f-stop for studio work

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by RamblinR, Dec 9, 2013.

  1. RamblinR

    RamblinR Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Aug 16, 2012
    Qld Australia
    Maria
    For those that do studio shoots, what f-stop do you favour for your lighting and good sharpness with your m43's gear.

    Do you work with f5.6 or f8?

    Thanks
     
  2. flash

    flash Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 29, 2010
    1 hour from Sydney Australia.
    Gordon
    Because I'm stuck with a base ISO of 200 I shoot at f8 mostly, because I can't turn my lights down any further. When I *need* to shoot faster i revert to wireless speed lights.

    Gordon
     
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  3. Ccasey

    Ccasey Mu-43 Regular

    163
    Jul 29, 2011
    Austin, TX
    Chris
    I shot ISO 100 and f/8 at a Christmas card shoot yesterday, and f/9 at another a couple weeks ago. Both were done with E-M1 and Oly 45mm, AB-800s for both shoots. At the sizes they're going to be printed nobody's going to notice any lack of sharpness, and I was very happy even zooming in to 100% while editing.
     
  4. RamblinR

    RamblinR Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Aug 16, 2012
    Qld Australia
    Maria
    I have hired a studio. I normally shoot with flashes and with m43 they have become even more powerful due to the extra DOF with this format.
    Now you have me wondering if I will be able to turn their lighting down low enough. Time to contact the studio.
     
  5. Rudy

    Rudy Mu-43 Top Veteran

    529
    Jan 24, 2013
    Oakland, CA
    Just get yourself a 3 stop ND filter.
    Rudy
     
  6. RamblinR

    RamblinR Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    612
    Aug 16, 2012
    Qld Australia
    Maria
    Had a 58mm ND filter and step up rings for all my lenses.
    Now I have the 62mm new 12-40 Olympus lens - nothing fits!!!!!
    Grrrrrr
     
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