F5.6, ISO 6400
The image above and those to follow were all taken with a 50 mm lens which can go as wide as F1.8 in aperture size. This is my fast lens because it can capture an image in very low light conditions without having to increase the ISO value. The largest aperture size is F1.2 and F1.4 if you need one.
For most of the images that I capture my average aperture size is F5.6. This is considered as being the start of a “slow lens” on a camera. From F5.6, F8, F11 and upwards less light is coming into the camera because the aperture size is getting smaller and smaller. On the internet use your search engine to get more information on “aperture size”.
The above image was taken at F5.6 and shows details of the pancakes in the plate and the labels on the bottles in the background in detail.
The image above is taken at F2.2 which shows the pancakes and the labels on the bottles slightly blurred because they are slightly out of focus. At a wide aperture you can blur the background or capture images in low light like the pancake in the frying pan.
Yesterday was Pancake Day and I made the pancake with the following ingredients using one egg and a ready-made mixture from a packet. Pancake Day is also known as Shrove Tuesday. It is the day before Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent which leads up to Easter. This is the Christian remembrance of the crucifixion and arising of Jesus Christ from the tomb over 2000 years ago. He lives!
Above and below are a few more images taken with the 50 mm lens. Observation will show that the wider the aperture the more the background goes out of focus, the softer the images in some shots and the lower the ISO setting.
This is a useful lens to have in your camera kit.