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Chip, I think the wide angle and telephoto lens' are add ons to the standard lens. In other words, you snap the new lens onto the one already on there.....I think.
Hey Chip.... That is the range of maximum opening it doesn't list the minimum opening! Look at the lenses for the SLR Cameras. It is listed the same way. They only list the Maximum aperture for the lens and that depends on where the zoom (and focus) is. The specs on the lens I have say f1.5 - 3.5. I also know that I can bring it down to f29 or more depending on the zoom (and focus) on the lens.Ray,
I know your Rebel can do it, but that is an SLR.
His lists a range not a minimum, and the latter camera he posted specifically says the same thing on the lens 2.8-4.8 , then in the text says f2.8 [t]- f4.8 [w] which tells me that cannon uses a range on it's fixed lenses. the Fuji I got was a fixed lens SLR, but could go down to f8. Mine takes 55mm adapters so I would assume the Cannon Phillip is looking at would also use lens rings.
In a word, No! That is why he needs to talk with someone at a camera shop and actually find out what the total range of f/number is on whatever camera and lens he ends up with. I totally agree with you about being able to control the aperture to be able to get model photography shots. (Hence my spending a small fortune on the SLR camera......) If Philip is looking for a "point and Shoot" the one he is looking at has excellent specs. But........ It is not an SLR EOS camera. My only point is that we don't know how far down the camera can go, but since it has Tv and other manual modes, it should be able to be adjusted down. How far, it doesn't say.Since I have a problem reading the specs, do you have a way of telling what the camera Phillip is looking at is the smallest aperture he can use and if it is adjustable. In model photography, being able to control the aperture is paramount in my book.
I admit I am not even a rank amature when it comes to the nitty gritties of photography. I did however, have help selecing my cameras by a pro.
When I went DSLR I was, to a point, out of my league as new technology brought new challenges and new tools. So I went out and got... You guessed itBTW, I consider myself very much of an amateur in the field of photography as well. I know the theory fairly well but don't yet have the skill to use it effectively.
If you want to see the math, check this out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depth_of_field or here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F-number
Looking at those has made me decide not to take the course offered at Hobart (by the other pro) on photography.....
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