposure meters (in layman terms)and are they reliable?

what kind of lens are there?i only know of wide angled lens and telephoto lens

what are filters?

and finally...if i wanted to blur the background and focus on the subject, does that involve the aperture and lens?

hope you guys can helps. i need it! thanks in advance
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Old September 2nd, 2005, 01:43 PM
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Old September 2nd, 2005, 01:45 PM
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cool thank you
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Old September 2nd, 2005, 02:35 PM
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If you want to blur a background and keep a subject in focus all you have to do is choose a smaller f/stop and that will do the trick. There are way more lenses than just Telephoto and Wide Angle, ummm there are zoom lenses, fisheye, super wide angle lenses, standards, super telephoto, autofocus, extenders are abailable. Macro lenses, soft focus lenses, tilt and shift and macro photo lenses. Those are the ones from the "Lens Wonderland" book from Canon, i'm sure there are more than that too, especiallly for the newer cameras. Anyways I'll suggest to you what everybody here suggested to me when I started asking boatloads of questions. Go out and get a copy of Understanding Exposure By Bryan Peterson. It's one of the best books you could read to help you. Good luck.
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Old September 3rd, 2005, 09:42 AM
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thank you TheHaroldMeister! your advice is very helpful. plus i will get that book. thanks again. didn't realise how many lens there were, silly me!
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Old September 3rd, 2005, 10:02 AM
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If you want to blur a background and keep a subject in focus all you have to do is choose a smaller f/stop and that will do the trick. There are way more lenses than just Telephoto and Wide Angle, ummm there are zoom lenses, fisheye, super wide angle lenses, standards, super telephoto, autofocus, extenders are abailable. Macro lenses, soft focus lenses, tilt and shift and macro photo lenses. Those are the ones from the "Lens Wonderland" book from Canon, i'm sure there are more than that too, especiallly for the newer cameras. Anyways I'll suggest to you what everybody here suggested to me when I started asking boatloads of questions. Go out and get a copy of Understanding Exposure By Bryan Peterson. It's one of the best books you could read to help you. Good luck.
smaller f/stop will be F8?
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Old September 3rd, 2005, 12:33 PM
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F/stops are openings in the lens diaphram, the larger the f/stop the smaller the opening. F/8 is really in the middle and is smaller than an F stop of say F/2.8, in terms of the opening.
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