Why would you want a super-fast lens if you can’t shoot at the maximum aperture, right? Well, that’s not really the case. No matter how tempting that shallow depth of field might be, you probably don’t want to use your lens at its widest aperture. In this video, Matt Granger gives you three big reasons why it’s generally a good idea to stop down your lens even just a bit.
Matt shot with several different lenses, both vintage and modern ones. They are all pretty fast, ranging from f/2.5 all the way to f/1. Here are the lenses that Matt uses in the video:
It’s interesting that all these lenses are different – some are old, some are modern. They vary in focal lengths and maximum aperture. Even their bokeh quality and sharpness differ. But they all give the best result when they’re stopped down at least a tiny bit. here are the three main reasons why you want to consider it:
As you might have concluded, I always stop down my nifty-fifty at least a bit so I get the best result from it that I can, and still pick up a lot of light. What about you? Do you shoot with your aperture wide open?
[Stop shooting WIDE OPEN! | Matt Granger]