A few weeks back, we ran a poll asking What’s Your Favorite F-Number? And with over 500 votes, here are the results:

Favorite F-Numbers

The biggest peak shows that f/2.8 is most widely preferred among the Epic Edits photographers, with f/8 rolling in at 2nd place and f/2.0 in a very close 3rd.

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you found a unique way to illustrate these results

August 4, 2009 7:34 am

Whoa. That’s a trippy chart.

August 4, 2009 8:53 am


Nice chart, 2.8 this is a little surprising!

September 4, 2009 12:46 pm

It would be interesting if the poll was done from actual EXIF analysis rather than just personal preferences. My preference is f1.4 (until I get a 1.2 lens), but my EXIF analysis shows that 2.8 is most used.

September 11, 2009 12:34 am

Results aside, I too really love the way you did the bars for each column. :D

September 12, 2009 2:24 pm

2.8 for me, I love the pictures of the lenses with the correct corresponding apature.

September 16, 2009 2:42 am

Interesting! I’d also like to see the most used F-stop per category such as landscape, portrait and etc. Thanks for the post!

December 10, 2009 1:57 pm

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