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Old 02-21-2004, 12:57 PM   #4
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Actually, f8 is good advice for a 35mm film camera, but not necessarily for a digital camera where the normal lens is only about 11 mm and the f stop is generally never above f11.

With the 11 mm normal lens, the depth of field is tremendous, and you can shoot at a much lower f stop.

I don't know how much light is available at Manassas, but the Lorton night VRE pic that was on my site was hand held at 1/20 sec with a wide angle lens, and it came out well. 23 mm, f3.8, but I was at least 50 feet from the nearest object (Nikon D1, normal lens, 33 mm).
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